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

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    I applied last year but I think these should still be broadly relevant:

    Applied - 14th October
    1st Offer - 24th November
    2nd Offer - 21st December
    3rd Offer - 5th January
    4th Offer - 6th January
    5th Offer - 21st January

    Just remember that the dates will vary between universities and departments, and that when you get your offer relative to other people usually doesn't say anything about how strong your application is
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    Applied on 3rd October, got my first offer on the 12th October for my insurance choice

    Completely depends on the university department, seems UEA's biochemistry section is very quick!
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    About 2 weeks, mine was sent mid-November.
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    I'm just gonna drop in here and hope to put some people at ease:

    Sent my UCAS in late September, 1st offer mid October (Exeter), one mid November (Sussex), Oxford interview in December (Offer a week later), solid rejection from Durham in January and heard bugger all from Edinburgh until right before the deadline for replies! It is not a contest of who can get the most offers the fastest, some unis do them as they come in, some wait for all of them to come in (Like the lovely Edinburgh) Patience
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    Applied on Oct 11th

    First offer on Oct 26th
    Second offer on Nov 2nd
    Third offer on Nov 10th
    Fourth offer on Dec 6th
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    Has anyone heard yet from Bristol at all? Or York? My only two left waiting. Bristol is killing me inside.
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    It was so frustrating watching everybody get offers - really pissed me off.

    But, applied on the 13th October, then my first offer came 18th November.

    UCAS....
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    Mine was processed on 5th december, got my first offer on the 9th december, and the second on the 13th, just 3 more to go but i know that's not going to be will into january
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    About a week later, if even that! Royal Holloway were on the ball
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    15 days from Lancaster for economics.
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    Royal holloway generally seem speedy
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    Mine was processed by UCAS on 11th Dec and I got an offer on the 21st.
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    (Original post by Jodianne)
    I did only send it off 5 days ago, so I know I'm gonna be waiting a month or two for replies. But still, it doesn't stop me checking 829 times a day

    I've just checked UCAS again... then I snapped back to reality. Why would it update at 1am? :lolwut:
    Youre not as daft as you think you are checking at 1am... i checked at 3 minutes past midnight and my offers had come through from LJMU... Asked my tutor about it, as the as the last time time i had checked track was about 8pm the day before (wishful thinking, hoping as its the run up to Xmas the Unis might be working late on processing applications) and she said track updates at 12pm and 5pm and she was pretty sure it updates automatically at 12am and 5am depending on the time the daty before that the offers were sent obviously im not 100% sure on this, but i hope it makes you feel better about the obsessive checking... i feel a bit strange now i have all five offers, and im not checking on the hour every hour!
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    (Original post by jennyfb)
    Youre not as daft as you think you are checking at 1am... i checked at 3 minutes past midnight and my offers had come through from LJMU... Asked my tutor about it, as the as the last time time i had checked track was about 8pm the day before (wishful thinking, hoping as its the run up to Xmas the Unis might be working late on processing applications) and she said track updates at 12pm and 5pm and she was pretty sure it updates automatically at 12am and 5am depending on the time the daty before that the offers were sent obviously im not 100% sure on this, but i hope it makes you feel better about the obsessive checking... i feel a bit strange now i have all five offers, and im not checking on the hour every hour!
    This is wrong, Track has updated for me at 12:45 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:15 pm and 4:15 pm. I believe it updated at those times a few years ago though.
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    Track updates every 15 minutes.
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    Does it update at weekends?
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    Is it better to check track or your email?
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    (Original post by Jodianne)
    Does it update at weekends?
    Yurp it does.

    And also, last year someone said they got an offer on christmas eve.
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    It is possible - Oxford and Cambridge do, for example.
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    Title pretty much explains it ... I sent off my application on Friday to do Psychology at UEA, Glasgow, York, Manchester and Nottingham and so far have acknowledgements from Glasgow, York and Manchester.

    Obviously I am not expecting all 5 replies within the next few weeks, but being mega impatient, I was just wondering what university made a decision in the quickest amount of time for you? I've heard that some people receive a decision the day after they receive the acknowledgement .. but I guess it all depends on the individual and the university.

    Thanks for any replies!

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