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kelingkia

I'm so angry!

Cambridge told me that I was being 'reassessed' despite being given a conditional offer - all because of capacity reasons! In fact, they reserve the right to withdraw application acceptances due to over-allotments and 'mis-calculated acceptances'.

I have a 3/10 chance of succeeding in this reassessment, and it is in the works till 15th April! I am going to call and make sure this does not go unopposed!

I'm so angry!

Cambridge told me that I was being 'reassessed' despite being given a conditional offer - all because of capacity reasons! In fact, they reserve the right to withdraw application acceptances due to over-allotments and 'mis-calculated acceptances'.

I have a 3/10 chance of succeeding in this reassessment, and it is in the works till 15th April! I am going to call and make sure this does not go unopposed!
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Also just received a rejection - I had emailed Sunday requesting an update. Thanks to all on this board for the updates throughout the year - made the waiting period that much easier.

Best of luck to those still waiting!

Also just received a rejection - I had emailed Sunday requesting an update. Thanks to all on this board for the updates throughout the year - made the waiting period that much easier.

Best of luck to those still waiting!
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Dutchman

Hey kelingkia,
sorry to hear that. Just to be sure, could you tell us whether (and if yes, when) you received the "conditional offer" email earlier? It kind of worries me that they seem to draw back offers.

Hey kelingkia,
sorry to hear that. Just to be sure, could you tell us whether (and if yes, when) you received the "conditional offer" email earlier? It kind of worries me that they seem to draw back offers.
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I'm so angry!

Cambridge told me that I was being 'reassessed' despite being given a conditional offer - all because of capacity reasons! In fact, they reserve the right to withdraw application acceptances due to over-allotments and 'mis-calculated acceptances'.

I have a 3/10 chance of succeeding in this reassessment, and it is in the works till 15th April! I am going to call and make sure this does not go unopposed!
This does not bode well for us still waiting...

How do you know you have a 3/10 chance of succeeding?

<blockquote>I'm so angry!

Cambridge told me that I was being 'reassessed' despite being given a conditional offer - all because of capacity reasons! In fact, they reserve the right to withdraw application acceptances due to over-allotments and 'mis-calculated acceptances'.

I have a 3/10 chance of succeeding in this reassessment, and it is in the works till 15th April! I am going to call and make sure this does not go unopposed!</blockquote>This does not bode well for us still waiting...

How do you know you have a 3/10 chance of succeeding?
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MarcT

I just withdrew about 2 minutes ago. I hope one of you gets it instead.

I just withdrew about 2 minutes ago. I hope one of you gets it instead.
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lil81

Oh kelingkia... Now I AM worried.. I received a conditional offer email too, but I was not amongst to early ones who did..

Oh kelingkia... Now I AM worried.. I received a conditional offer email too, but I was not amongst to early ones who did..
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I just withdrew about 2 minutes ago. I hope one of you gets it instead.
MarcT, I see you're off to Harvard. Congratulations! I know a girl who did her LLM there and loved it. And yes, we're all grateful for the extra spot, or at least the chance of one!

<blockquote>I just withdrew about 2 minutes ago. I hope one of you gets it instead.</blockquote> MarcT, I see you're off to Harvard. Congratulations! I know a girl who did her LLM there and loved it. And yes, we're all grateful for the extra spot, or at least the chance of one!
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MarcT

MarcT, I see you're off to Harvard. Congratulations! I know a girl who did her LLM there and loved it. And yes, we're all grateful for the extra spot, or at least the chance of one!


I think all spots opened within this community should stay within it. I love this place and its people. Being obsessive definitely feels better in company...

<blockquote>MarcT, I see you're off to Harvard. Congratulations! I know a girl who did her LLM there and loved it. And yes, we're all grateful for the extra spot, or at least the chance of one!</blockquote>

I think all spots opened within this community should stay within it. I love this place and its people. Being obsessive definitely feels better in company...
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ZAPete

Hi Everybody

I'm really sorry to see you are still waiting to receive your letters from Cambridge. I've received final letters from all other universities I've been accepted to, but unfortunately I'm also waiting for my Cambridge letter.

I'm from South Africa - any other fellow South Africans out there? : ) My conditional offer e-mail was sent on 6 January 2010 and I can't believe we are still waiting...oi...if anyone receives a letter - please let us know asap! Take care!

Hi Everybody

I'm really sorry to see you are still waiting to receive your letters from Cambridge. I've received final letters from all other universities I've been accepted to, but unfortunately I'm also waiting for my Cambridge letter.

I'm from South Africa - any other fellow South Africans out there? : ) My conditional offer e-mail was sent on 6 January 2010 and I can't believe we are still waiting...oi...if anyone receives a letter - please let us know asap! Take care!
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Im in the same boat, offer on the 6th and nothing yet.... Im from the Caribbean though... Will keep you posted though

Im in the same boat, offer on the 6th and nothing yet.... Im from the Caribbean though... Will keep you posted though
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xelwnak

I just withdrew about 2 minutes ago. I hope one of you gets it instead.


Marc T, I hate to be indiscreet but if you don't mind, could you tell us the reason why you rejected Cambridge?

<blockquote>I just withdrew about 2 minutes ago. I hope one of you gets it instead.</blockquote>

Marc T, I hate to be indiscreet but if you don't mind, could you tell us the reason why you rejected Cambridge?
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MarcT

Marc T, I hate to be indiscreet but if you don't mind, could you tell us the reason why you rejected Cambridge?


Not much of a secret, really, as everybody can see it on the app tracker thingie. It wasn't an easy decision but I went with Harvard in the end. I must say, however, that Cambridge's policy of not sending out the actual acceptance letters for months and actually rescinding some conditional offers has made this choice a lot easier.

