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    Seriously, what's the point of having an informal UCAS deadline of 31 March if universities just ignore it? Only 2 out of 5 responses so far, even though UCAS application made on 20 December and final exam results already held.

    Sort yourselves out KCL, Bristol, Reading !!!!!
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    Latter half of December is "informally" late to hand in your UCAS, so you'll have to wait while they sort through the hundreds of applications until they get to you.
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    (Original post by Crumpet1)
    Seriously, what's the point of having an informal UCAS deadline of 31 March if universities just ignore it? Only 2 out of 5 responses so far, even though UCAS application made on 20 December and final exam results already held.

    Sort yourselves out KCL, Bristol, Reading !!!!!
    I've wondered this as well, there doesn't seem a lot of point advertising the optional "deadline" if there's no obligation for universities to stick to it. It just leads to confusion for some people when March 31st passes and they still don't have replies.

    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    Latter half of December is "informally" late to hand in your UCAS, so you'll have to wait while they sort through the hundreds of applications until they get to you.
    It's not late, nor is it necessarily as straightforward as first-come first-served.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    It's not late, nor is it necessarily as straightforward as first-come first-served.
    Hence the word "informally" as most will have sent in their PS well before December. It's fair to assume most Universities will have opened their candidates applications in order of when they were received, so OP will have to wait.
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    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    Hence the word "informally" as most will have sent in their PS well before December.
    But it's not even "informally late". Before January 15th is, both formally and informally, on time.

    It's fair to assume most Universities will have opened their candidates applications in order of when they were received
    A fair assumption, but it's when they make replies (which isn't first-come first-served) that matters :yes: It's entirely possible to apply later than someone for the same course and still receive a reply before them.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    But it's not even "informally late". Before January 15th is, both formally and informally, on time.

    A fair assumption, but it's when they make replies (which isn't first-come first-served) that matters :yes: It's entirely possible to apply later than someone for the same course and still receive a reply before them.
    Especially given that the supposed UCAS informal deadline specifically relates to applications received by 15 January.

    I know that they all looked at the application by the end of January because all three of the 'list of shame' asked the same question re final grades. They were answered by return ... and they're still sitting on the application more than 2 months later.

    Shame, shame, shame!!!
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    Presumably you are a difficult/borderline decision for all three?
 
 
 
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