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Is it an advantage to get an early application form in? Yet I then wouldnt be able to go to some open days (eg oct/nov), but obviously would have a look round the area/uni myself.

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You want to know when to apply to get an unconditional?
If this is what you're asking, it doesn't really make a huge amount of difference.
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I applied at the begining of November after my A-levels and got unconditionals for all
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If you already have your A-level results, and the university want to offer you a place with those grades, then they'll gie you an unconditional offer whenever you apply, as you have fulfilled all the conditions they would require you to have fulfilled in order to take the course.

The chances of getting an unconditional offer before you have A-levels is very small.
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I want to know how much of an advantage it is getting an early application in?
Especially as I'll have the grades already.

I WILL have an unconditional offer as finished A-levels applying this year.
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There are lots of open days over the summer, so try to go to those. It is generally thought that applying early is best, but obviously don't make it so early you rush your application.
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I want to know how much of an advantage it is getting an early application in?
Especially as I'll have the grades already.

I WILL have an unconditional offer as finished A-levels applying this year.
Apply before November if you ask me. Universities begin to give out offers from then, and you'll want to be in the initial pile so they can make a quick decision on your application or at least defer it for later processing. Don't wait until January 15 when half the intended number of offers have already been given out.. you're shooting yourself in your own foot. But like Juno said, start early and don't rush it. Now is a good time to begin thinking about your PS and drafting one.
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I'm sure it doesn't make a huge difference, but don't leave it too late. Definitely aim for the end of October/early November. Don't expect an early response, some Universities take 4-5 months!
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Don't expect an early response, some Universities take 4-5 months!
!!! I'll be far far away, from january till august - what are the implications of this? Can my parents do everything for me?
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!!! I'll be far far away, from january till august - what are the implications of this? Can my parents do everything for me?
Won't you have access to the internet at all?

As long as you do, you're fine.

And if you don't, just make sure the universities you're applying to are aware of your absence, so they don't schedule you for any interviews. Beyond that, your parents can check Track on your behalf and receive/respond to offer on your behalf. It should be fine as long as your applications go as planned.
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I'm sure it doesn't make a huge difference, but don't leave it too late. Definitely aim for the end of October/early November. Don't expect an early response, some Universities take 4-5 months!
on the other hand, my first choice gave me an offer within 10 days of applying! depends on the course and the university
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