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monhl

Yeah, I also received my conditional offer yesterday! Does anybody know what exactly it means to "obtain your degree with a minimum overall mark of B" - whether the overall grade average counts (for whole of my studies for the current degree) or it refers only to the final exams? Thanks!

Yeah, I also received my conditional offer yesterday! Does anybody know what exactly it means to "obtain your degree with a minimum overall mark of B" - whether the overall grade average counts (for whole of my studies for the current degree) or it refers only to the final exams? Thanks!
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Ryker

Well, you present a novel rationalisation. Personally speaking I would not commit to an institution - by accepting an offer - in the knowledge that i would rescind it were another to pop through the mail. I do believe that doing so is reprehensible, and I don't respect those who choose to do so. I view it as analogous to agreeing to go to the a ball with sally, but then ditching her if the more glamorous annie takes you up on an earlier offer. You evidently don't agree with that, preferring the delusion that it is a victimless offence. (Shrugs) How one behaves says a lot about a person I guess.


Yeah, I'm sorry, but the comparison you made is over the top and you know it. What awful thing are you going to ascribe to my personality next? It's fine if you don't agree with what I did, but don't make assumptions about my actions in situations that don't apply in even the slightest margin. And like I've said, the universities DON'T view the acceptance as final and firm until you've actually paid the fees and registered, otherwise they wouldn't have allowed without consequence a "way out".

Care to elaborate what you would do in a situation akin to mine, though?

<blockquote>Well, you present a novel rationalisation. Personally speaking I would not commit to an institution - by accepting an offer - in the knowledge that i would rescind it were another to pop through the mail. I do believe that doing so is reprehensible, and I don't respect those who choose to do so. I view it as analogous to agreeing to go to the a ball with sally, but then ditching her if the more glamorous annie takes you up on an earlier offer. You evidently don't agree with that, preferring the delusion that it is a victimless offence. (Shrugs) How one behaves says a lot about a person I guess.</blockquote>

Yeah, I'm sorry, but the comparison you made is over the top and you know it. What awful thing are you going to ascribe to my personality next? It's fine if you don't agree with what I did, but don't make assumptions about my actions in situations that don't apply in even the slightest margin. And like I've said, the universities DON'T view the acceptance as final and firm until you've actually paid the fees and registered, otherwise they wouldn't have allowed without consequence a "way out".

Care to elaborate what you would do in a situation akin to mine, though?
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P_Martini

Alright, so much of this at this point is just argument for argument's sake.

Good Gosh, you're entitled to your belief, and if you were in Ryker's position and truly would (1) accept UCL's offer and just forget about Oxbridge, whether or not you are ultimately successful or (2) reject UCL and run the risk of having no where to study next year, then I commend you for being so principled.

I think Ryker would admit to looking after his or her own interests. We can disagree on whether it is reprehensible to do so and whether your analogy is apt. (I don't believe it is, really.) That's all fine. But, before you find some moral fault in Ryker, you might admit that you do understand the reality that a place in UCL's programme is less sought-after than a place in either Oxbridge programme, that UCL is aware of their admissions schedule and that it does force applicants into this decision. UCL is a great university. Don't misunderstand me. I nearly went there, and would have been thrilled. But, truth be told, offering admission early and setting an early response deadline is one of the ways lower-ranked schools attempt to grab top applicants from higher ranked schools. If there's any blame to be laid on Ryker, it can only go so far because UCL is, in fact, deliberately creating this problem, and for their own advantage.

Alright, so much of this at this point is just argument for argument's sake.

Good Gosh, you're entitled to your belief, and if you were in Ryker's position and truly would (1) accept UCL's offer and just forget about Oxbridge, whether or not you are ultimately successful or (2) reject UCL and run the risk of having no where to study next year, then I commend you for being so principled.

