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Cambridge LLM 2017 - 2018 Applicants


Hey all, long time follower, first time poster. I received an email from Ms Wade on 21 March confirming I had received a conditional offer for the LLM and my status on CamSIS moved to 'Awaiting Decision by BGS' shortly after, then 'Awaiting Approval by BGS' shortly after that. My CamSIS hasn't changed since then. It's now 20 April, an offer I had received from a US institution has lapsed, and I am not yet in contention for a number of scholarships from my home university because I haven't been able to provide formal confirmation of my offer from Cambridge. I've sent a couple of emails checking on the status of my application which have gone unanswered. Does anyone know what the deal is? I think Cambridge will be amazing, and I'm so glad I (hopefully) will be there later this year, but this process has been really frustrating and disappointing. It's nearly May.
Hey all, long time follower, first time poster. I received an email from Ms Wade on 21 March confirming I had received a conditional offer for the LLM and my status on CamSIS moved to 'Awaiting Decision by BGS' shortly after, then 'Awaiting Approval by BGS' shortly after that. My CamSIS hasn't changed since then. It's now 20 April, an offer I had received from a US institution has lapsed, and I am not yet in contention for a number of scholarships from my home university because I haven't been able to provide formal confirmation of my offer from Cambridge. I've sent a couple of emails checking on the status of my application which have gone unanswered. Does anyone know what the deal is? I think Cambridge will be amazing, and I'm so glad I (hopefully) will be there later this year, but this process has been really frustrating and disappointing. It's nearly May.
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ik0214
Hey all, long time follower, first time poster. I received an email from Ms Wade on 21 March confirming I had received a conditional offer for the LLM and my status on CamSIS moved to 'Awaiting Decision by BGS' shortly after, then 'Awaiting Approval by BGS' shortly after that. My CamSIS hasn't changed since then. It's now 20 April, an offer I had received from a US institution has lapsed, and I am not yet in contention for a number of scholarships from my home university because I haven't been able to provide formal confirmation of my offer from Cambridge. I've sent a couple of emails checking on the status of my application which have gone unanswered. Does anyone know what the deal is? I think Cambridge will be amazing, and I'm so glad I (hopefully) will be there later this year, but this process has been really frustrating and disappointing. It's nearly May.


Hey cam2017, I am unfortunately in the same situation! I haven't been able to apply for scholarships because I don't have any written confirmation and my status is still stuck at the approval stage. I am thinking of calling them up tomorrow. I have declined offers from all the other colleges even though I don't have any confirmation from Cambridge. Unfortunately we can only wait and hope the status changes (for the better) soon!
[quote]Hey all, long time follower, first time poster. I received an email from Ms Wade on 21 March confirming I had received a conditional offer for the LLM and my status on CamSIS moved to 'Awaiting Decision by BGS' shortly after, then 'Awaiting Approval by BGS' shortly after that. My CamSIS hasn't changed since then. It's now 20 April, an offer I had received from a US institution has lapsed, and I am not yet in contention for a number of scholarships from my home university because I haven't been able to provide formal confirmation of my offer from Cambridge. I've sent a couple of emails checking on the status of my application which have gone unanswered. Does anyone know what the deal is? I think Cambridge will be amazing, and I'm so glad I (hopefully) will be there later this year, but this process has been really frustrating and disappointing. It's nearly May.[/quote]

Hey cam2017, I am unfortunately in the same situation! I haven't been able to apply for scholarships because I don't have any written confirmation and my status is still stuck at the approval stage. I am thinking of calling them up tomorrow. I have declined offers from all the other colleges even though I don't have any confirmation from Cambridge. Unfortunately we can only wait and hope the status changes (for the better) soon!
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XaviZhao
Just got admitted to Jesus college!
Just got admitted to Jesus college!
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ik0214
For everyone stuck at the approval stage, I spoke to Miss Wade yesterday and she told me that the status should change in the coming week. Also, I asked her if there are still chances of getting rejected and she said it is"unlikely". I told her that the scholarship I intend to apply to has a mid may deadline, so she told me not to worry and that I will definitely hear something next week though she can't tell me the exact date.
For everyone stuck at the approval stage, I spoke to Miss Wade yesterday and she told me that the status should change in the coming week. Also, I asked her if there are still chances of getting rejected and she said it is"unlikely". I told her that the scholarship I intend to apply to has a mid may deadline, so she told me not to worry and that I will definitely hear something next week though she can't tell me the exact date.
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LegalLife
Hi all,

First of all congrats to those who have received an offer and hang in there for those who are still waiting for one. Have a question, do you guys know the likelihood of Cambridge accepting a defferal due to a financial constraint that occur beyond one's control? There no doubt that I want to attend Cambridge, but the scholarship provider I was aiming at made an abrupt change of policy that basically only allows applicants to attend their chosen uni the following year, i.e., 2018.

