The 2012 Cambridge Thread


Dubie

Hey Dubie, sorry to bother you again, but has your CamSis status still not changed? As I explained, my e-mail service broke down and all I can check is CamSis...


No change yet - sorry! However, from the few emails and things I've received from the law faculty (with the offer on Monday being the exception), Friday seems to be LLM day. I was also told further info would follow later in the week, so I'm thinking that will probably happen tomorrow too. So I wouldn't fret yet.
If you're really worried, you could try calling, but (and I know this is easier said than done) waiting until next week (which seemed to be offer week last year) might be an idea.

You could also (if you don't want to sound like you're pressing them to hurry up and make an offer) call to change your email address so you can access your offer when it comes. That would give them a friendly reminder that your application is there (not that they'd have forgotten) and would also put your mind at rest that you won't miss out on any information when it comes.

<blockquote>Hey Dubie, sorry to bother you again, but has your CamSis status still not changed? As I explained, my e-mail service broke down and all I can check is CamSis...</blockquote>

No change yet - sorry! However, from the few emails and things I've received from the law faculty (with the offer on Monday being the exception), Friday seems to be LLM day. I was also told further info would follow later in the week, so I'm thinking that will probably happen tomorrow too. So I wouldn't fret yet.
If you're really worried, you could try calling, but (and I know this is easier said than done) waiting until next week (which seemed to be offer week last year) might be an idea.

You could also (if you don't want to sound like you're pressing them to hurry up and make an offer) call to change your email address so you can access your offer when it comes. That would give them a friendly reminder that your application is there (not that they'd have forgotten) and would also put your mind at rest that you won't miss out on any information when it comes.
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Dubie

Earlier this morning I received an e-mail with a conditional offer for the MCL program at Cambridge. As you can imagine, I was very pleased to read the letter :)

My BGS status has changed from "under consideration" to "awaiting decision".

Good luck to you all!


Congratulations!

<blockquote>Earlier this morning I received an e-mail with a conditional offer for the MCL program at Cambridge. As you can imagine, I was very pleased to read the letter :)

My BGS status has changed from "under consideration" to "awaiting decision".

Good luck to you all!</blockquote>

Congratulations!
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trellick

hmm, sounds like a nice way to contact them - alternatively you can also change email addresses via the self-service.

hmm, sounds like a nice way to contact them - alternatively you can also change email addresses via the self-service.
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FYI there is a degree committee meeting this afternoon. Best of luck to all of you :)
Surely you tease! :P

<blockquote>FYI there is a degree committee meeting this afternoon. Best of luck to all of you :)</blockquote>Surely you tease! :P
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Frontal

Guys/Gals, can anyone tell me if there is a standard deadline to accept an offer from the date it is made (for ex. 1 month) or if this is individual? Thanks!

Guys/Gals, can anyone tell me if there is a standard deadline to accept an offer from the date it is made (for ex. 1 month) or if this is individual? Thanks!
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From what I read in the thread for last year's round, it seems as if you do not have to answer before the summer. So even though Cambridge is not the quickest school in terms of decisions, they at least give you quite some time to consider the offer.

Regarding calling Cambridge - dont you all think that it would be a great idea to not call them and just wait for the decision e-mail? I know that you are all stressed, but lets just give Cambridge some space so they can use their time on other things.

From what I read in the thread for last year's round, it seems as if you do not have to answer before the summer. So even though Cambridge is not the quickest school in terms of decisions, they at least give you quite some time to consider the offer.

Regarding calling Cambridge - dont you all think that it would be a great idea to not call them and just wait for the decision e-mail? I know that you are all stressed, but lets just give Cambridge some space so they can use their time on other things.
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Oh, by the way, the next weeks will be nerve-wracking. It is worse than waiting for the grades in law school.

Oh, by the way, the next weeks will be nerve-wracking. It is worse than waiting for the grades in law school.
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psyfi

I, too, believe that calling is rubbish unless you are dependent on your decision, e.g. in case of other deadlines.

I, too, believe that calling is rubbish unless you are dependent on your decision, e.g. in case of other deadlines.
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madhatter

just got an offer for the MCL!!! :)

just got an offer for the MCL!!! :)
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hejonas

Congratulations, well done!

