Timing of UCL decisions


legalalien

I still haven't heard anything (just need to vent!) Clearly old people like me get put in the too hard pile.....this is driving me nuts - I'm getting to the point of thinking that even a negative response would be good, as it would put me out of my misery. Is there anyone else out there who applied early but hasn't heard back? [do I exist, or am I imagining myself?]

I still haven't heard anything (just need to vent!) Clearly old people like me get put in the too hard pile.....this is driving me nuts - I'm getting to the point of thinking that even a negative response would be good, as it would put me out of my misery. Is there anyone else out there who applied early but hasn't heard back? [do I exist, or am I imagining myself?]
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Ryker

legalalien, I'm in the same boat, I submitted my application on 23rd October, and a decision is supposed to be made no later than 9th December. So I guess there's still a couple of days left, but I'm wondering whether they'll even send an e-mail or are they just going to send it by mail, making me wonder for another 3 weeks, which is as long as it takes for mail to get home.

legalalien, I'm in the same boat, I submitted my application on 23rd October, and a decision is supposed to be made no later than 9th December. So I guess there's still a couple of days left, but I'm wondering whether they'll even send an e-mail or are they just going to send it by mail, making me wonder for another 3 weeks, which is as long as it takes for mail to get home.
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legalalien

Ah - well, I emailed them and the lovely Jane Ha has said that my application is with the tutor, and that they'll email to let me know the outcome. it's just that they're not emailing. presumably because there isn't an outcome yet. Perhaps they keep falling asleep reading my personal statement?

Suggest you email the llm-laws address that someone gave above, and ask for an email once a decision is made...

Ah - well, I emailed them and the lovely Jane Ha has said that my application is with the tutor, and that they'll email to let me know the outcome. it's just that they're not emailing. presumably because there isn't an outcome yet. Perhaps they keep falling asleep reading my personal statement?

Suggest you email the llm-laws address that someone gave above, and ask for an email once a decision is made...
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Ryker

Yeah, I already sent it to that address, and they only said that my application is still pending a decision.

Yeah, I already sent it to that address, and they only said that my application is still pending a decision.
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beicon

I've received an offer from UCL. Just so you can know timing, they received my paper application somewhere between the first week of November... can't remember the day.

I've received an offer from UCL. Just so you can know timing, they received my paper application somewhere between the first week of November... can't remember the day.
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FM1409

legalalien, i am in the same situation, i have applied on 28/10 and a mature student (at least not a fresh graduate) I have yet to receive any response from UCL! BUt i have made the application by mail (silly enough) but now, my patience has already been wore out! hope we can receive a reply earlier, no matter positive or negative one, it's so annoying to keep waiting for something!

legalalien, i am in the same situation, i have applied on 28/10 and a mature student (at least not a fresh graduate) I have yet to receive any response from UCL! BUt i have made the application by mail (silly enough) but now, my patience has already been wore out! hope we can receive a reply earlier, no matter positive or negative one, it's so annoying to keep waiting for something!
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legalalien

still radio silence.... surely when they said they'd respond by 11 December, they didn't actually mean 11 December :)

maybe they consider part time applications separately?

still radio silence.... surely when they said they'd respond by 11 December, they didn't actually mean 11 December :)

maybe they consider part time applications separately?

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beicon

When I first rang UCL they said I should except an answer in mid-January. Then I emailed Jane Ha and she said I should wait a week to get a response. She was pretty accurate I must say, because a week later I received the offer from her, and so did my fiancee. So, based on my experience, if she said 11 December, you'll probably hear from pretty soon. I know waiting sucks... I've been there. In fact, I was so anxious about this LLM that I've been looking at universities since last December. It was only a year later that I was finally put out of my misery and received an offer of a place.

When I first rang UCL they said I should except an answer in mid-January. Then I emailed Jane Ha and she said I should wait a week to get a response. She was pretty accurate I must say, because a week later I received the offer from her, and so did my fiancee. So, based on my experience, if she said 11 December, you'll probably hear from pretty soon. I know waiting sucks... I've been there. In fact, I was so anxious about this LLM that I've been looking at universities since last December. It was only a year later that I was finally put out of my misery and received an offer of a place.
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bookcrazy

My application (paper) was delivered to UCL on 3rd December. I have no acknowledgment from them whatsoever of receipt. Do they generally acknowledge receipt of applications? Do they email acknowledgment? And aslo, do they email or send a letter of offer?

My application (paper) was delivered to UCL on 3rd December. I have no acknowledgment from them whatsoever of receipt. Do they generally acknowledge receipt of applications? Do they email acknowledgment? And aslo, do they email or send a letter of offer?
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beicon

They don't give receipt, but they later send a letter (by post) saying that your application was received. As to the offer, they first email you saying that you've been recommended for a place and then the admissions office post a formal offer letter...

They don't give receipt, but they later send a letter (by post) saying that your application was received. As to the offer, they first email you saying that you've been recommended for a place and then the admissions office post a formal offer letter...
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Ryker

Hey, so what have those of you that have already gotten an offer from UCL, and have alongside also applied to Oxbridge, done with it? Are you going to accept it and then cancel if you get accepted at Oxbridge?

