Cambridge Application 2021-2022


francineth...

Hello there! I'm an offer-holder from last year (and currently reapplying) and I totally understand the agony of waiting. My status only changed to 'Awaiting approval from GAO' on March 16th. This was then followed by the conditional offer letter a couple of hours afterwards. So, as you can see, it was pretty late compared to the rest of the batch.

My best advice is to just keep that positivity! If you are unsuccessful, remember that rejection is merely redirection and that you'll always end up where you are meant to end up. Everything will be alright! Spreading much love and positivity <3

Hello there! I'm an offer-holder from last year (and currently reapplying) and I totally understand the agony of waiting. My status only changed to 'Awaiting approval from GAO' on March 16th. This was then followed by the conditional offer letter a couple of hours afterwards. So, as you can see, it was pretty late compared to the rest of the batch.<br><br>My best advice is to just keep that positivity! If you are unsuccessful, remember that rejection is merely redirection and that you'll always end up where you are meant to end up. Everything will be alright! Spreading much love and positivity &lt;3
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Unsuccessful application here. 
Top 1%. Supreme Court Law Clerk for two years. Edited one book and published several articles. LoR from the dean and vice-chancellor.

[Edited by lazyboy_05 on Feb 26, 2021]

Unsuccessful application here.&nbsp;<br>Top 1%. Supreme Court Law Clerk for two years. Edited one book and published several articles. LoR from the dean and vice-chancellor.
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Vinícius B...

Mine is still under review. Last year I got my rejection on this day (26 Feb). 

Mine is still under review. Last year I got my rejection on this day (26 Feb).&nbsp;
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alchbabe

wonderful profiles and wonderful applicants. if anyone wants to connect on linkedin - dm me, I feel like we could stay in touch and this is a nice networking place...

wonderful profiles and wonderful applicants. if anyone wants to connect on linkedin - dm me, I feel like we could stay in touch and this is a nice networking place...<br>
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francineth...

Update guys! My status has been updated to 'Awaiting approval by PAO'! Things are moving quickly this time around :)

Update guys! My status has been updated to 'Awaiting approval by PAO'! Things are moving quickly this time around :)
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llmpk99

Update guys! My status has been updated to 'Awaiting approval by PAO'! Things are moving quickly this time around :)


Congrats! Thats brilliant! Do you mind telling if your status changed directly from 'under review' to 'PAO'? Or was it GAO and then... if so would you mind telling the approximate dates? Excited for you! 

[quote]Update guys! My status has been updated to 'Awaiting approval by PAO'! Things are moving quickly this time around :) [/quote]<br><br>Congrats! Thats brilliant! Do you mind telling if your status changed directly from 'under review' to 'PAO'? Or was it GAO and then... if so would you mind telling the approximate dates? Excited for you!&nbsp;
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Gobbledygo...

Update guys! My status has been updated to 'Awaiting approval by PAO'! Things are moving quickly this time around :)


Congrats! Thats brilliant! Do you mind telling if your status changed directly from 'under review' to 'PAO'? Or was it GAO and then... if so would you mind telling the approximate dates? Excited for you! 


GAO and PAO are the same. It's supposed to be PAO now, it seems, but the distinction between Postgraduate and Graduate doesn't seem to be properly implemented at all stages yet. 

[quote][quote]Update guys! My status has been updated to 'Awaiting approval by PAO'! Things are moving quickly this time around :) [/quote]<br><br>Congrats! Thats brilliant! Do you mind telling if your status changed directly from 'under review' to 'PAO'? Or was it GAO and then... if so would you mind telling the approximate dates? Excited for you!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>GAO and PAO are the same. It's supposed to be PAO now, it seems, but the distinction between Postgraduate and Graduate doesn't seem to be properly implemented at all stages yet.&nbsp;
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bc92.scl

I just received an e-mail which subject was "Update from Cambridge University Admissions Office", and I had a heart attack... well... it was just an update from the GAO/PAO (I'm still "under review").





Here a partial transcript of said e-mail.
"Status of your application
 
Once an application is approved by your department, it comes to us. This is when the status of your application changes on your portal to ‘Awaiting approval from PAO’ or ‘Awaiting approval from GAO’. All applications enter a queue and we need to process them manually. Under normal circumstances, we would do this in one or two weeks. Given how the pandemic has affected us, it’s taking longer to process applications. We are currently processing applications that we received on the 13 February.
We cannot expedite any offer, under any circumstances so please don’t e-mail us requesting this."



