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I am also waiting for Oxford. :) I applied for the combined MSc in Maths and CS.

 

In general, though it may vary by department, Oxford is a lot more rolling admissions like. You may hear from them any time in February, March or April really...

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Did your confirmation emails also say to expect the outcome of your application from late March onwards? Just wondering whether the time frame mentioned is course or department dependent.

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PhD (or DPhil, as you like) for Oxford and Cambridge in International Relations.  Still waiting on both.

 

The aforementioned waiting is killing me. ;)

 

Thursday the 13th and Friday the 14th were red slaughter for political science applicants at Oxford, so I dearly would like to know when acceptances are going out.  My life for the day effectively ends at 1 PM EST, as that translates into the end of the business day in the UK, so I find myself excited from waking to lunch, then meandering thereafter through the day onto bed.  

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Congratulations, every one!

 

I received my acceptance yesterday!!!

 

I'm having a problem, though,... the offer is conditional on my undergraduate average being 4.64 (what it was at the time I applied and, hence, what I reported)... I ended up graduating with a 4.63!!! Do you guys figure this will affect my admission ? :(

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Congratulations, every one!

 

I received my acceptance yesterday!!!

 

I'm having a problem, though,... the offer is conditional on my undergraduate average being 4.64 (what it was at the time I applied and, hence, what I reported)... I ended up graduating with a 4.63!!! Do you guys figure this will affect my admission ? :(

Normally, not meeting an offer means no acceptance. How lenient they are depends on the department. When there is no (student specific) funding involved they usually make a couple more offers than they have places, expecting some people to miss their offer or go elsewhere.

 

I don't understand how you have gotten a conditional offer when you already have your results. Did you tell them you graduated? You missed your offer by such a small margin I think you still have a chance of getting in, but you should definitely ask them right away.

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I applied last year, before I was finished with my undergrad. I was coursing my last semester and taking 2 classes (1 taught, the other was my thesis). When I applied, I put in my average to-date, without taking into account these 2 classes which ultimately lowered my average to 4.63. My graduation ceremony is Friday.

 

I emailed right away and they said the committee would evaluate my situation (alas, they are on a fieldtrip right now!), but to please email my transcripts so they can come to a decision. I just got finished doing that.

 

Honestly... I would hope that 0.01 isn't what put me above other candidates and they will be flexible with SUCH A SMALL BUT PAINFUL difference. After all, my LORs, SOP and writing sample must have counted for something!

 

Normally, not meeting an offer means no acceptance. How lenient they are depends on the department. When there is no (student specific) funding involved they usually make a couple more offers than they have places, expecting some people to miss their offer or go elsewhere.

 

I don't understand how you have gotten a conditional offer when you already have your results. Did you tell them you graduated? You missed your offer by such a small margin I think you still have a chance of getting in, but you should definitely ask them right away.

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I hope you will still get in! Thumbs up. :)

 

I never heard that they give your average GPA as a conditional offer. That's horrible. I thought they would usually give some reasonable condition: low enough to achieve without worry, yet high enough to ensure you do not slack off too much.

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I applied last year, before I was finished with my undergrad. I was coursing my last semester and taking 2 classes (1 taught, the other was my thesis). When I applied, I put in my average to-date, without taking into account these 2 classes which ultimately lowered my average to 4.63. My graduation ceremony is Friday.

 

I emailed right away and they said the committee would evaluate my situation (alas, they are on a fieldtrip right now!), but to please email my transcripts so they can come to a decision. I just got finished doing that.

 

Honestly... I would hope that 0.01 isn't what put me above other candidates and they will be flexible with SUCH A SMALL BUT PAINFUL difference. After all, my LORs, SOP and writing sample must have counted for something!

I really don't think Oxford is THAT petty. Their admissions criteria stated they needed at least a solid first class, or a 3.8/4 cgpa. I applied before graduating, with a finalised average of 67.39%. I just got my acceptance letter from ODID, they told me my offer was conditional on a 2:1. see the huge leeway? :o

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Received an offer at Cambridge for an MPhil in European/Comparative Literature and Cultures, waiting to hear back about an MSt in Comparative Lit at Oxford as part of the dept. of MML... "late March"

Did anybody apply for an MML program at Oxford?!

edit: also, if anybody hears back about either the clarendon or ertegun, make sure to mention it!

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