I have been rummaging older posts and other forums but seem to gather very little information. I've tried to call Ms. Wade, but her answer was negative yet pretty template-ish. I hope to have some insights from practice/ experiences, if you guys have heard/ go through any. Thank you!


The unfortunate truth is that they will not grant you a deferal. The Cambridge LLM has one of the strictest deferral policies in the entire UK! Unreasonable but that is the reality! I tried it once upon a time on the exact same grounds and it was rejected. However, I reapplied the next year and got in. So if your grades are good and you have got in once, you should not have an issue getting in again.
[quote]Hi all,

First of all congrats to those who have received an offer and hang in there for those who are still waiting for one. Have a question, do you guys know the likelihood of Cambridge accepting a defferal due to a financial constraint that occur beyond one's control? There no doubt that I want to attend Cambridge, but the scholarship provider I was aiming at made an abrupt change of policy that basically only allows applicants to attend their chosen uni the following year, i.e., 2018.

I have been rummaging older posts and other forums but seem to gather very little information. I've tried to call Ms. Wade, but her answer was negative yet pretty template-ish. I hope to have some insights from practice/ experiences, if you guys have heard/ go through any. Thank you![/quote]

The unfortunate truth is that they will not grant you a deferal. The Cambridge LLM has one of the strictest deferral policies in the entire UK! Unreasonable but that is the reality! I tried it once upon a time on the exact same grounds and it was rejected. However, I reapplied the next year and got in. So if your grades are good and you have got in once, you should not have an issue getting in again.
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DelaCour


Hi Dela Cour I share similar concerns, I am worried that the transcript won't be out by 31 July, but as I read from the offers booklet that in case "your current course finishes after the start date (including any academic pre-sessional courses of your upcoming course), you should sign and upload the 'current course of study declaration' confirming that you will provide evidence of completion of your course before the start of term. "

I wonder if this is applicable because for my case, my course finishes before the start date, but the transcript may not be ready before the deadline for meeting conditions. If anyone has a clue, grateful if you could let us know.


I have the exact same issue. My course will finish on the 30 June, however I usually receive all my results by mid-August. I had emailed Ms Wade but I have not, as yet, gotten a reply


As an alternative to that, I see that they also accept a letter/ certification from your home university to the same effect. However, if I have not completed the course yet, the best the university can do is to certify the normal period for the course (for me, it ends in mid- July, but it may also drag on to early September the latest if re-sits are required), so currently I am rather confused about the course of actions I should take. Appreciate if you could share with me in case Ms. Wade replies.


nonewsisgoodnews, so Ms Wade got back to me. She asked me to send her by when I should be receiving my results, and that she will "check the situation for you". I don't know, maybe we'll be allowed to send our transcripts a little later? I suggest you send her an email explaining the situation.

[Edited by DelaCour on Apr 24, 2017]

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Also, I have a question about one of my offers. Has anyone ever heard of the 31st July deadline being extended? I need to submit evidence that I would have completed my studies by that date (which is understandable), but I have my doubts as to whether I will meet the deadline. I have a thesis that I need to submit and I have my reservations as to whether it will be corrected by then[/quote]

Hi Dela Cour I share similar concerns, I am worried that the transcript won't be out by 31 July, but as I read from the offers booklet that in case "your current course finishes after the start date (including any academic pre-sessional courses of your upcoming course), you should sign and upload the 'current course of study declaration' confirming that you will provide evidence of completion of your course before the start of term. "

I wonder if this is applicable because for my case, my course finishes before the start date, but the transcript may not be ready before the deadline for meeting conditions. If anyone has a clue, grateful if you could let us know. [/quote]

I have the exact same issue. My course will finish on the 30 June, however I usually receive all my results by mid-August. I had emailed Ms Wade but I have not, as yet, gotten a reply[/quote]

As an alternative to that, I see that they also accept a letter/ certification from your home university to the same effect. However, if I have not completed the course yet, the best the university can do is to certify the normal period for the course (for me, it ends in mid- July, but it may also drag on to early September the latest if re-sits are required), so currently I am rather confused about the course of actions I should take. Appreciate if you could share with me in case Ms. Wade replies.[/quote]

nonewsisgoodnews, so Ms Wade got back to me. She asked me to send her by when I should be receiving my results, and that she will "check the situation for you". I don't know, maybe we'll be allowed to send our transcripts a little later? I suggest you send her an email explaining the situation.
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I have the exact same issue. My course will finish on the 30 June, however I usually receive all my results by mid-August. I had emailed Ms Wade but I have not, as yet, gotten a reply


