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Pers - The waitlist will definitely operate on the basis of a ranked order of candidates (hence my comment about it being a non-random selection process).

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Pers - The waitlist will definitely operate on the basis of a ranked order of candidates (hence my comment about it being a non-random selection process).

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yopoyopo

Say no to waiting lists- I have not been able to do anything meaningful since I found out that I was in the waiting list. It would have been better if Oxford had told me that they were going to make a decision on my application in June; rather than telling me that I am on a waiting list.

The idea of a waiting list just keeps me wondering aimlessly.
Waiting lists are a very bad idea.

Say no to waiting lists- I have not been able to do anything meaningful since I found out that I was in the waiting list. It would have been better if Oxford had told me that they were going to make a decision on my application in June; rather than telling me that I am on a waiting list.

The idea of a waiting list just keeps me wondering aimlessly.
Waiting lists are a very bad idea.
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yopoyopo

Also, it seems no one is worried abt the tuition fees being £18,500 plus cost of living - £10, 000 = £28, 500.

The BCL is just £12, 000 for tuition fee.

Why is the MLF more expensive?

Why doesnt Oxford decide to take 50 people- 30 accepted plus all in the waiting list. Everything does not make sense.

Also, it seems no one is worried abt the tuition fees being £18,500 plus cost of living - £10, 000 = £28, 500.

The BCL is just £12, 000 for tuition fee.

Why is the MLF more expensive?

Why doesnt Oxford decide to take 50 people- 30 accepted plus all in the waiting list. Everything does not make sense.
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LSE_2010


Why doesnt Oxford decide to take 50 people- 30 accepted plus all in the waiting list. Everything does not make sense.


Life Sucks and Then You Die........

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Why doesnt Oxford decide to take 50 people- 30 accepted plus all in the waiting list. Everything does not make sense. </blockquote>

Life Sucks and Then You Die........
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judas19

Also, it seems no one is worried abt the tuition fees being £18,500 plus cost of living - £10, 000 = £28, 500.


dude didnt you check that out before applying???

<blockquote>Also, it seems no one is worried abt the tuition fees being £18,500 plus cost of living - £10, 000 = £28, 500. </blockquote>

dude didnt you check that out before applying???
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It's the business school fee structure: the fees are in the same range as those for other taught masters at SBS.

On a more editorial note, it's getting kind of disturbing that some of the posters to this board (a) apparently haven't read Oxford's own publications with respect to the MLF, and/or (b) seem unable to grasp why the wait-list/admissions policies make pretty good sense from the perspective of the school (if not the applicants).

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It's the business school fee structure: the fees are in the same range as those for other taught masters at SBS.

On a more editorial note, it's getting kind of disturbing that some of the posters to this board (a) apparently haven't read Oxford's own publications with respect to the MLF, and/or (b) seem unable to grasp why the wait-list/admissions policies make pretty good sense from the perspective of the school (if not the applicants).

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judas19

agree with paddy..

agree with paddy..
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yopoyopo

@ paddy nolan- can u pls explain how placing people on the waiting list is better than telling them that a decision would be made on thier application on a later date?

I believe being on the waiting list makes one more expectant of a positive result; and would be quite unfair if it turns out to be negative. If they choose to use this waiting list system- everyone should receive regular updates on their ranks on the waiting list as circumstancess change.

@ paddy nolan- can u pls explain how placing people on the waiting list is better than telling them that a decision would be made on thier application on a later date?

I believe being on the waiting list makes one more expectant of a positive result; and would be quite unfair if it turns out to be negative. If they choose to use this waiting list system- everyone should receive regular updates on their ranks on the waiting list as circumstancess change.
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You just answered your own question: making people more expectant of a positive result makes them less likely to accept another offer and, thus, keeps the pool of potential candidates as large as possible for as long as possible (facilitating greater choice for the school). I'm not saying it doesn't suck for you, I'm just saying that it makes sense for them.

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You just answered your own question: making people more expectant of a positive result makes them less likely to accept another offer and, thus, keeps the pool of potential candidates as large as possible for as long as possible (facilitating greater choice for the school). I'm not saying it doesn't suck for you, I'm just saying that it makes sense for them.

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yopoyopo

You are right.

But now, I just have to try and forget everything abt MLF for now.

Though this state of heightened uncertainty is killing me as I would really love to get admission (like every other person on the waiting list). But unlike most others, it is the only application I made for postgraduate study.

You are right.

