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By UCLA Anderson January 18, 2017 Leave a Comment

This blog post is part of our "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.



Now that the Round 1 decision date has passed, it's time to post our Waitlist Guidelines for this year's application cycle.  We had so many wonderful candidates in Round 1, but unfortunately not enough space to admit every single person.  If you were placed on the waitlist, we encourage you to read the guidelines below to learn more about what will happen moving forward as well as ways to potentially enhance your candidacy.

  • If your application status indicates you have been placed on our waitlist, your name will remain on the waitlist until a final decision is made on your application or until you request your application be withdrawn.
  • Waitlisted candidates (excluding those who withdraw) will be reconsidered for admission in subsequent rounds.
  • Round 1 applicants will receive an update on their application status by the Round 2 decision deadline of March 29, 2017. Some candidates may be offered the option of remaining on the waitlist for consideration in Round 3.
  • Remaining Round 1 and Round 2 waitlist candidates will receive an update on their application status by the Round 3 decision deadline of May 24, 2017.
  • We cannot give individual feedback to waitlisted applicants.
  • Chances of being admitted off the waitlist are difficult to predict since the number of students admitted from the waitlist varies from year to year depending on the size/strength of the admit pool, number of admits who enroll, and other factors.
  • Waitlisted candidates may send in updates to their application to This is completely optional and only for currently waitlisted applicants.
    • We ask that you use your personal judgment and discretion in submitting additional information that is relevant to your application. Some examples include (but are not limited to): updated GMAT/GRE/TOEFL scores, promotions at work, and recent extracurricular accomplishments.
    • Before submitting additional information to the waitlist manager, remember:
      • Every interaction we have with you moving forward can be a data point on your file, so make sure they are meaningful and value-added.
      • Quality of information and communication is more important than quantity.


If you are on the waitlist and have any additional questions, please e-mail  For all others, send questions to


To our waitlisted candidates, we thank you for your continued interest in UCLA Anderson!


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