UCL 2014/2015


Mark W

Guys, do you know if there is a deadline for accepting a conditional offer?


You don't need to pay a deposit or anything so why don't you just accept it anyway?

<blockquote>Guys, do you know if there is a deadline for accepting a conditional offer?</blockquote>

You don't need to pay a deposit or anything so why don't you just accept it anyway?
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fernanda_m

Mark W,

Because I don't know if I can withdraw the acceptance later on, in case I'm offered a place somewhere I would choose over UCL. Can I?

Mark W,

Because I don't know if I can withdraw the acceptance later on, in case I'm offered a place somewhere I would choose over UCL. Can I?
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Mark W

Mark W,

Because I don't know if I can withdraw the acceptance later on, in case I'm offered a place somewhere I would choose over UCL. Can I?


Of course you can. Are you worried that UCL will sue you for the course fees if you accept first and then later change your mind? I'm sure that will never happen...

Dozens of people must do this every year given that the BCL and Cambridge don't give offers until February/March.

To answer the earlier question my offer letter says I have four weeks to accept but that I can apply for an extension if desired. Presumably that is standard.

<blockquote>Mark W,

Because I don't know if I can withdraw the acceptance later on, in case I'm offered a place somewhere I would choose over UCL. Can I? </blockquote>

Of course you can. Are you worried that UCL will sue you for the course fees if you accept first and then later change your mind? I'm sure that will never happen...

Dozens of people must do this every year given that the BCL and Cambridge don't give offers until February/March.

To answer the earlier question my offer letter says I have four weeks to accept but that I can apply for an extension if desired. Presumably that is standard.
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fernanda_m

haha thanks for your answer!
I was actually worried that I would be taking someone else's place or something, so I wanted to be sure before accepting, but I'm sure a lot of people will do that, indeed.

haha thanks for your answer!
I was actually worried that I would be taking someone else's place or something, so I wanted to be sure before accepting, but I'm sure a lot of people will do that, indeed.
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Mark W

haha thanks for your answer!
I was actually worried that I would be taking someone else's place or something, so I wanted to be sure before accepting, but I'm sure a lot of people will do that, indeed.


I suspect they solve that issue in one of two ways:

1) Make more offers than they intend will enrol on the course, knowing that in practice people change their minds for one reason or another. Similar to the way airlines oversell seats on flights.

2) Hold those candidates who were just on the cusp of getting in on some kind of reserve list and then offer them a place as one becomes available.

I'm sure you won't be taking someone else's place by accepting.

<blockquote>haha thanks for your answer!
I was actually worried that I would be taking someone else's place or something, so I wanted to be sure before accepting, but I'm sure a lot of people will do that, indeed. </blockquote>

I suspect they solve that issue in one of two ways:

1) Make more offers than they intend will enrol on the course, knowing that in practice people change their minds for one reason or another. Similar to the way airlines oversell seats on flights.

2) Hold those candidates who were just on the cusp of getting in on some kind of reserve list and then offer them a place as one becomes available.

I'm sure you won't be taking someone else's place by accepting.
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law01

more than 3 weeks since my application was complete and still nothing :( my application status is still at the first step :s

more than 3 weeks since my application was complete and still nothing :( my application status is still at the first step :s
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16 amit

Guys i just received a conditional offer my queen mary university of law. They replied in 1 day. I finished my application on the 10th and 11th morning...i had an offer

Guys i just received a conditional offer my queen mary university of law. They replied in 1 day. I finished my application on the 10th and 11th morning...i had an offer
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Milo

Hello everyone,
I'm in the process of application, still reviewing my personal statement.
Should I tell them that I'm applying to LSE too? Does it somehow affect their decision?

Hello everyone,
I'm in the process of application, still reviewing my personal statement.
Should I tell them that I'm applying to LSE too? Does it somehow affect their decision?
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Mark W

Hello everyone,
I'm in the process of application, still reviewing my personal statement.
Should I tell them that I'm applying to LSE too? Does it somehow affect their decision?


Don't think I'd mention it. I rather doubt it would have any negative impact, but I'd be even more surprised if it had any positive impact.

I didn't mention any other apps on my UCL or KCL apps. I did mention them on one of my Cam and Ox apps (can't remember which), because one of the sections of the form expressly asked whether you had applied to other programs. I didn't want to lie so I listed my other apps. Apart from that I wouldn't have!

<blockquote>Hello everyone,
I'm in the process of application, still reviewing my personal statement.
Should I tell them that I'm applying to LSE too? Does it somehow affect their decision?</blockquote>

Don't think I'd mention it. I rather doubt it would have any negative impact, but I'd be even more surprised if it had any positive impact.

I didn't mention any other apps on my UCL or KCL apps. I did mention them on one of my Cam and Ox apps (can't remember which), because one of the sections of the form expressly asked whether you had applied to other programs. I didn't want to lie so I listed my other apps. Apart from that I wouldn't have!
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Milo

Hello everyone,
I'm in the process of application, still reviewing my personal statement.
Should I tell them that I'm applying to LSE too? Does it somehow affect their decision?


Don't think I'd mention it. I rather doubt it would have any negative impact, but I'd be even more surprised if it had any positive impact.

I didn't mention any other apps on my UCL or KCL apps. I did mention them on one of my Cam and Ox apps (can't remember which), because one of the sections of the form expressly asked whether you had applied to other programs. I didn't want to lie so I listed my other apps. Apart from that I wouldn't have!


Thank you Mark.
So better that I'd keep silent on that point!

