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    (Original post by sunburner)
    Wait, I dont remember at any point expressing a preference or lack thereof ?? Was this part of UCAS or something
    Yeah you select scottish/english or no preference on your ucas form when you select St andrews as one of your options
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    (Original post by idklol)
    Yeah you select scottish/english or no preference on your ucas form when you select St andrews as one of your options
    I see, I dont remember choosing it but on my UCAS track for St A it says "Campus: S" so does that mean Ive chosen Scottish? I always thought the S just stood for St Andrews Lol
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    (Original post by sunburner)
    I see, I dont remember choosing it but on my UCAS track for St A it says "Campus: S" so does that mean Ive chosen Scottish? I always thought the S just stood for St Andrews Lol
    Haha, yeah, you've selected the Scottish route! 😂
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    (Original post by madmed16)
    Everyone I have asked about St A has said they have heard nothing haha! I think it's maybe people who have applied for the English route, or have no preference, that have heard back...Maybe, that's just a guess!
    hhmm, I never realised you were supposed to apply with a preference, didn't see any mention of it?
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    No wait just read the other comments oh god hope I've choosen Scotland!!
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    Oh wait I did
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    (Original post by st nick)
    hhmm, I never realised you were supposed to apply with a preference, didn't see any mention of it?
    I think it was mentioned somewhere on their website, S meaning scottish route
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    (Original post by st nick)
    Oh wait I did
    Have you received an interview yet btw? if not then maybe it really is just that S route applicants get late replies :P
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    (Original post by madmed16)
    Haha, yeah, you've selected the Scottish route! 😂
    I see. Not sure how\why I chose that but I actually have no preference lol
    Oh well
    Thanks for clarifying that haha
    Have you heard back yet ?
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    (Original post by muchensmile)
    Have you received an interview yet btw? if not then maybe it really is just that S route applicants get late replies :P
    (Original post by sunburner)
    I see. Not sure how\why I chose that but I actually have no preference lol
    Oh well
    Thanks for clarifying that haha
    Have you heard back yet ?
    No, no interview yet, but I know somebody with the same ukcat as me with an interview and I'm not sure if he applied for the English route, but he only applied to scottish unis so I'd assume that he applied for the scottish route as well. They are quite slow in giving out interviews though. I have no idea why I chose S ??
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    (Original post by OllyRoberts)
    Hey there. Well your SJ is good, and they use this in one of their stations, so if you do get an interview use this to your advantage. I'm not sure how much they look at UKCAT score tbh. Because it is below average, they may have to look at the rest of your application, but I'm really not sure. Don't want to be too harsh/ mislead you
    thanks olly. just wasn't too sure if my ukcat would put me RIGHT at the bottom, in which case it would probably be a straight up rejection. btw everyone else, I don't believe the route you put on ucas makes any difference as I do remember hearing that this isn't a final choice and you do get asked again once at uni.
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    (Original post by sunburner)
    I see. Not sure how\why I chose that but I actually have no preference lol
    Oh well
    Thanks for clarifying that haha
    Have you heard back yet ?
    I've heard nothing! I don't know whether to panic or just be chill!
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    (Original post by madmed16)
    I've heard nothing! I don't know whether to panic or just be chill!
    Well I Was panicking but now seeing that a lot of us are in the same position I now have decided to chill lol
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    Guys, is it just me, or have St Andrews changed their selection process? I thought it said on their website before we applied that you'll be given points for academics and UKCAT score after the assessment of everything else...but now it says that they will look at everything and then rank us based on our UKCAT scores...top 400 are invited to interview!
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    (Original post by madmed16)
    Guys, is it just me, or have St Andrews changed their selection process? I thought it said on their website before we applied that you'll be given points for academics and UKCAT score after the assessment of everything else...but now it says that they will look at everything and then rank us based on our UKCAT scores...top 400 are invited to interview!
    I noticed that as well... Dya think its for 2017 entry or they've changed how they are picking 2016 entry applicants?


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    (Original post by madmed16)
    Guys, is it just me, or have St Andrews changed their selection process? I thought it said on their website before we applied that you'll be given points for academics and UKCAT score after the assessment of everything else...but now it says that they will look at everything and then rank us based on our UKCAT scores...top 400 are invited to interview!
    I didnt notice but essentially the only change is that there is focus on UKCAT and less focus on academics right ?
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    (Original post by cranspice)
    I noticed that as well... Dya think its for 2017 entry or they've changed how they are picking 2016 entry applicants?


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    I think it's for 2016 entry and they've just changed it... But I'm glad someone else noticed!
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    (Original post by sunburner)
    I didnt notice but essentially the only change is that there is focus on UKCAT and less focus on academics right ?
    Yeah, it sounds like they are adopting the same style as Glasgow for interview selection!
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    (Original post by madmed16)
    Yeah, it sounds like they are adopting the same style as Glasgow for interview selection!
    Ehh whats the process for Glasgow? I know they rank in order of top few hundred but I wasnt sure if it was in order of UKCAT score or not, Im guessing it is then lol
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    (Original post by sunburner)
    Ehh whats the process for Glasgow? I know they rank in order of top few hundred but I wasnt sure if it was in order of UKCAT score or not, Im guessing it is then lol
    Yeah haha!!
 
 
 
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