Cambridge LLM 2015-16


Hello all. I am a current student at the Cambridge LLM. Judging from all the cases I know, getting to the 'Awaiting decision by the Board of Graduate studies' stage means you are in all likelihood admitted. I have not heard of a single case of a rejection in that stage.


Unfortunately, my MCL application got rejected. I still don't know why. But, my status did not reflect anything about them being satisfied with my application.

Anyway, I hope all of you get through and live the Cambridge dream for me too :) Prayers for you all.

<blockquote>Hello all. I am a current student at the Cambridge LLM. Judging from all the cases I know, getting to the 'Awaiting decision by the Board of Graduate studies' stage means you are in all likelihood admitted. I have not heard of a single case of a rejection in that stage.</blockquote>

Unfortunately, my MCL application got rejected. I still don't know why. But, my status did not reflect anything about them being satisfied with my application.

Anyway, I hope all of you get through and live the Cambridge dream for me too :) Prayers for you all.
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Nana89

I'm so sorry to hear that. To get your hopes up and then get them crashed like that is horrible. That´s the reason I´m trying to stay level headed and not read too much into this status change. Even if/when an offer comes I´m still going to be nervous about the funding aspect since without a scholarship it will be very hard to come up with the tuition fee money due to my family's economic circumstances. We shall see I guess :)

I'm so sorry to hear that. To get your hopes up and then get them crashed like that is horrible. That´s the reason I´m trying to stay level headed and not read too much into this status change. Even if/when an offer comes I´m still going to be nervous about the funding aspect since without a scholarship it will be very hard to come up with the tuition fee money due to my family's economic circumstances. We shall see I guess :)
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imnc

Unfortunately, my MCL application got rejected. I still don't know why. But, my status did not reflect anything about them being satisfied with my application.


Dont worry....I am sure you will get into UCL or QML. I see your status message was different from the message others have got so maybe it is not the same as an offer.

<blockquote>Unfortunately, my MCL application got rejected. I still don't know why. But, my status did not reflect anything about them being satisfied with my application. </blockquote>

Dont worry....I am sure you will get into UCL or QML. I see your status message was different from the message others have got so maybe it is not the same as an offer.
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Nana89

LLMIndia2015, did it not say anything about the department being satisfied even if you clicked on the view/amend part? When you first log in it just says awaiting approval by the BOGS but then when you click view/amend it has a note saying about the degree committee being satisfied :)

LLMIndia2015, did it not say anything about the department being satisfied even if you clicked on the view/amend part? When you first log in it just says awaiting approval by the BOGS but then when you click view/amend it has a note saying about the degree committee being satisfied :)
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LLMIndia2015, did it not say anything about the department being satisfied even if you clicked on the view/amend part? When you first log in it just says awaiting approval by the BOGS but then when you click view/amend it has a note saying about the degree committee being satisfied :)


Unfortunately it did not say anything about them being satisfied with my application. I guess I missed the bus by a few points.

<blockquote>LLMIndia2015, did it not say anything about the department being satisfied even if you clicked on the view/amend part? When you first log in it just says awaiting approval by the BOGS but then when you click view/amend it has a note saying about the degree committee being satisfied :)</blockquote>

Unfortunately it did not say anything about them being satisfied with my application. I guess I missed the bus by a few points.
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law01

LLMIndia2015, did it not say anything about the department being satisfied even if you clicked on the view/amend part? When you first log in it just says awaiting approval by the BOGS but then when you click view/amend it has a note saying about the degree committee being satisfied :)


Unfortunately it did not say anything about them being satisfied with my application. I guess I missed the bus by a few points.


does it simply say application unsuccessful?

<blockquote><blockquote>LLMIndia2015, did it not say anything about the department being satisfied even if you clicked on the view/amend part? When you first log in it just says awaiting approval by the BOGS but then when you click view/amend it has a note saying about the degree committee being satisfied :)</blockquote>

Unfortunately it did not say anything about them being satisfied with my application. I guess I missed the bus by a few points. </blockquote>

does it simply say application unsuccessful?
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Hey!

Congratulations Nana for getting in!
Has anyone received a negative answer yet for the LLM?

Hey!

Congratulations Nana for getting in!
Has anyone received a negative answer yet for the LLM?
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jsd

The Cantab LLM is one of the easiest LLM programmes to get into. The yield is low and typically they make 300+ offers for the 180+ places. Most of you ought to get an offer. If you must worry, worry about the BCL decision.

