UCAS Apply 2015 FAQ **Look in HERE first!**

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This FAQ covers the most commonly asked questions about making a UCAS application. There are loads of resources on TSR to help you, so do make use of them!

Deadlines
15 October: Oxbridge/Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary Medicine
15 January: everything else (except some art & design courses), for guaranteed equal consideration
24 March: specific art & design courses - check UCAS and uni websites for details of which courses this deadline applies to
30 June: for immediate consideration by unis where there are vacancies

All deadlines are 17.59 on the date in question - but it's generally a good idea not to leave it that late

Note: All
parts of your application (including any supplementary materials required - which are sent direct to the university concerned) must be completed by the deadline. If you are applying independently, this means that your referee needs to have provided your reference before you can submit your application. It is not a good idea to leave it until the last week to ask them for it.

International Applicants:
should note that the 15 October and 30 June deadlines are the same, and that once the 15 January deadline has passed there are no guarantees that a uni will consider your application. If you are planning to apply later than 15 January, check uni websites and with the Admissions Departments concerned to make sure that this is OK.

Other Important Dates

UCAS Timeline


Applying early: the pros and cons

Some advisers will tell you that applying early always gives you an advantage. It doesn’t, necessarily. With the changes to student number controls for people with ABB grades at A level or better there is the possibility that early application might be helpful. However, there is a trade-off between applying early, and the risks attached to rushing your choices. If you are sure then there's no reason not to apply early, but if you are in doubt then it is better to take your time.

In previous years unis quite often held over everything until the 15 January deadline. This was particularly true of competitive courses such as History, English, Law, Economics, where unis like LSE, Warwick, Bristol, Durham, and Edinburgh have kept applicants waiting until March or April for a decision. This can happen even with less competitive courses and unis - some unis have a policy not to look at anything until all applications are in. Others will do a preliminary screening which will weed out the obvious no-hopers and hold over the rest until January. I have seen people on here report that unsuccessful friends were told that by the uni concerned that they'd applied 'too late' even though they'd met the 15 January deadline. My personal view on this is that what really happened was that the applicant was borderline, along with many others who were borderline, and that the uni chose to 'blame' the applicant rather than admit that. To be fair to the uni, a non-interview based system makes it incredibly difficult to choose between a lot of applicants who all seem to be the same on paper, and it is not surprising that the result can be what seems like some pretty arbitrary decisions.

On the other hand, applying early is not a recipe for rejection on the basis that you *might* be applying to Oxbridge. Unis do not see where else you have applied until all your decisions have been made**. All those myths about how Durham will reject you automatically because they *think* you have applied to Oxbridge are just that: myths. It is possible for someone to be accepted by a top ten uni and rejected by others - the reason for this is that unis look for different things in their applicants. No uni is going to turn away a good applicant just because they might have applied to a competitor university!

Another issue people get really bothered about is 'equal consideration', and how this can possibly work if offers are given out earlier than the January deadline. Some people say that admissions tutors told them to apply early or miss out. This is nonsense. The number of offers a uni makes for a specific course is not the same as the number of places they actually have. Unis know, through long experience, what proportion of the offers they make will convert into 'bums on seats' in September/October. So, even Oxford and Cambridge make more offers than they have places (Maths at Cambridge is a particularly good example, as quite a number of their offer holders fall foul of the STEP requirements and don't actually get their place in the end). They probably reckon that their conversion rate from offers to enrolments is 97% or higher - but still not 100% - and it will vary from course to course. Other unis, where a fair proportion of offers that are made don't get accepted in the first place, whether as a firm or insurance choice, will need to make far more offers to make sure that they fill the course. Let's say uni A is recruiting for course X. They know from experience what grades are needed to do well on the course, and may have a particular view about what they are looking for in the personal statement and reference. They also know that they have needed to make at least 4 offers for every student who actually arrives on campus. So, if they receive applications in October that tick all their boxes, they aren't going to hang around until January before making offers. If an application is obviously above their particular 'line' an offer will be made whether the application was received in October or at 17.59 on 15 January.

It is noticeable that the unis that have 'form' for keeping people hanging on for news for several months are those where a large volume of high quality applications will have been received, and in that case all of them will be held over until after the equal consideration deadline - this approach is known as the 'gathered field'. At that point every application will go through some kind of scoring process in order to rank them as objectively as possible.

