Help please! UCAS and IELTS Watch

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I have just a few more days to send my application and I have a problem. I was just about to send it today and I can't find where to mention on the UCAS form that I plan to take the IELTS or the TOEFL.

I'm an EU student and supposedly I should get a conditional offer, based on my IELTS or TOEFL score. From what I understood so far from university and UCAS sites, I should mention on UCAS that the test is pending. But where on UCAS? How should I let the universities know that I plan to take the test?

I'm panicking a bit now since I don't have a lot of time. Any help would be great. Thanks.
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If I remember correctly, TOEFL was somewhere in the general information section. If it's not, try finding it in the list of qualifications in the Education section.
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If I remember correctly, TOEFL was somewhere in the general information section. If it's not, try finding it in the list of qualifications in the Education section.
Well, it is in the Personal Details section, but it's "Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Number", which applies only to those who are already registered to take the test. And, unfortunately, I am not.

And it is also in the Education section, but I can't choose it from Add qualifications because it's under the School/College section. Since I finished my last school in 2002, I can't choose from the drop-down list 2010 (when I am going to take the test).
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You don't have to say anything about your IELTS test in your UCAS form if you haven't taken it yet. When the universities look at your application without IELTS scores, they will know that and English requirement will be automatically mentioned in your offer.
Best of luck!
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I had a consultant who helped me to fill in the ucas form. She told me to enter the institution where you are going to sit the exam in the education section and then to add the qualification IELTS. I cannot find that qualification at the mo, though, but I have it there, just don't remember where I found it.
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You don't have to say anything about your IELTS test in your UCAS form if you haven't taken it yet. When the universities look at your application without IELTS scores, they will know that and English requirement will be automatically mentioned in your offer.
Best of luck!
Are you absolutely sure? I would hate (obviously) to get 5 rejections. I'm asking this because the UCAS site says:

" If your first language is not English, you should:
* say whether or not your qualifications were completely or partly assessed in English
* enter details for any English language tests you have taken or plan to take."

I really hope you are right though.
Thanks a lot.
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(Original post by Demian)
Are you absolutely sure? I would hate (obviously) to get 5 rejections. I'm asking this because the UCAS site says:

" If your first language is not English, you should:
* say whether or not your qualifications were completely or partly assessed in English
* enter details for any English language tests you have taken or plan to take."

I really hope you are right though.
Thanks a lot.
I helped one of my friend with his UCAS form. Even though he took the test before, he didn't mention ANYTHING in his application because it went quite bad (6.0 or 6.5 overall). He is now holding 5 conditional offers already, all his offers require him to get IELTS though, but not till end of August.
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(Original post by BakaNeko)
I had a consultant who helped me to fill in the ucas form. She told me to enter the institution where you are going to sit the exam in the education section and then to add the qualification IELTS. I cannot find that qualification at the mo, though, but I have it there, just don't remember where I found it.
You are saying to add another school/college? I thought about that, but doesn't that imply that I actually studied something there? And what about the start and finish dates? Or the full-time, part-time, sandwich parts? I'm guessing that I'll take the test at the British Council or some other institution. They are not actually schools.

I don't really know what to do :confused: .
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You are saying to add another school/college? I thought about that, but doesn't that imply that I actually studied something there? And what about the start and finish dates? Or the full-time, part-time, sandwich parts? I'm guessing that I'll take the test at the British Council or some other institution. They are not actually schools.

I don't really know what to do :confused: .

Yeah, it seemed weird to me, too. But she told me to do that, and as the start/ finish dates to indicate the month I sat the exam and the month I received the results. Don't know, why so.
When I selected the qualification 'IELTS' it asked all 4 parts and overall result - just as IELTS is. I left them pending.

You just have to know when you're going to sit the exam. Check the dates.
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(Original post by andy12691)
I helped one of my friend with his UCAS form. Even though he took the test before, he didn't mention ANYTHING in his application because it went quite bad (6.0 or 6.5 overall). He is now holding 5 conditional offers already, all his offers require him to get IELTS though, but not till end of August.
I hope your friend's application wasn't some weird one time situation, because I'll probably leave it blank if I don't figure something out soon.
Thanks for the tip, I feel a bit more relieved.
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Yeah, it seemed weird to me, too. But she told me to do that, and as the start/ finish dates to indicate the month I sat the exam and the month I received the results. Don't know, why so.
When I selected the qualification 'IELTS' it asked all 4 parts and overall result - just as IELTS is. I left them pending.

You just have to know when you're going to sit the exam. Check the dates.
It's definitely weird. Were you registered to take the IELTS (did you write anything at the Personal Information section about the IELTS?) before you applied?
Have you received your results yet?
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It's definitely weird. Were you registered to take the IELTS (did you write anything at the Personal Information section about the IELTS?) before you applied?
Have you received your results yet?
I think I wasn't. Or maybe I had registered 5 minutes before But that isn't that important. After all, you can register for IELTS in May or June, but you have to apply till January 15. I certainly didn't have any number or anything so I didn't write about IELTS in Personal Details section.
Now I have the results, yes.
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I think I wasn't. Or maybe I had registered 5 minutes before But that isn't that important. After all, you can register for IELTS in May or June, but you have to apply till January 15. I certainly didn't have any number or anything so I didn't write about IELTS in Personal Details section.
Now I have the results, yes.
Hey, since you're around, I'd like to ask you another thing. Maybe it's a dumb question, but in what language did you write your qualifications? I mean the names of the exams you took. Did you write them as they appear on your official papers (in the original language) or you translated them in English?

Thanks for the advice about the IELTS, though I'll be looking around the forum some more before I decide. I can't call and ask the uni or UCAS, being weekend and all.
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Hey, since you're around, I'd like to ask you another thing. Maybe it's a dumb question, but in what language did you write your qualifications? I mean the names of the exams you took. Did you write them as they appear on your official papers (in the original language) or you translated them in English?

Thanks for the advice about the IELTS, though I'll be looking around the forum some more before I decide. I can't call and ask the uni or UCAS, being weekend and all.

I translated everything, everything there in English.
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I translated everything, everything there in English.
Thought so. Thanks.

It's nice to see that there are very friendly people around TSR.
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Thought so. Thanks.

It's nice to see that there are very friendly people around TSR.

You're welcome. I know how confusing all that is.
Good luck!
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Yeah, it seemed weird to me, too. But she told me to do that, and as the start/ finish dates to indicate the month I sat the exam and the month I received the results. Don't know, why so.
When I selected the qualification 'IELTS' it asked all 4 parts and overall result - just as IELTS is. I left them pending.

You just have to know when you're going to sit the exam. Check the dates.
But what about the Centre or School?
I sat for my exam in a community hall. I dont suppose that I can add that as a school.
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