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I received my Academic Condition today finally (I received the original email from Ms Wade on March 8th). The condition is a 2.1 which I was a bit surprised by considering that I am on course for a First in my final exams (which I am currently sitting). So I am pretty happy with that. Anyone else get a 2.1 academic condition?

I received my Academic Condition today finally (I received the original email from Ms Wade on March 8th). The condition is a 2.1 which I was a bit surprised by considering that I am on course for a First in my final exams (which I am currently sitting). So I am pretty happy with that. Anyone else get a 2.1 academic condition?
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Received the email in mid-March and still havent received the terms of my formal offer. I emailed Ms. Wade a few weeks ago and have not heard back. I'm getting pretty frustrated at this point.

Received the email in mid-March and still havent received the terms of my formal offer. I emailed Ms. Wade a few weeks ago and have not heard back. I'm getting pretty frustrated at this point.
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Received the email in mid-March and still havent received the terms of my formal offer. I emailed Ms. Wade a few weeks ago and have not heard back. I'm getting pretty frustrated at this point.


Same thing here. March 16 and nothing on Camsis yet. I also emailed Ms. Wade two weeks ago. No answer.

<blockquote>Received the email in mid-March and still havent received the terms of my formal offer. I emailed Ms. Wade a few weeks ago and have not heard back. I'm getting pretty frustrated at this point.</blockquote>

Same thing here. March 16 and nothing on Camsis yet. I also emailed Ms. Wade two weeks ago. No answer.
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Hi all,

I'd appreciate any help on this:

When BOGS makes a conditional offer on Camsis, where are the ACADEMIC conditions stated (e.g. "you must achieve a First overall")?

My Camsis page was updated yesterday and it says 'Status: The Board of Graduate Studies has made you a conditional offer of admission.' When I click on the arrows below to obtain more details about the offer, I don't see any mention of a First, 2.1 etc.

The conditions that are mentioned are: a language assessment, financial undertaking, passport and college membership.

Thanks.

Hi all,

I'd appreciate any help on this:

When BOGS makes a conditional offer on Camsis, where are the ACADEMIC conditions stated (e.g. "you must achieve a First overall")?

My Camsis page was updated yesterday and it says 'Status: The Board of Graduate Studies has made you a conditional offer of admission.' When I click on the arrows below to obtain more details about the offer, I don't see any mention of a First, 2.1 etc.

The conditions that are mentioned are: a language assessment, financial undertaking, passport and college membership.

Thanks.
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The conditions are not necessarily same for everyone. You may not be required to show that you have a First overall since you may have already completed your first Law degree and given them a copy of your Degree/Transcript to show that you have a First. In my case, the conditions are similar to yours, except that I am required to send them by post an authenticated copy of my transcript (despite the same already uploaded on Camsis). Again, this is what I understand and feel!

The conditions are not necessarily same for everyone. You may not be required to show that you have a First overall since you may have already completed your first Law degree and given them a copy of your Degree/Transcript to show that you have a First. In my case, the conditions are similar to yours, except that I am required to send them by post an authenticated copy of my transcript (despite the same already uploaded on Camsis). Again, this is what I understand and feel!
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effloresce

I agree. I'm in much the same position as I had already completed my undergraduate degree at the point of my application. Ms Wade communicated my conditions to me and they do not include academic conditions. Nor would it make sense to include any academic conditions for those who've already finished their degrees, since there's nothing further I can do about them and it would be utterly clear to the degree committee/BOGS what my final results were!

I agree. I'm in much the same position as I had already completed my undergraduate degree at the point of my application. Ms Wade communicated my conditions to me and they do not include academic conditions. Nor would it make sense to include any academic conditions for those who've already finished their degrees, since there's nothing further I can do about them and it would be utterly clear to the degree committee/BOGS what my final results were!
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The conditions are not necessarily same for everyone. You may not be required to show that you have a First overall since you may have already completed your first Law degree and given them a copy of your Degree/Transcript to show that you have a First. In my case, the conditions are similar to yours, except that I am required to send them by post an authenticated copy of my transcript (despite the same already uploaded on Camsis). Again, this is what I understand and feel!


Thanks for your response noidrequired. I too need to send them an authenticated copy of my LLB transcript, which I also uploaded when I applied in November last year.

My transcript is not from a UK institution and it does not show the final class of the award so I've been concerned about how it would be understood and any academic conditions that could be attached.

Thanks effloresce. At the time I was applying I was completing a PgDip. So as well as having a different transcript, I've been concerned about any conditions they may attach to the PgDip (which I had not completed at the time I was making the application in early November '11). After scrutinizing my Camsis, they don't appear to have placed any condition on my PgDip.

<blockquote>The conditions are not necessarily same for everyone. You may not be required to show that you have a First overall since you may have already completed your first Law degree and given them a copy of your Degree/Transcript to show that you have a First. In my case, the conditions are similar to yours, except that I am required to send them by post an authenticated copy of my transcript (despite the same already uploaded on Camsis). Again, this is what I understand and feel! </blockquote>

Thanks for your response noidrequired. I too need to send them an authenticated copy of my LLB transcript, which I also uploaded when I applied in November last year.

