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bsd987

Still #ForeverDC

But going forward, can someone confirm my understanding of the process—if we ever leave the land of #ForeverDC—from here forward?

Path 1: DC Rejects. End of story.

Path 2: DC sends to BoGS. If DC sends to BoGS, unless there is a fatal flaw with your application that the DC didn't have the ability to judge on (meeting the English language requirement, impracticality of obtaining a visa, inability to meet funding requirements, etc.), BoGS approves the recommendation of the DC and offers you either unconditional or conditional admission? So, in short, my understanding is BoGS = admission, barring something extraordinary?

Thanks in advance!


Yes, but it should be noted that failing to meet certain requirements, such as those relating to funding and language, will in principle not bar the approval of the BoGS, but will usually translate to conditions attached to your offer which you will have to meet before a certain date to be able to enroll.


Okay, cheers!

[quote][quote]Still #ForeverDC

But going forward, can someone confirm my understanding of the process—if we ever leave the land of #ForeverDC—from here forward?

Path 1: DC Rejects. End of story.

Path 2: DC sends to BoGS. If DC sends to BoGS, unless there is a fatal flaw with your application that the DC didn't have the ability to judge on (meeting the English language requirement, impracticality of obtaining a visa, inability to meet funding requirements, etc.), BoGS approves the recommendation of the DC and offers you either unconditional or conditional admission? So, in short, my understanding is BoGS = admission, barring something extraordinary?

Thanks in advance![/quote]

Yes, but it should be noted that failing to meet certain requirements, such as those relating to funding and language, will in principle not bar the approval of the BoGS, but will usually translate to conditions attached to your offer which you will have to meet before a certain date to be able to enroll. [/quote]

Okay, cheers!
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Still #ForeverDC

But going forward, can someone confirm my understanding of the process—if we ever leave the land of #ForeverDC—from here forward?

Path 1: DC Rejects. End of story.

Path 2: DC sends to BoGS. If DC sends to BoGS, unless there is a fatal flaw with your application that the DC didn't have the ability to judge on (meeting the English language requirement, impracticality of obtaining a visa, inability to meet funding requirements, etc.), BoGS approves the recommendation of the DC and offers you either unconditional or conditional admission? So, in short, my understanding is BoGS = admission, barring something extraordinary?

Thanks in advance!


Yes, but it should be noted that failing to meet certain requirements, such as those relating to funding and language, will in principle not bar the approval of the BoGS, but will usually translate to conditions attached to your offer which you will have to meet before a certain date to be able to enroll.


Okay, cheers!


Thanks! :) This may sound silly but is it possible for DC to reject you if you've already achieved a first class degree?

[quote][quote][quote]Still #ForeverDC

But going forward, can someone confirm my understanding of the process—if we ever leave the land of #ForeverDC—from here forward?

Path 1: DC Rejects. End of story.

Path 2: DC sends to BoGS. If DC sends to BoGS, unless there is a fatal flaw with your application that the DC didn't have the ability to judge on (meeting the English language requirement, impracticality of obtaining a visa, inability to meet funding requirements, etc.), BoGS approves the recommendation of the DC and offers you either unconditional or conditional admission? So, in short, my understanding is BoGS = admission, barring something extraordinary?

Thanks in advance![/quote]

Yes, but it should be noted that failing to meet certain requirements, such as those relating to funding and language, will in principle not bar the approval of the BoGS, but will usually translate to conditions attached to your offer which you will have to meet before a certain date to be able to enroll. [/quote]

Okay, cheers![/quote]

Thanks! :) This may sound silly but is it possible for DC to reject you if you've already achieved a first class degree?
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username_i...



Yes, but it should be noted that failing to meet certain requirements, such as those relating to funding and language, will in principle not bar the approval of the BoGS, but will usually translate to conditions attached to your offer which you will have to meet before a certain date to be able to enroll.


Okay, cheers!