**However, because you have to enter the details of any special admissions tests (BMAT, UKCAT, HAT, LNAT etc), if the test concerned is specific to Oxford or Cambridge, your other unis will be aware of that.

Choosing unis and courses

By and large, forget ‘career prospects’ and go for what really interests you and you are good at. Avoid applying for a course just because you think it will guarantee you a high earning power in due course. If you fail it or end up dropping out because you hate it, all you will have is dented confidence and debt issues. Equally, don’t dismiss a minority interest course at a lower profile uni out of hand – if this is what you really want to do, go for it. Remember that grade entry requirements are often an indicator of popularity/fashion rather than quality, so don’t assume that it’s a rubbish course because the entry requirements are ‘only’ BBC.

A major advantage of not rushing to get your application in early is that this gives you time to consider your choices carefully. The number of threads posted on TSR from June onwards from people wanting to change their minds both about courses and unis demonstrates just how much things can change for you, even in a couple of months. So don’t rush it, even if your school is pressurising you to get it done early. There’s a long time between mid October and mid December - you will be two months further in to your A2 courses by then, and will have a much better sense of how the work is going and whether that A2 in Economics is quite as interesting as you thought it was going to be.

If your school is being very insistent about you doing everything before the middle of October and you really aren't sure about what you want to do, talk to them about it. One of the main reasons why schools get on your case about uni applications is that they don't you leaving everything until the last minute, as this makes things difficult for them too. If you can show that you are making progress - draft PS, discussing choices with them - they are more likely to cut you some slack.

It can happen that unis update their standard entry requirements in-year, so it is really important to check the uni/department website (not UCAS or a printed prospectus) for the latest information before confirming your choices. This could save you an unexpected rejection and a wasted choice.

If unis quote a grade range,
you should assume that they will make an offer, if at all, at the higher grades unless you are eligible for a 'contextual offer' - eg, you attend a low-achieving school. See this thread for more about this.

Adding in Choices

The uni and course codes are clearly shown on the relevant UCAS pages: check that you have entered these correctly. Course codes especially can be very similar to one another. You can enter your choices in any order; the system may rearrange them alphabetically, but this doesn't make any difference. All your choices are considered equally and independently by the unis concerned.

Remember that you do not have to enter all your choices at once. It is possible (and can be a good move) to add choices in later, and provided you meet the 15 January deadline you are still guaranteed equal consideration. Bear in mind though that your personal statement can’t be changed (although unis will sometimes accept an updated PS separately) so it makes sense to ensure that this is as good and as relevant to your course choices as it can be. Remember that if you have paid the £12 for one choice, you will need to top this up to the full £23 before you can add any further choices. You also do not have the 7 day 'cooling off' period for choices added in after you submit your initial application, so it's really important to make sure you are happy with your choice/s before you confirm them on UCAS. Remember that you will only have seven days in which to change your mind about your choices.

Other Technical Stuff


Registering with UCAS

You will need to enter a 'buzz word' to register an application that will go through a school or college. If you have by mistake signed up as an independent applicant this can be changed - just talk to your UCAS co-ordinator; if need be UCAS can help to sort it out.

Entering grades

You must make sure that you entered your grades for all your certificated qualifications correctly. If it comes to light that you have entered incorrect grades (and it’s interesting how often it happens in such cases that the actual grades are lower than what was submitted by the applicant) you must tell UCAS and the unis concerned immediately. Any offer that has been made to you could be withdrawn if it was made on the basis of wrong information, so it is very much worth your while to get this right at the outset.

The UCAS video does explain this process pretty clearly, but if you still can’t make sense of it see this thread, or contact UCAS directly for clarification.

Entering Module grades

Although entering module grades is optional, my advice on this one is
(a) check whether any of your choices requires module grades or UMS - if they do, and you don't enter them, you are asking for a speedy rejection. Unis with lots of applicants to choose from generally won't bother to email you to chase up missing information.
(b) bear in mind that people always declare good grades. If you don't declare yours, unis will ask themselves what you're trying to hide. It is far better to give them the information rather than force admissions tutors to speculate - a lot won't bother, but if they do it's unlikely to be to your advantage.
(c) it is always a case of declaring all module grades, or none; never try the 'pick and mix' approach.

