Cambridge Application 2021-2022


Omar44



Point is just that it seems unlikely that one person would move through GAO and email offer before any significant reports here of others moving to GAO.  

No need for the other attacks thanks.


Clearly nobody seems to be listening to the guy who is applying for the third time. Or simply people just cannot be bothered to look through this thread the threads of previous years.

You will see (if you bother to look at previous threads) that there have always been a few users who receive their offer before others.

The reason for this (as I have previously stated in this thread).

Stronger applicants receive their offers earlier they are the 'cream of the crop' , Cambridge University then filter through the applications to form their ideal cohort. 

This cohort is based not only on strength of applications but diversity quotas, backgrounds and what benefits students bring to the rest of the cohort.

If your MCL application has gone to GOA, it is likely that your LLM application will go to GOA too.

In the past there have been students still under review who don't go to GOA but receive their offers via email later in the month. 

If your application goes to GOA then it is highly likely that you have been granted admission into Cambridge University.

^ To the person who commented in this thread stating something like 'I did see a case where one student went to GOA and got rejected but couldn't remember where I saw it'.

I didn't see that... and since the person couldn't bother to take the time to remember or look through previous threads before making such a comment I would dismiss it.


But yes to put this comment to bed. It isn't unheard of for some students to hear the outcome of their applications before others, in fact based on previous threads it is quite common. 

Naz Khan, first of all, there are 841 threads regarding the Cambridge LLM & MCL and i've given a good look to all of them in the last few months for the satisfaction of my own curiosity. As I said, I did see a case where this happened over the past few months but I wasn't as obsessed in order to provide "proof". I have a life and other things to do as well rather than looking through 841 threads to find the *one*. This place is just a forum where we all get to share our experience and journey regarding a similar matter, and it's very sad to see someone discrediting someone just because something, that may very well be true and happen, might make them nervous. Don't go around discrediting people without knowing them. I'm not a troll, I'm an aspiring LLM student (for the first time as well), just like yourself and the fact that you've applied 3 times doesn't make you a guru. So don't act like one and discredit anyone who says something that makes you uncomftarble. 

 I wish you the best of luck


No need to argue or be upset about anything. We are all eagerly waiting for the decisions. Best of luck to both of you and to everyone on this forum.  

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone!<br><br>I've just received a conditional offer of admission e-mail for the LLM program.<br><br>Best of luck to those who still wait their admission e-mails! [/quote]<br><br>Congrats! When did your application status change to GAO approval?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Exactly one week ago. [/quote]<br><br>I smell... a troll&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>You are indeed... a troll hunter.<br><br>Just because you and many others in the last two years received relatively late results does not necessarily indicate I mislead people here. If you care to check 2018/2019 cycle, there are even earlier results.&nbsp;<br><br>When I shared the news about the status change from under review to awaiting approval by GAO, some others were also skeptical, and I can understand that, but noone expressed that in a way like you do. Still, just to put an end to all the doubts I shared the screenshot of my application tracker then.&nbsp;<br><br>You have every right to be skeptical, however you should not classify people as "trolls" without explaining your reasons and expressing yourself in a respectful manner. Otherwise, how can you differantiate yourself from the so called "trolls"?<br><br>If you promise to apologize here afterwards, I can clear all your doubts by sharing whatever documents you want to see (and of course I will conceal the parts which contain personal information). I just want to help fellow applicants by sharing updates to ease the pain of waiting since I still have that pain maybe not for Cambridge but for other programs like LSE.<br><br>In addition, I noticed this is your first post after a while. There were many questions under many topics in the website where you can help other people as a previous applicant and offer holder but no, you have not posted to help anyone. There are people here who try to help others with the experience and knowledge they have and I am personally grateful for their help. Thus, your approach makes me wonder your reasons to post now. I believe it is not for helping others by identifying a "troll".<br><br>Enough of ad hominem, best of luck guys! I hope you receive good news soon. [/quote]<br><br>Point is just that it seems unlikely that one person would move through GAO and email offer before any significant reports here of others moving to GAO. &nbsp;<br><br>No need for the other attacks thanks. [/quote]<br><br>Clearly nobody seems to be listening to the guy who is applying for the third time. Or simply people just cannot be bothered to look through this thread the threads of previous years.<br><br>You will see (if you bother to look at previous threads) that there have always been a few users who receive their offer before others.<br><br>The reason for this (as I have previously stated in this thread).<br><br>Stronger applicants receive their offers earlier they are the 'cream of the crop' , Cambridge University then filter through the applications to form their ideal cohort.&nbsp;<br><br>This cohort is based not only on strength of applications but diversity quotas, backgrounds and what benefits students bring to the rest of the cohort.<br><br>If your MCL application has gone to GOA, it is likely that your LLM application will go to GOA too.<br><br>In the past there have been students still under review who don't go to GOA but receive their offers via email later in the month.&nbsp;<br><br>If your application goes to GOA then it is highly likely that you have been granted admission into Cambridge University.<br><br>^ To the person who commented in this thread stating something like 'I did see a case where one student went to GOA and got rejected but couldn't remember where I saw it'.<br><br>I didn't see that... and since the person couldn't bother to take the time to remember or look through previous threads before making such a comment I would dismiss it.<br><br><br>But yes to put this comment to bed. It isn't unheard of for some students to hear the outcome of their applications before others, in fact based on previous threads it is quite common.&nbsp;<br><br>Naz Khan, first of all, there are 841 threads regarding the Cambridge LLM &amp; MCL and i've given a good look to all of them in the last few months for the satisfaction of my own curiosity. As I said, I did see a case where this happened over the past few months but I wasn't as obsessed in order to provide "proof". I have a life and other things to do as well rather than looking through 841 threads to find the *one*. This place is just a forum where we all get to share our experience and journey regarding a similar matter, and it's very sad to see someone discrediting someone just because something, that may very well be true and happen, might make them nervous. Don't go around discrediting people without knowing them. I'm not a troll, I'm an aspiring LLM student (for the first time as well), just like yourself and the fact that you've applied 3 times doesn't make you a guru. So don't act like one and discredit anyone who says something that makes you uncomftarble.&nbsp;<br><br>&nbsp;I wish you the best of luck[/quote] [/quote]<br><br>No need to argue or be upset about anything. We are all eagerly waiting for the decisions. Best of luck to both of you and to everyone on this forum. &nbsp;
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MM23



Clearly nobody seems to be listening to the guy who is applying for the third time. Or simply people just cannot be bothered to look through this thread the threads of previous years.

You will see (if you bother to look at previous threads) that there have always been a few users who receive their offer before others.

The reason for this (as I have previously stated in this thread).

Stronger applicants receive their offers earlier they are the 'cream of the crop' , Cambridge University then filter through the applications to form their ideal cohort. 

This cohort is based not only on strength of applications but diversity quotas, backgrounds and what benefits students bring to the rest of the cohort.

If your MCL application has gone to GOA, it is likely that your LLM application will go to GOA too.

In the past there have been students still under review who don't go to GOA but receive their offers via email later in the month. 

If your application goes to GOA then it is highly likely that you have been granted admission into Cambridge University.

^ To the person who commented in this thread stating something like 'I did see a case where one student went to GOA and got rejected but couldn't remember where I saw it'.

I didn't see that... and since the person couldn't bother to take the time to remember or look through previous threads before making such a comment I would dismiss it.


But yes to put this comment to bed. It isn't unheard of for some students to hear the outcome of their applications before others, in fact based on previous threads it is quite common. 

Naz Khan, first of all, there are 841 threads regarding the Cambridge LLM & MCL and i've given a good look to all of them in the last few months for the satisfaction of my own curiosity. As I said, I did see a case where this happened over the past few months but I wasn't as obsessed in order to provide "proof". I have a life and other things to do as well rather than looking through 841 threads to find the *one*. This place is just a forum where we all get to share our experience and journey regarding a similar matter, and it's very sad to see someone discrediting someone just because something, that may very well be true and happen, might make them nervous. Don't go around discrediting people without knowing them. I'm not a troll, I'm an aspiring LLM student (for the first time as well), just like yourself and the fact that you've applied 3 times doesn't make you a guru. So don't act like one and discredit anyone who says something that makes you uncomftarble. 