Thanks! :) This may sound silly but is it possible for DC to reject you if you've already achieved a first class degree?


Yes. The bulk of decision-making takes place at the DC stage. About 67% of applicants will be rejected even though they most likely have a first or a projected first. Sorry!

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Still #ForeverDC

But going forward, can someone confirm my understanding of the process—if we ever leave the land of #ForeverDC—from here forward?

Path 1: DC Rejects. End of story.

Path 2: DC sends to BoGS. If DC sends to BoGS, unless there is a fatal flaw with your application that the DC didn't have the ability to judge on (meeting the English language requirement, impracticality of obtaining a visa, inability to meet funding requirements, etc.), BoGS approves the recommendation of the DC and offers you either unconditional or conditional admission? So, in short, my understanding is BoGS = admission, barring something extraordinary?

Thanks in advance![/quote]

Yes, but it should be noted that failing to meet certain requirements, such as those relating to funding and language, will in principle not bar the approval of the BoGS, but will usually translate to conditions attached to your offer which you will have to meet before a certain date to be able to enroll. [/quote]

Okay, cheers![/quote]

Thanks! :) This may sound silly but is it possible for DC to reject you if you've already achieved a first class degree? [/quote]

Yes. The bulk of decision-making takes place at the DC stage. About 67% of applicants will be rejected even though they most likely have a first or a projected first. Sorry!
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wjs2b

any updates?

any updates?
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any updates?


None on my end.

[quote]any updates?
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None on my end.
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Hannah Dau...

I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one!

I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one!
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abrofeldt

I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one!


That was so kind of you! Thank you so much!

[quote]I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one![/quote]

That was so kind of you! Thank you so much!
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CamCari

I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one!


Thank you very much! Sounds like administrative chaos. We shall continue to wait

#TeamForeverDC2017

[quote]I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one![/quote]

Thank you very much! Sounds like administrative chaos. We shall continue to wait

#TeamForeverDC2017
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I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one!


Thanks for calling!! :) :)

[quote]I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one![/quote]

Thanks for calling!! :) :)
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Ada123

Thanks so much Hannah! Very kind of you :)

Considering Cambridge has a hard stop on March 15 (or at least they say so), early next week might be when offers are rolled out.

Thanks so much Hannah! Very kind of you :)

Considering Cambridge has a hard stop on March 15 (or at least they say so), early next week might be when offers are rolled out.
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CamCari

It seems that the BGoS stage might be skipped (or ultra-processed after the meeting tomorrow) to send out offers by (and in time for) the 15th. I hope that applications aren't rushed to the detriment of applicants.

It seems that the BGoS stage might be skipped (or ultra-processed after the meeting tomorrow) to send out offers by (and in time for) the 15th. I hope that applications aren't rushed to the detriment of applicants.
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It seems that the BGoS stage might be skipped (or ultra-processed after the meeting tomorrow) to send out offers by (and in time for) the 15th. I hope that applications aren't rushed to the detriment of applicants.


How do you know this? :)

[quote]It seems that the BGoS stage might be skipped (or ultra-processed after the meeting tomorrow) to send out offers by (and in time for) the 15th. I hope that applications aren't rushed to the detriment of applicants. [/quote]

How do you know this? :)
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CamCari

It seems that the BGoS stage might be skipped (or ultra-processed after the meeting tomorrow) to send out offers by (and in time for) the 15th. I hope that applications aren't rushed to the detriment of applicants.


How do you know this? :)



Wellllll...getting to the BGoS stage does not translate to getting an offer. (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.2017.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/process_chart1.pdf).

Additionally, according to the Graduate Admissions website, it states: "It may take approximately seven days from Degree Committee approval for your application to be considered by the Board of Graduate Studies." (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/timescales)

Reason would infer that since "decisions are made on a 'rolling basis'" and "many decisions will be made" at the Law Department/DC...it could only mean that somewhere along the stated admissions process(es), something must be skipped or extremely hastened between today and the 15th.

