Cambridge Application 2021-2022


MM23

Hey all! I’ve seen all the rejection posts and I want to say to all that were rejected — it’s okay and it definitely doesn’t mean that you’re not enough.

to bring an example, my boyfriend that graduated 1st out of 300 people and had also many other achievements under his belt, got rejected the first time he applied both by oxbridge and Harvard. He was wondering all the same things as all of you - and the thing is you couldn’t have done something more, because you are enough, it just wasn’t your year.
Next year he reapplied and got accepted, with a scholarship as well. 
So don’t take it personally for sure - it’s definitely a whole lot of luck that goes into the process.
it’s not worth it to stress over it, it’s just a university, and even being to able to apply is a big privilege.

Wishing luck to everyone and congrats to everyone that got admitted!

Hey all! I’ve seen all the rejection posts and I want to say to all that were rejected — it’s okay and it definitely doesn’t mean that you’re not enough.<br><br>to bring an example, my boyfriend that graduated 1st out of 300 people and had also many other achievements under his belt, got rejected the first time he applied both by oxbridge and Harvard. He was wondering all the same things as all of you - and the thing is you couldn’t have done something more, because you are enough, it just wasn’t your year.<br>Next year he reapplied and got accepted, with a scholarship as well.&nbsp;<br>So don’t take it personally for sure - it’s definitely a whole lot of luck that goes into the process.<br>it’s not worth it to stress over it, it’s just a university, and even being to able to apply is a big privilege.<br><br>Wishing luck to everyone and congrats to everyone that got admitted!
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lawnz

I was just rejected too.  Graduated with a solid first, top 5% of my law school, excellent references from well-known academics I worked with closely, work as a judge's clerk, then two years of work in a leading firm, plus ongoing work as a part-time academic tutor at a university.  Community involvement too, and the odd publication here and there.  In many ways, I feel like there is little more that I could have done to get a place.  

Naturally, I'm very disappointed - but of course it is always a bit of a gamble and so we can't be too despairing.  We live in strange times, especially with covid affecting everything. 

Best wishes to everyone still waiting, and massive congratulations to everyone who has been admitted :) 

I was just rejected too.&nbsp; Graduated with a solid first, top 5% of my law school, excellent references from well-known academics I worked with closely, work as a judge's clerk, then two years of work in a leading firm, plus ongoing work as a part-time academic tutor at a university.&nbsp; Community involvement too, and the odd publication here and there.&nbsp; In many ways, I feel like there is little more that I could have done to get a place.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Naturally, I'm very disappointed - but of course it is always a bit of a gamble and so we can't be too despairing.&nbsp; We live in strange times, especially with covid affecting everything.&nbsp;<br><br>Best wishes to everyone still waiting, and massive congratulations to everyone who has been admitted :)&nbsp;
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maddief

I was also rejected - Dutch uni, GPA way above what was expected, top 5% of the class, internships at international law firms, and a recommendation from a Cambridge professor who taught me during my exchange

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I was also rejected - Dutch uni, GPA way above what was expected, top 5% of the class, internships at international law firms, and a recommendation from a Cambridge professor who taught me during my exchange
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NellElly



Congrats! Was your app transferred to GAO for approval before you did?


I have no idea unfortunately - I left the application as it is, and lo behold an email on the 12th February.


No problem! Would you mind sharing a bit about your profile?


Sorry I missed this. I think this only applies to the MCL (given that LLM is still under review), but I graduated with a 1st from an asian university, with a small handful of academic awards, was called to the bar in my jurisdiction. I've taught at my alma mater for a year and half, while part practising on the side on advisory matters. I've had only a small handful of local publications.

[quote][quote][quote][quote]I've got a conditional offer on the 12th of Feb for the MCL, no news on the LLM however.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Congrats! Was your app transferred to GAO for approval before you did? [/quote]<br><br>I have no idea unfortunately - I left the application as it is, and lo behold an email on the 12th February. [/quote]<br><br>No problem! Would you mind sharing a bit about your profile? [/quote]<br><br>Sorry I missed this. I think this only applies to the MCL (given that LLM is still under review), but I graduated with a 1st from an asian university, with a small handful of academic awards, was called to the bar in my jurisdiction. I've taught at my alma mater for a year and half, while part practising on the side on advisory matters. I've had only a small handful of local publications.
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llmpk99

Sorry to hear about all these rejections - I'm feeling quite hopeless after seeing such qualified and strong applicants being rejected..

