The "waiting for news is driving me crazy" uberthread 2011-12


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    (Original post by Like a BAWS)
    STILL NO OFFERS

    Sent application off 15th October. Nothing. Friend sent his off two days ago, gets an offer today.
    I sent mine off almost two whole months ago, some time in September

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    (Original post by 082349)
    If you're from the UK/EU, they'll take longer.
    Oh, okay, that's reassuring! x

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    I WANT A MAIL FROM UCAS NOW!!!! :please:

    Best would be a mail with an unconditional offer.

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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    Track is the one to believe, unfortunately.
    There are errors like this every year where applicants are sent the wrong information by email or by post, but the university doesn't have to uphold the offer even if they say in one place they're giving an offer then it comes up on track that they're not. With email its obviously harder for them to retract it once they've sent it whereas with the post the mistake can be realised before its actually been sent.

    As you've already done, email Sheffield and see what they say. They might say its a mistake at their end on track (much more unlikely than a mistake with the email) or that given the confusion, they'll give you an offer anyway out of good will or they might just say sorry, we made a mistake sending you the email.



    It could mean you're on a maybe pile or it could not be - its all completely random. Some universities will look at all applications as they come in whereas some will just look at a sample to gauge the standard of applicants. It could be that the other person had a stronger personal statement or predicted grades than you so therefore they've been given an offer immediately. It might also be something like they've got an unconditional offer because they've already got their grades and you don't or that they're an international applicant, as people from both of these groups tend to find out quicker than home students who are applying with predicted grades. Obviously I don't know what category you fit in, I'm just giving reasons.
    I thought i'd update this just in case anyone else has similar problems, I called admissions this morning and they said that it had been entered incorrectly on track and I do have an unconditional offer so they'll change it to that now

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    Got a letter with an acknowledgement from Abertay Dundee today .

    So far:
    1 offer and 3 acknowledgements

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    (Original post by strawberryjellybaby)
    Ha! Boarding school as well? My computer is on all throughout the day with email open with auto refresh so I don't get the panic of having to nervously open my email 3000 times a day.
    Anybody else at boarding school find themselves staring at track constantly hitting refresh during prep? :K:

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    Just got invited to an interview at Cambridge!

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    Got into UEA

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    Yeah I don't want any more e-mails from UCAS after my first rejection!
    I still have 1 University that hasn't sent an acknowledgement for processing my form

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    (Original post by stifa)
    Nope, I sent them an email though.

    And thanks; you too!
    If you log into Track and go Choices > course code of the uni that rejected you > view decision letter, it will tell you why you were rejected.

    For example I got rejected from Plymouth, and so mine says

    "Dear...

    Your application is no longer being considered by Plymouth University for Optometry, B510 because either they have decided not to offer you a place or your application has been withdrawn. The reason is given below.

    Your application has been unsuccessful

    Not met academic criteria."

    This was because I was predicted A*AB when my B subject needed to be an A for this course. This didn't stop me from getting offers from the other unis of the same course though!

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    (Original post by britchick)
    If you log into Track and go Choices > course code of the uni that rejected you > view decision letter, it will tell you why you were rejected.

    For example I got rejected from Plymouth, and so mine says

    "Dear...

    Your application is no longer being considered by Plymouth University for Optometry, B510 because either they have decided not to offer you a place or your application has been withdrawn. The reason is given below.

    Your application has been unsuccessful

    Not met academic criteria."

    This was because I was predicted A*AB when my B subject needed to be an A for this course. This didn't stop me from getting offers from the other unis of the same course though!
    "Your application is no longer being considered by The University of Birmingham for Computer Systems Engineering, H602 because either they have decided not to offer you a place or your application has been withdrawn. The reason is given below.

    Your application has been unsuccessful"

    ...and then follows some general info from UCAS...

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    Another week passed without any interviews I just want something good to happen already

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    Should I be worried that people are being given out conditional offers for the same course as me at the same university, when I already have the correct grade requirements yet still haven't heard anything?

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    Just got an e-mail from Royal Holloway with the program for the UCAS Day/Interview I'm going to next week.
    I AM SO EXCITED.

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    If an offer says "This offer is inclusive of cached AS points" does that mean that any points I have from doing just AS subjects count towards the total tariff points i need?

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    Does track update on weekends as well or do the unis give the admissions officers a break?

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    Just got an offer for law from Birmingham University !!

    I was one of the people who had been waiting for over a month without any reply, and assured myself i was gonna get 5 rejections .

    Hopes this gives other people hope and lets other people without offers yet to just stay calm, and I wish good luck to everyone else with their application !

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    (Original post by Jabberwox)
    Should I be worried that people are being given out conditional offers for the same course as me at the same university, when I already have the correct grade requirements yet still haven't heard anything?

    I applied at the same place for the same course as my friend. I applied a week earlier than she did , yet she had an offer a week before i did !

    Goes to show that you really shouldnt worry about toher people too much, and try to relax as much as possible

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    (Original post by Like a BAWS)
    Just got an offer for law from Birmingham University !!

    I was one of the people who had been waiting for over a month without any reply, and assured myself i was gonna get 5 rejections .

    Hopes this gives other people hope and lets other people without offers yet to just stay calm, and I wish good luck to everyone else with their application !
    Fantastic, well done

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    (Original post by Jabberwox)
    Should I be worried that people are being given out conditional offers for the same course as me at the same university, when I already have the correct grade requirements yet still haven't heard anything?
    I have the same issue and it's making me go slightly nuts... the only reason I can think of for my application for Kings (which is the one I'm waiting for) that they haven't given me an offer is that I don't exceed the requirements I just meet them, unlike the people I know that have offers... its still really annoying though
    but to be honest, if they meet the correct requirements and your PS was good, there's no reason for them not to, so maybe we're just in the next batch? (hopefully )

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