 I wish you the best of luck


No need to argue or be upset about anything. We are all eagerly waiting for the decisions. Best of luck to both of you and to everyone on this forum.  


Omar44, I could not agree more! Good luck to you too!! x

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone!<br><br>I've just received a conditional offer of admission e-mail for the LLM program.<br><br>Best of luck to those who still wait their admission e-mails! [/quote]<br><br>Congrats! When did your application status change to GAO approval?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Exactly one week ago. [/quote]<br><br>I smell... a troll&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>You are indeed... a troll hunter.<br><br>Just because you and many others in the last two years received relatively late results does not necessarily indicate I mislead people here. If you care to check 2018/2019 cycle, there are even earlier results.&nbsp;<br><br>When I shared the news about the status change from under review to awaiting approval by GAO, some others were also skeptical, and I can understand that, but noone expressed that in a way like you do. Still, just to put an end to all the doubts I shared the screenshot of my application tracker then.&nbsp;<br><br>You have every right to be skeptical, however you should not classify people as "trolls" without explaining your reasons and expressing yourself in a respectful manner. Otherwise, how can you differantiate yourself from the so called "trolls"?<br><br>If you promise to apologize here afterwards, I can clear all your doubts by sharing whatever documents you want to see (and of course I will conceal the parts which contain personal information). I just want to help fellow applicants by sharing updates to ease the pain of waiting since I still have that pain maybe not for Cambridge but for other programs like LSE.<br><br>In addition, I noticed this is your first post after a while. There were many questions under many topics in the website where you can help other people as a previous applicant and offer holder but no, you have not posted to help anyone. There are people here who try to help others with the experience and knowledge they have and I am personally grateful for their help. Thus, your approach makes me wonder your reasons to post now. I believe it is not for helping others by identifying a "troll".<br><br>Enough of ad hominem, best of luck guys! I hope you receive good news soon. [/quote]<br><br>Point is just that it seems unlikely that one person would move through GAO and email offer before any significant reports here of others moving to GAO. &nbsp;<br><br>No need for the other attacks thanks. [/quote]<br><br>Clearly nobody seems to be listening to the guy who is applying for the third time. Or simply people just cannot be bothered to look through this thread the threads of previous years.<br><br>You will see (if you bother to look at previous threads) that there have always been a few users who receive their offer before others.<br><br>The reason for this (as I have previously stated in this thread).<br><br>Stronger applicants receive their offers earlier they are the 'cream of the crop' , Cambridge University then filter through the applications to form their ideal cohort.&nbsp;<br><br>This cohort is based not only on strength of applications but diversity quotas, backgrounds and what benefits students bring to the rest of the cohort.<br><br>If your MCL application has gone to GOA, it is likely that your LLM application will go to GOA too.<br><br>In the past there have been students still under review who don't go to GOA but receive their offers via email later in the month.&nbsp;<br><br>If your application goes to GOA then it is highly likely that you have been granted admission into Cambridge University.<br><br>^ To the person who commented in this thread stating something like 'I did see a case where one student went to GOA and got rejected but couldn't remember where I saw it'.<br><br>I didn't see that... and since the person couldn't bother to take the time to remember or look through previous threads before making such a comment I would dismiss it.<br><br><br>But yes to put this comment to bed. It isn't unheard of for some students to hear the outcome of their applications before others, in fact based on previous threads it is quite common.&nbsp;<br><br>Naz Khan, first of all, there are 841 threads regarding the Cambridge LLM &amp; MCL and i've given a good look to all of them in the last few months for the satisfaction of my own curiosity. As I said, I did see a case where this happened over the past few months but I wasn't as obsessed in order to provide "proof". I have a life and other things to do as well rather than looking through 841 threads to find the *one*. This place is just a forum where we all get to share our experience and journey regarding a similar matter, and it's very sad to see someone discrediting someone just because something, that may very well be true and happen, might make them nervous. Don't go around discrediting people without knowing them. I'm not a troll, I'm an aspiring LLM student (for the first time as well), just like yourself and the fact that you've applied 3 times doesn't make you a guru. So don't act like one and discredit anyone who says something that makes you uncomftarble.&nbsp;<br><br>&nbsp;I wish you the best of luck[/quote] [/quote]<br><br>No need to argue or be upset about anything. We are all eagerly waiting for the decisions. Best of luck to both of you and to everyone on this forum. &nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Omar44, I could not agree more! Good luck to you too!! x
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wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U

I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason.

wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U<br><br>I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason.
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Madmanul

wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U

I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason.


GG! Were you put on "GOA" first or went straight to offer?

[quote]wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U<br><br>I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason. [/quote]<br><br>GG! Were you put on "GOA" first or went straight to offer?
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wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U

I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason.



Hey! Just to be sure, is this email for the LLM or the MCL? I am pretty sure the applications for the MCL are indeed already rolling, while LLM has not yet come out! But if you got this for the LLM, that could mean our news are coming very soon!! And thank you for sharing the screenshot! 

[quote]wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U<br><br>I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason. [/quote]<br><br><br>Hey! Just to be sure, is this email for the LLM or the MCL? I am pretty sure the applications for the MCL are indeed already rolling, while LLM has not yet come out! But if you got this for the LLM, that could mean our news are coming very soon!! And thank you for sharing the screenshot!&nbsp;
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Lespassos

Congrats to those who were admitted! 

And to the ones waiting - such as myself -, let's just make sure we manage our anxieties as the adults we are and maybe stop discrediting people for no reason? 1f642 

Congrats to those who were admitted!&nbsp;<br><br>And to the ones waiting - such as myself -, let's just make sure we manage our anxieties as the adults we are and maybe stop discrediting people for no reason?&nbsp;:slightly-smiling-face:&nbsp;
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Gobbledygo...

wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U

I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason.



Hey! Just to be sure, is this email for the LLM or the MCL? I am pretty sure the applications for the MCL are indeed already rolling, while LLM has not yet come out! But if you got this for the LLM, that could mean our news are coming very soon!! And thank you for sharing the screenshot! 

The offers have started rolling out for the LLM, MCL and PhD (dunno about the other research degrees). It's not just the MCL. If it helps, rejections have started too, so no news is good news. 

[Edited by Gobbledygook on Feb 19, 2021]

[quote][quote]wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U<br><br>I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason. [/quote]<br><br><br>Hey! Just to be sure, is this email for the LLM or the MCL? I am pretty sure the applications for the MCL are indeed already rolling, while LLM has not yet come out! But if you got this for the LLM, that could mean our news are coming very soon!! And thank you for sharing the screenshot!&nbsp; [/quote]<br>The offers have started rolling out for the LLM, MCL and PhD (dunno about the other research degrees). It's not just the MCL. If it helps, rejections have started too, so no news is good news.&nbsp;
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Anxiety makes people's emotions rise, that is true, but I do not think this is what is happening here. 

The fact is that if one of you is to take a single moment to check the past year's posts, there are always trolls - there has literally not been a single year since there has not bee a troll. People, unfortunately, have fun at the expense of other people's anxiety.

To make questions and challenge facts that appear impossible or innapropriate is not "troll hunting" but, rather, helping people not get anxious for no reason at all. Everyone on this post and people who read it are anxious for their own results and the results of people close to them. There is absolutely no reason why, if someone chooses to share their personal story in a forum like this, they cannot be challenged or asked questions - after all, we are all lawyers. 

Now, regarding this specific situation, I do hope we are all accepted and get to meet Gary in person. One must note, however, that it does seem weird that the first person to get their result - apparently weeks before anyone else - is someone whose name is "666", has been on this site for over 5 years, and had never made a single post before, in any forum whatsover. The angry and defensive reactions of some people around here is also quite puzzling to me. 