I just received an e-mail which subject was "Update from Cambridge University Admissions Office", and I had a heart attack... well... it was just an update from the GAO/PAO (I'm still "under review").<br><br><br>
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</div><div>Here a partial transcript of said e-mail.</div><br><div>"Status of your application
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</div><div>Once an application is approved by your department, it comes to us. This is when the status of your application changes on your portal to ‘Awaiting approval from PAO’ or ‘Awaiting approval from GAO’. All applications enter a queue and we need to process them manually. Under normal circumstances, we would do this in one or two weeks. Given how the pandemic has affected us, it’s taking longer to process applications. We are currently processing applications that we received on the 13 February.
</div><div>We cannot expedite any offer, under any circumstances so please don’t e-mail us requesting this."</div><br><br><div><br><br></div><div>
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gary666

Update guys! My status has been updated to 'Awaiting approval by PAO'! Things are moving quickly this time around :)


Congrats! Thats brilliant! Do you mind telling if your status changed directly from 'under review' to 'PAO'? Or was it GAO and then... if so would you mind telling the approximate dates? Excited for you! 


I believe the GAO and the PAO are the same thing. I've just received an e-mail whose subject is "Update from Cambridge University Admissions Office". 

The e-mail states, inter alia, this: 

"Status of your application


Once an application is approved by your department, it comes to us. This is when the status of your application changes on your portal to ‘Awaiting approval from PAO’ or ‘Awaiting approval from GAO’. All applications enter a queue and we need to process them manually. Under normal circumstances, we would do this in one or two weeks. Given how the pandemic has affected us, it’s taking longer to process applications. We are currently processing applications that we received on the 13 February."

[quote][quote]Update guys! My status has been updated to 'Awaiting approval by PAO'! Things are moving quickly this time around :) [/quote]<br><br>Congrats! Thats brilliant! Do you mind telling if your status changed directly from 'under review' to 'PAO'? Or was it GAO and then... if so would you mind telling the approximate dates? Excited for you!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I believe the GAO and the PAO are the same thing. I've just received an e-mail whose subject is "Update from Cambridge University Admissions Office".&nbsp;<br><br>The e-mail states, inter alia, this:&nbsp;<br><br>"Status of your application
<div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Once an application is approved by your department, it comes to us. This is when the status of your application changes on your portal to ‘Awaiting approval from PAO’ or ‘Awaiting approval from GAO’. All applications enter a queue and we need to process them manually. Under normal circumstances, we would do this in one or two weeks. Given how the pandemic has affected us, it’s taking longer to process applications. We are currently processing applications that we received on the 13 February."</div>
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prioscarri...

My status just changed to Awaiting Approval by PAO.

best wishes to those still waiting! Fingers crossed!

My status just changed to Awaiting Approval by PAO.<br><br>best wishes to those still waiting! Fingers crossed!
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gary666

I just received an e-mail which subject was "Update from Cambridge University Admissions Office", and I had a heart attack... well... it was just an update from the GAO/PAO (I'm still "under review").





Here a partial transcript of said e-mail.
"Status of your application
 
Once an application is approved by your department, it comes to us. This is when the status of your application changes on your portal to ‘Awaiting approval from PAO’ or ‘Awaiting approval from GAO’. All applications enter a queue and we need to process them manually. Under normal circumstances, we would do this in one or two weeks. Given how the pandemic has affected us, it’s taking longer to process applications. We are currently processing applications that we received on the 13 February.
We cannot expedite any offer, under any circumstances so please don’t e-mail us requesting this."




I've just tought I accidentally send my post twice :D. I wrote immediately after receiving the e-mail but you were faster. 


Good luck and have a nice weekend mate.

[quote]I just received an e-mail which subject was "Update from Cambridge University Admissions Office", and I had a heart attack... well... it was just an update from the GAO/PAO (I'm still "under review").<br><br><br>
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</div><div>
</div><div>
</div><div>Here a partial transcript of said e-mail.</div><br><div>"Status of your application
</div><div>&nbsp;
</div><div>Once an application is approved by your department, it comes to us. This is when the status of your application changes on your portal to ‘Awaiting approval from PAO’ or ‘Awaiting approval from GAO’. All applications enter a queue and we need to process them manually. Under normal circumstances, we would do this in one or two weeks. Given how the pandemic has affected us, it’s taking longer to process applications. We are currently processing applications that we received on the 13 February.
</div><div>We cannot expedite any offer, under any circumstances so please don’t e-mail us requesting this."</div><div><br></div><div>
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</div> [/quote]<br><br>I've just tought I accidentally send my post twice :D. I wrote immediately after receiving the e-mail but you were faster.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Good luck and have a nice weekend mate.
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dpr12

Just got the exact same e-mail!

I believe it was directed at offer holders: 

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We cannot expedite any offer, under any circumstances so please don’t e-mail us requesting this.
 