My transcript is not from a UK institution and it does not show the final class of the award so I've been concerned about how it would be understood and any academic conditions that could be attached.

Thanks effloresce. At the time I was applying I was completing a PgDip. So as well as having a different transcript, I've been concerned about any conditions they may attach to the PgDip (which I had not completed at the time I was making the application in early November '11). After scrutinizing my Camsis, they don't appear to have placed any condition on my PgDip.



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I guess they must already be satisfied with the fact that you have a First overall. They require the Transcript to verify the authenticity of the one uploaded by you online.

I guess they must already be satisfied with the fact that you have a First overall. They require the Transcript to verify the authenticity of the one uploaded by you online.
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G3

Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?

Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?
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Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?
You may try write to them and seek for exemption,
but I suppose you have a deadline for meeting the conditions,
and the worst case which I can think of is that, given their time required for response, you may not get the waiver after the deadline is passed, meaning that you have not fulfilled the conditions.

<blockquote>Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?</blockquote>You may try write to them and seek for exemption,
but I suppose you have a deadline for meeting the conditions,
and the worst case which I can think of is that, given their time required for response, you may not get the waiver after the deadline is passed, meaning that you have not fulfilled the conditions.
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ASM

Hi everyone,

Again, i do not know exactly this happened, but to my delight this morning (Malaysia time), i discovered that my CAMSIS status has changed to conditional offer made and seeking for college membership!

Hi everyone,

Again, i do not know exactly this happened, but to my delight this morning (Malaysia time), i discovered that my CAMSIS status has changed to conditional offer made and seeking for college membership!
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Is it true that the 'CAS' letter will only be issued after July 31, even though I have already fulfilled all the offer conditions? Does anyone know?

Is it true that the 'CAS' letter will only be issued after July 31, even though I have already fulfilled all the offer conditions? Does anyone know?
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Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?


You may write to them for a waiver but even to get that you will be required to take a language assessment test of the University. The test is divided into four parts consisting of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Though this sounds similar to the IELTS but the format of the questions is not the same. Plus, they will hold a telephonic interview to check your spoken English. Only after that will you be considered for a waiver of IELTS/TOEFL.

That is how it went for me. I gave the assessment test and got a waiver, though a day before I got the waiver I also gave IELTS. In any case, I think you should also check the visa requirements as they may require you to give the IELTS, even if you have a waiver from your University.

<blockquote>Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?</blockquote>

You may write to them for a waiver but even to get that you will be required to take a language assessment test of the University. The test is divided into four parts consisting of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Though this sounds similar to the IELTS but the format of the questions is not the same. Plus, they will hold a telephonic interview to check your spoken English. Only after that will you be considered for a waiver of IELTS/TOEFL.

That is how it went for me. I gave the assessment test and got a waiver, though a day before I got the waiver I also gave IELTS. In any case, I think you should also check the visa requirements as they may require you to give the IELTS, even if you have a waiver from your University.
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G3

Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?


You may write to them for a waiver but even to get that you will be required to take a language assessment test of the University. The test is divided into four parts consisting of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Though this sounds similar to the IELTS but the format of the questions is not the same. Plus, they will hold a telephonic interview to check your spoken English. Only after that will you be considered for a waiver of IELTS/TOEFL.

That is how it went for me. I gave the assessment test and got a waiver, though a day before I got the waiver I also gave IELTS. In any case, I think you should also check the visa requirements as they may require you to give the IELTS, even if you have a waiver from your University.


Thanks for your reply. Have given my online assessment and waiting for the interview. Mind sharing, what kind of questions they ask in interview? And when do they tell you abt the result? Anyway, hoping for the best and good to hear that U have got the waiver.

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?</blockquote>

You may write to them for a waiver but even to get that you will be required to take a language assessment test of the University. The test is divided into four parts consisting of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Though this sounds similar to the IELTS but the format of the questions is not the same. Plus, they will hold a telephonic interview to check your spoken English. Only after that will you be considered for a waiver of IELTS/TOEFL.

That is how it went for me. I gave the assessment test and got a waiver, though a day before I got the waiver I also gave IELTS. In any case, I think you should also check the visa requirements as they may require you to give the IELTS, even if you have a waiver from your University.
</blockquote>

Thanks for your reply. Have given my online assessment and waiting for the interview. Mind sharing, what kind of questions they ask in interview? And when do they tell you abt the result? Anyway, hoping for the best and good to hear that U have got the waiver.
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AayuA

hey guys.. iv rcvd my conditional offer but the thing is that the academic condition attached to my conditional offer is not mathematically possible so if I "accept the offer" right now, will it imply that I have agreed to adhere to the academic condition as well... I have already sent a mail to Ms. Wade to review the academic condition..so should I accept the offer on the online portal ryt away or wait for Ms. wade to reply..??

hey guys.. iv rcvd my conditional offer but the thing is that the academic condition attached to my conditional offer is not mathematically possible so if I "accept the offer" right now, will it imply that I have agreed to adhere to the academic condition as well... I have already sent a mail to Ms. Wade to review the academic condition..so should I accept the offer on the online portal ryt away or wait for Ms. wade to reply..??
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msn

Any Indian students who have received ' English Language' condition as a part of their conditional offer?