I think Ryker would admit to looking after his or her own interests. We can disagree on whether it is reprehensible to do so and whether your analogy is apt. (I don't believe it is, really.) That's all fine. But, before you find some moral fault in Ryker, you might admit that you do understand the reality that a place in UCL's programme is less sought-after than a place in either Oxbridge programme, that UCL is aware of their admissions schedule and that it does force applicants into this decision. UCL is a great university. Don't misunderstand me. I nearly went there, and would have been thrilled. But, truth be told, offering admission early and setting an early response deadline is one of the ways lower-ranked schools attempt to grab top applicants from higher ranked schools. If there's any blame to be laid on Ryker, it can only go so far because UCL is, in fact, deliberately creating this problem, and for their own advantage.
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P_Martini

Yeah, I also received my conditional offer yesterday! Does anybody know what exactly it means to "obtain your degree with a minimum overall mark of B" - whether the overall grade average counts (for whole of my studies for the current degree) or it refers only to the final exams? Thanks!


monhl: I think the general rule is that, conditions are cumulative GPA requirements (over all years for your current degree).

Of course, you should confirm with your university exactly what your specific condition is.

Congratulations on your offer.

<blockquote>Yeah, I also received my conditional offer yesterday! Does anybody know what exactly it means to "obtain your degree with a minimum overall mark of B" - whether the overall grade average counts (for whole of my studies for the current degree) or it refers only to the final exams? Thanks!</blockquote>

monhl: I think the general rule is that, conditions are cumulative GPA requirements (over all years for your current degree).

Of course, you should confirm with your university exactly what your specific condition is.

Congratulations on your offer.
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monhl

Thanks! I also checked the country specific information on the LSE website but it doesn't specify.. So I guess I'd rather contact LSE directly to be sure. Anyway, this option would be better for me - since there is no practical possibility I fall below B overall but you can never be sure how the finals work out.

Thanks! I also checked the country specific information on the LSE website but it doesn't specify.. So I guess I'd rather contact LSE directly to be sure. Anyway, this option would be better for me - since there is no practical possibility I fall below B overall but you can never be sure how the finals work out.
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P_Martini

There's usually a good deal of self-imposed stress about the condition, but it serves to force you to re-double your efforts for exams, and things end up just fine.

There's usually a good deal of self-imposed stress about the condition, but it serves to force you to re-double your efforts for exams, and things end up just fine.
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amadcow

Just got an unconditional offer :) :)

Now the war in my head about whether to choose Columbia or LSE begins...

Just got an unconditional offer :) :)

Now the war in my head about whether to choose Columbia or LSE begins...
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legalalien

Do current exchange rates not resolve that issue for you?

Do current exchange rates not resolve that issue for you?

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gayatrikmr

Hey all!

I'm new here.. tho i got an offer from LSE on 6th of Jan - best birthday gift ever :)

Just wanted to meet and greet everyone i might get to see in my course later this year!

Also - what is everyones POA on the accommodation scene?

Thanks!

Hey all!

I'm new here.. tho i got an offer from LSE on 6th of Jan - best birthday gift ever :)

Just wanted to meet and greet everyone i might get to see in my course later this year!

Also - what is everyones POA on the accommodation scene?

Thanks!
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legalalien

Hi there - congrats on your acceptance! Any idea re subjects you will be studying?

I'm an old person with a house and mortgage in London, so don't have a student perspective on the accommodation issue. But I'm more than happy to give advice on areas of London / transport links etc etc.....

Hi there - congrats on your acceptance! Any idea re subjects you will be studying?

I'm an old person with a house and mortgage in London, so don't have a student perspective on the accommodation issue. But I'm more than happy to give advice on areas of London / transport links etc etc.....
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legalalien

correction. I do have a "student" perspective as I am now potentially a student (OMG). But don't have a 20 something student perspective :)

correction. I do have a "student" perspective as I am now potentially a student (OMG). But don't have a 20 something student perspective :)
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gayatrikmr

Hi there - congrats on your acceptance! Any idea re subjects you will be studying?