No one is questioning the MCL results - which typically come out on this date, and are, in fact, on time. This is not an MCL forum - although I do ask that you keep commenting on MCL results, as they may help assist us in our predictions. When it comes to LLM, the LLM results have never worked this way in all the past years - one needs only to read the past forums to see. 

It is not at all unreasonable to question the fact that someone with absolutely no info on their profile, who had never made a post before, and who chose a username that is mostly universally known as a joke, appears to be the first person in history to break the trend of Cambridge applications. Not a single other person has moved to GAO for the LLM program, and LLM offers have never come before MCL offers in this fashion. 

Hopefully, no one has so much free time as to come on a forum like this and troll young students with a dream at hand. However, we cannot be as naive as to believe that no one would to this - after all, as someone just passively agressively mentioned, we are all supposed to be adults here. 

Anxiety makes people's emotions rise, that is true, but I do not think this is what is happening here.&nbsp;<br><br>The fact is that if one of you is to take a single moment to check the past year's posts, there are always trolls - there has literally not been a single year since there has not bee a troll. People, unfortunately, have fun at the expense of other people's anxiety.<br><br>To make questions and challenge facts that appear impossible or innapropriate is not "troll hunting" but, rather, helping people not get anxious for no reason at all. Everyone on this post and people who read it are anxious for their own results and the results of people close to them. There is absolutely no reason why, if someone chooses to share their personal story in a forum like this, they cannot be challenged or asked questions - after all, we are all lawyers.&nbsp;<br><br>Now, regarding this specific situation, I do hope we are all accepted and get to meet Gary in person. One must note, however, that it does seem weird that the first person to get their result - apparently weeks before anyone else - is someone whose name is "666", has been on this site for over 5 years, and had never made a single post before, in any forum whatsover. The angry and defensive reactions of some people around here is also quite puzzling to me.&nbsp;<br><br>No one is questioning the MCL results - which typically come out on this date, and are, in fact, on time. This is not an MCL forum - although I do ask that you keep commenting on MCL results, as they may help assist us in our predictions. When it comes to LLM, the LLM results have never worked this way in all the past years - one needs only to read the past forums to see.&nbsp;<br><br>It is not at all unreasonable to question the fact that someone with absolutely no info on their profile, who had never made a post before, and who chose a username that is mostly universally known as a joke, appears to be the first person in history to break the trend of Cambridge applications. Not a single other person has moved to GAO for the LLM program, and LLM offers have never come before MCL offers in this fashion.&nbsp;<br><br>Hopefully, no one has so much free time as to come on a forum like this and troll young students with a dream at hand. However, we cannot be as naive as to believe that no one would to this - after all, as someone just passively agressively mentioned, we are all supposed to be adults here.&nbsp;
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wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U

I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason.



Hey! Just to be sure, is this email for the LLM or the MCL? I am pretty sure the applications for the MCL are indeed already rolling, while LLM has not yet come out! But if you got this for the LLM, that could mean our news are coming very soon!! And thank you for sharing the screenshot! 

The offers have started rolling out for the LLM, MCL and PhD (dunno about the other research degrees). It's not just the MCL. If it helps, rejections have started too, so no news is good news. 


Hey! Do you know of any other results for the LLM besides Gary's? Guess that could change a lot on our perception... 

[quote][quote][quote]wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U<br><br>I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason. [/quote]<br><br><br>Hey! Just to be sure, is this email for the LLM or the MCL? I am pretty sure the applications for the MCL are indeed already rolling, while LLM has not yet come out! But if you got this for the LLM, that could mean our news are coming very soon!! And thank you for sharing the screenshot!&nbsp; [/quote]<br>The offers have started rolling out for the LLM, MCL and PhD (dunno about the other research degrees). It's not just the MCL. If it helps, rejections have started too, so no news is good news.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hey! Do you know of any other results for the LLM besides Gary's? Guess that could change a lot on our perception...&nbsp;
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socratesco...

Hi all! I don't know whether gary666 is a troll account or not, but I'm certain that some people's apps have moved to the GAO stage. In fact, my status in the LLM application has changed since (at least) 14th February and now reads: "awaiting approval by GAO - Awaiting approval by the Central Graduate Admissions Office.". 

In any case, I wish best of luck to everyone out there. 

Anxiety makes people's emotions rise, that is true, but I do not think this is what is happening here. 

The fact is that if one of you is to take a single moment to check the past year's posts, there are always trolls - there has literally not been a single year since there has not bee a troll. People, unfortunately, have fun at the expense of other people's anxiety.

To make questions and challenge facts that appear impossible or innapropriate is not "troll hunting" but, rather, helping people not get anxious for no reason at all. Everyone on this post and people who read it are anxious for their own results and the results of people close to them. There is absolutely no reason why, if someone chooses to share their personal story in a forum like this, they cannot be challenged or asked questions - after all, we are all lawyers. 

Now, regarding this specific situation, I do hope we are all accepted and get to meet Gary in person. One must note, however, that it does seem weird that the first person to get their result - apparently weeks before anyone else - is someone whose name is "666", has been on this site for over 5 years, and had never made a single post before, in any forum whatsover. The angry and defensive reactions of some people around here is also quite puzzling to me. 

No one is questioning the MCL results - which typically come out on this date, and are, in fact, on time. This is not an MCL forum - although I do ask that you keep commenting on MCL results, as they may help assist us in our predictions. When it comes to LLM, the LLM results have never worked this way in all the past years - one needs only to read the past forums to see. 

It is not at all unreasonable to question the fact that someone with absolutely no info on their profile, who had never made a post before, and who chose a username that is mostly universally known as a joke, appears to be the first person in history to break the trend of Cambridge applications. Not a single other person has moved to GAO for the LLM program, and LLM offers have never come before MCL offers in this fashion. 

Hopefully, no one has so much free time as to come on a forum like this and troll young students with a dream at hand. However, we cannot be as naive as to believe that no one would to this - after all, as someone just passively agressively mentioned, we are all supposed to be adults here. 

[Edited by socratesconium on Feb 19, 2021]

Hi all! I don't know whether gary666 is a troll account or not, but I'm certain that some people's apps have moved to the GAO stage. In fact, my status in the LLM application has changed since (at least) 14th February and now reads: "awaiting approval by GAO - Awaiting approval by the Central Graduate Admissions Office.".&nbsp;<br><br>In any case, I wish best of luck to everyone out there.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Anxiety makes people's emotions rise, that is true, but I do not think this is what is happening here.&nbsp;<br><br>The fact is that if one of you is to take a single moment to check the past year's posts, there are always trolls - there has literally not been a single year since there has not bee a troll. People, unfortunately, have fun at the expense of other people's anxiety.<br><br>To make questions and challenge facts that appear impossible or innapropriate is not "troll hunting" but, rather, helping people not get anxious for no reason at all. Everyone on this post and people who read it are anxious for their own results and the results of people close to them. There is absolutely no reason why, if someone chooses to share their personal story in a forum like this, they cannot be challenged or asked questions - after all, we are all lawyers.&nbsp;<br><br>Now, regarding this specific situation, I do hope we are all accepted and get to meet Gary in person. One must note, however, that it does seem weird that the first person to get their result - apparently weeks before anyone else - is someone whose name is "666", has been on this site for over 5 years, and had never made a single post before, in any forum whatsover. The angry and defensive reactions of some people around here is also quite puzzling to me.&nbsp;<br><br>No one is questioning the MCL results - which typically come out on this date, and are, in fact, on time. This is not an MCL forum - although I do ask that you keep commenting on MCL results, as they may help assist us in our predictions. When it comes to LLM, the LLM results have never worked this way in all the past years - one needs only to read the past forums to see.&nbsp;<br><br>It is not at all unreasonable to question the fact that someone with absolutely no info on their profile, who had never made a post before, and who chose a username that is mostly universally known as a joke, appears to be the first person in history to break the trend of Cambridge applications. Not a single other person has moved to GAO for the LLM program, and LLM offers have never come before MCL offers in this fashion.&nbsp;<br><br>Hopefully, no one has so much free time as to come on a forum like this and troll young students with a dream at hand. However, we cannot be as naive as to believe that no one would to this - after all, as someone just passively agressively mentioned, we are all supposed to be adults here.&nbsp; [/quote]
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alchbabe

I wanted to add that this post makes me optimistic - if you compare the number of those admitted on this forum  - it is higher than the number of those not successful...
So the chances are good.

