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    For those who reapplied to university, or those who know of people who reapplied, has it ever gone wrong? As in they've come back with 0 offers. This is particularly aimed at those who reapplied to study a different subject to the one which they first applied for.

    I ask this because I'm thinking about reapplying to university but I'm terrified of it going wrong. I originally applied to do Law this year but have now decided that I would like to do Psychology next year. However, most universities view having maths/ a science at A Level 'highly desirable' to study Psychology but I study History, Politics and Psychology( which some may accept as a science).


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    For those who reapplied to university, or those who know of people who reapplied, has it ever gone wrong? As in they've come back with 0 offers. This is particularly aimed at those who reapplied to study a different subject to the one which they first applied for.

    I ask this because I'm thinking about reapplying to university but I'm terrified of it going wrong. I originally applied to do Law this year but have now decided that I would like to do Psychology next year. However, most universities view having maths/ a science at A Level 'highly desirable' to study Psychology but I study History, Politics and Psychology( which some may accept as a science).


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    Most universities will accept psychology as a science for the purposes of entry to a psychology degree.

    Maths is nice to have, but most accept GCSE maths. You need to have a minimum of Grade B/C here though, some will actually ask for A if not offered at A2.
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    (Original post by allstar)
    For those who reapplied to university, or those who know of people who reapplied, has it ever gone wrong? As in they've come back with 0 offers. This is particularly aimed at those who reapplied to study a different subject to the one which they first applied for.

    I ask this because I'm thinking about reapplying to university but I'm terrified of it going wrong. I originally applied to do Law this year but have now decided that I would like to do Psychology next year. However, most universities view having maths/ a science at A Level 'highly desirable' to study Psychology but I study History, Politics and Psychology( which some may accept as a science).


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    I recently did a change like this. Don't decline your offers and go into Extra, just email the universities individually. You might have to submit a new personal statement but you shouldn't lose the offers that you currently hold.
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    (Original post by allstar)
    For those who reapplied to university, or those who know of people who reapplied, has it ever gone wrong? As in they've come back with 0 offers. This is particularly aimed at those who reapplied to study a different subject to the one which they first applied for.

    I ask this because I'm thinking about reapplying to university but I'm terrified of it going wrong. I originally applied to do Law this year but have now decided that I would like to do Psychology next year. However, most universities view having maths/ a science at A Level 'highly desirable' to study Psychology but I study History, Politics and Psychology( which some may accept as a science).


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    I think I'm on the verge of doing this.

    I've got a place for September but planning on withdrawing and reapplying. My planned firm just told me they are closed for applications and all that is left are courses that I either would prefer not to be on or are cutting it a little too close for my liking in terms of entry grades.
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    Would you be able to study additional A Levels - or just an AS - in your gap year so that you meet the requirements?

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    Would you be able to study additional A Levels - or just an AS - in your gap year so that you meet the requirements?

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    I wouldn't be able to take maths because my college only allow you to take if you got an A for it at GCSE ( I got a B )
    I would take one of the sciences but the science teachers are truly horrendous, and many end up failing. However, at GCSE I got A*AA for Chemistry, Biology and Physics. would that be enough to show to universities that I will be competent enough with the science part of a psychology degree?


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    I wouldn't be able to take maths because my college only allow you to take if you got an A for it at GCSE ( I got a B )
    I would take one of the sciences but the science teachers are truly horrendous, and many end up failing. However, at GCSE I got A*AA for Chemistry, Biology and Physics. would that be enough to show to universities that I will be competent enough with the science part of a psychology degree?


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    That's just a load of excuses. You don't have to stay with this college, or even go to college at all.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    That's just a load of excuses. You don't have to stay with this college, or even go to college at all.
    I don't believe I was making excuses, that's just the situation I'm in.
    But I can see your point and yes I suppose it does sound as if I'm making excuses, but I'm not. I would not like to take Maths / Biology for another AS level as I struggle with them both, but I'm competent in them enough for a psychology degree.
    Biology and Maths aren't essential subjects to take at A Level for a psychology degree, they're just helpful. I was just wondering if i'll be at a massive disadvantage. But hopefully with a good personal statement I'll have a fighting chance.
    Thank you for very much for taking the time to reply to me


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    I applied for French last year and got in, but decided to do a year at college instead because I wasn't sure if I really wanted to do French. I have a completely arts background, no science at all, not even psychology. At college this year I'm doing a course in social sciences (psychology, sociology, history and politics), I've reapplied to uni, and I have 4 offers so far for psychology, I'm still waiting on the 5th. So, it can be done!

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    (Original post by kaaaaayleigh)
    I applied for French last year and got in, but decided to do a year at college instead because I wasn't sure if I really wanted to do French. I have a completely arts background, no science at all, not even psychology. At college this year I'm doing a course in social sciences (psychology, sociology, history and politics), I've reapplied to uni, and I have 4 offers so far for psychology, I'm still waiting on the 5th. So, it can be done!

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    Well done! This has given me hope
    Which universities did you apply to?


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    Well done! This has given me hope
    Which universities did you apply to?


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    Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Edinburgh Napier and Queen Margaret Offers from all but Edinburgh so far, I wish they'd hurry up!

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