As an alternative to that, I see that they also accept a letter/ certification from your home university to the same effect. However, if I have not completed the course yet, the best the university can do is to certify the normal period for the course (for me, it ends in mid- July, but it may also drag on to early September the latest if re-sits are required), so currently I am rather confused about the course of actions I should take. Appreciate if you could share with me in case Ms. Wade replies.


nonewsisgoodnews, so Ms Wade got back to me. She asked me to send her by when I should be receiving my results, and that she will "check the situation for you". I don't know, maybe we'll be allowed to send our transcripts a little later? I suggest you send her an email explaining the situation.


Thanks DelaCour, will send Ms. Wade an email. In the mean time, let's keep each other posted :)
[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Also, I have a question about one of my offers. Has anyone ever heard of the 31st July deadline being extended? I need to submit evidence that I would have completed my studies by that date (which is understandable), but I have my doubts as to whether I will meet the deadline. I have a thesis that I need to submit and I have my reservations as to whether it will be corrected by then[/quote]

Hi Dela Cour I share similar concerns, I am worried that the transcript won't be out by 31 July, but as I read from the offers booklet that in case "your current course finishes after the start date (including any academic pre-sessional courses of your upcoming course), you should sign and upload the 'current course of study declaration' confirming that you will provide evidence of completion of your course before the start of term. "

I wonder if this is applicable because for my case, my course finishes before the start date, but the transcript may not be ready before the deadline for meeting conditions. If anyone has a clue, grateful if you could let us know. [/quote]

I have the exact same issue. My course will finish on the 30 June, however I usually receive all my results by mid-August. I had emailed Ms Wade but I have not, as yet, gotten a reply[/quote]

As an alternative to that, I see that they also accept a letter/ certification from your home university to the same effect. However, if I have not completed the course yet, the best the university can do is to certify the normal period for the course (for me, it ends in mid- July, but it may also drag on to early September the latest if re-sits are required), so currently I am rather confused about the course of actions I should take. Appreciate if you could share with me in case Ms. Wade replies.[/quote]

nonewsisgoodnews, so Ms Wade got back to me. She asked me to send her by when I should be receiving my results, and that she will "check the situation for you". I don't know, maybe we'll be allowed to send our transcripts a little later? I suggest you send her an email explaining the situation. [/quote]

Thanks DelaCour, will send Ms. Wade an email. In the mean time, let's keep each other posted :)
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DelaCour
Just got admitted to Jesus college!


Did anyone else hear back from Cambridge re college memberships recently? I've been under consideration by college for weeks!
[quote]Just got admitted to Jesus college![/quote]

Did anyone else hear back from Cambridge re college memberships recently? I've been under consideration by college for weeks!
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Jcm
Just got admitted to Jesus college!


Did anyone else hear back from Cambridge re college memberships recently? I've been under consideration by college for weeks!


Last week I've been admitted to eddies.
[quote][quote]Just got admitted to Jesus college![/quote]

Did anyone else hear back from Cambridge re college memberships recently? I've been under consideration by college for weeks![/quote]

Last week I've been admitted to eddies.
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sbn414
Just got admitted to Jesus college!


Did anyone else hear back from Cambridge re college memberships recently? I've been under consideration by college for weeks!


Last week I've been admitted to eddies.


Girton here, heard from them a week ago.
[quote][quote][quote]Just got admitted to Jesus college![/quote]

Did anyone else hear back from Cambridge re college memberships recently? I've been under consideration by college for weeks![/quote]

Last week I've been admitted to eddies.[/quote]

Girton here, heard from them a week ago.
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Trinity rejected my application, i guess another college is considering now.
Trinity rejected my application, i guess another college is considering now.
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SS_25
Trinity rejected my application, i guess another college is considering now.


