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    (Original post by PlaneovertheSea)
    Does anybody know whether handing out offers fairly quick (like Warwick does - or a bit slower) is commonplace?
    With the exception of Oxbridge, LNAT/UKCAT/BMAT unis and LSE, most unis will give out offers on a "rolling system", so as soon as applications start. Thus why it's best to apply early - you'll have less competition

    It is worth noting that some wait until January for some courses i.e. York and History, but science offers are the first to go out usually.
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    (Original post by kitchentowel1)
    Anyone applying for English?

    Yep! Which college are you applying to?
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    (Original post by scblx)
    Does this age limit also apply to other courses?
    I will be 17 when I start studying (I turn 18 in the following January so I thought it would not be such a big deal)
    I am applying for PPE and I am also an international student.
    17 turning 18, is rather different to 15 turning 16.

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    (Original post by PlaneovertheSea)
    Does anybody know whether handing out offers fairly quick (like Warwick does - or a bit slower) is commonplace?
    Where? Oxford or elsewhere? Oxford has a set date for all offers. Elsewhere varies hugely and different courses at the same uni can vary too. But Durham, for example, can be very slow.

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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    Everyone gets a minimum of 2 interviews - one with college tutors and one with course tutors (I THINK that's correct, please correct me if that's not totally right!) but it's common for people to get extra interviews at other colleges if they feel you are Oxford material but would better suit a different college.
    From what I heard on the Open Day, mostly everyone over 21 gets an interview at HM because they specialise in mature students and so have particular facilities specific and appropriate to their needs that the other colleges might not.

    BrasenoseAdm can probably correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm FAIRLY sure of this.
    Candidates invited to interview can expect to be interviewed at least twice. These interviews may both be in the same college or they may be in two different colleges depending on the course applied for. Applicants for joint degrees tend to have more interviews than those applying for single subjects.

    If you make an Open Application and are aged 21 or over (and are a mature applicant), it is very likely you will be allocated to Harris Manchester because Harris specialises in mature students. If you are aged 21 or over and make a direct application to any other college, we think that the usual reallocation mechanisms apply and that age is not a factor.

    Suitability for a particular college is NOT a selection or a reallocation criterion. Second or third college interviews form part of the academic assessment of candidates.
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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    Candidates invited to interview can expect to be interviewed at least twice. These interviews may both be in the same college or they may be in two different colleges depending on the course applied for. Applicants for joint degrees tend to have more interviews than those applying for single subjects.

    If you make an Open Application and are aged 21 or over (and are a mature applicant), it is very likely you will be allocated to Harris Manchester because Harris specialises in mature students. If you are aged 21 or over and make a direct application to any other college, we think that the usual reallocation mechanisms apply and that age is not a factor.
    There we go! Thank you very much for that!
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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    There we go! Thank you very much for that!
    No problem - happy to help.

    We edited the posting and would like to repeat the additional point here:

    "Suitability for a particular college is NOT a selection or a reallocation criterion. Second or third college interviews form part of the academic assessment of candidates."

    It is absolutely not the case that colleges are looking for particular social or personality types. The only criterion by which candidates are judged is academic potential.
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    (Original post by LevCrofts)
    Hey! God willing I'll see you at interview then!
    What A-levels or equiv are you doing?
    Did my A levels last year (German, Japanese, Economics, Politics) currently on a gap year!
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    I sent off my application today... it's so scary!!


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    If you're taking 6 subjects to A2, will Oxford likely to give a 6A level offer?
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    (Original post by JME_CHG)
    If you're taking 6 subjects to A2, will Oxford likely to give a 6A level offer?
    No

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    GCSE grades: 2A* 6A 4B
    A-Levels: ABB CHEM BIO MATHS A.S
    Course: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
    College: UNKNOWN

    doing BMAT soon and have an EPQ

    do i even have a chance considering my bad grades?
    and does picking a certain college affect my application at all?
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    (Original post by charleethompson)
    Yep! Which college are you applying to?
    St Catherines!
    You?
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    Thanks!
    Also, will they specify which subject to get my third A in?
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    (Original post by Oxfordmugglehog)
    GCSE grades: 2A* 6A 4B
    A-Levels: ABB CHEM BIO MATHS A.S
    Course: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
    College: UNKNOWN

    doing BMAT soon and have an EPQ

    do i even have a chance considering my bad grades?
    and does picking a certain college affect my application at all?
    What are your predictions? A strong BMAT+predictions should get you an interview.
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    (Original post by JME_CHG)
    If you're taking 6 subjects to A2, will Oxford likely to give a 6A level offer?
    No, but bear in mind if your offer is A*AA, and you get 6 As, they don't have to take you!
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    (Original post by JME_CHG)
    If you're taking 6 subjects to A2, will Oxford likely to give a 6A level offer?
    My friend took 5 and was told to get AAAAB I think...
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    (Original post by Artfanatic)
    My friend took 5 and was told to get AAAAB I think...
    Thanks!
    Out of curiosity, where did your friend apply to? How come they didn't ask for any A*?
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    (Original post by JME_CHG)
    Thanks!
    Out of curiosity, where did your friend apply to? How come they didn't ask for any A*?
    Keble and I assume because the entry requirements for humanities are AAA
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    (Original post by KombatWombat)
    No, but bear in mind if your offer is A*AA, and you get 6 As, they don't have to take you!
    Thanks!
    And I'm actually uncertain about the last 2 subject, I'm highly certain I'll deffo do 4, but if it gets too much I can always wing the last 3 subjects since it's not part of my offer right?
 
 
 
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