You cannot enter both grades and UMS - if you try to, the system will not be able to 'read' it, because it is programmed to 'see' either letters or numbers, but not a combination of them. In general grades are preferred, but occasionally unis will specify in their prospectus/online information that they want to know what your UMS were - these are entered in the "other" box, in which case the box for a grade cannot be used.

Entering Resits

If you are a resit candidate, you may find that 'the system' won't let you enter the resit date. This will be because the last education establishment you have entered has an 'end date' which is before your intended resit date. If you are attending a different school/college to resit your A levels, then you need to enter this establishment with the appropriate dates and your problem will be solved. Otherwise, your options are:

  • enter your school/college again, this time marking your attendance as 'part-time' with the relevant start and finish dates if you are taking classes, or the month of your first exam as the start date, and the month of your last exam as the end date (doesn't matter they are the same) - if you won't be attending classes but will be taking the exams using them as the examination centre
  • if you are taking the resits somewhere else, even if you are not receiving any teaching there, you still add the exam centre to the Education list, showing your attendance as part-time and giving the dates (ie month and year) of your first and last exam/s

Grade Predictions
I’ve seen a few examples on here of teachers making unfairly low predictions, but generally the “But I know I’ll be able to improve from a C at AS to an A at A2” approach doesn’t cut any ice, for good reason. If a school gets a reputation for consistently over-predicting, this doesn’t help anyone, least of all you. What is the point of ending up with offers you stand little or no chance of meeting?

Insist on knowing what your predictions are, however, as this is an important part of making sure your applications are pitched sensibly. Your referee is responsible for entering them on your application.

Before you start 'negotiating' with your teachers about predictions, remember that if a uni states that its typical offer is ABB, a lot of successful applicants will be offering better than that, first time round. If your AS grades were BCC, even with multiple resits unis will think it unlikely that this will improve to ABB at A2, and probably reject you in favour of someone whose A level predictions are in line with actual grades achieved at AS. However, if there are specific and credible reasons for under-performance at AS these need to be confirmed by your referee in your reference.

Personal Statement

Check out the Personal Statement FAQ and make use of the Personal Statement Builder. Whatever you do, do not post your PS, or bits from it, in open forum as the UCAS plagiarism detector will find it. It is also a really bad idea to PM your personal statement to another user - you don't know who they are, and they just might help themselves to your ideas. If that user then submits their application first, you are the one gets hauled up for plagiarism.

Remember that UCAS removes all formatting and simply cuts off the end of the PS if you have exceeded the line/character limits. Unfortunately the Word line/character count doesn't work for UCAS, so CHECK using the preview function in the UCAS form that the PS has been entered properly, and also that you haven't left behind parts of previous drafts - it happens!

Finally, although you can change your choices if you do so within seven days, the PS cannot be amended in any way once your application has been submitted. Minor typos won't be a problem, but it is well worth taking the extra time to check, for instance, that you have got your facts right/spelt an author's name correctly.
Reference

  • Quality matters far more than quantity. A short reference is not a problem as long as it includes all the necessary information.
  • If you are applying through a school/college centre, you ‘send’ your application to your referee, who will then add your reference and submit your application directly to UCAS. You may have seen your reference before it is submitted, but your school does not have to show it to you. If you want to see it, you can pay UCAS £10 and make an application under the Data Protection Act to do so (once your application has been submitted, of course). See paragraph 6 of the UCAS Privacy Policy.
  • If you are applying independently, see here. Remember to give your referee plenty of time to provide your reference, as this has to be completed before your application can be submitted.
  • Referees should be able to comment on your academic abilities. If you have not done any recent (ie within the last five years) study an employer may be OK, but if in doubt check with the unis as to what they'll accept.

Mistakes on the Form (but it hasn't gone to UCAS yet)
Just spotted that typo in the Personal Statement? Forgotten to put down that resit? Entered a choice wrongly? Ask your referee to send the application back to you, and you will be able to make the necessary amendments and resubmit it for the referee to send off.