Both colleges of my preference rejected my application. Still seeking college membership.
[quote]Trinity rejected my application, i guess another college is considering now.[/quote]

Both colleges of my preference rejected my application. Still seeking college membership.
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Ada123
Same as ^. Corpus rejected mine, waiting on Wolfson.
Same as ^. Corpus rejected mine, waiting on Wolfson.
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How do you know that those colleges have rejected your application? My self service page just says "seeking college membership"
How do you know that those colleges have rejected your application? My self service page just says "seeking college membership"
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amg26
How do you know that those colleges have rejected your application? My self service page just says "seeking college membership"


Did you apply to a specific college? If so, then it'll say 'seeking college membership' up until the point where they've decided. If you made an open application similarly it'd just say 'seeking college membership' until one college accepts you. I think that's how it works at least.
[quote]How do you know that those colleges have rejected your application? My self service page just says "seeking college membership"[/quote]

Did you apply to a specific college? If so, then it'll say 'seeking college membership' up until the point where they've decided. If you made an open application similarly it'd just say 'seeking college membership' until one college accepts you. I think that's how it works at least.
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amg26
For those interested, I've just received an email back which said that for offers that require you to gain a 1.0 in your final year, this refers solely to your grades from your final year of study. So in practical terms, as I received strong second year results I could receive an average of around 64 from my third year results and still receive a First class score overall but would not meet the terms of my offer. To my mind this makes absolutely no sense. My university gives me an overall degree classification that is an average of my second and third year results but other factors are considered when deciding the threshold score for a First Class classification. How, then, will Cambridge determine whether my third year results are first class results? Will they apply my university's view on what degree classification those results would be (even though my university would not specifically state what classification my 3rd year results are, they'd just give me an overall classification averaging my second and third years) or would they apply their own standard as to what a first class percentage score would be across my final year modules, which doesn't entirely seem fair. This really seems quite confusing to me so was wondering what any of you guys thought?
For those interested, I've just received an email back which said that for offers that require you to gain a 1.0 in your final year, this refers solely to your grades from your final year of study. So in practical terms, as I received strong second year results I could receive an average of around 64 from my third year results and still receive a First class score overall but would not meet the terms of my offer. To my mind this makes absolutely no sense. My university gives me an overall degree classification that is an average of my second and third year results but other factors are considered when deciding the threshold score for a First Class classification. How, then, will Cambridge determine whether my third year results are first class results? Will they apply my university's view on what degree classification those results would be (even though my university would not specifically state what classification my 3rd year results are, they'd just give me an overall classification averaging my second and third years) or would they apply their own standard as to what a first class percentage score would be across my final year modules, which doesn't entirely seem fair. This really seems quite confusing to me so was wondering what any of you guys thought?
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lawgradpt
For those interested, I've just received an email back which said that for offers that require you to gain a 1.0 in your final year, this refers solely to your grades from your final year of study. So in practical terms, as I received strong second year results I could receive an average of around 64 from my third year results and still receive a First class score overall but would not meet the terms of my offer. To my mind this makes absolutely no sense. My university gives me an overall degree classification that is an average of my second and third year results but other factors are considered when deciding the threshold score for a First Class classification. How, then, will Cambridge determine whether my third year results are first class results? Will they apply my university's view on what degree classification those results would be (even though my university would not specifically state what classification my 3rd year results are, they'd just give me an overall classification averaging my second and third years) or would they apply their own standard as to what a first class percentage score would be across my final year modules, which doesn't entirely seem fair. This really seems quite confusing to me so was wondering what any of you guys thought?


I'm in the same position and if on my offer they're also referring to my final year's score then ir makes absolutely no sense.
[quote]For those interested, I've just received an email back which said that for offers that require you to gain a 1.0 in your final year, this refers solely to your grades from your final year of study. So in practical terms, as I received strong second year results I could receive an average of around 64 from my third year results and still receive a First class score overall but would not meet the terms of my offer. To my mind this makes absolutely no sense. My university gives me an overall degree classification that is an average of my second and third year results but other factors are considered when deciding the threshold score for a First Class classification. How, then, will Cambridge determine whether my third year results are first class results? Will they apply my university's view on what degree classification those results would be (even though my university would not specifically state what classification my 3rd year results are, they'd just give me an overall classification averaging my second and third years) or would they apply their own standard as to what a first class percentage score would be across my final year modules, which doesn't entirely seem fair. This really seems quite confusing to me so was wondering what any of you guys thought? [/quote]

I'm in the same position and if on my offer they're also referring to my final year's score then ir makes absolutely no sense.
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amg26
For those interested, I've just received an email back which said that for offers that require you to gain a 1.0 in your final year, this refers solely to your grades from your final year of study. So in practical terms, as I received strong second year results I could receive an average of around 64 from my third year results and still receive a First class score overall but would not meet the terms of my offer. To my mind this makes absolutely no sense. My university gives me an overall degree classification that is an average of my second and third year results but other factors are considered when deciding the threshold score for a First Class classification. How, then, will Cambridge determine whether my third year results are first class results? Will they apply my university's view on what degree classification those results would be (even though my university would not specifically state what classification my 3rd year results are, they'd just give me an overall classification averaging my second and third years) or would they apply their own standard as to what a first class percentage score would be across my final year modules, which doesn't entirely seem fair. This really seems quite confusing to me so was wondering what any of you guys thought?


