Cambridge LLM resubmission


Cam22

Does anyone know anything about resubmitting application materials for the Cambridge LLM?

The university says it is possible: "If you have an offer and you are unable to arrive in Cambridge to start your programme you can re-submit your original application materials for consideration in the following academic year."

I have an offer this year but think it is extremely unlikely I will be able to take it up for personal reasons. However I am nervous about my chances of getting in again.

Has anyone successfully resubmitted? What do you think the chances are of getting an offer again?

Does anyone know anything about resubmitting application materials for the Cambridge LLM?

The university says it is possible: "If you have an offer and you are unable to arrive in Cambridge to start your programme you can re-submit your original application materials for consideration in the following academic year."

I have an offer this year but think it is extremely unlikely I will be able to take it up for personal reasons. However I am nervous about my chances of getting in again.

Has anyone successfully resubmitted? What do you think the chances are of getting an offer again?
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kikito

Hi Cam22. Sorry to hear about your situation but I still hope you can make it there somehow.

Not sure about the re-submitting bit, however, I was in a similar position last year. I was unable to join the 2021-22 MCL cohort due to a last minute mishap. Devastated, I was told to re-apply afresh as Cambridge does not have a deferral policy for the LLM/MCL and that I would be competing with all the new applicants again. As such, I was also under the same apprehension that I might not make it again because of the fierce competition. I've been fortunate enough to have received an offer once again. My application materials and answers to questions for the 2022-23 cycle were nearly identical. 

Although I got in again, it's still hard to comment with certainty on how high/low the chances are of getting an offer again.

[Edited by kikito on Jun 15, 2022]

Hi Cam22. Sorry to hear about your situation but I still hope you can make it there somehow.<br><br>Not sure about the re-submitting bit, however, I was in a similar position last year. I was unable to join the 2021-22 MCL cohort due to a last minute mishap. Devastated, I was told to re-apply afresh as Cambridge does not have a deferral policy for the LLM/MCL and that I would be competing with all the new applicants again. As such, I was also under the same apprehension that I might not make it again because of the fierce competition. I've been fortunate enough to have received an offer once again. My application materials and answers to questions for the 2022-23 cycle were nearly identical.&nbsp;<br><br>Although I got in again, it's still hard to comment with certainty on how high/low the chances are of getting an offer again.
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Gobbledygo...

There are stories of people who get accepted again and those who do not. Your question is pretty much impossible to answer because admissions would always be relative to whatever the strength of the applicant pool is every year. Applicants tend to be somewhat more closely considered against other applicants from the same jurisdiction, making reapplication somewhat “riskier” if your education is from a country with a lot of applicants (e.g., India, China) than if you’re from a generally underrepresented jurisdiction. Having been accepted once confirms that you fulfil the minimum requirements and have a profile worthy of admission, at least. That alone makes your chances quite decent. They are forced to delete all applications after each cycle, so it tends to be unproblematic to reapply with the exact same documents (assuming your referees will also submit the same reference over again). Anything that can be done to improve the quality of the application is positive, of course. Having been already admitted once, you will more than likely be admitted again at some point, even if you might get unlucky next year. Consider for yourself whether you would be ok with waiting 1-3 years just in case you need to reapply twice to get in. Also consider whether there are specific subjects that you really want to be taught (by specific persons) that are likely to be discontinued or changed within that time. Some academic staff are due for retirement already by the 2023-2024 acad year.

There are stories of people who get accepted again and those who do not. Your question is pretty much impossible to answer because admissions would always be relative to whatever the strength of the applicant pool is every year. Applicants tend to be somewhat more closely considered against other applicants from the same jurisdiction, making reapplication somewhat “riskier” if your education is from a country with a lot of applicants (e.g., India, China) than if you’re from a generally underrepresented jurisdiction.&nbsp;Having been accepted once confirms that you fulfil the minimum requirements and have a profile worthy of admission, at least. That alone makes your chances quite decent. They are forced to delete all applications after each cycle, so it tends to be unproblematic to reapply with the exact same documents (assuming your referees will also submit the same reference over again). Anything that can be done to improve the quality of the application is positive, of course. Having been already admitted once, you will more than likely be admitted again at some point, even if you might get unlucky next year. Consider for yourself whether you would be ok with waiting 1-3 years just in case you need to reapply twice to get in. Also consider whether there are specific subjects that you really want to be taught (by specific persons) that are likely to be discontinued or changed within that time. Some academic staff are due for&nbsp;retirement already by the 2023-2024 acad year.
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