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    Hello, I've recieved and picked my offers for study for next autumn. However, I was diagnosed with Leukaemia at the start of this month, and I don't know when I should contact my chosen universities to tell them what is happening.

    I'm currently on my first phase of treatment, and at the end of it, a sample of my bone marrow is sent away to determine my next phase of treatment (I'll know my next phase by early January). While being in hospital I have continued with my studies with the aid of tutors organised through the hospital trust.

    I just don't know when the best time to contact the universities would be. Ideally, I'd like to continue studying and do my exams in May/June, assuming treatment goes well, and then be able to go to university in Sep/Oct. Seeing as it is the holiday season and the application deadline is in January, would it be smart to contact them after the UCAS deadline?

    Of course I would include a letter from my school and the hospital explaining what has happened.

    Any advice is appreciated
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    I'm not sure when you should contact them but after reading this thread I want to say gl with the treatment and hope you have a speedy recovery
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    If you didn't/didn't need to include anything on your UCAS form, then the best time to let the universities know is after you've had all your offers and have chosen your firm and insurance. I understand that you've done that so now you should contact those two schools and let them know about the situation (both in regards to your future exams as well as any support needs). It doesn't matter whether you e-mail tomorrow or in two weeks; since pretty much all places have closed for Christmas your e-mail won't be read or responded to until early to mid January. And I don't think the deadline plays any role here because you're already done with the application process. Besides, I've read that most places recommend contacting them with any such issues as soon as possible.
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    (Original post by Peregrinum)
    If you didn't/didn't need to include anything on your UCAS form, then the best time to let the universities know is after you've had all your offers and have chosen your firm and insurance. I understand that you've done that so now you should contact those two schools and let them know about the situation (both in regards to your future exams as well as any support needs). It doesn't matter whether you e-mail tomorrow or in two weeks; since pretty much all places have closed for Christmas your e-mail won't be read or responded to until early to mid January. And I don't think the deadline plays any role here because you're already done with the application process. Besides, I've read that most places recommend contacting them with any such issues as soon as possible.
    Thanks for the advice. I was thinking my e-mails wouldn't be read anyway until January, so I guess I'll wait until then to get everything together to send to the universities.
    Luckily both universities are quite close to hospitals which can provide the services I would need too
 
 
 
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