But do you think people deferred their offers to this year because of covid? 

Do we compete with 2021-2022 applicants only, or there are many 2020-2021 deferred applicants? 1f9141f9141f914

 

Hi guys. Not sure if this is informative apart from proving that I'm procrastinating my uni work too much today, but I've put together a list of when people on the forum posted that they'd heard back last year.  

Mon 24 Feb- 5 unsuccessful
Tues 25 Feb- 8 unsuccessful
Weds 26 Feb- 2 unsuccessful, 3 GAO (all evening)
Fri 28 Feb- 1 unsuccessful, 8 GAO (all evening)
Sun 1 Mar- 1 unsuccessful, 9 GAO (all day)
Mon 2 Mar- 4 GAO
Weds 4 Mar- 15 GAO
Thurs 5 Mar- 1 GAO
Fri 6 Mar- 2 GAO




I wanted to add that this post makes me optimistic - if you compare the number of those admitted on this forum &nbsp;- it is higher than the number of those not successful...<br>So the chances are good.<br><br>But do you think people deferred their offers to this year because of covid?&nbsp;<br><br>Do we compete with 2021-2022 applicants only, or there are many 2020-2021 deferred applicants?&nbsp;:thinking-face::thinking-face::thinking-face:<br><br>&nbsp;[quote]Hi guys. Not sure if this is informative apart from proving that I'm procrastinating my uni work too much today, but I've put together a list of when people on the forum posted that they'd heard back last year.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Mon 24 Feb- 5 unsuccessful<br>Tues 25 Feb- 8 unsuccessful<br>Weds 26 Feb- 2 unsuccessful, 3 GAO (all evening)<br>Fri 28 Feb- 1 unsuccessful, 8 GAO (all evening)<br>Sun 1 Mar- 1 unsuccessful, 9 GAO (all day)<br>Mon 2 Mar- 4 GAO<br>Weds 4 Mar- 15 GAO<br>Thurs 5 Mar- 1 GAO<br>Fri 6 Mar- 2 GAO<div><br></div><div><br></div><div>
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Applicantf...

wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U

I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason.



Hey! Just to be sure, is this email for the LLM or the MCL? I am pretty sure the applications for the MCL are indeed already rolling, while LLM has not yet come out! But if you got this for the LLM, that could mean our news are coming very soon!! And thank you for sharing the screenshot! 

The offers have started rolling out for the LLM, MCL and PhD (dunno about the other research degrees). It's not just the MCL. If it helps, rejections have started too, so no news is good news. 


Thank you Gobbledygook, do you mind saying if rejections for the LLM have started? Also, thanks for everyone who is giving feedback and sharing your experiences. Anxiety is killing me! 

[quote][quote][quote]wow, heightened tensions in this thread... I received my offer on wednesday, here's a screenshot of the offer email: https://imgur.com/a/vbCW59U<br><br>I don't know what more proof i could give, but anyway i'm sure more people will start getting more offers next week and people will stop accusing those of us who've already received acceptances of trolling for no good reason. [/quote]<br><br><br>Hey! Just to be sure, is this email for the LLM or the MCL? I am pretty sure the applications for the MCL are indeed already rolling, while LLM has not yet come out! But if you got this for the LLM, that could mean our news are coming very soon!! And thank you for sharing the screenshot!&nbsp; [/quote]<br>The offers have started rolling out for the LLM, MCL and PhD (dunno about the other research degrees). It's not just the MCL. If it helps, rejections have started too, so no news is good news.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you Gobbledygook, do you mind saying if rejections for the LLM have started? Also, thanks for everyone who is giving feedback and sharing your experiences. Anxiety is killing me!&nbsp;
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EloiseH

I wanted to add that this post makes me optimistic - if you compare the number of those admitted on this forum  - it is higher than the number of those not successful...
So the chances are good.

But do you think people deferred their offers to this year because of covid? 

Do we compete with 2021-2022 applicants only, or there are many 2020-2021 deferred applicants? 1f9141f9141f914

 
Hi guys. Not sure if this is informative apart from proving that I'm procrastinating my uni work too much today, but I've put together a list of when people on the forum posted that they'd heard back last year.  

Mon 24 Feb- 5 unsuccessful
Tues 25 Feb- 8 unsuccessful
Weds 26 Feb- 2 unsuccessful, 3 GAO (all evening)
Fri 28 Feb- 1 unsuccessful, 8 GAO (all evening)
Sun 1 Mar- 1 unsuccessful, 9 GAO (all day)
Mon 2 Mar- 4 GAO
Weds 4 Mar- 15 GAO
Thurs 5 Mar- 1 GAO
Fri 6 Mar- 2 GAO


I know that there was an FOI request on 17th September 2020 about deferrals for the BCL. At that point 9 people had deferred to 2021. I'm not sure if that's particularly high or if the situation with Cambridge will be the same. I was under the impression that not many courses were allowing covid deferrals. I certainly hope that it's not harder to get in this year because of deferrals . 

[quote]I wanted to add that this post makes me optimistic - if you compare the number of those admitted on this forum &nbsp;- it is higher than the number of those not successful...<br>So the chances are good.<br><br>But do you think people deferred their offers to this year because of covid?&nbsp;<br><br>Do we compete with 2021-2022 applicants only, or there are many 2020-2021 deferred applicants?&nbsp;:thinking-face::thinking-face::thinking-face:<br><br>&nbsp;[quote]Hi guys. Not sure if this is informative apart from proving that I'm procrastinating my uni work too much today, but I've put together a list of when people on the forum posted that they'd heard back last year.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Mon 24 Feb- 5 unsuccessful<br>Tues 25 Feb- 8 unsuccessful<br>Weds 26 Feb- 2 unsuccessful, 3 GAO (all evening)<br>Fri 28 Feb- 1 unsuccessful, 8 GAO (all evening)<br>Sun 1 Mar- 1 unsuccessful, 9 GAO (all day)<br>Mon 2 Mar- 4 GAO<br>Weds 4 Mar- 15 GAO<br>Thurs 5 Mar- 1 GAO<br>Fri 6 Mar- 2 GAO<div>[/quote] [/quote]<br></div><br>I know that there was an FOI request on 17th September 2020 about deferrals for the BCL. At that point 9 people had deferred to 2021. I'm not sure if that's particularly high or if the situation with Cambridge will be the same. I was under the impression that not many courses were allowing covid deferrals. I certainly hope that it's not harder to get in this year because of deferrals .&nbsp;
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alchbabe

thanks!

If someone has more info on covid deferrals we’ll be super grateful ????


I wanted to add that this post makes me optimistic - if you compare the number of those admitted on this forum  - it is higher than the number of those not successful...
So the chances are good.

But do you think people deferred their offers to this year because of covid? 

Do we compete with 2021-2022 applicants only, or there are many 2020-2021 deferred applicants? 1f9141f9141f914

 
Hi guys. Not sure if this is informative apart from proving that I'm procrastinating my uni work too much today, but I've put together a list of when people on the forum posted that they'd heard back last year.  

