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    I know that the deadlines been extended to the 22nd of January but I still think that I wont be able to get a reference in time, i'm on a gap year and asked my college tutor from 2 years ago to write it again but got no response, what can I do? I called UCAS today and they said I can get my reference from 2 years ago for £10 but only if I get my tutor to approve it, do you think I should lie and say that he did approve it? I dont know what to do, I dont know anyone else that can write me a reference as I think most of my college teachers have gone, has anyone not written a reference and just written "unable to obtain" or "can obtain at a later date" or something and what have UCAS or universities said in reply?

    Help would be appreciated.
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    So you've had a year to sort this out and you leave it til the week before the extended deadline! I don't think mitigation is possible.
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    So you've had a year to sort this out and you leave it til the week before the extended deadline! I don't think mitigation is possible.
    My thoughts exactly..
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    So you've had a year to sort this out and you leave it til the week before the extended deadline! I don't think mitigation is possible.
    That helped so much! I now have my reference! (Sarcasm at its finest)
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    (Original post by twista999)
    That helped so much! I now have my reference! (Sarcasm at its finest)
    Indeed, sarcasm at its finest.

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    No offence OP, but what you did is just dumb.. (haha, 'no offence'). You really should have taken care of this earlier.
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    during your gap year have u been working? maybe u can get a reference from the person you worked for.
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    (Original post by cookiemonster1)
    during your gap year have u been working? maybe u can get a reference from the person you worked for.
    Nope, a job is impossible atm.
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    (Original post by twista999)
    Nope, a job is impossible atm.
    well then the only thing you can do is call your college and ask someone to write you a reference, i dont think it has to be anyone who was your teacher they can just look in your files and get information.
    sorry i cant help more.
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    Walk into the college and ask that way?
    Go to your old school and ask?
    You've been on a gap year, ask an employer?

    Do it face to face, its much faster and your only chance to meet the deadline.
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    Well then you're kinda ****** aren't you?

    You had two years. Why didn't you go down to the school and publicly demand it from him/her after slapping him/her?
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    What have you been doing for the last two years?
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    (Original post by twista999)
    That helped so much! I now have my reference! (Sarcasm at its finest)
    Sarcasm at it's finest? :curious:
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    How did you ask your tutor? If it was using the school e-mail, then since some schools are closed it is possible that they just haven't checked this. Or if you didn't obtain this e-mail address recently then it might have changed over the last two years. Can you phone your school - even if it is closed, some admin staff might be there might be able to help you.

    If you really can't obtain a reference then yes you can send your application with "reference to follow" in the box. But it's far better to send your application complete if you possibly can. if necessary, you could contact the universities that you wish to apply to and ask if they would consider you without a reference but this is probably unlikely in your situation.
 
 
 
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