Cambridge LLM 2015-16


yslt
congratulations to everyone who has received an offer thus far.

i received mine earlier on but i have just been informed that i was rejected from my first choice college... i'm assuming college selection is merits-based and i wonder what would happen if i get rejected by both choices, or worse, by all the colleges?


You don't need to be anxious about that! I remember reading somewhere on the Cambridge website that if given an offer, then you'll definitely get admission in a college even if not the ones you chose. Also, congratulations on getting in!


thank you, that is good to know!
<blockquote><blockquote>congratulations to everyone who has received an offer thus far.

i received mine earlier on but i have just been informed that i was rejected from my first choice college... i'm assuming college selection is merits-based and i wonder what would happen if i get rejected by both choices, or worse, by all the colleges? </blockquote>

You don't need to be anxious about that! I remember reading somewhere on the Cambridge website that if given an offer, then you'll definitely get admission in a college even if not the ones you chose. Also, congratulations on getting in!</blockquote>

thank you, that is good to know!
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silverage
Hi all,

Just to inform you I have received a conditional offer this morning. The offer came in through Camsis. I was BoGS'ed around twelve days ago. Good luck to everyone!



Congratulations! And thanks, this is very informative. Although, wow, twelve days! I'm hoping that since they're past the deadline, the post-BoGS'ing process is expedited, but I guess I'll just have to resign myself to the wait.
<blockquote>Hi all,

Just to inform you I have received a conditional offer this morning. The offer came in through Camsis. I was BoGS'ed around twelve days ago. Good luck to everyone!

</blockquote>

Congratulations! And thanks, this is very informative. Although, wow, twelve days! I'm hoping that since they're past the deadline, the post-BoGS'ing process is expedited, but I guess I'll just have to resign myself to the wait.
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congratulations to everyone who has received an offer thus far.

i received mine earlier on but i have just been informed that i was rejected from my first choice college... i'm assuming college selection is merits-based and i wonder what would happen if i get rejected by both choices, or worse, by all the colleges?


"A condition of your admission is that one of the Cambridge Colleges offers you membership. You do not need to take any action. The University will seek College membership for you, and will notify you, through the Self-Service pages, when a College makes you an offer of membership. Please do not contact the colleges directly." That appears under your self service account college membership requirement.
<blockquote>congratulations to everyone who has received an offer thus far.

i received mine earlier on but i have just been informed that i was rejected from my first choice college... i'm assuming college selection is merits-based and i wonder what would happen if i get rejected by both choices, or worse, by all the colleges? </blockquote>

"A condition of your admission is that one of the Cambridge Colleges offers you membership. You do not need to take any action. The University will seek College membership for you, and will notify you, through the Self-Service pages, when a College makes you an offer of membership. Please do not contact the colleges directly." That appears under your self service account college membership requirement.
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Hi all,

Just to inform you I have received a conditional offer this morning. The offer came in through Camsis. I was BoGS'ed around twelve days ago. Good luck to everyone!



Congratulations! And thanks, this is very informative. Although, wow, twelve days! I'm hoping that since they're past the deadline, the post-BoGS'ing process is expedited, but I guess I'll just have to resign myself to the wait.


Well, it took me 15 days to see a change in status but i guess they are now working round the clock.
<blockquote><blockquote>Hi all,

Just to inform you I have received a conditional offer this morning. The offer came in through Camsis. I was BoGS'ed around twelve days ago. Good luck to everyone!

</blockquote>

Congratulations! And thanks, this is very informative. Although, wow, twelve days! I'm hoping that since they're past the deadline, the post-BoGS'ing process is expedited, but I guess I'll just have to resign myself to the wait.</blockquote>

Well, it took me 15 days to see a change in status but i guess they are now working round the clock.
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yslt
congratulations to everyone who has received an offer thus far.

i received mine earlier on but i have just been informed that i was rejected from my first choice college... i'm assuming college selection is merits-based and i wonder what would happen if i get rejected by both choices, or worse, by all the colleges?


"A condition of your admission is that one of the Cambridge Colleges offers you membership. You do not need to take any action. The University will seek College membership for you, and will notify you, through the Self-Service pages, when a College makes you an offer of membership. Please do not contact the colleges directly." That appears under your self service account college membership requirement.


thank you. yes it does.

however, the offer booklet does state the following:
Without a College membership your admission will not be confirmed, and you will not be able to take up your place at Cambridge.

my current 'college membership' status shows that the university is seeking college membership for me despite being unsuccessful with my first choice college. perhaps my concern is unfounded.

i am also partly concerned that if my application to both colleges fails, i may end up in a postgraduate-exclusive college that may have a less sociable culture. of course, that is beyond my control.
<blockquote><blockquote>congratulations to everyone who has received an offer thus far.