Mon 24 Feb- 5 unsuccessful
Tues 25 Feb- 8 unsuccessful
Weds 26 Feb- 2 unsuccessful, 3 GAO (all evening)
Fri 28 Feb- 1 unsuccessful, 8 GAO (all evening)
Sun 1 Mar- 1 unsuccessful, 9 GAO (all day)
Mon 2 Mar- 4 GAO
Weds 4 Mar- 15 GAO
Thurs 5 Mar- 1 GAO
Fri 6 Mar- 2 GAO


I know that there was an FOI request on 17th September 2020 about deferrals for the BCL. At that point 9 people had deferred to 2021. I'm not sure if that's particularly high or if the situation with Cambridge will be the same. I was under the impression that not many courses were allowing covid deferrals. I certainly hope that it's not harder to get in this year because of deferrals . 

thanks!<br><br>If someone has more info on covid deferrals we’ll be super grateful ????<br><br><br>[quote][quote]I wanted to add that this post makes me optimistic - if you compare the number of those admitted on this forum &nbsp;- it is higher than the number of those not successful...<br>So the chances are good.<br><br>But do you think people deferred their offers to this year because of covid?&nbsp;<br><br>Do we compete with 2021-2022 applicants only, or there are many 2020-2021 deferred applicants?&nbsp;:thinking-face::thinking-face::thinking-face:<br><br>&nbsp;[quote]Hi guys. Not sure if this is informative apart from proving that I'm procrastinating my uni work too much today, but I've put together a list of when people on the forum posted that they'd heard back last year.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Mon 24 Feb- 5 unsuccessful<br>Tues 25 Feb- 8 unsuccessful<br>Weds 26 Feb- 2 unsuccessful, 3 GAO (all evening)<br>Fri 28 Feb- 1 unsuccessful, 8 GAO (all evening)<br>Sun 1 Mar- 1 unsuccessful, 9 GAO (all day)<br>Mon 2 Mar- 4 GAO<br>Weds 4 Mar- 15 GAO<br>Thurs 5 Mar- 1 GAO<br>Fri 6 Mar- 2 GAO<div>[/quote] [/quote]<br></div><br>I know that there was an FOI request on 17th September 2020 about deferrals for the BCL. At that point 9 people had deferred to 2021. I'm not sure if that's particularly high or if the situation with Cambridge will be the same. I was under the impression that not many courses were allowing covid deferrals. I certainly hope that it's not harder to get in this year because of deferrals .&nbsp; [/quote]
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Omar44

thanks!

If someone has more info on covid deferrals we’ll be super grateful ????


I wanted to add that this post makes me optimistic - if you compare the number of those admitted on this forum  - it is higher than the number of those not successful...
So the chances are good.

But do you think people deferred their offers to this year because of covid? 

Do we compete with 2021-2022 applicants only, or there are many 2020-2021 deferred applicants? 1f9141f9141f914

 


I know that there was an FOI request on 17th September 2020 about deferrals for the BCL. At that point 9 people had deferred to 2021. I'm not sure if that's particularly high or if the situation with Cambridge will be the same. I was under the impression that not many courses were allowing covid deferrals. I certainly hope that it's not harder to get in this year because of deferrals . 


From the Cambridge LLM site: “I have received an offer of a place on the Cambridge LLM, and would like to take up the offer, but I cannot now attend in the year for which I initially applied. Is it possible to defer?No. In line with general University policy, deferred entry will not be possible for the LLM due to the limited number of places available each year.


[quote]thanks!<br><br>If someone has more info on covid deferrals we’ll be super grateful ????<br><br><br>[quote][quote]I wanted to add that this post makes me optimistic - if you compare the number of those admitted on this forum &nbsp;- it is higher than the number of those not successful...<br>So the chances are good.<br><br>But do you think people deferred their offers to this year because of covid?&nbsp;<br><br>Do we compete with 2021-2022 applicants only, or there are many 2020-2021 deferred applicants?&nbsp;:thinking-face::thinking-face::thinking-face:<br><br>&nbsp;[quote]Hi guys. Not sure if this is informative apart from proving that I'm procrastinating my uni work too much today, but I've put together a list of when people on the forum posted that they'd heard back last year.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Mon 24 Feb- 5 unsuccessful<br>Tues 25 Feb- 8 unsuccessful<br>Weds 26 Feb- 2 unsuccessful, 3 GAO (all evening)<br>Fri 28 Feb- 1 unsuccessful, 8 GAO (all evening)<br>Sun 1 Mar- 1 unsuccessful, 9 GAO (all day)<br>Mon 2 Mar- 4 GAO<br>Weds 4 Mar- 15 GAO<br>Thurs 5 Mar- 1 GAO<br>Fri 6 Mar- 2 GAO<div>[/quote] [/quote]<br></div><br>I know that there was an FOI request on 17th September 2020 about deferrals for the BCL. At that point 9 people had deferred to 2021. I'm not sure if that's particularly high or if the situation with Cambridge will be the same. I was under the impression that not many courses were allowing covid deferrals. I certainly hope that it's not harder to get in this year because of deferrals .&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>From the Cambridge LLM site: “I have received an offer of a place on the Cambridge LLM, and would like to take up the offer, but I cannot now attend in the year for which I initially applied. Is it possible to defer?No. In line with general University policy, deferred entry will not be possible for the LLM due to the limited number of places available each year.
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alchbabe

That would be mostly true for the non-covid year. And I know people whose offers were deferred by Cambridge in the usual years



thanks!

If someone has more info on covid deferrals we’ll be super grateful ????




I know that there was an FOI request on 17th September 2020 about deferrals for the BCL. At that point 9 people had deferred to 2021. I'm not sure if that's particularly high or if the situation with Cambridge will be the same. I was under the impression that not many courses were allowing covid deferrals. I certainly hope that it's not harder to get in this year because of deferrals . 


From the Cambridge LLM site: “I have received an offer of a place on the Cambridge LLM, and would like to take up the offer, but I cannot now attend in the year for which I initially applied. Is it possible to defer?No. In line with general University policy, deferred entry will not be possible for the LLM due to the limited number of places available each year.


That would be mostly true for the non-covid year. And I know people whose offers were deferred by Cambridge in the usual years<br><br><br><br>[quote][quote]thanks!<br><br>If someone has more info on covid deferrals we’ll be super grateful ????<br><br><br>[quote][quote]I wanted to add that this post makes me optimistic - if you compare the number of those admitted on this forum &nbsp;- it is higher than the number of those not successful...<br>So the chances are good.<br><br>But do you think people deferred their offers to this year because of covid?&nbsp;<br><br>Do we compete with 2021-2022 applicants only, or there are many 2020-2021 deferred applicants?&nbsp;:thinking-face::thinking-face::thinking-face:<br><br>&nbsp;[quote]Hi guys. Not sure if this is informative apart from proving that I'm procrastinating my uni work too much today, but I've put together a list of when people on the forum posted that they'd heard back last year.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Mon 24 Feb- 5 unsuccessful<br>Tues 25 Feb- 8 unsuccessful<br>Weds 26 Feb- 2 unsuccessful, 3 GAO (all evening)<br>Fri 28 Feb- 1 unsuccessful, 8 GAO (all evening)<br>Sun 1 Mar- 1 unsuccessful, 9 GAO (all day)<br>Mon 2 Mar- 4 GAO<br>Weds 4 Mar- 15 GAO<br>Thurs 5 Mar- 1 GAO<br>Fri 6 Mar- 2 GAO<div>[/quote] [/quote]<br></div><br>I know that there was an FOI request on 17th September 2020 about deferrals for the BCL. At that point 9 people had deferred to 2021. I'm not sure if that's particularly high or if the situation with Cambridge will be the same. I was under the impression that not many courses were allowing covid deferrals. I certainly hope that it's not harder to get in this year because of deferrals .&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>From the Cambridge LLM site: “I have received an offer of a place on the Cambridge LLM, and would like to take up the offer, but I cannot now attend in the year for which I initially applied. Is it possible to defer?No. In line with general University policy, deferred entry will not be possible for the LLM due to the limited number of places available each year.
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prioscarri...

Hi everyone. For those asking about the people who got offers last year but couldn't take their place because of Covid, I am one of those. The university gave to us the opportunity to re-apply with an application fee waiver if our reasons for not joining the 2020-2021 class were Covid related (they were quite flexible in terms of what is covid related, I must confess)

I do not know how many of the offer-holders re-submitted their MT2020 application. I did. As far as I am concerned, re-submitting one's application is not detrimental for those applying normally. Indeed, before re-submitting my application I emailed to both the Admissions Office and the Law Faculty asking whether a re-submitted application would be treated differently than "regular applications" (I was worried that my application was assessed against other successful applicants and for only a few places). a Law Faculty's administrative assistant replied: 

"I can confirm that a resubmission will be treated no differently from a new application.  All applications (both new applications and resubmissions) are assessed as a gathered field. Candidates are selected for an offer from those meeting the minimum academic requirement, in order of assessed strength of application, but overall offer numbers are limited to the University-allocated LLM quota."

