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    I've accepted an unconditional offer from a college, and now they've sent me a letter requesting my original exam certificate for "Matriculation purposes"... Does anyone know why they would want it, since they've already got a certified copy with my application form? Do they think that I've cheated, or do they have some arcane use for the certificate that I can't fathom?

    Every time I hear from them I get all paranoid, half expecting them to revoke my offer. Any opinions on when you can consider yourself out of danger? I hate this waiting and won't be able to relax until I'm actually there.

    Sorry to bother you all with my insecurities.
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    I was never asked for any certificates - only copies of my AS module results. They didn't even ask for my A2 certificates, I could be an imposter. But I'm not.
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    That does sound rather strange - I only got asked to send certificate copies to New Hall when I accepted my offer. Your best bet is probably to phone St John's and ask the reason for their request. Otherwise, stop worrying! You've got an unconditional offer, so they can't retract it; you're safe now!
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    (Original post by Minta)
    That does sound rather strange - I only got asked to send certificate copies to New Hall when I accepted my offer. Your best bet is probably to phone St John's and ask the reason for their request.
    When did you get asked this, and do you know why they want them? My letter asks for either the original certificate or a certified transcript.
    They only received my UCAS acceptance slip in late february, so if the colleges actually do ask for certificates (or certified transcripts), then I suppose this would have been their first chance.
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    Hi there, at my college (Christ's) I got asked for my certificates. Wouldn't worry about it - some colleges just have different requirements in their constitutions for admitting undergraduates. Don't worry - as long as you haven't been telling fibs.
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    (Original post by Alex_R)
    Don't worry - as long as you haven't been telling fibs.
    Now that would be stupid if someone did.
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    I had to bring my certificates with me when I went up, took them to the tutorial office; they checked them very briefly and then I signed the matriculation sheet. Easy. Don't know why John's are being arsey, but seeing as nobody here is actually there, we can't help you specifically. You'll have to call them.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I had to bring my certificates with me when I went up, took them to the tutorial office; they checked them very briefly and then I signed the matriculation sheet. Easy. Don't know why John's are being arsey, but seeing as nobody here is actually there, we can't help you specifically. You'll have to call them.
    I did indeed get asked for my certificates. WHich was quite a problem because I had lost one of them and had to pay about £20 for a new one.
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    I've been asked to send my certificates after I got my offer. It must be a standard procedure kind of thing
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    (Original post by Yannis)
    I've been asked to send my certificates after I got my offer. It must be a standard procedure kind of thing
    Spose so. Do you know what they actually use them for?
 
 
 
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