Hey, so what have those of you that have already gotten an offer from UCL, and have alongside also applied to Oxbridge, done with it? Are you going to accept it and then cancel if you get accepted at Oxbridge?
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beicon

Yep! What else could we do? I want to secure my place at UCL first... if Oxbridge call me, then I'll find a way to "decline" the accepted offer. I know it's not the best thing to do, but we don't really have an option, do we? In fact, before taking up UCL's offer I'd already accepted an offer of a place from KCL.

Yep! What else could we do? I want to secure my place at UCL first... if Oxbridge call me, then I'll find a way to "decline" the accepted offer. I know it's not the best thing to do, but we don't really have an option, do we? In fact, before taking up UCL's offer I'd already accepted an offer of a place from KCL.
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Judy Law

Beicon, have you alredy received UCL official letter? Have you already accepted their offer?

Beicon, have you alredy received UCL official letter? Have you already accepted their offer?
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legalalien

Damn. Just received a hard copy letter rejecting my application.

I guess the world won't end. Just goes to show, though, that it's not all about marks (for the record I went to a respectable Commonwealth university, have an A+ average and came first in my year. And have 15 years' private practice experience... (bitter, moi?). I suspect that it may be more difficult to get a part time place than a full time one - and clearly there are some non-academic criteria of some kind!

Will have to make a plan B. Congrats to those of you who have been accepted - best of luck for your move to London and do mail me if you want any advice on London law firms!

Damn. Just received a hard copy letter rejecting my application.

I guess the world won't end. Just goes to show, though, that it's not all about marks (for the record I went to a respectable Commonwealth university, have an A+ average and came first in my year. And have 15 years' private practice experience... (bitter, moi?). I suspect that it may be more difficult to get a part time place than a full time one - and clearly there are some non-academic criteria of some kind!

Will have to make a plan B. Congrats to those of you who have been accepted - best of luck for your move to London and do mail me if you want any advice on London law firms!
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commiserations legalalien. keep your spirits up, and good luck with the remainder of your applications! keep us posted of the outcome!

commiserations legalalien. keep your spirits up, and good luck with the remainder of your applications! keep us posted of the outcome!
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beicon

I haven't got my official letter, but I've emailed the admissions office and they'll see if it's possible to send a copy off to me by email rather than regular post. The recent postal strikes in the UK have left a huge backlog that I'm not quite sure if it's been cleared already. For instance, Aberdeen's offer letter was posted off to me on 24th November, but it only arrived today! Before the strike, I remember ordering copies of the prospectus and it arrived about a week later. The backlog therefore obviously still remains.

I haven't got my official letter, but I've emailed the admissions office and they'll see if it's possible to send a copy off to me by email rather than regular post. The recent postal strikes in the UK have left a huge backlog that I'm not quite sure if it's been cleared already. For instance, Aberdeen's offer letter was posted off to me on 24th November, but it only arrived today! Before the strike, I remember ordering copies of the prospectus and it arrived about a week later. The backlog therefore obviously still remains.
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fausto

Beicon, you lucky man!

QMUL sent me an offer dated 6th Nov but I received it only yesterday! Note that the offer was under one month deadline (pratically already missed!).

Beicon, you lucky man!

QMUL sent me an offer dated 6th Nov but I received it only yesterday! Note that the offer was under one month deadline (pratically already missed!).
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beicon

I also have an offer letter from QM dated 6th November, but I received it on 1st December (Guess I'm lucky indeed... or maybe it's you that has been having a lot of bad luck...). Considering it was my first offer, I was so desperate that I rang the admissions office and asked how long I had to answer to them. They said I should answer as soon as possible, but they were aware of the postal strikes so there was no need to run like hell. I logged onto their system only last week to decline the offer and it was still working. If you want to accept the offer, I'd try logging on at first. If it doesn't work, ring them and explain the situation... they can't deny the strikes and the backlog that has been impairing deliveries throughout the entire UK (and world for overseas residents like myself).

I also have an offer letter from QM dated 6th November, but I received it on 1st December (Guess I'm lucky indeed... or maybe it's you that has been having a lot of bad luck...). Considering it was my first offer, I was so desperate that I rang the admissions office and asked how long I had to answer to them. They said I should answer as soon as possible, but they were aware of the postal strikes so there was no need to run like hell. I logged onto their system only last week to decline the offer and it was still working. If you want to accept the offer, I'd try logging on at first. If it doesn't work, ring them and explain the situation... they can't deny the strikes and the backlog that has been impairing deliveries throughout the entire UK (and world for overseas residents like myself).
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ru2

I did my application online, references were submitted on the 27th of November. I got an automated confirmation by email stating :
"All future correspondence from Admissions will be sent to you by letter rather than email."

I haven't received anything by letter yet, no confirmation of any sorts. I'm hopeful of getting something before Christmas, otherwise I'll probably email them in the first week of January.

I did my application online, references were submitted on the 27th of November. I got an automated confirmation by email stating :
"All future correspondence from Admissions will be sent to you by letter rather than email."

I haven't received anything by letter yet, no confirmation of any sorts. I'm hopeful of getting something before Christmas, otherwise I'll probably email them in the first week of January.
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castrili

Hi, I submitted everything on december 1st and my references did so on december 2nd...yesterday (21st) I got an email saying that my admission was recommended to the Admissions Office and that in a few days I should get a formal letter.

Hi, I submitted everything on december 1st and my references did so on december 2nd...yesterday (21st) I got an email saying that my admission was recommended to the Admissions Office and that in a few days I should get a formal letter.
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