Waitlist Guidelines: For Application Year 2021-22 (MBA Class of 2024)


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Being placed onto UCLA Anderson’s waitlist is a great accomplishment. Waitlisted candidates are recognized as potentially being a strong fit, but we cannot offer everyone a seat at this time due to size limitations. Nonetheless, we encourage you to learn more about the waitlist and ways to potentially enhance your candidacy.

  • You will remain on the waitlist until a final decision is made on your application or until you request that your application be withdrawn.
  • We may reach out occasionally via email to check in on your interest to stay on the waitlist -- please be sure to respond accordingly in a timely manner
  • Waitlisted candidates (except those who withdraw) will be reconsidered for admission in subsequent rounds.
  • Round 1 applicants will receive an update on their application status on or before the Round 2 decision release (March 22, 2022). Some candidates may be offered the option of remaining on the waitlist for consideration in Round 3.
  • Remaining waitlisted candidates from Round 1 and Round 2 will receive an update on their application status by the Round 3 decision release (May 17, 2022).
  • We cannot give individual feedback to waitlisted applicants.
  • The likelihood of being admitted off the waitlist is 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, the number of admits who enroll, and a variety of other factors.
  • OPTIONAL: Waitlisted candidates may send any updates via the MBA Waitlist Interest Form (link to this is on your Waitlist decision letter)
    • Please use your personal judgment and discretion in submitting additional information that is relevant to your application. Examples include (but are not limited to): promotions, updated test scores, and recent extracurricular accomplishments.
    • Prior to submitting additional information, please consider:
      • Each interaction we have with you can be a data point on your file, so be sure your updates add value.
      • The quality of information and communication is more important than the quantity.

If you are on the waitlist and have any additional questions, please e-mail [email protected].

We appreciate your continued interest and look forward to being in touch in the coming months!


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