Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Do I have to send in UCAS to all my universities early if I apply to Cambridge? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi! I am currently going through a rapidly escalating sense of paranoia, so hopefully you guys can help me.

    I'm applying to begin university studies in the fall of 2015 in Cambridge, LSE, Warwick, UCL, and Bristol.

    The thing is, Cambridge's application deadline is on October 2015 while the other universities' deadlines are much further ahead.

    Normally, this wouldn't be a problem, but I am planning to take two SAT subject tests (in Math 2 and Literature) during October that will likely help me and I want the other schools to take it into consideration to improve my chances. My question is, will I have to send in my entire UCAS application to all my chosen schools by October 15 or could I send it specifically to Cambridge first and then wait three weeks later when the scores come in, add the scores to the UCAS application, and send it to the other four schools?

    Please help! Thank you so much!
    • TSR Support Team
    • Community Assistant
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    I'm pretty sure you can add choices up until the January deadline so you should be fine doing that

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Yes you can. You can send your application only to Cambridge, and then later log in to track on the UCAS website and add choices.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GrapeLeaves)
    Yes you can. You can send your application only to Cambridge, and then later log in to track on the UCAS website and add choices.
    Thank god! and thank you!

    But will I be able to change the application in any way (add in the test score or possibly modifying the personal statement) before adding my other four universities on the list?
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nategunawan)
    Thank god! and thank you!

    But will I be able to change the application in any way (add in the test score or possibly modifying the personal statement) before adding my other four universities on the list?
    Nope, you can't change anything You can only add or withdraw choices. So make sure you give yourself enough time till mid October to write a brilliant personal statement before sending it off. You're able to open a UCAS undergraduate application account right now, just click on 'Apply for 2015 courses':

    http://www.ucas.com/apply/undergraduate
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    What you could do is ask your teachers to put in something about the SATs in the reference, so the other universities know that's what you're planning? Best thing to do would be to ring up the other unis (sometime soon) and see what they advise
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GrapeLeaves)
    Nope, you can't change anything You can only add or withdraw choices. So make sure you give yourself enough time till mid October to write a brilliant personal statement before sending it off. You're able to open a UCAS undergraduate application account right now, just click on 'Apply for 2015 courses':

    http://www.ucas.com/apply/undergraduate
    :heart: one love buddy thanks so much.

    If I can't change anything though... it's basically the same thing as me sending the UCAS to all the unis during October. So I guess I'm just going to do that... QQ. Hopefully the SAT Subject Test won't sway my admissions so heavily as I am an international student from the US who only has that and the Advanced Placement Tests to prove myself.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by R+G are dead)
    What you could do is ask your teachers to put in something about the SATs in the reference, so the other universities know that's what you're planning? Best thing to do would be to ring up the other unis (sometime soon) and see what they advise
    Yeah! Good idea, thanks buddy!
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nategunawan)
    :heart: one love buddy thanks so much.

    If I can't change anything though... it's basically the same thing as me sending the UCAS to all the unis during October. So I guess I'm just going to do that... QQ. Hopefully the SAT Subject Test won't sway my admissions so heavily as I am an international student from the US who only has that and the Advanced Placement Tests to prove myself.
    You can still add those 2 SAT qualifications to your UCAS form you know, only difference is you can write something like 'pending' rather than give a grade.

    UCAS asks applicants to write down all qualifications you expect to have completed prior to starting your course in October 2015. What this means is that you should write both the grades you have achieved, AND exams/subjects which you expect to have completed by the time you start your course.
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nategunawan)
    Hi! I am currently going through a rapidly escalating sense of paranoia, so hopefully you guys can help me.

    I'm applying to begin university studies in the fall of 2015 in Cambridge, LSE, Warwick, UCL, and Bristol.

    The thing is, Cambridge's application deadline is on October 2015 while the other universities' deadlines are much further ahead.