Sorry to hear about all these rejections - I'm feeling quite hopeless after seeing such qualified and strong applicants being rejected..
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lEspresso

Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours. 

My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I  don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium. 

Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours.&nbsp;<br><br>My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I&nbsp; don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium.&nbsp;
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LLM_2021

Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours. 

My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I  don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium. 


The exact same thing happened to me - my MCL application just changed from "awaiting approval by GAO" to "awaiting approval by PAO". Does anyone know what this means? I am an international applicant too.

My LLM application is still under review.

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[quote]Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours.&nbsp;<br><br>My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I&nbsp; don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>The exact same thing happened to me - my MCL application just changed from "awaiting approval by GAO" to "awaiting approval by PAO". Does anyone know what this means? I am an international applicant too.<br><br>My LLM application is still under review.
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dpr12

Same here. I assume they are progressing with our offers through the relevant offices

Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours. 

My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I  don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium. 

Same here. I assume they are progressing with our offers through the relevant offices<br><br>[quote]Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours.&nbsp;<br><br>My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I&nbsp; don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium.&nbsp; [/quote]
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llmpk99

Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours. 

My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I  don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium. 


Congrats! GAO - Grad Admissions Office, PAO - PostGrad Admissions Office!

[quote]Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours.&nbsp;<br><br>My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I&nbsp; don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Congrats! GAO - Grad Admissions Office, PAO - PostGrad Admissions Office!
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JoGoo14

Same here. I assume they are progressing with our offers through the relevant offices

Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours. 



My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I  don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium. 


Hi guys, the same goes for my MCL status - now it reads PAO instead of GAO.

[quote]Same here. I assume they are progressing with our offers through the relevant offices<br><br>[quote]Very sorry to hear about all these rejections. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavours.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>My LLM application is currently still under review by the department, but my MCL application just changed from 'awaiting approval by GAO' to 'awaiting approval by PAO'. I checked online, but could not find why this happened. Does anybody know what this means? My status was on GAO since February 17th. I&nbsp; don't want to bother the admissions office, I'm certain that they're absolutely swamped dealing with the admissions themselves without answering unnecessary emails at the same time. If it helps, I'm an international applicant from Belgium.&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>Hi guys, the same goes for my MCL status - now it reads PAO instead of GAO.
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still under review. don't know what to do. 

still under review. don't know what to do.&nbsp;
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LLM_2021

I am still under review too. I guess we should hear within the next week at the latest?

I am still under review too. I guess we should hear within the next week at the latest?
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llmhopeful...

Also still under review. 

I think from previous years threads, responses were sent out on weekends but I think it could definitely drag into next week now! 

Good luck all! 

Also still under review.&nbsp;<br><br>I think from previous years threads, responses were sent out on weekends but I think it could definitely drag into next week now!&nbsp;<br><br>Good luck all!&nbsp;
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Ahdhajhdsj

Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email. 

Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email.&nbsp;
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Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email. 


Sorry to hear that... Did you check earlier in the day and it just changed now or was now the first time today that you've checked? 

[quote]Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Sorry to hear that... Did you check earlier in the day and it just changed now or was now the first time today that you've checked?&nbsp;
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bc92.scl

Sorry to hear that... what is the first letter of your last name? 

Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email. 

Sorry to hear that... what is the first letter of your last name?&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email.&nbsp; [/quote]
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Ahdhajhdsj

Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email. 


Sorry to hear that... Did you check earlier in the day and it just changed now or was now the first time today that you've checked? 


Yeah so portal must've updated some time at 1pm GMT today (Friday). 

[quote][quote]Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Sorry to hear that... Did you check earlier in the day and it just changed now or was now the first time today that you've checked?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Yeah so portal must've updated some time at 1pm GMT today (Friday).&nbsp;
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llmhopeful...

Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email. 


Ah so sorry to hear this, thank you for letting us know though. Best of luck with everything else!

[quote]Was just rejected, checked the portal and didn't get an email.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Ah so sorry to hear this, thank you for letting us know though. Best of luck with everything else!
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llmhopeful...

My status also just changed to unsuccessful! 
No email, had just been checking the portal regularly. 

Good luck everyone still waiting to hear!! :) 

My status also just changed to unsuccessful!&nbsp;<br>No email, had just been checking the portal regularly.&nbsp;<br><br>Good luck everyone still waiting to hear!! :)&nbsp;
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ctbbiggest...

sorry to hear about the rejections. this is becoming so excruciating at this point lol

sorry to hear about the rejections. this is becoming so excruciating at this point lol<br>
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