i received mine earlier on but i have just been informed that i was rejected from my first choice college... i'm assuming college selection is merits-based and i wonder what would happen if i get rejected by both choices, or worse, by all the colleges? </blockquote>

"A condition of your admission is that one of the Cambridge Colleges offers you membership. You do not need to take any action. The University will seek College membership for you, and will notify you, through the Self-Service pages, when a College makes you an offer of membership. Please do not contact the colleges directly." That appears under your self service account college membership requirement.</blockquote>

thank you. yes it does.

however, the offer booklet does state the following:
Without a College membership your admission will not be confirmed, and you will not be able to take up your place at Cambridge.

my current 'college membership' status shows that the university is seeking college membership for me despite being unsuccessful with my first choice college. perhaps my concern is unfounded.

i am also partly concerned that if my application to both colleges fails, i may end up in a postgraduate-exclusive college that may have a less sociable culture. of course, that is beyond my control.
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congratulations to everyone who has received an offer thus far.

i received mine earlier on but i have just been informed that i was rejected from my first choice college... i'm assuming college selection is merits-based and i wonder what would happen if i get rejected by both choices, or worse, by all the colleges?


"A condition of your admission is that one of the Cambridge Colleges offers you membership. You do not need to take any action. The University will seek College membership for you, and will notify you, through the Self-Service pages, when a College makes you an offer of membership. Please do not contact the colleges directly." That appears under your self service account college membership requirement.


thank you. yes it does.

however, the offer booklet does state the following:
Without a College membership your admission will not be confirmed, and you will not be able to take up your place at Cambridge.

my current 'college membership' status shows that the university is seeking college membership for me despite being unsuccessful with my first choice college. perhaps my concern is unfounded.

i am also partly concerned that if my application to both colleges fails, i may end up in a postgraduate-exclusive college that may have a less sociable culture. of course, that is beyond my control.


The first scenario applies to those who reject the college choice. If you reject the college, you cannot be allocated another and hence will not be able to take up your place.

Last year, a friend of mine was allocated an all-girls college and she wrote to the Graduate Admissions stating that she had no intention of joining an all girls' college and definitely requesting for a change of college and after tossing her up and down, they finally gave her another college. Funny story but true.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>congratulations to everyone who has received an offer thus far.

i received mine earlier on but i have just been informed that i was rejected from my first choice college... i'm assuming college selection is merits-based and i wonder what would happen if i get rejected by both choices, or worse, by all the colleges? </blockquote>

"A condition of your admission is that one of the Cambridge Colleges offers you membership. You do not need to take any action. The University will seek College membership for you, and will notify you, through the Self-Service pages, when a College makes you an offer of membership. Please do not contact the colleges directly." That appears under your self service account college membership requirement.</blockquote>

thank you. yes it does.

however, the offer booklet does state the following:
Without a College membership your admission will not be confirmed, and you will not be able to take up your place at Cambridge.

my current 'college membership' status shows that the university is seeking college membership for me despite being unsuccessful with my first choice college. perhaps my concern is unfounded.

i am also partly concerned that if my application to both colleges fails, i may end up in a postgraduate-exclusive college that may have a less sociable culture. of course, that is beyond my control.</blockquote>

The first scenario applies to those who reject the college choice. If you reject the college, you cannot be allocated another and hence will not be able to take up your place.

Last year, a friend of mine was allocated an all-girls college and she wrote to the Graduate Admissions stating that she had no intention of joining an all girls' college and definitely requesting for a change of college and after tossing her up and down, they finally gave her another college. Funny story but true.
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I was also admitted to the MCL, with pending admission to a college and a language condition.

"We have set a language condition. If you consider that the condition should be waived, or if your most recent language test result has narrowly missed the Universitys minimum requirement (or you consider that the result does not reflect your ability), please contact our University Language Centre as soon as possible."

What I don't see clearly is if the financial conditions include the cost of accommodation during the course (which I consider are part of Student Maintenance), can anyone clarify this please??
I was also admitted to the MCL, with pending admission to a college and a language condition.

"We have set a language condition. If you consider that the condition should be waived, or if your most recent language test result has narrowly missed the University’s minimum requirement (or you consider that the result does not reflect your ability), please contact our University Language Centre as soon as possible."

What I don't see clearly is if the financial conditions include the cost of accommodation during the course (which I consider are part of Student Maintenance), can anyone clarify this please??
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kitonga
Hi fellow forum members, Just got into Harvard saving me from the long and agonizing wait for Cambridge after my status changed to BOGS more that a week ago. Happy times here!!!!!!!!
Hi fellow forum members, Just got into Harvard saving me from the long and agonizing wait for Cambridge after my status changed to BOGS more that a week ago. Happy times here!!!!!!!!
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S21
Its been 9 days since my status last changed. Waiting desperately for an offer. I hope we all hear soon. Congratulations to all those who have got in by now. The wait is brutal.
Its been 9 days since my status last changed. Waiting desperately for an offer. I hope we all hear soon. Congratulations to all those who have got in by now. The wait is brutal.
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Its been 9 days since my status last changed. Waiting desperately for an offer. I hope we all hear soon. Congratulations to all those who have got in by now. The wait is brutal.


