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(Original post by Fallen)
Well if your first choice college decides not to take you, you may be picked up by another college and be given an offer from them. You have no choice over that (well, you choose by doing the best in your interviews I guess).

I would guess that international students get more than one phone interview, but I do not know. I am sure you can find information on Oxford's website, or email an appropriate tutor.
Sorry, but how is this different from what is already written in previous reply's? :rolleyes:


(Original post by desy.kris)
no no I'm just worrying if my college will be changed one day because I don't want it to change... they said in the acknowledgement that my college is already confirmed, but I wonder if it means it won't change no matter what or it's still subject to change, because I really don't want to change college...

oh will international applicants be interviewed 2x too, if they choose to be interviewed through phone?
(Original post by AnimalSpirit)
If you get invited for an interview, you will be interviewed at your selected college. However, you might get interviews at other colleges and might receive an offer from another college if your college will not be able to offer you a place (if it has too many qualified candidates). So yes, you can be moved to another college, but it either that or not Oxford at all..
(Original post by desy.kris)
will that be the case for internationals who can't make it to the UK, too?
(Original post by AnimalSpirit)
I'm pretty sure.. The interview process shouldn't change because of that.. Although, I might be wrong
(Original post by desy.kris)
I actually wonder how long interviews are and how many (academic) questions they ask. anyone knows where to find more info on this? I'm applying for Maths&CS if that's relevant.
(Original post by AnimalSpirit)
I think you can find info on that on the Oxford admissions page..
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The 15th was Saturday :P I literally sent mine off about 20 minutes before the deadline :rolleyes:
Heh, cutting it fine! Though it's no issue, really.

I remember when I first applied to Oxford - my application was ready in September but my teachers didn't have my references written until around 8th October. I almost went mad!

This time around I had to wait for my Oxford tutor to write my ref and it was even tighter! CANNOT go through such a thing again.
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(Original post by AnimalSpirit)
Sorry, but how is this different from what is already written in previous reply's? :rolleyes:
replies*. Sorry.
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BA Modern Languages at Oxford is a-maz-ing. The Taylorian (Taylor Institute) is so good. The resources are fantastic and there are specialists in everything.
I was in there when I was over for uniq, the sprial staircase and secret rooms are amazing :sogood:
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I thought the deadline was 15th October?

Though I haven't had acknowledgement yet and mine went off on the 11th...

edit: misread your post and it wouldn't let me delete. Check your spam folder - I just found mine sitting there from 12th October...
Been refreshing my spam like mad! When you reckon I should contact them
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GCSE: 12.5 A*s
AS: AAAAA
A2 predicted: A*A*A*A* (Maths, Economics&Business, Geography, Critical Thinking)

Thanks!
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What does everybody mean by 'acknowledgement email'? I got a confirmation of the college receiving my application...but is it not just a standard email?
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Hi, could someone add me to the stalking page please?

graceyk
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GCSE: 12.5 A*s
AS: AAAAA
A2 predicted: A*A*A*A* (Maths, Economics&Business, Geography, Critical Thinking)

Thanks!
Our first geography applicant :-o


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What does everybody mean by 'acknowledgement email'? I got a confirmation of the college receiving my application...but is it not just a standard email?
Yeah it's a standard email, it's not very exciting..
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(Original post by Greatleysteg)
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Sorry, not a native speaker so once in a while a mistake slips in
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ok thank you for answering my questions. i don't know what to say to my parents about this, they're gonna lynch me....
What subject were you applying to?
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Our first geography applicant :-o


Yeah it's a standard email, it's not very exciting..
For some reason...I've yet to get mine. And it's not in the spam. You reckon I should ring them up?
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It's a really bad idea of the school to unblock TSR...I'm at school right now xD Had EPQ presentation today, hope it went okay And just had a grammar session for German which of course was hugely exciting and I learnt how to do adjectival phrases which are AMAZING

(Original post by Greatleysteg)
Hey,

Sorry for the late reply. Haven't really used this forum since the first time around of applying!

BA Modern Languages at Oxford is a-maz-ing. The Taylorian (Taylor Institute) is so good. The resources are fantastic and there are specialists in everything.

It depends a lot on the College you're at for some stuff, though. How much oral practice and translation you get to do changes from one place to the next.

First year is brilliant, as it's designed to introduce you to all manner of literary genres and periods.

I'm going for a second degree because I very nearly ended up studying Law with Law Studies in Europe anyway but was more drawn to MFL. Now, though, I want to study Law more than ever!
Ooooh thankyou for the reply!! Sounds so good Which literature did you particularly enjoy? What did you specialise in?
So how come you're not doing a conversion course?
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(Original post by Greatleysteg)
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For some reason...I've yet to get mine. And it's not in the spam. You reckon I should ring them up?
Nah, wait another week, no need to worry yet
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My portfolio was just delivered to Oxford!!!!! and someone named Francis signed for it!! :
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(Original post by fluteflute)
Our first geography applicant :-o
I know! If only...
Although there must not be too many geog applicants, they interview way over 90%! wahey
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I know! If only...
Although there must not be too many geog applicants, they interview way over 90%! wahey
Lucky you! They interview only around 30 % of the E&M applicants
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I know! If only...
Although there must not be too many geog applicants, they interview way over 90%! wahey
96% They interview so many because there's no admissions tests, but you're right that it's slightly less competitive overall
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At least if it snows this year they'll know to just email us
Yes, I suppose....at least one would hope so.
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I actually wonder how long interviews are and how many (academic) questions they ask. anyone knows where to find more info on this? I'm applying for Maths&CS if that's relevant.
The Oxford website.

And the English ones were between ten minutes and half an hour if memory serves me.
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