Exactly! It is completely disrespectful and is making me consider going to other universities..
I have contacted the BGS and all they tell me is that they proceed with the documents in the order they arrive.. They have my documents, but they have others documents they have to deal with before mine.. Apparently, it doesnt matter if Im coming from across the ocean, need a visa, a place to live, etc.. Lovely, right?
Just a brief calculation: if they process the docs in the order they arrive, and if you sent your docs in May and are waiting until today, and I sent my docs last week, I reckon that I will not be in Cambridge before November! Seriously, I think they will eventually hire some extra personnel and speed up the process by the end of August because they just can't afford losing half of their postgraduate students, especially the overseas students...
By the way, has anyone else noticed the huge amount of views this thread has got compared to threads about other universities?
I received my confirmation of admission today on Camsis! Within a week after I sent my documents. Unexpectedly fast I have to say.
What date exactly did u send ur documents? I mean, that's weird! People who sent theirs months behind haven't heard anything. I posted mine on 1st August and it was delivered on 3rd. What about u?
I sent them on 2 August. Since I sent them from The Netherlands by regular mail, my documentation should have arrived at the BoGS on 4 or 5 August. I received my confirmation on 10 August.
However, in my case the BoGS already was notified by the Faculty of Law that I fulfilled my academic condition. So they only had to process the certificate of my bachelor's degree, the IELTS test results and the Financial Undertaking Form. This was merely an administrative matter. I guess it takes longer if the LLM Admissions Committee/Degree Committee (of the infamous phrase 'Papers with the Degree Committee') has to decide on matters concerning the academic condition. That took two and a half months in my case...