    Normally, this wouldn't be a problem, but I am planning to take two SAT subject tests (in Math 2 and Literature) during October that will likely help me and I want the other schools to take it into consideration to improve my chances. My question is, will I have to send in my entire UCAS application to all my chosen schools by October 15 or could I send it specifically to Cambridge first and then wait three weeks later when the scores come in, add the scores to the UCAS application, and send it to the other four schools?

    Please help! Thank you so much!
    This is scary. Are you me?

    Same name. Same unis. Same pending sats. If you're applying for Economics I will **** my load.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GrapeLeaves)
    You can still add those 2 SAT qualifications to your UCAS form you know, only difference is you can write something like 'pending' rather than give a grade.

    UCAS asks applicants to write down all qualifications you expect to have completed prior to starting your course in October 2015. What this means is that you should write both the grades you have achieved, AND exams/subjects which you expect to have completed by the time you start your course.
    I see. I never heard this before. People have just told me to ask the teachers to write the predicted scores in the reference, but it's good to know!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by fnatic NateDestiel)
    This is scary. Are you me?

    Same name. Same unis. Same pending sats. If you're applying for Economics I will **** my load.
    HAHAHA I am! Hope to hear from you regarding admission decisions. I'd love to get to know my doppelganger. Keep in touch
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nategunawan)
    HAHAHA I am! Hope to hear from you regarding admission decisions. I'd love to get to know my doppelganger. Keep in touch
    omg. This is funny af. You wouldn't happen to be from NY too..

    Anyway do you have an account on College Confidential?
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nategunawan)
    I see. I never heard this before. People have just told me to ask the teachers to write the predicted scores in the reference, but it's good to know!
    6. Your education so far

    You must enter all qualifications you have a result for, including any which were ungraded.


    You must also enter any exams you’re waiting to take, and any qualifications for which you’re waiting results.

    http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works...ur-application

    Your teachers can of course provide predicted grades in the reference, but you should still add the qualifications you're taking yourself when filling the form
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by fnatic NateDestiel)
    omg. This is funny af. You wouldn't happen to be from NY too..

    Anyway do you have an account on College Confidential?
    Ahh, the one thing we don't match in is that I'm from Cali. And yes, I do have one, same username!
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nategunawan)
    Ahh, the one thing we don't match in is that I'm from Cali. And yes, I do have one, same username!
    Ah lmao, that would be funny. Oh cool, I'll move the talk from here.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GrapeLeaves)
    6. Your education so far

    You must enter all qualifications you have a result for, including any which were ungraded.


    You must also enter any exams you’re waiting to take, and any qualifications for which you’re waiting results.

    http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works...ur-application

    Your teachers can of course provide predicted grades in the reference, but you should still add the qualifications you're taking yourself when filling the form
    Boom. That's what I'm looking for. I love you.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nategunawan)
    Boom. That's what I'm looking for. I love you.
    haha What subject are you applying for btw?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GrapeLeaves)
    haha What subject are you applying for btw?
    Bristol - Economics and Math
    Cambridge - Economics
    LSE - Math and Economics
    UCL - Economics and Statistics
    Warwick - Economics and Industrial Organization
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nategunawan)
    Bristol - Economics and Math
    Cambridge - Economics
    LSE - Math and Economics
    UCL - Economics and Statistics
    Warwick - Economics and Industrial Organization
    Word of advice - you only get one personal statement to cover all the courses you are applying for and you will have a difficult job writing one which covers so many different courses. Any hint of irrelevance will be read as a lack of commitment or knowledge of the course, especially for such competitive courses as the ones you list. Standard advice is to decide which course you really want and apply to all similar courses. When you are talking about Industrial Organisation in a ps geared towards maths at Cambridge, you are setting yourself up for a fall. When enthusing about maths in a ps to be read by Warwick for a course which doesn't include maths, you will come across as ill-informed. For a real chance at any of them, think it through very carefully.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
    Applying to uni

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Graduates celebrate

    How to write a good personal statement

    Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

    Two students working together

    A-Z of universities

    Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

    A student working on a computer

    Personal statement help

    Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student looking down a microscope

    Planning open days

    Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

    Help out other students

    These questions still need an answer

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.