I'm in the same position and if on my offer they're also referring to my final year's score then ir makes absolutely no sense.


The thing is the email came from the general graduate admissions office as opposed to the law specific one so I'm hoping that they might have made a mistake. In any case I've emailed Ms Wade to get some clarity on the matter so will let you know when I receive a response!
[quote][quote]For those interested, I've just received an email back which said that for offers that require you to gain a 1.0 in your final year, this refers solely to your grades from your final year of study. So in practical terms, as I received strong second year results I could receive an average of around 64 from my third year results and still receive a First class score overall but would not meet the terms of my offer. To my mind this makes absolutely no sense. My university gives me an overall degree classification that is an average of my second and third year results but other factors are considered when deciding the threshold score for a First Class classification. How, then, will Cambridge determine whether my third year results are first class results? Will they apply my university's view on what degree classification those results would be (even though my university would not specifically state what classification my 3rd year results are, they'd just give me an overall classification averaging my second and third years) or would they apply their own standard as to what a first class percentage score would be across my final year modules, which doesn't entirely seem fair. This really seems quite confusing to me so was wondering what any of you guys thought? [/quote]

I'm in the same position and if on my offer they're also referring to my final year's score then ir makes absolutely no sense.[/quote]

The thing is the email came from the general graduate admissions office as opposed to the law specific one so I'm hoping that they might have made a mistake. In any case I've emailed Ms Wade to get some clarity on the matter so will let you know when I receive a response!
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lawgradpt
For those interested, I've just received an email back which said that for offers that require you to gain a 1.0 in your final year, this refers solely to your grades from your final year of study. So in practical terms, as I received strong second year results I could receive an average of around 64 from my third year results and still receive a First class score overall but would not meet the terms of my offer. To my mind this makes absolutely no sense. My university gives me an overall degree classification that is an average of my second and third year results but other factors are considered when deciding the threshold score for a First Class classification. How, then, will Cambridge determine whether my third year results are first class results? Will they apply my university's view on what degree classification those results would be (even though my university would not specifically state what classification my 3rd year results are, they'd just give me an overall classification averaging my second and third years) or would they apply their own standard as to what a first class percentage score would be across my final year modules, which doesn't entirely seem fair. This really seems quite confusing to me so was wondering what any of you guys thought?


I'm in the same position and if on my offer they're also referring to my final year's score then ir makes absolutely no sense.


The thing is the email came from the general graduate admissions office as opposed to the law specific one so I'm hoping that they might have made a mistake. In any case I've emailed Ms Wade to get some clarity on the matter so will let you know when I receive a response!


Thanks!
[quote][quote][quote]For those interested, I've just received an email back which said that for offers that require you to gain a 1.0 in your final year, this refers solely to your grades from your final year of study. So in practical terms, as I received strong second year results I could receive an average of around 64 from my third year results and still receive a First class score overall but would not meet the terms of my offer. To my mind this makes absolutely no sense. My university gives me an overall degree classification that is an average of my second and third year results but other factors are considered when deciding the threshold score for a First Class classification. How, then, will Cambridge determine whether my third year results are first class results? Will they apply my university's view on what degree classification those results would be (even though my university would not specifically state what classification my 3rd year results are, they'd just give me an overall classification averaging my second and third years) or would they apply their own standard as to what a first class percentage score would be across my final year modules, which doesn't entirely seem fair. This really seems quite confusing to me so was wondering what any of you guys thought? [/quote]

I'm in the same position and if on my offer they're also referring to my final year's score then ir makes absolutely no sense.[/quote]

The thing is the email came from the general graduate admissions office as opposed to the law specific one so I'm hoping that they might have made a mistake. In any case I've emailed Ms Wade to get some clarity on the matter so will let you know when I receive a response![/quote]

Thanks!
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patb


Did anyone else hear back from Cambridge re college memberships recently? I've been under consideration by college for weeks!


Last week I've been admitted to eddies.


Girton here, heard from them a week ago.


I've been admitted to St Edmunds according to Camsis but haven't heard anything from them directly, have your colleges contact you directly yet?
[quote][quote][quote][quote]Just got admitted to Jesus college![/quote]

Did anyone else hear back from Cambridge re college memberships recently? I've been under consideration by college for weeks![/quote]

Last week I've been admitted to eddies.[/quote]

Girton here, heard from them a week ago.[/quote]

I've been admitted to St Edmunds according to Camsis but haven't heard anything from them directly, have your colleges contact you directly yet?
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