So, I am as nervous as all (or most) of you guys! Good luck to everyone!

[Edited by prioscarrillo on Feb 19, 2021]

Hi everyone. For those asking about the people who got offers last year but couldn't take their place because of Covid, I am one of those. The university gave to us the opportunity to re-apply with an application fee waiver if our reasons for not joining the 2020-2021 class were Covid related (they were quite flexible in terms of what is covid related, I must confess)<br><br>I do not know how many of the offer-holders re-submitted their MT2020 application. I did. As far as I am concerned, re-submitting one's application is not detrimental for those applying normally. Indeed, before re-submitting my application I emailed to both the Admissions Office and the Law Faculty asking whether a re-submitted application would be treated differently than "regular applications" (I was worried that my application was assessed against other successful applicants and for only a few places). a Law Faculty's administrative assistant replied:&nbsp;<br><br>"I can confirm that a resubmission will be treated no differently from a new application.&nbsp; All applications (both new applications and resubmissions) are assessed as a gathered field. Candidates are selected for an offer from those meeting the minimum academic requirement, in order of assessed strength of application, but overall offer numbers are limited to the University-allocated LLM quota."<br><br>So, I am as nervous as all (or most) of you guys! Good luck to everyone!
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gary666

Anxiety makes people's emotions rise, that is true, but I do not think this is what is happening here. 

The fact is that if one of you is to take a single moment to check the past year's posts, there are always trolls - there has literally not been a single year since there has not bee a troll. People, unfortunately, have fun at the expense of other people's anxiety.

To make questions and challenge facts that appear impossible or innapropriate is not "troll hunting" but, rather, helping people not get anxious for no reason at all. Everyone on this post and people who read it are anxious for their own results and the results of people close to them. There is absolutely no reason why, if someone chooses to share their personal story in a forum like this, they cannot be challenged or asked questions - after all, we are all lawyers. 

Now, regarding this specific situation, I do hope we are all accepted and get to meet Gary in person. One must note, however, that it does seem weird that the first person to get their result - apparently weeks before anyone else - is someone whose name is "666", has been on this site for over 5 years, and had never made a single post before, in any forum whatsover. The angry and defensive reactions of some people around here is also quite puzzling to me. 

No one is questioning the MCL results - which typically come out on this date, and are, in fact, on time. This is not an MCL forum - although I do ask that you keep commenting on MCL results, as they may help assist us in our predictions. When it comes to LLM, the LLM results have never worked this way in all the past years - one needs only to read the past forums to see. 

It is not at all unreasonable to question the fact that someone with absolutely no info on their profile, who had never made a post before, and who chose a username that is mostly universally known as a joke, appears to be the first person in history to break the trend of Cambridge applications. Not a single other person has moved to GAO for the LLM program, and LLM offers have never come before MCL offers in this fashion. 

Hopefully, no one has so much free time as to come on a forum like this and troll young students with a dream at hand. However, we cannot be as naive as to believe that no one would to this - after all, as someone just passively agressively mentioned, we are all supposed to be adults here. 


You are absolutely right, there has been trolls. But knowing that every year there are some trolls, is not enough to classify someone who received an earlier result and shared it here as a “troll”. I know you are anxious and sceptical but you just remain unsatisfied with the answers you get.

When I first shared my GAO update on February 9, you immediately implied the existence of a “troll”. I understood that and tried to help you by trying to explain this was not the case, at least not for me, and I shared my screenshot from the application tracking web page.

Since you spent time to write a long post and try to explain your reasoning, even if sometimes it sounds like a conspiracy theory, I will try to remove all your doubts by explaining all the things you pointed out.

1) Yes I received my status update and offer letter before anyone else shared about it here. I believe there are, at least there should be, others who received their offers at the same time with me but they are either not a member of any forum or they just do not prefer to share it with others. I shared the news regarding my application results simply because I try to help my fellow applicants. Since there have been no updates whatsoever, I decided to share it with the hope that they might give you and the others who will apply the following years some information. I know that I and many others checked the threads of previous years.

2) I tried to explain it to you once before, I think you overgeneralize the dates. You take a stand as it is impossible for anyone to get their results this early as if you work at the admissions office of Cambridge for decades. There is not a rule when exactly they will release the results. As I pointed out in my reply to your previous post, there was offer e-mails which were sent on February 5, not 10 years ago, not 5 years ago but for the 2018/2019 cycle. I do not know anything about the MCL results being sent before the LLM results, I have not fact checked your conclusion and I will not spend my time to do this. However, if you consider the deadline for the LLM was December 3 whereas the deadline for the MCL was January 7, I believe it is not shocking for some LLM results to be communicated before the MCL results. It is so reasonable.

3) I believe I am under question not because I had an earlier offer but because I am the only one to share it with you. There are some people who received offers for the MCL before me, I am still at the GAO stage and waiting for the e-mail. 

4) You are too speculative about my profile. You just happen to focus on “666” thing, you do not know whether it is my primary school number, or my apartment number. Maybe it has a meaning you do not know or maybe it is just a random number when I could not get the plain nickname “gary”. One could easily fabricate that you make it hard for anyone in here to believe the facts since you have “hard” at the end of your nickname. Is that it? This sounds too much like a fantasy. As a result, my nickname has nothing to do with the information I share here.

5) Yes, I have been a member since 2015. That is because I used this forum to learn moreabout applications in 2015 when I first applied for my first LLM degree. I already received an LLM degree from a US law school, 5 years ago. This will be my second LLM. The reason why I do not have any profile picture, country information or first law degree info, unlike you, is I need to stay anonymous. Any hint which may reveal my identity may cause me trouble at my current office. I applied for my second LLM without letting my boss or colleagues know about it. I know for sure some of my colleagues constantly check this website and posts and I do not want them to know. I now try to secure my funding for the Cambridge LLM. If I do, I will resign from my current position otherwise I will keep my position. Thus, before securing funding it is crucial for me not to reveal any information regarding my identity. That is why I removed my previous app tracker information, previous posts (there were only 1 or 2 but they contained some sort of personal info) and my country information. If anyone knows my country, my law school and my first LLM degree, it becomes too obvious. I did not want to take any chances. That is also why I did not share any background info when some people in this forum asked me about my background.

6) I now share the link to the images of my offer e-mails, my self-service account and my application tracking page. I hope they will be enough to make you believe what I said or maybe it will still not be enough and you will claim that they are “photoshopped” since I have “666” in my nickname :)

BONUS:


Yesterday I received my college offer. I was going to share it but I changed my mind because I will be the first one in here to share the news about college placement. I think it is quite obvious when you are the first to share any update here and all of a sudden many become too sceptical and classify you as a “troll”. Anyway, after these long explanations I changed my mind, again, to share the news with the hope it will be beneficial for someone out there. My first college choice was Emmanuel and the second was Gonville & Caius. Yesterday, I learned that I was offered a place at Emmanuel and I am very happy about it. 

I hope this long post is adequate to put an end to your scepticism and doubts. At this point I cannot offer any more help and convince you that I am genuine. The next step will be meeting you in person at Cambridge and I hope it will happen. But you need to buy me a coffee when we finally meet, have a conversation and laugh about the anxious waiting process. I hope you will hear good news not for Cambridge but for all your other applications as well. Until then, please just try to minimize stress and hope for the positive outcomes. I wish you the best.

Good luck, have a nice weekend and stay healthy guys!