<blockquote><blockquote>Hello everyone,
I'm in the process of application, still reviewing my personal statement.
Should I tell them that I'm applying to LSE too? Does it somehow affect their decision?</blockquote>

Don't think I'd mention it. I rather doubt it would have any negative impact, but I'd be even more surprised if it had any positive impact.

I didn't mention any other apps on my UCL or KCL apps. I did mention them on one of my Cam and Ox apps (can't remember which), because one of the sections of the form expressly asked whether you had applied to other programs. I didn't want to lie so I listed my other apps. Apart from that I wouldn't have!</blockquote>

Thank you Mark.
So better that I'd keep silent on that point!
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rose_f

does anybody know how strict they are at UCL with the conditions set in the offer?

does anybody know how strict they are at UCL with the conditions set in the offer?
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wball98

Hi guys,

Got an unconditional offer on Thursday, so happy. I believe that, from looking around these discussion boards and my own personal experience, that when Portico states 'currently being processed by admissions' this is the process before receiving an offer, unconditional or otherwise. I have not seen or heard of anyone not receiving an offer after this statement on Portico, it must be the process of final checks rather than decision making.

Hi guys,

Got an unconditional offer on Thursday, so happy. I believe that, from looking around these discussion boards and my own personal experience, that when Portico states 'currently being processed by admissions' this is the process before receiving an offer, unconditional or otherwise. I have not seen or heard of anyone not receiving an offer after this statement on Portico, it must be the process of final checks rather than decision making.
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helppp

Hello,
Does anyone here has tips or examples of good personal statement? I have no idea about how I should write it :/

THANKS a lot

Hello,
Does anyone here has tips or examples of good personal statement? I have no idea about how I should write it :/

THANKS a lot
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hal123

guys sorry for barging but amongst offer holders, is there anyone which applied for the financial law specialism ?

guys sorry for barging but amongst offer holders, is there anyone which applied for the financial law specialism ?
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Mark W

guys sorry for barging but amongst offer holders, is there anyone which applied for the financial law specialism ?


Not me. Perhaps I'm wrong but I assumed that it made no difference which (if any) specialism you applied for. After all, it's not as though you are committed to that decision until you select your courses in the first couple of weeks of term. You just need to write something in your personal statement that shows that you have thought a bit about what you intend to do.

I applied (and was accepted) for the International Commercial Law specialism, but I don't believe there is anything preventing me from turning up to UCL and choosing to take Human Rights or Environmental Law or whatever rubbish I feel like. The offer letter just says that I have a place on the LLM, not a place on any particular specialism thereof.

<blockquote>guys sorry for barging but amongst offer holders, is there anyone which applied for the financial law specialism ?</blockquote>

Not me. Perhaps I'm wrong but I assumed that it made no difference which (if any) specialism you applied for. After all, it's not as though you are committed to that decision until you select your courses in the first couple of weeks of term. You just need to write something in your personal statement that shows that you have thought a bit about what you intend to do.

I applied (and was accepted) for the International Commercial Law specialism, but I don't believe there is anything preventing me from turning up to UCL and choosing to take Human Rights or Environmental Law or whatever rubbish I feel like. The offer letter just says that I have a place on the LLM, not a place on any particular specialism thereof.
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sydllm

Hi everyone. I'm finalising my application now and I realised that they require your academic transcript to be certified by a university representative. I have the original official transcript, which I've scanned, but it hasn't been certified. Do I need to upload a certified transcript? What has everyone else done? Thanks!

Hi everyone. I'm finalising my application now and I realised that they require your academic transcript to be certified by a university representative. I have the original official transcript, which I've scanned, but it hasn't been certified. Do I need to upload a certified transcript? What has everyone else done? Thanks!
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dmpart

Hi everyone. I'm finalising my application now and I realised that they require your academic transcript to be certified by a university representative. I have the original official transcript, which I've scanned, but it hasn't been certified. Do I need to upload a certified transcript? What has everyone else done? Thanks!


Hey! I uploaded a certified and sealed transcript

<blockquote>Hi everyone. I'm finalising my application now and I realised that they require your academic transcript to be certified by a university representative. I have the original official transcript, which I've scanned, but it hasn't been certified. Do I need to upload a certified transcript? What has everyone else done? Thanks!</blockquote>

Hey! I uploaded a certified and sealed transcript
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sydllm

Thanks! Sorry, looking at my transcript again, I think it has already been certified by the university. It's got all the details required by UCL (it's on university letterhead, date of the course, award, marks of all courses, final grade etc.) and the Registrar's name is on the bottom and his position stated.

Thanks! Sorry, looking at my transcript again, I think it has already been certified by the university. It's got all the details required by UCL (it's on university letterhead, date of the course, award, marks of all courses, final grade etc.) and the Registrar's name is on the bottom and his position stated.
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Chinaman

My status has changed to 'currently being processed by admissions'. So I guess I will also know in one or two days.. Anyone else in the same boat?

My status has changed to 'currently being processed by admissions'. So I guess I will also know in one or two days.. Anyone else in the same boat?
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law01

My status has changed to 'currently being processed by admissions'. So I guess I will also know in one or two days.. Anyone else in the same boat?



I am still in the first step :( BUT from what I know, when you status changes to 'currently being processed by admissions' it means that they just need to approve your offer :) If I may ask, what was your degree average? or second year average if you are still in third year? and when did you complete your application?

<blockquote>My status has changed to 'currently being processed by admissions'. So I guess I will also know in one or two days.. Anyone else in the same boat?</blockquote>


I am still in the first step :( BUT from what I know, when you status changes to 'currently being processed by admissions' it means that they just need to approve your offer :) If I may ask, what was your degree average? or second year average if you are still in third year? and when did you complete your application?
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