But now, I just have to try and forget everything abt MLF for now.

Though this state of heightened uncertainty is killing me as I would really love to get admission (like every other person on the waiting list). But unlike most others, it is the only application I made for postgraduate study.
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Definitely wishing you luck yopoyopo! Hang in there.

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Definitely wishing you luck yopoyopo! Hang in there.

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oyinmomo

im also on the waiting list and i know of some one else on the list. seems we are quite a number on the waiting list. asked Kate how it works and she says its the university poilcy not to tell you your ranking on the list but that i should consider it a great feat getting on the list. its such a small class, the whole waiting list business is discouraging. but hey who are we but putty in their hands.

im waiting, howbeit anxiously but thats the course i really want to do. after the waiting period then ill know what next to do.

im also on the waiting list and i know of some one else on the list. seems we are quite a number on the waiting list. asked Kate how it works and she says its the university poilcy not to tell you your ranking on the list but that i should consider it a great feat getting on the list. its such a small class, the whole waiting list business is discouraging. but hey who are we but putty in their hands.

im waiting, howbeit anxiously but thats the course i really want to do. after the waiting period then ill know what next to do.
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yopoyopo

oyinmomo- Did she really say it is a great feat getting on the list?
I agree with her- but the sad thing is that if being on the list does not eventually become being accepted, then it becomes as good bad (if not worse) than being rejected in the first place.

Oyinmomo- where r u from? just asking as ur choice of id name seems familiar.

oyinmomo- Did she really say it is a great feat getting on the list?
I agree with her- but the sad thing is that if being on the list does not eventually become being accepted, then it becomes as good bad (if not worse) than being rejected in the first place.

Oyinmomo- where r u from? just asking as ur choice of id name seems familiar.
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CRAJ

I was admitted on Tuesday! Received email with PDF of offer letter, email also noted they tried to call but couldn't get through ... !



congrat.

I got admitted also, but not sure should stay down in IIMA. It's much cheaper and have very very good reputations too

<blockquote>I was admitted on Tuesday! Received email with PDF of offer letter, email also noted they tried to call but couldn't get through ... !

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congrat.

I got admitted also, but not sure should stay down in IIMA. It's much cheaper and have very very good reputations too
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oyinmomo

im from Nigeria.

all i can say at this point is i'd appreciate it if those who got admissions for the MLF course and who know they will not be going to Oxford, for whatever reason, notify kate that they wont be accepting the offer as soon as possible.

the waiting list sucks; it will help if slots become available since its such a small class, save we on the waiting list the misery!!!!!

im from Nigeria.

all i can say at this point is i'd appreciate it if those who got admissions for the MLF course and who know they will not be going to Oxford, for whatever reason, notify kate that they wont be accepting the offer as soon as possible.

the waiting list sucks; it will help if slots become available since its such a small class, save we on the waiting list the misery!!!!!
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judas19

true - if you are sure of rejecting MLF, we'd really appreciate it if you were to notify kate asap and let us be in the race again. live and let live :-)

true - if you are sure of rejecting MLF, we'd really appreciate it if you were to notify kate asap and let us be in the race again. live and let live :-)
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yopoyopo

oyinmomo, Its nice to hear that u r from Nigeria- I am also from Nigeria-
My prayer is that Oxford decides to extend the number of people they r willing to take this year to 45- that will really be great.
I pray we can all get in.

oyinmomo, Its nice to hear that u r from Nigeria- I am also from Nigeria-
My prayer is that Oxford decides to extend the number of people they r willing to take this year to 45- that will really be great.
I pray we can all get in.

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judas19

amen to that my friend :-)

amen to that my friend :-)
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ttroy8

Anyone else got an offer? I still have not heard

Anyone else got an offer? I still have not heard
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roadrunner

I got an offer two weeks ago (or so). I was told on the telephone that only 30 offers were made. Because I will accept my offer at Yale Law School I am going to decline the places in Oxford (M.Jur. and MLF). I wish you all the best and that you will have a happy year in Oxford. Because MLF is new I am not sure if the high fees are worth it (in comparison to M.Jur., which is considerably cheaper).

I got an offer two weeks ago (or so). I was told on the telephone that only 30 offers were made. Because I will accept my offer at Yale Law School I am going to decline the places in Oxford (M.Jur. and MLF). I wish you all the best and that you will have a happy year in Oxford. Because MLF is new I am not sure if the high fees are worth it (in comparison to M.Jur., which is considerably cheaper).
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