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dream13

im just as anxious as all of you-if not more!!!, i really want to do this programme. But honestly it is true- my flat mate got a phone call around noon today and was offered a place.Agreed It is strange and very unlike Oxford, lets hope for the best in the coming week.

im just as anxious as all of you-if not more!!!, i really want to do this programme. But honestly it is true- my flat mate got a phone call around noon today and was offered a place.Agreed It is strange and very unlike Oxford, lets hope for the best in the coming week.
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guest_1

Please, could you give us some information about the level of your flatmate?, I think we all want to have an idea of the requirements...

Usually, a University use phone calls to disclose admission results only in case of emergency because of the high possibility of mistakes and misunderstanding... It happened for me last year, but I asked for it...

Please, could you give us some information about the level of your flatmate?, I think we all want to have an idea of the requirements...

Usually, a University use phone calls to disclose admission results only in case of emergency because of the high possibility of mistakes and misunderstanding... It happened for me last year, but I asked for it...
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tiara

@dream 13 - Thanx..!!

@AMG - I'm from India. I was informed that i wud receive the formal letter of offer in a few days. neways all da best..!!

@Pers 187 - I understand ur anxiety but this is neither a lame joke nor a ridiculous lie .. strange though it may seem, but its true.

@dream 13 - Thanx..!!

@AMG - I'm from India. I was informed that i wud receive the formal letter of offer in a few days. neways all da best..!!

@Pers 187 - I understand ur anxiety but this is neither a lame joke nor a ridiculous lie .. strange though it may seem, but its true.
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AMG

Thanks a lot, tiara!
And congratulations - I'm very happy for you!

Now I'm even more anxious to see (hear) what the outcome of my application will be...

Thanks a lot, tiara!
And congratulations - I'm very happy for you!

Now I'm even more anxious to see (hear) what the outcome of my application will be...
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Bion

great news.....congrats tiara.....

great news.....congrats tiara.....
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mack_moss

I spoke to Kate Blanshard, the course administrator this morning and was told that decisions have been made, and offer letters are in the process of being sent out via email. Kate said that applicants will definitely hear before this Friday.

I wonder what the deal was with the phone offers ... I didn't get a chance to ask her this

All the best,
Mack

I spoke to Kate Blanshard, the course administrator this morning and was told that decisions have been made, and offer letters are in the process of being sent out via email. Kate said that applicants will definitely hear before this Friday.

I wonder what the deal was with the phone offers ... I didn't get a chance to ask her this

All the best,
Mack
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dream13

got admitted today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
email and phone call

got admitted today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
email and phone call
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one

congrats dream13 :) I got to know that i am placed onto the waiting list for an offer what might take from 4 to 8 weeks. Anybody heared of that before? What are the chances of getting in? Don't think somebody could refuse Oxford proposal....

congrats dream13 :) I got to know that i am placed onto the waiting list for an offer what might take from 4 to 8 weeks. Anybody heared of that before? What are the chances of getting in? Don't think somebody could refuse Oxford proposal....
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mack_moss

I was admitted on Tuesday! Received email with PDF of offer letter, email also noted they tried to call but couldn't get through ... !

I was admitted on Tuesday! Received email with PDF of offer letter, email also noted they tried to call but couldn't get through ... !

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tiara

Congratulations Dream 13 and Mack-Moss..!!

Congratulations Dream 13 and Mack-Moss..!!
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shabi

I received a waiting list reply. Any idea the number of students who have received a waiting list reply? Is there any way one can find out his/her number in the wait list?

What is the Oxford BCL waiting list precedent?

I received a waiting list reply. Any idea the number of students who have received a waiting list reply? Is there any way one can find out his/her number in the wait list?

What is the Oxford BCL waiting list precedent?
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shabi

I received a waiting list reply. Any idea the number of students who have received a waiting list reply? Is there any way one can find out his/her number in the wait list?

What is the Oxford BCL waiting list precedent?


Any helpful soul out there to help this anxious one. ( i seem to have run out of nails to bite now!)

<blockquote>I received a waiting list reply. Any idea the number of students who have received a waiting list reply? Is there any way one can find out his/her number in the wait list?

What is the Oxford BCL waiting list precedent?</blockquote>

Any helpful soul out there to help this anxious one. ( i seem to have run out of nails to bite now!)
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shabi

I received a waiting list reply. Any idea the number of students who have received a waiting list reply? Is there any way one can find out his/her number in the wait list?

What is the Oxford BCL waiting list precedent?


Any helpful soul out there to help this anxious one. ( i seem to have run out of nails to bite now!)