Congratulations, well done!
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tynagh

Congratulations! I got an offer for MCL this afternoon. Seems like the MCL decisions are out before most of the LLM offers..
Good luck to everyone still waiting for an answer:)

Congratulations! I got an offer for MCL this afternoon. Seems like the MCL decisions are out before most of the LLM offers..
Good luck to everyone still waiting for an answer:)
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Frontal

My CamSys status changed today from "Under Consideration by Degree Committee" to "Awaiting decision by the Board of Graduate Studies", Hitting the "View/Amend" button, it says "Status: The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved".

So, what does that mean? Offer? No offer? I'm confused. Has anyone else got that kind of status report?

My CamSys status changed today from "Under Consideration by Degree Committee" to "Awaiting decision by the Board of Graduate Studies", Hitting the "View/Amend" button, it says "Status: The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved".

So, what does that mean? Offer? No offer? I'm confused. Has anyone else got that kind of status report?
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It says on the website that the DC first makes a recommendation to the BoG, and then the BoG makes the official offer of admission. I guess you can expect good news :)

It says on the website that the DC first makes a recommendation to the BoG, and then the BoG makes the official offer of admission. I guess you can expect good news :)
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cng1238

It says on the website that the DC first makes a recommendation to the BoG, and then the BoG makes the official offer of admission. I guess you can expect good news :)


I agree. I think it is a good news. Congratulations (in advance)!

<blockquote>It says on the website that the DC first makes a recommendation to the BoG, and then the BoG makes the official offer of admission. I guess you can expect good news :)</blockquote>

I agree. I think it is a good news. Congratulations (in advance)!
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Frontal

Though I am a little anxious to count my chickens before they're hatched, I surely hope you are right. Would really make my day! ¨

I am just confused as the ones which were admitted already said that their camsys status had not changed before they got the offer per e-mail. Seems like I'll have to do an extra rounds at every stage: first the thing with the phone call to the recommender and now this. I won't complain, though, if everything works out fine... :-)

Though I am a little anxious to count my chickens before they're hatched, I surely hope you are right. Would really make my day! ¨

I am just confused as the ones which were admitted already said that their camsys status had not changed before they got the offer per e-mail. Seems like I'll have to do an extra rounds at every stage: first the thing with the phone call to the recommender and now this. I won't complain, though, if everything works out fine... :-)
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hejonas

My CamSys status changed today from "Under Consideration by Degree Committee" to "Awaiting decision by the Board of Graduate Studies", Hitting the "View/Amend" button, it says "Status: The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved".

So, what does that mean? Offer? No offer? I'm confused. Has anyone else got that kind of status report?


sounds very good! congratulations! but you didn't receive an email beforehand?

mine is still set to under consideration by dc

<blockquote>My CamSys status changed today from "Under Consideration by Degree Committee" to "Awaiting decision by the Board of Graduate Studies", Hitting the "View/Amend" button, it says "Status: The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved".

So, what does that mean? Offer? No offer? I'm confused. Has anyone else got that kind of status report?</blockquote>

sounds very good! congratulations! but you didn't receive an email beforehand?

mine is still set to under consideration by dc
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Frontal

Ah, sorry, I think I forgot to clarify that. I have not got any e-mail, which is exactly why I am not quite sure what to make from the situation... I guess I'll stay optimistic. :-)

Ah, sorry, I think I forgot to clarify that. I have not got any e-mail, which is exactly why I am not quite sure what to make from the situation... I guess I'll stay optimistic. :-)
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hejonas

You sent a paper application, right? Maybe you'll get the offer the old fashioned way as well

You sent a paper application, right? Maybe you'll get the offer the old fashioned way as well
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Frontal

You sent a paper application, right? Maybe you'll get the offer the old fasioned way as well


nope, I applied online. However, even an old fashioned offer would be apreciated... :-)

<blockquote>You sent a paper application, right? Maybe you'll get the offer the old fasioned way as well</blockquote>

nope, I applied online. However, even an old fashioned offer would be apreciated... :-)
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RiverCam

Congrats to those who received MCL offers! What are your backgrounds? First in Company Law? Corporate experience?

Congrats to those who received MCL offers! What are your backgrounds? First in Company Law? Corporate experience?
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