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[Edited by gary666 on Feb 19, 2021]

[quote]Anxiety makes people's emotions rise, that is true, but I do not think this is what is happening here.&nbsp;<br><br>The fact is that if one of you is to take a single moment to check the past year's posts, there are always trolls - there has literally not been a single year since there has not bee a troll. People, unfortunately, have fun at the expense of other people's anxiety.<br><br>To make questions and challenge facts that appear impossible or innapropriate is not "troll hunting" but, rather, helping people not get anxious for no reason at all. Everyone on this post and people who read it are anxious for their own results and the results of people close to them. There is absolutely no reason why, if someone chooses to share their personal story in a forum like this, they cannot be challenged or asked questions - after all, we are all lawyers.&nbsp;<br><br>Now, regarding this specific situation, I do hope we are all accepted and get to meet Gary in person. One must note, however, that it does seem weird that the first person to get their result - apparently weeks before anyone else - is someone whose name is "666", has been on this site for over 5 years, and had never made a single post before, in any forum whatsover. The angry and defensive reactions of some people around here is also quite puzzling to me.&nbsp;<br><br>No one is questioning the MCL results - which typically come out on this date, and are, in fact, on time. This is not an MCL forum - although I do ask that you keep commenting on MCL results, as they may help assist us in our predictions. When it comes to LLM, the LLM results have never worked this way in all the past years - one needs only to read the past forums to see.&nbsp;<br><br>It is not at all unreasonable to question the fact that someone with absolutely no info on their profile, who had never made a post before, and who chose a username that is mostly universally known as a joke, appears to be the first person in history to break the trend of Cambridge applications. Not a single other person has moved to GAO for the LLM program, and LLM offers have never come before MCL offers in this fashion.&nbsp;<br><br>Hopefully, no one has so much free time as to come on a forum like this and troll young students with a dream at hand. However, we cannot be as naive as to believe that no one would to this - after all, as someone just passively agressively mentioned, we are all supposed to be adults here.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br><div>You are absolutely right, there has been trolls. But knowing that every year there are some trolls, is not enough to classify someone who received an earlier result and shared it here as a “troll”. I know you are anxious and sceptical but you just remain unsatisfied with the answers you get.</div><br><br><div>When I first shared my GAO update on February 9, you immediately implied the existence of a “troll”. I understood that and tried to help you by trying to explain this was not the case, at least not for me, and I shared my screenshot from the application tracking web page.</div><br><br><div>Since you spent time to write a long post and try to explain your reasoning, even if sometimes it sounds like a conspiracy theory, I will try to remove all your doubts by explaining all the things you pointed out.</div><br><br><div>1) Yes I received my status update and offer letter before anyone else shared about it here. I believe there are, at least there should be, others who received their offers at the same time with me but they are either not a member of any forum or they just do not prefer to share it with others. I shared the news regarding my application results simply because I try to help my fellow applicants. Since there have been no updates whatsoever, I decided to share it with the hope that they might give you and the others who will apply the following years some information. I know that I and many others checked the threads of previous years.</div><br><br><div>2) I tried to explain it to you once before, I think you overgeneralize the dates. You take a stand as it is impossible for anyone to get their results this early as if you work at the admissions office of Cambridge for decades. There is not a rule when exactly they will release the results. As I pointed out in my reply to your previous post, there was offer e-mails which were sent on February 5, not 10 years ago, not 5 years ago but for the 2018/2019 cycle. I do not know anything about the MCL results being sent before the LLM results, I have not fact checked your conclusion and I will not spend my time to do this. However, if you consider the deadline for the LLM was December 3 whereas the deadline for the MCL was January 7, I believe it is not shocking for some LLM results to be communicated before the MCL results. It is so reasonable.</div><br><br><div>3) I believe I am under question not because I had an earlier offer but because I am the only one to share it with you. There are some people who received offers for the MCL before me, I am still at the GAO stage and waiting for the e-mail.&nbsp;</div><br><br><div>4) You are too speculative about my profile. You just happen to focus on “666” thing, you do not know whether it is my primary school number, or my apartment number. Maybe it has a meaning you do not know or maybe it is just a random number when I could not get the plain nickname “gary”. One could easily fabricate that you make it hard for anyone in here to believe the facts since you have “hard” at the end of your nickname. Is that it? This sounds too much like a fantasy. As a result, my nickname has nothing to do with the information I share here.</div><br><br><div>5) Yes, I have been a member since 2015. That is because I used this forum to learn more</div><div>about applications in 2015 when I first applied for my first LLM degree. I already received an LLM degree from a US law school, 5 years ago. This will be my second LLM. The reason why I do not have any profile picture, country information or first law degree info, unlike you, is I need to stay anonymous. Any hint which may reveal my identity may cause me trouble at my current office. I applied for my second LLM without letting my boss or colleagues know about it. I know for sure some of my colleagues constantly check this website and posts and I do not want them to know. I now try to secure my funding for the Cambridge LLM. If I do, I will resign from my current position otherwise I will keep my position. Thus, before securing funding it is crucial for me not to reveal any information regarding my identity. That is why I removed my previous app tracker information, previous posts (there were only 1 or 2 but they contained some sort of personal info) and my country information. If anyone knows my country, my law school and my first LLM degree, it becomes too obvious. I did not want to take any chances. That is also why I did not share any background info when some people in this forum asked me about my background.</div><br><br><div>6) I now share the link to the images of my offer e-mails, my self-service account and my application tracking page. I hope they will be enough to make you believe what I said or maybe it will still not be enough and you will claim that they are “photoshopped” since I have “666” in my nickname :)</div><br><br><div>BONUS:<br><br>
</div><div>Yesterday I received my college offer. I was going to share it but I changed my mind because I will be the first one in here to share the news about college placement. I think it is quite obvious when you are the first to share any update here and all of a sudden many become too sceptical and classify you as a “troll”. Anyway, after these long explanations I changed my mind, again, to share the news with the hope it will be beneficial for someone out there. My first college choice was Emmanuel and the second was Gonville &amp; Caius. Yesterday, I learned that I was offered a place at Emmanuel and I am very happy about it.&nbsp;</div><br><br><div>I hope this long post is adequate to put an end to your scepticism and doubts. At this point I cannot offer any more help and convince you that I am genuine. The next step will be meeting you in person at Cambridge and I hope it will happen. But you need to buy me a coffee when we finally meet, have a conversation and laugh about the anxious waiting process. I hope you will hear good news not for Cambridge but for all your other applications as well. Until then, please just try to minimize stress and hope for the positive outcomes. I wish you the best.</div><br><br><div>Good luck, have a nice weekend and stay healthy guys!</div><br><br><div>https://ibb.co/r3kWKxg<br><br>
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Naz Khan

I don't need to know you to discredit you, I'm surely you are a lovely person but you're not immune to making mistakes and wishing me good luck after unnecessarily arguing does not give you some moral high ground either.
You're not a guru, sorry if my comment made you nervous or uncomfortable but hey good luck lol.
The purpose of my comment if you bothered to read it (you did somehow find time out of your busy schedule!) and not just focus on the part about yourself was to explain to people that it is highly common and has been in previous years for people to receive offers early.
My reason for mentioning you is that you made a statement, one which had the effect of discrediting my earlier comments but also did not provide certainty to the application process.
This forum is to provide information and certainty for current and future applicants on the application process of top LLM programmes around the world.
Your statement something along the lines of 'I did see somebody who reached GOA and was rejected in a previous thread, cannot remember where'.
As somebody else has quitely rightly said, we are lawyers! You should be well aware that words have meaning and when you make a statement like this backed up with no proof it creates uncertainty as to the application process, not to mention worrying every single current and future applicant that reaches the GOA.
Your initial comment does not make me nervous or uncomfortable, I'm a big boy, I've never reached the GOA anyway. But it does indeed make me frustrated, frustrated that without a link to a previous thread which you could have taken the time out of your busy schedule to find (you clearly have been spending months researching threads, regularly checking this thread and taking the time to argue) that you could have brought certainty and reassured a number of applicants who will stumble upon this forum.
Willy nilly statements like yours are the reason poor souls still think decisions are made based on alphabet and applicants like Gary666 are being labelled as trolls. 
How many future applicants will panic after seeing your comment about GOA rejections. How many will then rummage through past threads trying to find proof to your statement which you couldn't be bothered to back up in the first place.