The Cantab LLM is one of the easiest LLM programmes to get into. The yield is low and typically they make 300+ offers for the 180+ places. Most of you ought to get an offer. If you must worry, worry about the BCL decision.
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law01

The Cantab LLM is one of the easiest LLM programmes to get into. The yield is low and typically they make 300+ offers for the 180+ places. Most of you ought to get an offer. If you must worry, worry about the BCL decision.


I beg to differ...I know people with exceptional C.Vs that got rejected and I even know some who were rejected by Cambridge but got into Harvard

<blockquote>The Cantab LLM is one of the easiest LLM programmes to get into. The yield is low and typically they make 300+ offers for the 180+ places. Most of you ought to get an offer. If you must worry, worry about the BCL decision.</blockquote>

I beg to differ...I know people with exceptional C.Vs that got rejected and I even know some who were rejected by Cambridge but got into Harvard
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LLM2015/16

Congratulations Nana and good luck to everyone else here!

Congratulations Nana and good luck to everyone else here!
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jsd

The Cantab LLM is one of the easiest LLM programmes to get into. The yield is low and typically they make 300+ offers for the 180+ places. Most of you ought to get an offer. If you must worry, worry about the BCL decision.


I beg to differ...I know people with exceptional C.Vs that got rejected and I even know some who were rejected by Cambridge but got into Harvard


This is not a matter of opinion. Both HLS and Cambridge make available some statistics online. May be a good idea to compare those. Exceptions are expected. The rejections would principally be on account of lack of PQE which HLS stresses on more than Cambridge.

A crude tool is to look up the App tracker to see how many HLS v Cambridge admitted students enrol. AFAIK less than 15-20 say no to an HLS offer, usually a few who go to Yale and some who have good scholarships at other places. At Cambridge I personally am aware of dozens in a single year who did not take up the offer.

<blockquote><blockquote>The Cantab LLM is one of the easiest LLM programmes to get into. The yield is low and typically they make 300+ offers for the 180+ places. Most of you ought to get an offer. If you must worry, worry about the BCL decision.</blockquote>

I beg to differ...I know people with exceptional C.Vs that got rejected and I even know some who were rejected by Cambridge but got into Harvard</blockquote>

This is not a matter of opinion. Both HLS and Cambridge make available some statistics online. May be a good idea to compare those. Exceptions are expected. The rejections would principally be on account of lack of PQE which HLS stresses on more than Cambridge.

A crude tool is to look up the App tracker to see how many HLS v Cambridge admitted students enrol. AFAIK less than 15-20 say no to an HLS offer, usually a few who go to Yale and some who have good scholarships at other places. At Cambridge I personally am aware of dozens in a single year who did not take up the offer.
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law01

The Cantab LLM is one of the easiest LLM programmes to get into. The yield is low and typically they make 300+ offers for the 180+ places. Most of you ought to get an offer. If you must worry, worry about the BCL decision.


I beg to differ...I know people with exceptional C.Vs that got rejected and I even know some who were rejected by Cambridge but got into Harvard


This is not a matter of opinion. Both HLS and Cambridge make available some statistics online. May be a good idea to compare those. Exceptions are expected. The rejections would principally be on account of lack of PQE which HLS stresses on more than Cambridge.

A crude tool is to look up the App tracker to see how many HLS v Cambridge admitted students enrol. AFAIK less than 15-20 say no to an HLS offer, usually a few who go to Yale and some who have good scholarships at other places. At Cambridge I personally am aware of dozens in a single year who did not take up the offer.


i am not suggesting that Cambridge LLM is better than the Oxford BCL/Harvard LLM; I myself am lf the opinion that those two are stronger than the Cambridge LLM; I am just saying that it is not AS easy as you suggest and that quite a few well qualified people get rejected

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>The Cantab LLM is one of the easiest LLM programmes to get into. The yield is low and typically they make 300+ offers for the 180+ places. Most of you ought to get an offer. If you must worry, worry about the BCL decision.</blockquote>

I beg to differ...I know people with exceptional C.Vs that got rejected and I even know some who were rejected by Cambridge but got into Harvard</blockquote>

This is not a matter of opinion. Both HLS and Cambridge make available some statistics online. May be a good idea to compare those. Exceptions are expected. The rejections would principally be on account of lack of PQE which HLS stresses on more than Cambridge.

A crude tool is to look up the App tracker to see how many HLS v Cambridge admitted students enrol. AFAIK less than 15-20 say no to an HLS offer, usually a few who go to Yale and some who have good scholarships at other places. At Cambridge I personally am aware of dozens in a single year who did not take up the offer. </blockquote>

i am not suggesting that Cambridge LLM is better than the Oxford BCL/Harvard LLM; I myself am lf the opinion that those two are stronger than the Cambridge LLM; I am just saying that it is not AS easy as you suggest and that quite a few well qualified people get rejected
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So basically very few offers and not a single rejection...this means that everyone that has not registered a change in his/her status yet is out. FAQs say that only offers are sent out by 15 march...as far as I know, rejections take longer to be notified. Still hoping for the best, but ready for the worst. Good luck to everyone and congratulations to those who were offered a place!

