Cambridge Application 2021-2022


AgedLLMcat

Application just changed to Awaiting approval by PAO in the last hour! Good luck to everyone still waiting!! 


Congratulations. Curious as I don’t think I’ll see it, what colour does it go ?  [/quote

Ah so stays green. I thought it might change to another colour. Huge congrats. I can’t believe they are working on a Sat. Good for them. 
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[quote][quote][quote]Application just changed to Awaiting approval by PAO in the last hour! Good luck to everyone still waiting!!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Congratulations. Curious as I don’t think I’ll see it, what colour does it go ?&nbsp; [/quote<br><br>Ah so stays green. I thought it might change to another colour. Huge congrats. I can’t believe they are working on a Sat. Good for them.&nbsp;<br>green [/quote]
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Vinícius B...

I checked earlier and still under review. For those who status changes to PAO, was the status previously “under preview” or “GAO”? 
is it changing from under review directly to PAO?

I checked earlier and still under review. For those who status changes to PAO, was the status previously “under preview” or “GAO”?&nbsp;<br>is it changing from under review directly to PAO?
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Gobbledygo...

PAO (Postgraduate Admissions Office) is the new GAO (Graduate Admissions Office), but their system has still been stuck at the old GAO. Someone apparently changed (some) people's status from GAO to PAO to reflect this. I don't think there's reason to believe the distinction carries any meaning, whether it changes from GAO to PAO or from under review to PAO. Even if it did mean something, e.g. that the application was properly received and "checked in" when it changed to PAO, it won't necessarily mean that the offer is coming soon. Looking for secret signs from their portal is exhausting and not recommended. 


<div>PAO (Postgraduate Admissions Office) is the new GAO (Graduate Admissions Office), but their system has still been stuck at the old GAO. Someone apparently changed (some) people's status from GAO to PAO to reflect this. I don't think there's reason to believe the distinction carries any meaning, whether it changes from GAO to PAO or from under review to PAO. Even if it did mean something, e.g. that the application was properly received and "checked in" when it changed to PAO, it won't necessarily mean that the offer is coming soon. Looking for secret signs from their portal is exhausting and not recommended.&nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div><div>
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lEspresso

Hi guys, my LLM status changed to "awaiting approval by PAO" somewhere in the last hour. It went straight from department review, if you're interested in knowing this.
Congratulations to all of you who are awaiting approval and best of luck to all of you still under review! Going by last year's thread, I think your chances of getting accepted are very good if you're still under review now, I don't recall seeing any rejections after the 27th.

[Edited by lEspresso on Feb 27, 2021]

Hi guys, my LLM status changed to "awaiting approval by PAO" somewhere in the last hour. It went straight from department review, if you're interested in knowing this.<br>Congratulations to all of you who are awaiting approval and best of luck to all of you still under review! Going by last year's thread, I think your chances of getting accepted are very good if you're still under review now, I don't recall seeing any rejections after the 27th.
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AgedLLMcat

Hi guys, my LLM status changed to "awaiting approval by PAO" somewhere in the last hour. It went straight from department review, if you're interested in knowing this.
Congratulations to all of you who are awaiting approval and best of luck to all of you still under review! Going by last year's thread, I think your chances are very good of getting accepted if you're still under review now, I don't recall seeing any rejections after the 27th.


congratulations !

[quote]Hi guys, my LLM status changed to "awaiting approval by PAO" somewhere in the last hour. It went straight from department review, if you're interested in knowing this.<br>Congratulations to all of you who are awaiting approval and best of luck to all of you still under review! Going by last year's thread, I think your chances are very good of getting accepted if you're still under review now, I don't recall seeing any rejections after the 27th. [/quote]<br><br>congratulations !
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xzarvok

Congratulations to all those who have moved to GAO/PAO.

I'm starting to lose hope...I'm still 'under review'...

Congratulations to all those who have moved to GAO/PAO.<br><br>I'm starting to lose hope...I'm still 'under review'...
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Naz Khan

Last year 28/02/20 Friday, I received my rejection from Cambridge University.

So today will be a big day for me lol.

Just out of interest (testing a theory) , those still under review, in which country did you do your undergrad?

To add last year towards the end of the cycle there were some rejections and approvals.

I anticipate that most rejections will be sent out by 1st March but could be different this year due to Covid-19.

Also to those who are unhappy with their rejection. Applicants are strong every year, there are cases where an applicant has been rejected one year, taken a year out and done nothing then applied the following and been accepted.

So in no way does a rejection mean you are not good enough to gain admission. 

It just means for whatever reason, Cambridge University decided for that particular year you were not what they were looking for.

Just don't live your life thinking you weren't good enough for Oxybridge because we all are and our profiles reflect this.

