LSE REJECTION! [econometrics] Watch

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hey guys...

i applied for the econometrics course at LSE...

i emailed to ask y, and they sed cause i never had 6/7 A*'s at gcse.

my gcse grades were 5A*'s 6A's. MY AS grades were 4A's, with 288/300 in maths & 300/300 in economics.

Dont u think that is a bit harsh?

I think LSE are lying. As if they wanted 6/7 A*s at gcse for students taking that course, then shouldnt that be specified as entry requirements? as now i just wasted a choice due to them not specifying this first...

also, has any1 with better grades than mine applied for econometrics and been rejected, or with lower grades been accepted for this course??

awaiting ur replies....

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read this....

Dear Mr <surname>,



Thank you for your request for feedback on your application to LSE, dated 8th December.



Due to the large volume of applications we receive and the high level of competition for places, our Admissions Tutors rarely provide detailed feedback on individual applications.



However the feedback we have received from the Admissions Tutor indicates that your application was unsuccessful due to your GCSE grades.



Past examination performance is one of the criteria used by our Admissions Tutors when considering UCAS applications and typically we would expect applicants to the BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics course to offer excellent grades at GCSE, with successful applicants offering at least six or seven A* grades.



I am sorry we have had to disappoint you in your application to the School and wish you every success in your future studies elsewhere.



Best wishes,



Miss C. Meadows

Admissions Assistant

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London School of Economics

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LSE provides feedback on unsuccessful applications to assist candidates in understanding the reason for their unsuccessful decision. Unsuccessful candidates should not use this feedback to review and then resubmit their application documentation in this admissions cycle. LSE will not consider new information or documentation from the candidate, revised in light of the feedback given by the School. The selector's decision is final.



The LSE Admissions Policy states that unsuccessful applications can only be reconsidered in exceptional cases, where a candidate's application or study has been affected by personal circumstances (for instance), which the School was not aware of at the time of decision making.



-----Original Message-----
From: Obeng,HA
Sent: 12 December 2005 10:59
To: Meadows,C
Subject: FW: UCAS application number: 060995775



A L140 applicant



-----Original Message-----
From: Linden,A
Sent: 09 December 2005 09:02
To: Obeng,HA
Subject: FW: UCAS application number: 060995775



Hi Hannah,



I don’t know who this student is so can you reply?



Many thanks

Alice
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Hi Hannah,



I don’t know who this student is so can you reply?



Many thanks

Alice
Brilliant. :p:
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Erm I doubt theyd be saying that. You ****ing liar.
Somebody else on the forum received the same feedback from LSE. That was for L101 Economics, but just goes to show that he isn't lying - shame on you...

The stringent requirement is obviously a reflection of the general level of competition. Of course it doesn't go to say that anyone with less than 6A*s are instantly marginalised; for it would need to outweigh some other substantial factors first.
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Brilliant. :p:

i know lol
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hey guys...

i applied for the econometrics course at LSE...

i emailed to ask y, and they sed cause i never had 6/7 A*'s at gcse.

my gcse grades were 5A*'s 6A's. MY AS grades were 4A's, with 288/300 in maths & 300/300 in economics.

Dont u think that is a bit harsh?

I think LSE are lying. As if they wanted 6/7 A*s at gcse for students taking that course, then shouldnt that be specified as entry requirements? as now i just wasted a choice due to them not specifying this first...

also, has any1 with better grades than mine applied for econometrics and been rejected, or with lower grades been accepted for this course??

awaiting ur replies....

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competition is very tough for that course since they only take a handful of home students for it. If that was a requirement then i would have been rejected at the same time as you (for L101 though) as i only have 4A*'s at GCSE.

On their website it says "several A's and A*'s" which is not 6/7 A*'s.
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I posted earlier in the economics forum that for L101 they want 6A*'s, so perhaps it wasn't a lie they used to fob people off.
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Dont u think that is a bit harsh?
no...
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no...
i am applying to do something with maths and economics, and i got 98% of AS marks available for those subjects [overall].... and it aint enuf :mad:
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i am applying to do something with maths and economics, and i got 98% of AS marks available for those subjects [overall].... and it aint enuf :mad:
How was your personal statement, and was your reference strong?
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How was your personal statement, and was your reference strong?
PS was checked by my forum tutor, and finalised [approved] by the teacher who processes the OXBRIDGE/MEDICINE etc students. [as i was initially going to apply to oxbridge, but they dont do maths with economics...]

REFERENCE was by my form tutor. She is an ENGLISH teacher, so i assume it was decent.
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PS was done by my forum tutor, and finalised by the teacher who processes the OXBRIDGE/MEDICINE etc students.

REFERENCE was by my form tutor. She is an ENGLISH teacher, so i assume it was decent.
Why did you get your form teacher to write your PS for you? It is called a personal statement for a reason and the lse AT's are no fools and may have seen that your PS was not actually personal at all. Also your form teacher wrote both ur reference and ur PS meaning the LSE AT's could have spotted similarites in writing style and assumed the PS was not yours.
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Why did you get your form teacher to write your PS for you? It is called a personal statement for a reason and the lse AT's are no fools and may have seen that your PS was not actually personal at all. Also your form teacher wrote both ur reference and ur PS meaning the LSE AT's could have spotted similarites in writing style and assumed the PS was not yours.
SORRY i mean CHECKED by my FORM TUTOR AND the other teacher...

[done as in "did the checking"] << will edit to stop confusion!
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PS was done by my forum tutor, and finalised by the teacher who processes the OXBRIDGE/MEDICINE etc students.

REFERENCE was by my form tutor. She is an ENGLISH teacher, so i assume it was decent.
er...what? You didn't write your personal statement? Isn't this against the rules?
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er...what? You didn't write your personal statement? Isn't this against the rules?
no looool... chk again...
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SORRY i mean CHECKED by my FORM TUTOR AND the other teacher...

[did as in "did the checking"] << will edit to stop confusion!
I see. Well, if your teachers just checked it, that doesn't mean it's very good. Often teachers aren't good judges of the quality of a personal statement. Maybe there was something in there that LSE didn't really like, or maybe there wasn't enough in there to differentiate you from other applicants.
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I see. Well, if your teachers just checked it, that doesn't mean it's very good. Often teachers aren't good judges of the quality of a personal statement. Maybe there was something in there that LSE didn't really like, or maybe there wasn't enough in there to differentiate you from other applicants.
to be honest, it wasnt the BEST PS there could be, but it was quite decent. Had my UKMT in it too
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to be honest, it wasnt the BEST PS there could be, but it was quite decent. Had my UKMT in it too
Your UKMT? Do you mean the senior maths challenge? A lot of people do that and do well.
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Your UKMT? Do you mean the senior maths challenge? A lot of people do that and do well.
yea...4B & 1G ...
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yea...4B & 1G ...
That's not that impressive. I got a couple of silvers, a couple of golds, and did the European one with about 5 other people (in my school).
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