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    Hello all, I was wondering if I could have some advice please.

    I'm a 17 year old A2 level student from South Wales who has applied to York, Exeter, Cardiff, Royal Holloway and Kent to study history from September 2013 with AS level grades of AAB for geography, english literature and history. However, I have been off school since mid November with several mental health conditions relating to Anorexia Nervosa (link here if you're interested http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...8#post40611318 ). I sent off my UCAS application in mid December with my disorder kidding me that there wasn't that much wrong with me, and that everything would go back to normal soon. However, it is now clear that I'm going to be off for a much longer period, possibly for several months, with no chance of sitting the January exams due to my extremely poor health as a consequence of my anorexia.

    Now my psychiatrists are saying that it's unlikely I'll be returning to school any time soon because of my condition, and I am facing hospitalisation. I am now doubting I can even make the June exams because of my health, but I've already sent off my UCAS application for this year. I eventually want to go to university, and all my teachers and my parents agree it is something that is suited to me. However, like I said I doubt now that I can achieve the grades required this year for entry because of my health. On my UCAS form I did disclose that I am undergoing treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, depression, OCD and anxiety, and I'm wondering if they do send me offers, would it be possible to contact them and change the entry point to next year if required; or, am I better off just reapplying again next year / when I'm ready.

    Thank you

    You could change the entry point to next year. If you do that though, you still have to achieve the grades this year I believe. So If you really feel you won't be able to sit the exams, or even meet the grades, then I think you should reapply next year. Just my opinion though.
    • PS Reviewer

    You're not changing the entry point. That means starting from year 2 instead of 1, or going directly into the 3rd year, or whatever.

    You're intending to defer. But if you do that you need to meet your offer by August 31st 2013 - which clearly you can't if you don't return to sit your exams. So that isn't applicable to you.

    You will need to reapply.
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