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    (Original post by strangesquark)
    I found this article, which doesn't sound promising. The girl mentioned was in my year, so i guess my info is out of date now!

    http://thetech.com/news/52556/cme-v131-n23
    http://www3.eng.cam.ac.uk/DesignOffi...014/index.html

    However, following a further generous donation from BP (see http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/c...e-partnership/) in the academic year 2015-16 there will be 15 places for students, who would normally be studying Part IIA of the Engineering Tripos, to spend the academic year at MIT together with 6 additional places for students from Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. MIT has separate Departments representing the major professional engineering activities and this year the exchange will involve the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Aero-Astro Engineering. In addition It is possible for exchange students to study courses outside their home department including some offered by the Sloan School of Management and Harvard University.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    $60k+ for a year at MIT...

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    Nooooo - don't just take the price tag. Idk about for just one year, but MIT is needs blinds for internationals, "This means that the school admits students regardless of their ability to pay, and for those students that cannot afford the price tag, the school will award scholarships and grants to cover the difference." So he would probably be eligible for some aid. Again, I'm going off of undergrad admissions, not a year exchange.

    L'Evil Fish try putting in some rough numbers into this, should give you an idea
    https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/mit
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    (Original post by jneill)
    $60k+ for a year at MIT...

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    Lol maybe not self fund that, but really? For an exchange...
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    Nooooo - don't just take the price tag. Idk about for just one year, but MIT is needs blinds for internationals, "This means that the school admits students regardless of their ability to pay, and for those students that cannot afford the price tag, the school will award scholarships and grants to cover the difference." So he would probably be eligible for some aid. Again, I'm going off of undergrad admissions, not a year exchange.

    L'Evil Fish try putting in some rough numbers into this, should give you an idea
    https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/mit
    I'd be able to pay a big fat 0 lmao

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    That's fate for you.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Lol maybe not self fund that, but really? For an exchange...


    I'd be able to pay a big fat 0 lmao

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    Nah, I was just joshing, I have no idea if you could even self-fund an exchange. But as per my link, the engineers stand a chance.

    Although I'm sure I read somewhere that it may or may not be "a good thing" due to the significant differences between the Tripos and MIT.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Nah, I was just joshing, I have no idea if you could even self-fund an exchange. But as per my link, the engineers stand a chance.

    Although I'm sure I read somewhere that it may or may not be "a good thing" due to the significant differences between the Tripos and MIT.
    But it's America :moon:

    I guess I could always go there after anyway
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    But it's America :moon:

    I guess I could always go there after anyway
    According to the Class Lists: 2 ChemEngs went to MIT this year and were awarded their Part I Tripos. Could be you in a couple of years

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    According to the Class Lists: 2 ChemEngs went to MIT this year and were awarded their Part I Tripos. Could be you in a couple of years

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    :moon::moon: maybe

    At the same time I'd feel like I'm missing out back home while everyone is doing their stuff
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    (Original post by elaras)
    This is a massive rant because I'm pissed off and upset.

    I had an offer from Cambridge (Kings, MML) for A*AA, with the A* in any subject. On results day I missed my offer, and got A*AB (B in History) - I put in for some remarks and Cambridge said I could attend if I met my offer before 31st of August.

    Some came back before that time, and by the 31st I had A*A*B. I was still waiting on my History coursework remoderation; for the first time in my teachers career, it had been moderated down, by 2 grades, for something that wasn't on the mark scheme. I got the remoderation back on Thurday - it had gone up 18 marks. In fact, all of my school's History CW went back up exactly to where my teacher had put us in the first place. So now I had A*A*A, and contacted King's, but they couldn't fit me in because it was past the deadline and they had allocated all the spaces.

    So maybe if Edexcel hadn't ****ed up in the first place, or if they hadn't taken 3 weeks to remoderate 3 candidates coursework, or if they hadn't posted everything to do with it each step (slowing things down), I would have a place at Cambridge this year.
    Awful. Gosh, 18 raw marks!!! I am awaiting a coursework re-moderation in English (AQA) after the entire cohort's pieces were moderated down by 5-6 raw marks. Fortunately, it didn't affect my university place but it has been, thus far, 27 days without any news from AQA. If my university place were on the line, I would have almost certainly lost it by now, like yourself. I'm sorry to say, but there is not enough leeway from universities for people requesting remarks and re-moderation, which can take anywhere up to 40 days. I hope you do receive some justice, even whether that be through re-applying next year.
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    (Original post by elaras)
    This is a massive rant because I'm pissed off and upset.

    I had an offer from Cambridge (Kings, MML) for A*AA, with the A* in any subject. On results day I missed my offer, and got A*AB (B in History) - I put in for some remarks and Cambridge said I could attend if I met my offer before 31st of August.