So basically very few offers and not a single rejection...this means that everyone that has not registered a change in his/her status yet is out. FAQs say that only offers are sent out by 15 march...as far as I know, rejections take longer to be notified. Still hoping for the best, but ready for the worst. Good luck to everyone and congratulations to those who were offered a place!
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Call it wishful thinking, but I'm not so sure about that...

Earlier on in this thread someone posted something from the website which said that rejections are often announced earlier than offers because the logistics take less time to work out...

Obviously this is all conjecture at this point - I just mean to say that we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions yet....

Call it wishful thinking, but I'm not so sure about that...

Earlier on in this thread someone posted something from the website which said that rejections are often announced earlier than offers because the logistics take less time to work out...

Obviously this is all conjecture at this point - I just mean to say that we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions yet....
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law01

Call it wishful thinking, but I'm not so sure about that...

Earlier on in this thread someone posted something from the website which said that rejections are often announced earlier than offers because the logistics take less time to work out...

Obviously this is all conjecture at this point - I just mean to say that we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions yet....


I agree on this; it's far too early, i'm pretty sure that they've not even made 50% of the offers yet. We still have a long way to go

<blockquote>Call it wishful thinking, but I'm not so sure about that...

Earlier on in this thread someone posted something from the website which said that rejections are often announced earlier than offers because the logistics take less time to work out...

Obviously this is all conjecture at this point - I just mean to say that we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions yet....</blockquote>

I agree on this; it's far too early, i'm pretty sure that they've not even made 50% of the offers yet. We still have a long way to go
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I do hope the same, but according to 2014 the very last changse in status were registered on the 7 march (that was friday)...so basically tomorrow...I will be happy to be proved wrong! Fingers crossed!

I do hope the same, but according to 2014 the very last changse in status were registered on the 7 march (that was friday)...so basically tomorrow...I will be happy to be proved wrong! Fingers crossed!
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law01

I do hope the same, but according to 2014 the very last changse in status were registered on the 7 march (that was friday)...so basically tomorrow...I will be happy to be proved wrong! Fingers crossed!


Not really; a lot of people last year got their offers after the 15th of March; I think there are a couple of last year's applicants on here who can confirm this

<blockquote>I do hope the same, but according to 2014 the very last changse in status were registered on the 7 march (that was friday)...so basically tomorrow...I will be happy to be proved wrong! Fingers crossed! </blockquote>

Not really; a lot of people last year got their offers after the 15th of March; I think there are a couple of last year's applicants on here who can confirm this
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True! Sorry...i just double-checked it and found out that some people's status changed around the 13...

True! Sorry...i just double-checked it and found out that some people's status changed around the 13...
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law01

True! Sorry...i just double-checked it and found out that some people's status changed around the 13...


We need to remain positive :p i really hope we get a response tomorrow

<blockquote>True! Sorry...i just double-checked it and found out that some people's status changed around the 13...</blockquote>

We need to remain positive :p i really hope we get a response tomorrow
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Optimistic...

Everyone seems to be freaking out.
But to help just a bit, statuses do change at different intervals. Infact some statuses change way past the deadline. One of my friends in the current LLM who also happens to be a Commonwealth scholar had their status change sometime at the end of March even after Cambridge stating that all decisions are made by 15th March.
Rejections come in at the same time as acceptances and there is no rule that if your status has not changed, then you are rejected.
If you read this thread http://www.llm-guide.com/board/108293/39 you will note that although in 2012, offers went out in late Feb and March, people were still getting offers in May. What i am trying to say is that sit back, relax and wait for your offer. I know it is hard but do hang in there. Good luck to everyone.

Everyone seems to be freaking out.
But to help just a bit, statuses do change at different intervals. Infact some statuses change way past the deadline. One of my friends in the current LLM who also happens to be a Commonwealth scholar had their status change sometime at the end of March even after Cambridge stating that all decisions are made by 15th March.
Rejections come in at the same time as acceptances and there is no rule that if your status has not changed, then you are rejected.
If you read this thread http://www.llm-guide.com/board/108293/39 you will note that although in 2012, offers went out in late Feb and March, people were still getting offers in May. What i am trying to say is that sit back, relax and wait for your offer. I know it is hard but do hang in there. Good luck to everyone.
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