[Edited by CamCari on Mar 08, 2017]

[quote][quote]It seems that the BGoS stage might be skipped (or ultra-processed after the meeting tomorrow) to send out offers by (and in time for) the 15th. I hope that applications aren't rushed to the detriment of applicants. [/quote]

How do you know this? :)[/quote]


Wellllll...getting to the BGoS stage does not translate to getting an offer. (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.2017.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/process_chart1.pdf).

Additionally, according to the Graduate Admissions website, it states: "It may take approximately seven days from Degree Committee approval for your application to be considered by the Board of Graduate Studies." (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/timescales)

Reason would infer that since "decisions are made on a 'rolling basis'" and "many decisions will be made" at the Law Department/DC...it could only mean that somewhere along the stated admissions process(es), something must be skipped or extremely hastened between today and the 15th.
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Inactive User

I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one!


Thank you so much for calling :)

[quote]I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one![/quote]

Thank you so much for calling :)
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It seems that the BGoS stage might be skipped (or ultra-processed after the meeting tomorrow) to send out offers by (and in time for) the 15th. I hope that applications aren't rushed to the detriment of applicants.


How do you know this? :)



Wellllll...getting to the BGoS stage does not translate to getting an offer. (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.2017.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/process_chart1.pdf).

Additionally, according to the Graduate Admissions website, it states: "It may take approximately seven days from Degree Committee approval for your application to be considered by the Board of Graduate Studies." (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/timescales)

Reason would infer that since "decisions are made on a 'rolling basis'" and "many decisions will be made" at the Law Department/DC...it could only mean that somewhere along the stated admissions process(es), something must be skipped or extremely hastened between today and the 15th.


That makes sense, thanks! :)

[quote][quote][quote]It seems that the BGoS stage might be skipped (or ultra-processed after the meeting tomorrow) to send out offers by (and in time for) the 15th. I hope that applications aren't rushed to the detriment of applicants. [/quote]

How do you know this? :)[/quote]


Wellllll...getting to the BGoS stage does not translate to getting an offer. (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.2017.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/process_chart1.pdf).

Additionally, according to the Graduate Admissions website, it states: "It may take approximately seven days from Degree Committee approval for your application to be considered by the Board of Graduate Studies." (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/timescales)

Reason would infer that since "decisions are made on a 'rolling basis'" and "many decisions will be made" at the Law Department/DC...it could only mean that somewhere along the stated admissions process(es), something must be skipped or extremely hastened between today and the 15th. [/quote]

That makes sense, thanks! :)
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Pjoedi

#ForeverDCnomore

"The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved"

#ForeverDCnomore

"The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved"
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Inactive User

#ForeverDCnomore

"The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved"


Great, well done :) I'm sure an offer is going to follow!

[quote]#ForeverDCnomore

"The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved"[/quote]

Great, well done :) I'm sure an offer is going to follow!
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#ForeverDCnomore

"The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved"


Congrats! :) Progress at last!

[quote]#ForeverDCnomore

"The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved"[/quote]

Congrats! :) Progress at last!
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Inactive User

I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one!


It was very kind of you to call. Thank you so much!

[quote]I called and she said very vaguely that decisions are made on a 'rolling basis' and I mentioned the faculty meeting on the 9th and she said yes many decisions will be made but not necessarily yours. She then proceeded to rush me off the phone, just for the record I am PhD applicant and called for you guys because she doesn't run my course and so it doesnt feel so desperate. At the end she said are you applying for the LLM or MCL to which I replied oh neither the PhD and she said oh you've come through to the wrong line and I said ohhh silly me :P

So looks like no clearer but that some decisions will come soon but "not necessarily all" hold onto to your horses folks this could be a long one![/quote]

It was very kind of you to call. Thank you so much!
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bsd987

#ForeverDCnomore

"The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved"


Congrats!

[quote]#ForeverDCnomore

"The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved"[/quote]

Congrats!
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