<blockquote>I received a waiting list reply. Any idea the number of students who have received a waiting list reply? Is there any way one can find out his/her number in the wait list?

What is the Oxford BCL waiting list precedent?</blockquote>

Any helpful soul out there to help this anxious one. ( i seem to have run out of nails to bite now!)
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judas19

i have been placed on the waiting list as well. am really curious to know how exactly does this work, how big is the waitlist pool (predicted from previous BCL benchmarks perhaps), and the basic question of all - what really are the chances!!! anyone knows anyone who got thru ox in a previous year and picked up from the waitlist pool???

i have been placed on the waiting list as well. am really curious to know how exactly does this work, how big is the waitlist pool (predicted from previous BCL benchmarks perhaps), and the basic question of all - what really are the chances!!! anyone knows anyone who got thru ox in a previous year and picked up from the waitlist pool???
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Hello,

While by no means do I want to be perceived as being unsympathetic to your plight (I wish everyone the best of luck!), I feel the need to point out that the information being requested will invariably be of poor predictive value. First, your "chances" of getting in off the waiting list (and I put chances in quotes because this isn't a random process) are obviously determined at first instance by your specific ranking on the wait list. Since I don't believe this information is available at the moment, the average take-up rates of something like the BCL (which, if you look through the literature, are extremely volatile year-over-year) are going to be of limited value with reference to your particular case.

Again, best of luck to all!!

Paddy

Hello,

While by no means do I want to be perceived as being unsympathetic to your plight (I wish everyone the best of luck!), I feel the need to point out that the information being requested will invariably be of poor predictive value. First, your "chances" of getting in off the waiting list (and I put chances in quotes because this isn't a random process) are obviously determined at first instance by your specific ranking on the wait list. Since I don't believe this information is available at the moment, the average take-up rates of something like the BCL (which, if you look through the literature, are extremely volatile year-over-year) are going to be of limited value with reference to your particular case.

Again, best of luck to all!!

Paddy
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judas19

thanks paddy, and agreed - actually i was trying to figure out how oxford works with waitlists... any constructive information on how oxford has traditionally dealt with waitlist cases would be useful... thanks

thanks paddy, and agreed - actually i was trying to figure out how oxford works with waitlists... any constructive information on how oxford has traditionally dealt with waitlist cases would be useful... thanks
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shabi

If there are a total of 30 seats, my guess is that not more than 15 seats will be offered in the wait list (50% is quite a number). Let me know if this is a "fair" estimate. Of the commentators at the forum, i see atleast 3 wait listed candidates. Has anybody ask the MLF guys?

If there are a total of 30 seats, my guess is that not more than 15 seats will be offered in the wait list (50% is quite a number). Let me know if this is a "fair" estimate. Of the commentators at the forum, i see atleast 3 wait listed candidates. Has anybody ask the MLF guys?
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You may also wish to consider whether or not the Faculty only made 30 offers at first instance. Indeed, I believe it is standard practice to make more offers initially than there are places on the basis that, regardless of the quality of the program, there will be a certain number of rejections. This would obviously have an impact on the prospects of wait-listed applicants.

Once again, though, it is something of a emotional and cognitive trap to think that obtaining further information about the mechanics of the wait-list will render one's chances any more predictable (or, perhaps more to the point, ameliorate one's anxiety). Put simply, it's a waste of energy worrying about it.

Cheers,

Paddy

You may also wish to consider whether or not the Faculty only made 30 offers at first instance. Indeed, I believe it is standard practice to make more offers initially than there are places on the basis that, regardless of the quality of the program, there will be a certain number of rejections. This would obviously have an impact on the prospects of wait-listed applicants.

Once again, though, it is something of a emotional and cognitive trap to think that obtaining further information about the mechanics of the wait-list will render one's chances any more predictable (or, perhaps more to the point, ameliorate one's anxiety). Put simply, it's a waste of energy worrying about it.

Cheers,

Paddy
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judas19

then why have wait-listed category in the first place? hanging like jack-o-lanterns neither here nor there... dsnt make sense... but sorry paddy buddy, call it a fool's draught, but anything to ameliorate anxiety - hope that clarifies..

then why have wait-listed category in the first place? hanging like jack-o-lanterns neither here nor there... dsnt make sense... but sorry paddy buddy, call it a fool's draught, but anything to ameliorate anxiety - hope that clarifies..
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shabi

Moral of the story - "Wait and watch". Exclaim in horror anyway!

Moral of the story - "Wait and watch". Exclaim in horror anyway!
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