My first choice referee, a highly established academic actually refused to give a reference because he openly has a personal vendetta against Oxybridge. To the point where I had to talk him out of ringing up Cambridge and lambasting the admissions team for their criteria. 

So don't be that person.

And if you feel resentful or jealous towards others for getting in or inadequate because you didn't get in then just keep on applying. Even if you never plan on going, just keep applying for your own piece of mind if it helps. 



Last year 28/02/20 Friday, I received my rejection from Cambridge University.<br><br>So today will be a big day for me lol.<br><br>Just out of interest (testing a theory) , those still under review, in which country did you do your undergrad?<br><br>To add last year towards the end of the cycle there were some rejections and approvals.<br><br>I anticipate that most rejections will be sent out by 1st March but could be different this year due to Covid-19.<br><br>Also to those who are unhappy with their rejection. Applicants are strong every year, there are cases where an applicant has been rejected one year, taken a year out and done nothing then applied the following and been accepted.<br><br>So in no way does a rejection mean you are not good enough to gain admission.&nbsp;<br><br>It just means for whatever reason, Cambridge University decided for that particular year you were not what they were looking for.<br><br>Just don't live your life thinking you weren't good enough for Oxybridge because we all are and our profiles reflect this.<br><br>My first choice referee, a highly established academic actually refused to give a reference because he openly has a personal vendetta against Oxybridge. To the point where I had to talk him out of ringing up Cambridge and lambasting the admissions team for their criteria.&nbsp;<br><br>So don't be that person.<br><br>And if you feel resentful or jealous towards others for getting in or inadequate because you didn't get in then just keep on applying.&nbsp;Even if you never plan on going, just keep applying for your own piece of mind if it helps.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>
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Inactive User

Just moved to awaiting pao approval. 

Just moved to awaiting pao approval.&nbsp;
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DHngojv

It looks like they are updating at random time midnight GMT (so not manually) 
Anw, I’m still at dept review... so disheartening :(

[Edited by DHngojv on Feb 28, 2021]

It looks like they are updating at random time midnight GMT (so not manually)&nbsp;<br>Anw, I’m still at dept review... so disheartening :(
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just moved to GAO approval!
My toefl is 106. does anyone know that if we could argue about the language condition because of COVID-19? or will they accept toefl home edition?

just moved to GAO approval!<br>My toefl is 106. does anyone know that if we could argue about the language condition because of COVID-19? or will they accept toefl home edition?
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LLM_2021

just moved to GAO approval!
My toefl is 106. does anyone know that if we could argue about the language condition because of COVID-19? or will they accept toefl home edition?


They do accept TOEFL Home Edition

[quote]just moved to GAO approval!<br>My toefl is 106. does anyone know that if we could argue about the language condition because of COVID-19? or will they accept toefl home edition? [/quote]<br><br>They do accept TOEFL Home Edition
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Just moved to PAO approval too

Just moved to PAO approval too
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LLM_2021

Still under review. Definitely starting to get very anxious now :(

Still under review. Definitely starting to get very anxious now :(
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ffrancis

Still under review. Definitely starting to get very anxious now :(


same here, just want to know the result and get it done with, successful or otherwise. The constant checking is becoming unhealthy 

[quote]Still under review. Definitely starting to get very anxious now :( [/quote]<br><br>same here, just want to know the result and get it done with, successful or otherwise. The constant checking is becoming unhealthy&nbsp;
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francineth...

Don't lose hope guys! It's totally normal to still be under review at this point. Loads from last year got moved to GAO (now PAO) and then accepted up to the middle of March (me included). It'll all be alright!

Don't lose hope guys! It's totally normal to still be under review at this point. Loads from last year got moved to GAO (now PAO) and then accepted up to the middle of March (me included). It'll all be alright!
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Moved to PAO late last night. Best of luck to those in waiting!

Moved to PAO late last night. Best of luck to those in waiting!
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Aki Halu

Anyone still "under review"? Kinda tired of the waiting process...

Anyone still "under review"? Kinda tired of the waiting process...
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BK19091997

Are there any estimations as to how soon after official offers follow from PAO status/if at all?

Are there any estimations as to how soon after official offers follow from PAO status/if at all?
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llmpk99

Anyone still "under review"? Kinda tired of the waiting process...


Me. Quite hopeless now honestly :(

[quote]Anyone still "under review"? Kinda tired of the waiting process... [/quote]<br><br>Me. Quite hopeless now honestly :(
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LLM_2021

Are there any estimations as to how soon after official offers follow from PAO status/if at all?


Lots about this earlier in the thread - scroll up!

[quote]Are there any estimations as to how soon after official offers follow from PAO status/if at all? [/quote]<br><br>Lots about this earlier in the thread - scroll up!
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