<blockquote>Marc T, I hate to be indiscreet but if you don't mind, could you tell us the reason why you rejected Cambridge?</blockquote>

Not much of a secret, really, as everybody can see it on the app tracker thingie. It wasn't an easy decision but I went with Harvard in the end. I must say, however, that Cambridge's policy of not sending out the actual acceptance letters for months and actually rescinding some conditional offers has made this choice a lot easier.
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Dutchman

I would really be interested in how Cambridge drew back the initial conditional offer. So far, only one user has reported about such practice. Let there be no doubt: I do not want to question the credibility of this report. However, it would really be interesting whether he or she actually received the informal email before or whether he or she was only told about the status switch on the phone.
While I already received my offer in December and therefore hope not to be among any possible further victims of such practice, I think that any detailed information on this matter would definitely be of great value to the general LL.M.-Guide Community and to future applicants.

Therefore, if anyone has had similar problems with the admissions process, could you please give us details?
Until then, I tend to maintain my faith in a fair and competent selection at the University of Cambridge.

I would really be interested in how Cambridge drew back the initial conditional offer. So far, only one user has reported about such practice. Let there be no doubt: I do not want to question the credibility of this report. However, it would really be interesting whether he or she actually received the informal email before or whether he or she was only told about the status switch on the phone.
While I already received my offer in December and therefore hope not to be among any possible further victims of such practice, I think that any detailed information on this matter would definitely be of great value to the general LL.M.-Guide Community and to future applicants.

Therefore, if anyone has had similar problems with the admissions process, could you please give us details?
Until then, I tend to maintain my faith in a fair and competent selection at the University of Cambridge.
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I believe that the previous report is not reporting "truth and nothing but the truth". I am in Cam right now and we have at least 30 more people than should have because more candidates took up offers than was expected. They just created extra classes (more seminar sessions) to accommodate people and keep class sizes manageable. I do not believe it is legally possible for a university to retract on offers, than it will be liable to pay compensation, don't you think? What I think happened was that it was a conditional offers with certain criteria and that applicant did not feel one/several of them

I believe that the previous report is not reporting "truth and nothing but the truth". I am in Cam right now and we have at least 30 more people than should have because more candidates took up offers than was expected. They just created extra classes (more seminar sessions) to accommodate people and keep class sizes manageable. I do not believe it is legally possible for a university to retract on offers, than it will be liable to pay compensation, don't you think? What I think happened was that it was a conditional offers with certain criteria and that applicant did not feel one/several of them
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DhivJ

Hi Everybody

I'm really sorry to see you are still waiting to receive your letters from Cambridge. I've received final letters from all other universities I've been accepted to, but unfortunately I'm also waiting for my Cambridge letter.

I'm from South Africa - any other fellow South Africans out there? : ) My conditional offer e-mail was sent on 6 January 2010 and I can't believe we are still waiting...oi...if anyone receives a letter - please let us know asap! Take care!


Hi ZAPete. I'm also from South Africa (living in Johannesburg) and waiting for my final letter. I also received my conditional offer e-mail on 6 January. SIGH! What courses are you thinking of studying?

<blockquote>Hi Everybody

I'm really sorry to see you are still waiting to receive your letters from Cambridge. I've received final letters from all other universities I've been accepted to, but unfortunately I'm also waiting for my Cambridge letter.

I'm from South Africa - any other fellow South Africans out there? : ) My conditional offer e-mail was sent on 6 January 2010 and I can't believe we are still waiting...oi...if anyone receives a letter - please let us know asap! Take care!</blockquote>

Hi ZAPete. I'm also from South Africa (living in Johannesburg) and waiting for my final letter. I also received my conditional offer e-mail on 6 January. SIGH! What courses are you thinking of studying?
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LLMblogger

I wonder how long we'll have to wait to get the actual letter and if we should really be turning down other schools in the meantime.

I wonder how long we'll have to wait to get the actual letter and if we should really be turning down other schools in the meantime.
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ZAPete

Hi Everybody

Hi ZAPete. I'm also from South Africa (living in Johannesburg) and waiting for my final letter. I also received my conditional offer e-mail on 6 January. SIGH! What courses are you thinking of studying?


Hey DhivJ!! That's great!! Two South Africans and one Zimbabwean I know so far from Africa...any others?? I'll send you a PM.

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi Everybody

Hi ZAPete. I'm also from South Africa (living in Johannesburg) and waiting for my final letter. I also received my conditional offer e-mail on 6 January. SIGH! What courses are you thinking of studying?</blockquote>

Hey DhivJ!! That's great!! Two South Africans and one Zimbabwean I know so far from Africa...any others?? I'll send you a PM.
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Any news on further offers / rejections...?

Any news on further offers / rejections...?
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Any news on further offers / rejections...?
Haha. The Australians are both getting antsy. I'm with TimeWillTell, any news anyone?

I have resigned myself to the fact that I won't hear before the published 15 April deadline, which will be overnight between Thursday and Friday next week over here. Guess I'll probably stay up all night and go to work on Friday either deliriously happy or deliriously gutted...

<blockquote>Any news on further offers / rejections...?</blockquote> Haha. The Australians are both getting antsy. I'm with TimeWillTell, any news anyone?

I have resigned myself to the fact that I won't hear before the published 15 April deadline, which will be overnight between Thursday and Friday next week over here. Guess I'll probably stay up all night and go to work on Friday either deliriously happy or deliriously gutted...
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LLMblogger

Good luck, it'd be good to have some Aussies on board!

Good luck, it'd be good to have some Aussies on board!
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