I'm an old person with a house and mortgage in London, so don't have a student perspective on the accommodation issue. But I'm more than happy to give advice on areas of London / transport links etc etc.....


Thank u! U too!! :)
I'm not sure what subjects i will finally pursue - but i am interested in corporate law subjects - so im guessing that should be my main focus. what about u?

i was actually going thru the LSE acco webpage.. and found that most LSE residences are quite far (north london and othrs). Most of the residences are also self-catering - n i cant cook to save my life (literally!). Basically - will b looking for a place close to the campus, catered or cheap food options, this one is a long shot - but single ensuite :P

<blockquote>Hi there - congrats on your acceptance! Any idea re subjects you will be studying?

I'm an old person with a house and mortgage in London, so don't have a student perspective on the accommodation issue. But I'm more than happy to give advice on areas of London / transport links etc etc.....</blockquote>

Thank u! U too!! :)
I'm not sure what subjects i will finally pursue - but i am interested in corporate law subjects - so im guessing that should be my main focus. what about u?

i was actually going thru the LSE acco webpage.. and found that most LSE residences are quite far (north london and othrs). Most of the residences are also self-catering - n i cant cook to save my life (literally!). Basically - will b looking for a place close to the campus, catered or cheap food options, this one is a long shot - but single ensuite :P
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legalalien

Aah - but remember that London is one of the few places in the world where microwaved ready-meals are cheaper than cooking food from fresh!

Aah - but remember that London is one of the few places in the world where microwaved ready-meals are cheaper than cooking food from fresh!
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amadcow

@legalalien: What did you mean by exchange rates? LSE is much cheaper even with the dollar being loooow. I still hope I will be able to decide on the basis of quality though (=get enough money to go to either city)

@legalalien: What did you mean by exchange rates? LSE is much cheaper even with the dollar being loooow. I still hope I will be able to decide on the basis of quality though (=get enough money to go to either city)
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Morticia

Hi everyone I have just received my conditional offer!! my application was deemed complete on November 6 for your records. The best luck to everyone still waiting, the offers are ready to come!!

Hi everyone I have just received my conditional offer!! my application was deemed complete on November 6 for your records. The best luck to everyone still waiting, the offers are ready to come!!
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Hi everyone I have just received my conditional offer!! my application was deemed complete on November 6 for your records. The best luck to everyone still waiting, the offers are ready to come!!


Hi Morticia, what was your condition about?
Kind regards,
Marina

<blockquote> Hi everyone I have just received my conditional offer!! my application was deemed complete on November 6 for your records. The best luck to everyone still waiting, the offers are ready to come!!</blockquote>

Hi Morticia, what was your condition about?
Kind regards,
Marina
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Morticia

Hi Marina, since I finished my undergrad a couple of years ago, my condition is to pass either IELTS or TOEFL.
Good luck!!

Hi Marina, since I finished my undergrad a couple of years ago, my condition is to pass either IELTS or TOEFL.
Good luck!!
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legalalien

@amadcow - I was in fact bemoaning the weakness of the pound at the moment - makes travelling to Europe expensive and travelling home to Australia/NZ pretty impossible. So yes, I would expect LSE/living in London to work out cheaper!

@morticia - congratulations!

@amadcow - I was in fact bemoaning the weakness of the pound at the moment - makes travelling to Europe expensive and travelling home to Australia/NZ pretty impossible. So yes, I would expect LSE/living in London to work out cheaper!

@morticia - congratulations!
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Morticia

Thanks legalalien!!!

Thanks legalalien!!!
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legalalien

gayatrikmr (and anyone else looking at accommodation) - happy to advise on how easy it will be to get from different places to LSE. Public transport in London is quite expensive (but on the other hand there is a hefty premium for accommodation in Zone 1 (inner London).

gayatrikmr (and anyone else looking at accommodation) - happy to advise on how easy it will be to get from different places to LSE. Public transport in London is quite expensive (but on the other hand there is a hefty premium for accommodation in Zone 1 (inner London).
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