LLM Cambridge 2020-2021


zunogaf

Congratulations to all GAO. Seems like they are active today!! Does anybody know if they might release offers today? Has anyone contacted them? goodluck everyone

Congratulations to all GAO. Seems like they are active today!! Does anybody know if they might release offers today? Has anyone contacted them? goodluck everyone
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M.lus

Congratulations everyone on moving to GAO! What colleges did everyone put?


Girton as first choice :)

[quote]Congratulations everyone on moving to GAO! What colleges did everyone put? [/quote]

Girton as first choice :)
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TokarevV

Congratulations everyone on moving to GAO! What colleges did everyone put?

Queens as first choice
Trinity as second choice

Congratulations everyone on moving to GAO! What colleges did everyone put?

Queens as first choice
Trinity as second choice
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Have been awaiting GAO approval for a week now. Anybody knows when we are likely to actually receive the offers?

Have been awaiting GAO approval for a week now. Anybody knows when we are likely to actually receive the offers?
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zunogaf

I remember that someone posted earlier this week that decisions should come this week, according to the information he was given. But i dont know, really

I remember that someone posted earlier this week that decisions should come this week, according to the information he was given. But i dont know, really
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LLMCan2020

Congratulations everyone! I am glad things are finally moving for you guys! Hopefully we will receive the offers by the end of this week! :)

Congratulations everyone! I am glad things are finally moving for you guys! Hopefully we will receive the offers by the end of this week! :)
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LLM2020-21

Does "awaiting GAO approval" 100% mean we got in? :) I'm a bit confused by this admission process haha !

Does "awaiting GAO approval" 100% mean we got in? :) I'm a bit confused by this admission process haha !
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catherineM

Pembroke and Darwin! What colleges did you guys put? :)

Pembroke and Darwin! What colleges did you guys put? :)
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LLMCan2020

Downing and Gonville!

Downing and Gonville!
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BR7

Gonville & Caius and Queens!

Gonville & Caius and Queens!
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So happy for those who have received good news today!!

So happy for those who have received good news today!!
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addy204

Does "awaiting GAO approval" 100% mean we got in? :) I'm a bit confused by this admission process haha !


Me too, and even after googling 1 hour I could not find a proper answer. But most people seem to agree that it is very unlikely to get rejected at that stage. This article from Cambridge uni (https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/what-happens-next) says the following:

"GAO co-ordinates the admission process, and will assess the application following the Degree Committee’s decision to admit. This office makes the official offer of admission on behalf of the University.
GAO will also assess the documents submitted for meeting the conditions of your offer and confirm your admission. If your admission is confirmed, the GAO will also process your CAS if you require a Tier 4 visa.

How long does the process take?
It may take approximately ten days from degree committee approval for you to receive a decision from the Graduate Admissions Office (GAO).
If you are made an offer and provide documents to meet the conditions of your offer, these documents take around ten days to process."

So it seems the GAO is more or less a body which is only responsible for the administrative part of the admission. So they'll probably only reject you when there is a problem with your documents or if you don't meet the minimum criteria like grades and language requirements. Which seems to happen very rarely, as anecdotal evidence suggests...

[quote]Does "awaiting GAO approval" 100% mean we got in? :) I'm a bit confused by this admission process haha ! [/quote]

Me too, and even after googling 1 hour I could not find a proper answer. But most people seem to agree that it is very unlikely to get rejected at that stage. This article from Cambridge uni (https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/what-happens-next) says the following:

"GAO co-ordinates the admission process, and will assess the application following the Degree Committee’s decision to admit. This office makes the official offer of admission on behalf of the University.
GAO will also assess the documents submitted for meeting the conditions of your offer and confirm your admission. If your admission is confirmed, the GAO will also process your CAS if you require a Tier 4 visa.

How long does the process take?
It may take approximately ten days from degree committee approval for you to receive a decision from the Graduate Admissions Office (GAO).
If you are made an offer and provide documents to meet the conditions of your offer, these documents take around ten days to process."

So it seems the GAO is more or less a body which is only responsible for the administrative part of the admission. So they'll probably only reject you when there is a problem with your documents or if you don't meet the minimum criteria like grades and language requirements. Which seems to happen very rarely, as anecdotal evidence suggests...
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F_Cvl

Current LLM Candidate at Cambridge here! From what I can recall, I received my offer around 15 days after my status changed to awaiting approval by GAO. Haven't heard of a case where an offer wasn't extended to someone who went on to the GAO approval step. Congrats to all of you! Don't worry if the offer takes some time to come in. Last year they were sent out on a period spread over two weeks.

Current LLM Candidate at Cambridge here! From what I can recall, I received my offer around 15 days after my status changed to awaiting approval by GAO. Haven't heard of a case where an offer wasn't extended to someone who went on to the GAO approval step. Congrats to all of you! Don't worry if the offer takes some time to come in. Last year they were sent out on a period spread over two weeks.
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LLM2020-21

Thank you so much F_Cvl !!

Thank you so much F_Cvl !!
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M2103

Downing and Gonville!


Downing as well :) !

[quote]Downing and Gonville! [/quote]

Downing as well :) !
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llmllm2020

Congratulations everyone on moving to GAO! What colleges did everyone put?


Fitz and King's

[quote]Congratulations everyone on moving to GAO! What colleges did everyone put? [/quote]

Fitz and King's
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zunogaf

Has anyone had any news? (email or information on decisions?)

Has anyone had any news? (email or information on decisions?)
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Has anyone had any news? (email or information on decisions?)


Moved to GAO in the last 30 mins.

[Edited by HectorBellerin2 on Mar 04, 2020]

[quote]Has anyone had any news? (email or information on decisions?)[/quote]

Moved to GAO in the last 30 mins.
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Just received a conditional offer!

[Edited by Hannahaziza on Mar 04, 2020]

Just received a conditional offer!
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Has anyone had any news? (email or information on decisions?)


Moved to GAO in the last 30 mins.

Congratulations

[quote][quote]Has anyone had any news? (email or information on decisions?)[/quote]

Moved to GAO in the last 30 mins. [/quote]
Congratulations
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