ZJ1990
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Hello all,

Now I know I'm only 15, and so I know I don't really need to worry just yet, but I'm eager to learn about the process for applying to uni...Is it similar to sixth form entry where you're offered a conditional place dependent on your performance in the summer exams? Or is there more to it...

Also, could someone please explain to me what it means when they have things like:

Durham: 88/100

In their signature...

Thanks guys
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Psychologically, there's more to it because there's more riding on it- what you are going to study for 3/4 years, money, career direction, physical location.

Most places are offered with a condition that you get a particular score, usually at A level or IB, and often they want a particular grade in a particular subject. You are allowed to apply to 6 places through UCAS (central applying system) (4 for medicine, dentistry, vet med, vet sci.) Then after all your offers are in, you pick two favorites, your first choice, "firm" and one you are also OK with, and which will accept lower grades/points, "insurance".

After your exams you go with the firm if you made it and the insurance if you didn't. There can be room for some negotiation at this point.

Use the web and read up on anything and everything you can, start with http://www.ucas.ac.uk and google all the places/courses you are interested in. Also, visit colleges/universities in the vacations/half terms etc.- you can find out a lot doing this. Go to higher ed fairs, too.

I don't know what Durham 88/100 means, email them and ask. They have offices/liaison people who deal with enquiries from prospective students.

Remember, "It will be all right on the night."
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Woah, thanks for such an informative answer ... And yeah, I can appreciate that it must be, psychologically, quite a big step. I just hope that when it's my turn to apply to unis i'm able to find one that'll want me :P

Thanks again
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Gee, I typed out a description of the application process some time ago. I'll dig it up and post back here (hopefully soon). :p:
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(Original post by ZJ1990)
Hello all,

Now I know I'm only 15, and so I know I don't really need to worry just yet, but I'm eager to learn about the process for applying to uni...Is it similar to sixth form entry where you're offered a conditional place dependent on your performance in the summer exams? Or is there more to it...

Also, could someone please explain to me what it means when they have things like:

Durham: 88/100

In their signature...

Thanks guys
I haven't seen anyone with 88/100 after a university like that before - maybe they're their UMS marks for their subjects?
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