Funding status
You will hear about funding by Mid July. If you’ve not heard back by the middle of July, then you did not receive funding. You do not need to accept your offer to be considered for funding. You may wait to confirm your offer until the 31 July.
Your offer
Please read our offer conditions booklet to understand your conditions. You can find it here: link (cam.ac.uk)
We are receiving a very high number of e-mails form offer holders asking us to explain your offer conditions – it’s currently taking us two weeks to reply to e-mails. You might find an answer a lot faster if you read the booklet.

Just got the exact same e-mail!<br><br>I believe it was directed at offer holders:&nbsp;<br><br>"
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</div><div>We cannot expedite any offer, under any circumstances so please don’t e-mail us requesting this.
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</div><div>Funding status
</div><div>You will hear about funding by Mid July. If you’ve not heard back by the middle of July, then you did not receive funding.&nbsp;You do not need to accept your offer to be considered for funding. You may wait to confirm your offer until the 31 July.
</div><div>Your offer
</div><div>Please read our offer conditions booklet to understand your conditions. You can find it here: link (cam.ac.uk)
</div><div>We are receiving a very high number of e-mails form offer holders asking us to explain your offer conditions – it’s currently taking us two weeks to reply to e-mails. You might find an answer a lot faster if you read the booklet.
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I just received an e-mail which subject was "Update from Cambridge University Admissions Office", and I had a heart attack... well... it was just an update from the GAO/PAO (I'm still "under review").





Here a partial transcript of said e-mail.
"Status of your application
 
Once an application is approved by your department, it comes to us. This is when the status of your application changes on your portal to ‘Awaiting approval from PAO’ or ‘Awaiting approval from GAO’. All applications enter a queue and we need to process them manually. Under normal circumstances, we would do this in one or two weeks. Given how the pandemic has affected us, it’s taking longer to process applications. We are currently processing applications that we received on the 13 February.
We cannot expedite any offer, under any circumstances so please don’t e-mail us requesting this."




I have just received the same email and I am still under review by department. Feeling a bit confused at the moment (and totally understand your heart attack!!!)

[quote]I just received an e-mail which subject was "Update from Cambridge University Admissions Office", and I had a heart attack... well... it was just an update from the GAO/PAO (I'm still "under review").<br><br><br>
<div>
</div><div>
</div><div>
</div><div>Here a partial transcript of said e-mail.</div><br><div>"Status of your application
</div><div>&nbsp;
</div><div>Once an application is approved by your department, it comes to us. This is when the status of your application changes on your portal to ‘Awaiting approval from PAO’ or ‘Awaiting approval from GAO’. All applications enter a queue and we need to process them manually. Under normal circumstances, we would do this in one or two weeks. Given how the pandemic has affected us, it’s taking longer to process applications. We are currently processing applications that we received on the 13 February.
</div><div>We cannot expedite any offer, under any circumstances so please don’t e-mail us requesting this."</div><div><br></div><div>
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</div> [/quote]<br><br>I have just received the same email and I am still under review by department. Feeling a bit confused at the moment (and totally understand your heart attack!!!)
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ctbbiggest...

I just received the same email and have no idea what it means lol - still under review

I just received the same email and have no idea what it means lol - still under review
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EloiseH

I got the email too and I'm still under review. 

I got the email too and I'm still under review.&nbsp;
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Naz Khan

Same email I've just received and Under Review.

Like, this takes nervous to a whole new level ????


Same email I've just received and Under Review.<br><br>Like, this takes nervous to a whole new level ????<br><br><br>
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Naz Khan

Anybody here currently awaiting approval from GOA who has also received this email?

I understand some statuses changed this afternoon.

Anybody here currently awaiting approval from GOA who has also received this email?<br><br>I understand some statuses changed this afternoon.
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ctbbiggest...

Imagine sending out an email that says it will “‘tell you about the status of your application” and then it says literally nothing about the status of your application 

Imagine sending out an email that says it will “‘tell you about the status of your application” and then it says literally nothing about the status of your application&nbsp;
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bc92.scl

When I read that part of the e-mail... I was preparing myself to read somewhere below "your application has been unsuccessful". No cool Cambridge, no cool.

Imagine sending out an email that says it will “‘tell you about the status of your application” and then it says literally nothing about the status of your application 

When I read that part of the e-mail... I was preparing myself to read somewhere below "your application has been unsuccessful". No cool Cambridge, no cool.<br><br>[quote]Imagine sending out an email that says it will “‘tell you about the status of your application” and then it says literally nothing about the status of your application&nbsp; [/quote]
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gary666

Anybody here currently awaiting approval from GOA who has also received this email?

I understand some statuses changed this afternoon.


I've been waiting for my MCL offer for 2 weeks and received this e-mail.

[quote]Anybody here currently awaiting approval from GOA who has also received this email?<br><br>I understand some statuses changed this afternoon. [/quote]<br><br>I've been waiting for my MCL offer for 2 weeks and received this e-mail.
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