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    I was wondering, if my personal statement is all Psychology based, is there any point applying to any courses that are not Psychology based? For example, I wouldn't mind doing a Business degree instead.
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    You'd have a much slimmer chance of getting an offer for business with a psychology personal statement. Can't you add a bit about business into it, and so increase your chances? Otherwise unis will look at your application and think :lolwut: why is she/he applying to our course when they clearly want to do psychology?
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    If you've already applied and are contemplating using UCAS Extra for whatever reason, most universities will let you send an additional personal statement by email if you contact them before hand (which you should be doing anyway to confirm they still have places) and this is also the case with clearing. All you'd need to say is that your current PS on UCAS doesn't reflect your interest in their course and they normally reply saying yes, please send another one.

    If on the other hand, you haven't actually applied to university yet and plan to do it either via UCAS this year or for 2011 entry then it would be logical to enhance your chances by making your decision on the course prior to applying. You only have to make a decision eventually anyway so you may as well decide before applying and make it easier on yourself to get some offers.
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    If you've already applied and are contemplating using UCAS Extra for whatever reason, most universities will let you send an additional personal statement by email if you contact them before hand (which you should be doing anyway to confirm they still have places) and this is also the case with clearing. All you'd need to say is that your current PS on UCAS doesn't reflect your interest in their course and they normally reply saying yes, please send another one.
    Ah okay, how likely is it that the courses will be fully booked by March 11th? So many people are applying this year, I don't know whether to decline my offer and go through Extra on Feb 25th, or wait it out til results.
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    Ah okay, how likely is it that the courses will be fully booked by March 11th? So many people are applying this year, I don't know whether to decline my offer and go through Extra on Feb 25th, or wait it out til results.
    Don't do anything until Extra opens on 25th Feb, then you can see what is available and decide what you want to do next. There is no point rejecting offers yet until you've seen what is going to happen. Between now and then you can start writing a business personal statement (we can help you in PS help) then you've already got that sorted so that you can apply straight away via Extra if you want to do so.

    Then, if there isn't anything you want to do then you need to decide about clearing etc - if there is a chance you might still want to study psychology then I wouldn't decline your offer until you're really sure. But your best bet is to wait and see what Extra has to offer you in a few weeks time.
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    Don't do anything until Extra opens on 25th Feb, then you can see what is available and decide what you want to do next. There is no point rejecting offers yet until you've seen what is going to happen. Between now and then you can start writing a business personal statement (we can help you in PS help) then you've already got that sorted so that you can apply straight away via Extra if you want to do so.

    Then, if there isn't anything you want to do then you need to decide about clearing etc - if there is a chance you might still want to study psychology then I wouldn't decline your offer until you're really sure. But your best bet is to wait and see what Extra has to offer you in a few weeks time.
    Sorry, I meant I wasn't sure whether to wait until Feb25th or March 11th (exam day) as I'm not sure if I'll get the tariff points needed.
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    (Original post by spamking)
    Sorry, I meant I wasn't sure whether to wait until Feb25th or March 11th (exam day) as I'm not sure if I'll get the tariff points needed.
    Definitely do not do anything until you have your results. Grades are not the whole of an application, but they are definitely very important, so there's no point in relinquishing what you already have unless you are 100% sure that you don't want to do this course any more. Incidentally , have you considered asking the unis where you hold offers for Psychology whether you could switch? That said, you need to be very clear in your own mind why you have lost interest in psychology in favour of business - the first would carry more academic weight, to be honest, in the outside world.
 
 
 
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