I worry about EVERYTHING far too much but this I'd like some reassurance on.
I've applied for degrees with a foundation year attached as though they are just one single course, I also applied for a foundation year on it's own. My reasoning at the time was to put down 1 (well actually leave it blank) for the entry point as leaving things blank is always default and I am starting the first year of that whole course. Putting down 0 to me sounded like I was saying "yes I want to do this course but I want to do something else before it".
Since then I've read people advised to put 0 so I'm worried will this affect me badly if I have put the wrong number? It's such a fiddily question that I think I would get a different answer depending on who I asked at either the unis or UCAS.
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Worried about foundation year entry point watch
- Thread Starter
- 23-01-2010 15:27
- 23-01-2010 15:38
I think you should put down 1 (default) if it is a separate foundation year (ie. a 1 year course)
If it is a degree+foundation year (ie. a 4 year course) you should put down 0. This is because the years are: 0,1,2,3. 3 being the final year...
Tbh, I don't think it matters. UCAS's wording is quite confusing and does not apply to every degree as I have mentioned above.
I actually put 0, which I think is technically incorrect.
- 23-01-2010 15:48
I don't think it matters. If you're applying for courses with integrated foundation years with entry point 1, it's still obvious you want to start at year 0, because otherwise you'd have just chosen the course code without the foundation year.
I think it only really matters if the uni doesn't have a separate course code for their foundation year. I left all mine blank so it put '1' as a default.
- Thread Starter
- 23-01-2010 16:09
You guys have reassured me, I think if I was still applying I might put 0 now but I'm just hoping that this mistake is nothing compared to other mistakes I could have made.
Just a technical error rather than one that makes you look stupid? Like if I'd spelt every other word wrong in my personal statement or missed out my entire education history
- 23-01-2010 17:15
Same problem over here,
the wording made it seem as if it only applied to normal degrees without an included foundation.
I had them all as 0's and changed it the last minute to blank as to me it read as 'a foundation year to a foundation course'. Instead of ' Year 1 of the foundation course'.