    Some came back before that time, and by the 31st I had A*A*B. I was still waiting on my History coursework remoderation; for the first time in my teachers career, it had been moderated down, by 2 grades, for something that wasn't on the mark scheme. I got the remoderation back on Thurday - it had gone up 18 marks. In fact, all of my school's History CW went back up exactly to where my teacher had put us in the first place. So now I had A*A*A, and contacted King's, but they couldn't fit me in because it was past the deadline and they had allocated all the spaces.

    So maybe if Edexcel hadn't ****ed up in the first place, or if they hadn't taken 3 weeks to remoderate 3 candidates coursework, or if they hadn't posted everything to do with it each step (slowing things down), I would have a place at Cambridge this year.
    Oh my, I feel so sorry for you!!!!!
    Don't give up. If you decide on a gap year, they sure will let you in next year!
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    No nice words can be given to edexcel on this.
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    (Original post by naomi288)
    Oh my, I feel so sorry for you!!!!!
    Don't give up. If you decide on a gap year, they sure will let you in next year!
    Aha not necessarily - their official policy is that I have to reapply I think? That's what we were told when we first got back in contact, but my school is looking into it I think?
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    (Original post by elaras)
    Aha not necessarily - their official policy is that I have to reapply I think? That's what we were told when we first got back in contact, but my school is looking into it I think?
    Have you not chased them about a deferred place? If I was you I'd be in touch immediately....

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    Have you not chased them about a deferred place? If I was you I'd be in touch immediately....

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    My mum got in touch as soon as we got the reply on Monday saying they couldn't confirm my place, and they told her deferred wasn't an option and I would have 2 reapply. She told my school who got in touch? Anyway my mum didn't tell me any of that until today, after I emailed about deferring (they said they were looking into it but not guarantees etc - the key person isn't in Cambridge rn so they have 2 wait for them) so Yh!
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    (Original post by elaras)
    My mum got in touch as soon as we got the reply on Monday saying they couldn't confirm my place, and they told her deferred wasn't an option and I would have 2 reapply. She told my school who got in touch? Anyway my mum didn't tell me any of that until today, after I emailed about deferring (they said they were looking into it but not guarantees etc - the key person isn't in Cambridge rn so they have 2 wait for them) so Yh!
    Who's the key person? The AT or your DoS? When are they back?
    Eitherway this sounds really poor by the college...
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    (Original post by elaras)
    This is a massive rant because I'm pissed off and upset.

    I had an offer from Cambridge (Kings, MML) for A*AA, with the A* in any subject. On results day I missed my offer, and got A*AB (B in History) - I put in for some remarks and Cambridge said I could attend if I met my offer before 31st of August.

    Some came back before that time, and by the 31st I had A*A*B. I was still waiting on my History coursework remoderation; for the first time in my teachers career, it had been moderated down, by 2 grades, for something that wasn't on the mark scheme. I got the remoderation back on Thurday - it had gone up 18 marks. In fact, all of my school's History CW went back up exactly to where my teacher had put us in the first place. So now I had A*A*A, and contacted King's, but they couldn't fit me in because it was past the deadline and they had allocated all the spaces.

    So maybe if Edexcel hadn't ****ed up in the first place, or if they hadn't taken 3 weeks to remoderate 3 candidates coursework, or if they hadn't posted everything to do with it each step (slowing things down), I would have a place at Cambridge this year.
    Cambridge made you an offer which you met the conditions of albeit slightly late of time. Strictly speaking though are they not obliged to accommodate you in the very least next year? I have known this to be the case with friends who had offers from medical schools who missed the grades initially but then got the grades following remarks but due to places being allocated were told they would instead be accommodated next year. I don't know if the same would apply to Cambridge or not.

    In the first instance speak to the admissions tutor at King's and explain the situation. I don't know if there is anyone else in the university you can speak to.

    It may sound crazy but perhaps speak to someone specialising in Educational Law?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Who's the key person? The AT or your DoS? When are they back?
    Eitherway this sounds really poor by the college...
    They didn't specify (to me or my school either I think), but it's not the AT - she's been in contact. But yeah, I'm not entirely impressed rn
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    Cambridge made you an offer which you met the conditions of albeit slightly late of time. Strictly speaking though are they not obliged to accommodate you in the very least next year? I have known this to be the case with friends who had offers from medical schools who missed the grades initially but then got the grades following remarks but due to places being allocated were told they would instead be accommodated next year. I don't know if the same would apply to Cambridge or not.

    In the first instance speak to the admissions tutor at King's and explain the situation. I don't know if there is anyone else in the university you can speak to.

    It may sound crazy but perhaps speak to someone specialising in Educational Law?
    Nope they're not obligated to. Earlier in the week they said I would have to reapply altogether but now I believe they are looking into it.
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    This is quite scary tbh.. can't imagine how OP feels.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Is it possible to go for deferred entry next year?
    What happened to your avatar? :zomg:
 
 
 

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