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    Are universities allowed to give offers without ucas??
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    (Original post by moyles)
    Are universities allowed to give offers without ucas??
    Not as a general rule, no.
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    Not as a general rule, no.

    But they can ?
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    It's not official until it's on UCAS.
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    On part time courses they can give offers out but they don't use UCAS for that
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    Of course they can, and do. It is a myth that the only way in is via UCAS. I know several people who got into Leeds and never submitted a word to UCAS.
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    (Original post by moyles)
    But they can ?
    There is the Record of Prior Acceptance option, but this is an option only for people who can't apply through UCAS for some reason, already have their qualifications, and who are only applying to that uni. It's rare. It can also be used for very late applications through Clearing, when it is too close to the deadline for an application through UCAS to be feasible, but unis do have to check that you haven't already applied.
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    Of course they can, and do. It is a myth that the only way in is via UCAS. I know several people who got into Leeds and never submitted a word to UCAS.
    The uni will have had to pass the information on to UCAS - and I'd be interested to know what 'several' translates to. Also, as someone else pointed out, for all part-time courses you apply direct, not through UCAS.
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    and I'd be interested to know what 'several' translates to.
    Several means 7 you say several or couple as you are un sure of the number but is around that number lol.
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    (Original post by moyles)
    Several means 7 you say several or couple as you are un sure of the number but is around that number lol.
    I was being ironic, of course, as I suspect in this case 'several' = 2 at most.... *waits for hypocriticaljap to tell me I'm wrong*

    Returning to the specific question you asked, getting an offer through the RPA route is relatively rare and you certainly can't do it on top of a UCAS application, if that's what you had in mind
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    so it can be done as i said!!!!
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    so it can be done as i said!!!!
    Never said it couldn't be. What I said was that it's rare, which it is. Your claim that 'several' people got into Leeds this way is so far unproven.
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    its rare
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    i remember someone having an offer for engineering at bristol outside UCAS if his medicine app didnt go well
 
 
 

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