Agreed been 10 days for me now, really hope I find out soon.
<blockquote>Its been 9 days since my status last changed. Waiting desperately for an offer. I hope we all hear soon. Congratulations to all those who have got in by now. The wait is brutal. </blockquote>

Agreed – been 10 days for me now, really hope I find out soon.
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waywardMVR
I got an offer from Cambridge about 2 weeks ago. Silly as I normally am, I did not indicate any College preferences in my application (don't ask me why). This morning I got notice that I have been accepted by Sidney Sussex College. Besides not being a riverfront College, I don't really know what to expect about it - any sensible information is welcome.
I got an offer from Cambridge about 2 weeks ago. Silly as I normally am, I did not indicate any College preferences in my application (don't ask me why). This morning I got notice that I have been accepted by Sidney Sussex College. Besides not being a riverfront College, I don't really know what to expect about it - any sensible information is welcome.
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Congratulations colleagues. This was a well fought war.
Our Facebook page is up and running and it would be great if you joined in on the fun. https://www.facebook.com/groups/614215312056870/
Congratulations colleagues. This was a well fought war.
Our Facebook page is up and running and it would be great if you joined in on the fun. https://www.facebook.com/groups/614215312056870/
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Just got an email that I wasn't elected for the WM Tapp scholarship surprised that they're already making decisions about scholarships!
Just got an email that I wasn't elected for the WM Tapp scholarship – surprised that they're already making decisions about scholarships!
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vhalsall
Just got an email that I wasn't elected for the WM Tapp scholarship surprised that they're already making decisions about scholarships!


Yeah ditto, thought they would have waited to see who actually accepts etc
<blockquote>Just got an email that I wasn't elected for the WM Tapp scholarship – surprised that they're already making decisions about scholarships! </blockquote>

Yeah ditto, thought they would have waited to see who actually accepts etc
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Just got an email that I wasn't elected for the WM Tapp scholarship surprised that they're already making decisions about scholarships!


Yeah ditto, thought they would have waited to see who actually accepts etc


Wonder how many applied...
<blockquote><blockquote>Just got an email that I wasn't elected for the WM Tapp scholarship – surprised that they're already making decisions about scholarships! </blockquote>

Yeah ditto, thought they would have waited to see who actually accepts etc </blockquote>

Wonder how many applied...
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Well, i was also informed days back that i did not get one of the scholarships i had applied for at Trinity.
Well, i was also informed days back that i did not get one of the scholarships i had applied for at Trinity.
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It will be interesting to hear back from the scholarships within the Cambridge Trust, but from what I've understood they don't make decisions until around June?
It will be interesting to hear back from the scholarships within the Cambridge Trust, but from what I've understood they don't make decisions until around June?
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Not sure if it's a good thing that I've been BoGSed and am not getting emails with scholarship rejections or a bad one. The silence is deafening.
Not sure if it's a good thing that I've been BoGSed and am not getting emails with scholarship rejections or a bad one. The silence is deafening.
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yslt
I got an offer from Cambridge about 2 weeks ago. Silly as I normally am, I did not indicate any College preferences in my application (don't ask me why). This morning I got notice that I have been accepted by Sidney Sussex College. Besides not being a riverfront College, I don't really know what to expect about it - any sensible information is welcome.


i find this rather helpful: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Cambridge_College_Pros_and_Cons

if it's any comfort, i am still waiting for my college membership after being rejected by my first choice college
<blockquote>I got an offer from Cambridge about 2 weeks ago. Silly as I normally am, I did not indicate any College preferences in my application (don't ask me why). This morning I got notice that I have been accepted by Sidney Sussex College. Besides not being a riverfront College, I don't really know what to expect about it - any sensible information is welcome.</blockquote>

i find this rather helpful: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Cambridge_College_Pros_and_Cons

if it's any comfort, i am still waiting for my college membership after being rejected by my first choice college

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heslawclar
Does anyone know when the results for Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentship will be released?
Or has anyone been awarded any scholarship yet?

The timeline given here seems to indicate that the scholarship season is upon us.
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/studentregistry/staff/grad/pdf/fundingtable2015.pdf
Does anyone know when the results for Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentship will be released?
Or has anyone been awarded any scholarship yet?

The timeline given here seems to indicate that the scholarship season is upon us.
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/studentregistry/staff/grad/pdf/fundingtable2015.pdf
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