Point is just that it seems unlikely that one person would move through GAO and email offer before any significant reports here of others moving to GAO.  

No need for the other attacks thanks.


Clearly nobody seems to be listening to the guy who is applying for the third time. Or simply people just cannot be bothered to look through this thread the threads of previous years.

You will see (if you bother to look at previous threads) that there have always been a few users who receive their offer before others.

The reason for this (as I have previously stated in this thread).

Stronger applicants receive their offers earlier they are the 'cream of the crop' , Cambridge University then filter through the applications to form their ideal cohort. 

This cohort is based not only on strength of applications but diversity quotas, backgrounds and what benefits students bring to the rest of the cohort.

If your MCL application has gone to GOA, it is likely that your LLM application will go to GOA too.

In the past there have been students still under review who don't go to GOA but receive their offers via email later in the month. 

If your application goes to GOA then it is highly likely that you have been granted admission into Cambridge University.

^ To the person who commented in this thread stating something like 'I did see a case where one student went to GOA and got rejected but couldn't remember where I saw it'.

I didn't see that... and since the person couldn't bother to take the time to remember or look through previous threads before making such a comment I would dismiss it.


But yes to put this comment to bed. It isn't unheard of for some students to hear the outcome of their applications before others, in fact based on previous threads it is quite common. 

Naz Khan, first of all, there are 841 threads regarding the Cambridge LLM & MCL and i've given a good look to all of them in the last few months for the satisfaction of my own curiosity. As I said, I did see a case where this happened over the past few months but I wasn't as obsessed in order to provide "proof". I have a life and other things to do as well rather than looking through 841 threads to find the *one*. This place is just a forum where we all get to share our experience and journey regarding a similar matter, and it's very sad to see someone discrediting someone just because something, that may very well be true and happen, might make them nervous. Don't go around discrediting people without knowing them. I'm not a troll, I'm an aspiring LLM student (for the first time as well), just like yourself and the fact that you've applied 3 times doesn't make you a guru. So don't act like one and discredit anyone who says something that makes you uncomftarble. 

 I wish you the best of luck

[Edited by Naz Khan on Feb 20, 2021]

I don't need to know you to discredit you, I'm surely you are a lovely person but you're not immune to making mistakes and wishing me good luck after unnecessarily arguing does not give you some moral high ground either.<div><br></div><div>You're not a guru, sorry if my comment made you nervous or uncomfortable but hey good luck lol.</div><div><br></div><div>The purpose of my comment if you bothered to read it (you did somehow find time out of your busy schedule!) and not just focus on the part about yourself was to explain to people that it is highly common and has been in previous years for people to receive offers early.</div><div><br></div><div>My reason for mentioning you is that you made a statement, one which had the effect of discrediting my earlier comments but also did not provide certainty to the application process.</div><div><br></div><div>This forum is to provide information and certainty for current and future applicants on the application process of top LLM programmes around the world.</div><div><br></div><div>Your statement something along the lines of 'I did see somebody who reached GOA and was rejected in a previous thread, cannot remember where'.</div><div><br></div><div>As somebody else has quitely rightly said, we are lawyers! You should be well aware that words have meaning and when you make a statement like this backed up with no proof it creates uncertainty as to the application process, not to mention worrying every single current and future applicant that reaches the GOA.</div><div><br></div><div>Your initial comment does not make me nervous or uncomfortable, I'm a big boy, I've never reached the GOA anyway. But it does indeed make me frustrated, frustrated that without a link to a previous thread which you could have taken the time out of your busy schedule to find (you clearly have been spending months researching threads, regularly checking this thread and taking the time to argue) that you could have brought certainty and reassured a number of applicants who will stumble upon this forum.</div><div><br></div><div>Willy nilly statements like yours are the reason poor souls still think decisions are made based on alphabet and applicants like Gary666 are being labelled as trolls.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>How many future applicants will panic after seeing your comment about GOA rejections. How many will then rummage through past threads trying to find proof to your statement which you couldn't be bothered to back up in the first place.<br><br>[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone!<br><br>I've just received a conditional offer of admission e-mail for the LLM program.<br><br>Best of luck to those who still wait their admission e-mails! [/quote]<br><br>Congrats! When did your application status change to GAO approval?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Exactly one week ago. [/quote]<br><br>I smell... a troll&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>You are indeed... a troll hunter.<br><br>Just because you and many others in the last two years received relatively late results does not necessarily indicate I mislead people here. If you care to check 2018/2019 cycle, there are even earlier results.&nbsp;<br><br>When I shared the news about the status change from under review to awaiting approval by GAO, some others were also skeptical, and I can understand that, but noone expressed that in a way like you do. Still, just to put an end to all the doubts I shared the screenshot of my application tracker then.&nbsp;<br><br>You have every right to be skeptical, however you should not classify people as "trolls" without explaining your reasons and expressing yourself in a respectful manner. Otherwise, how can you differantiate yourself from the so called "trolls"?<br><br>If you promise to apologize here afterwards, I can clear all your doubts by sharing whatever documents you want to see (and of course I will conceal the parts which contain personal information). I just want to help fellow applicants by sharing updates to ease the pain of waiting since I still have that pain maybe not for Cambridge but for other programs like LSE.<br><br>In addition, I noticed this is your first post after a while. There were many questions under many topics in the website where you can help other people as a previous applicant and offer holder but no, you have not posted to help anyone. There are people here who try to help others with the experience and knowledge they have and I am personally grateful for their help. Thus, your approach makes me wonder your reasons to post now. I believe it is not for helping others by identifying a "troll".<br><br>Enough of ad hominem, best of luck guys! I hope you receive good news soon. [/quote]<br><br>Point is just that it seems unlikely that one person would move through GAO and email offer before any significant reports here of others moving to GAO. &nbsp;<br><br>No need for the other attacks thanks. [/quote]<br><br>Clearly nobody seems to be listening to the guy who is applying for the third time. Or simply people just cannot be bothered to look through this thread the threads of previous years.<br><br>You will see (if you bother to look at previous threads) that there have always been a few users who receive their offer before others.<br><br>The reason for this (as I have previously stated in this thread).<br><br>Stronger applicants receive their offers earlier they are the 'cream of the crop' , Cambridge University then filter through the applications to form their ideal cohort.&nbsp;<br><br>This cohort is based not only on strength of applications but diversity quotas, backgrounds and what benefits students bring to the rest of the cohort.<br><br>If your MCL application has gone to GOA, it is likely that your LLM application will go to GOA too.<br><br>In the past there have been students still under review who don't go to GOA but receive their offers via email later in the month.&nbsp;<br><br>If your application goes to GOA then it is highly likely that you have been granted admission into Cambridge University.<br><br>^ To the person who commented in this thread stating something like 'I did see a case where one student went to GOA and got rejected but couldn't remember where I saw it'.<br><br>I didn't see that... and since the person couldn't bother to take the time to remember or look through previous threads before making such a comment I would dismiss it.<br><br><br>But yes to put this comment to bed. It isn't unheard of for some students to hear the outcome of their applications before others, in fact based on previous threads it is quite common.&nbsp;<br><br>Naz Khan, first of all, there are 841 threads regarding the Cambridge LLM &amp; MCL and i've given a good look to all of them in the last few months for the satisfaction of my own curiosity. As I said, I did see a case where this happened over the past few months but I wasn't as obsessed in order to provide "proof". I have a life and other things to do as well rather than looking through 841 threads to find the *one*. This place is just a forum where we all get to share our experience and journey regarding a similar matter, and it's very sad to see someone discrediting someone just because something, that may very well be true and happen, might make them nervous. Don't go around discrediting people without knowing them. I'm not a troll, I'm an aspiring LLM student (for the first time as well), just like yourself and the fact that you've applied 3 times doesn't make you a guru. So don't act like one and discredit anyone who says something that makes you uncomftarble.&nbsp;<br><br>&nbsp;I wish you the best of luck[/quote] [/quote]</div>
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Can we relax with the dissertation-length comments now maybe

Can we relax with the dissertation-length comments now maybe
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