I had written to Ms. Wade asking if one has completed his Bachelor's degree in English, does he/she still need to take the language test. Havent received any response so far.

Is anyone else facing a similar condition?

Any Indian students who have received ' English Language' condition as a part of their conditional offer?

I had written to Ms. Wade asking if one has completed his Bachelor's degree in English, does he/she still need to take the language test. Havent received any response so far.

Is anyone else facing a similar condition?

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Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?


You may write to them for a waiver but even to get that you will be required to take a language assessment test of the University. The test is divided into four parts consisting of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Though this sounds similar to the IELTS but the format of the questions is not the same. Plus, they will hold a telephonic interview to check your spoken English. Only after that will you be considered for a waiver of IELTS/TOEFL.

That is how it went for me. I gave the assessment test and got a waiver, though a day before I got the waiver I also gave IELTS. In any case, I think you should also check the visa requirements as they may require you to give the IELTS, even if you have a waiver from your University.


Thanks for your reply. Have given my online assessment and waiting for the interview. Mind sharing, what kind of questions they ask in interview? And when do they tell you abt the result? Anyway, hoping for the best and good to hear that U have got the waiver.


It was pretty simply actually. They asked me two questions about why I want to do the course I've chosen and after that they said "obviously we don't need to ask you any more questions now". Basically, the moment they become sure that your spoken English is what you claim it is like, the interview should be over! All the best!

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hi everyone, finally I have also received my conditions and one among which is language assessment. Does anyone have any idea abt how does it go? Or what is the procedure like, apart frm writing the email as they require? I haven't taken IELTS till date as I have graduated from english language university and all my courses for 5 years were in english and really don't want to take bcoz of my hectic work life. Any possibility of getting a waiver?</blockquote>

You may write to them for a waiver but even to get that you will be required to take a language assessment test of the University. The test is divided into four parts consisting of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Though this sounds similar to the IELTS but the format of the questions is not the same. Plus, they will hold a telephonic interview to check your spoken English. Only after that will you be considered for a waiver of IELTS/TOEFL.

That is how it went for me. I gave the assessment test and got a waiver, though a day before I got the waiver I also gave IELTS. In any case, I think you should also check the visa requirements as they may require you to give the IELTS, even if you have a waiver from your University.
</blockquote>

Thanks for your reply. Have given my online assessment and waiting for the interview. Mind sharing, what kind of questions they ask in interview? And when do they tell you abt the result? Anyway, hoping for the best and good to hear that U have got the waiver.</blockquote>

It was pretty simply actually. They asked me two questions about why I want to do the course I've chosen and after that they said "obviously we don't need to ask you any more questions now". Basically, the moment they become sure that your spoken English is what you claim it is like, the interview should be over! All the best!
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Any Indian students who have received ' English Language' condition as a part of their conditional offer?

I had written to Ms. Wade asking if one has completed his Bachelor's degree in English, does he/she still need to take the language test. Havent received any response so far.

Is anyone else facing a similar condition?



I'm Indian and I also had the same condition. I got a waiver on the basis of the assessment held by the University, though I have still taken the IELTS because I think the visa application would require me to.

<blockquote>Any Indian students who have received ' English Language' condition as a part of their conditional offer?

I had written to Ms. Wade asking if one has completed his Bachelor's degree in English, does he/she still need to take the language test. Havent received any response so far.

Is anyone else facing a similar condition?

</blockquote>

I'm Indian and I also had the same condition. I got a waiver on the basis of the assessment held by the University, though I have still taken the IELTS because I think the visa application would require me to.
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cng1238

Hi all,

Called Ms Wade a couple of days ago and confirmed my application was not successful. She apologized for not having me informed earlier as all offers should be out already. She said she will update my record and within an hour my status changed from "under consideration" to "unsuccessful". Disappointing but at the same time a great relief after all the wait. I can now happily prepare my LLM for LSE -> after all probably a more sensible 'choice' for public and human rights law ;-)

For those of you holding an offer from (and have decided to go to) Cambridge, my warmest congratulations and best of wishes to you for an enjoyable year ahead!

Cheers,

cng1238

Hi all,

Called Ms Wade a couple of days ago and confirmed my application was not successful. She apologized for not having me informed earlier as all offers should be out already. She said she will update my record and within an hour my status changed from "under consideration" to "unsuccessful". Disappointing but at the same time a great relief after all the wait. I can now happily prepare my LLM for LSE -> after all probably a more sensible 'choice' for public and human rights law ;-)

For those of you holding an offer from (and have decided to go to) Cambridge, my warmest congratulations and best of wishes to you for an enjoyable year ahead!

Cheers,

cng1238
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wapiri

Thanks man.

LSE is a great school too. I know you'll have a top experience over there.

Best

Thanks man.

LSE is a great school too. I know you'll have a top experience over there.

Best
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