Mistakes on the Form (and it's gone to UCAS already)
  • typos/other mistakes in the PS: there's nothing you can about this now, and it really isn't worth wasting any energy on worrying about it. It's not going to mean that your application is rejected outright.
  • Exam grades/plans: if you have made any errors (wrong grades, wrong exam board etc) notify UCAS and the unis immediately. You agreed to do this when you submitted your form. Unis can withdraw or change an offer if it turns out that the information you gave was wrong. Email the details to [email protected] and to your unis
  • uni and/or course choices: you have 7 days in which to correct any errors/change your mind; after that you are stuck with it. So make sure you check your ‘welcome’ letter from UCAS carefully and contact them at once if there is a problem. Remember that technically you can only change a choice if a decision has not been made, so don't delay. Some unis reply very quickly! However, if you have received such a quick decision and still want to change the choice, it is worth a call to UCAS as you may be allowed to do it. Also remember that a choice substituted after the relevant deadline will be treated as a late application, so you would need to check with the uni concerned that your application will still be considered.
  • Fee Status: notify UCAS and the unis if this has changed immediately.

Remember that you signed an undertaking that the information you provided on the form was complete and accurate. Do not be tempted to tell lies, whether by 'forgetting' to put down that D grade GCSE or the AS result you didn't like, or by putting down a higher grade than you actually got. You will be found out – eventually – having wasted a lot of people’s time, including your own.

Once my application has gone in, how long does it take for my Welcome letter to arrive?

Usually within a few days if you are UK based. Once your application has been fully processed, you can usually get in to Track without having your letter to hand, using your UCAS ID number without spaces/hyphens and hitting the 'lost password' button if your existing password doesn't let you in.

Will I get Offers and When?

No-one can say. Sometimes people who on paper should get an offer don’t, and vice versa. However, you can reduce substantially the risk of ending up with more rejections than offers: How to Avoid Getting 5 Rejections

On its arrival, an application generally falls into three categories: Yes, No, and Maybe. The ‘yes’ category will include people who very clearly and significantly exceed the standard required. These people are likely to get early offers from unis unless there are further selection procedures eg aptitude tests and/or interviews required. The ‘no’ category will be people who simply do not meet the course entry requirements and/or their application is not strong enough compared with the expected standard; these people are likely to get a quick rejection.

The people who can end up waiting a long time for a decision are in the ‘maybe’ group: those whose applications meet the essential requirements and the minimum standards expected, but where there are far more applicants than offers to be made. These go through a process of assessment which may include structured scoring systems for the paper application, aptitude tests, and ‘informal’ interviews. Which of these will apply depends on the course and uni.

Remember that high entry requirements or so-called ‘prestige’ are no guide to how long it might take for a decision to come through. It can and does happen that Kent will take longer to send a decision through than Durham. Some people get offers within days, others will wait months for a rejection. A browse around the forums would show up that Manchester and Sheffield, for example, have tended to be quick off the mark, whereas Edinburgh and Warwick have tended to take their time (and then some!).

Understanding your Offer
Conditional
offers may be based on grades or UCAS points and sometimes a mixture of both (or an offer may be expressed in both grades or UCAS points, in which case you must achieve one or the other). You may be required to achieve a particular grade in a specified subject. Certain subjects may be 'excluded' from an offer - eg General Studies, Critical Thinking, a mother tongue language. If you don't understand your offer email the uni admissions department and ask for clarification. Email is better because then you have a written record of their response should there be any query later.
Unconditional offers mean that the uni has accepted whatever qualifications you have achieved already as sufficient to meet their entry criteria. It is clear then that someone who is still doing their A2s or equivalent is unlikely to get an unconditional offer unless they already have achieved A2s in some subjects, or they are resitting but the grades they already have are sufficient for that uni.

Note
that an unconditional offer is NOT the same as a 'matriculation' offer - EE - which is made occasionally by Cambridge and one or two other unis. It's called a matriculation offer because the national minimum entry (ie matriculation) requirement for all unis is two A2s, or equivalent (for mature students/those taking IB/students offering other qualifications similar in standard to A2s).

How will I know when a uni has made a decision?

Some unis acknowledge applications, others don't. Sometimes even between uni departments different acknowledgement arrangements apply. A lot of acknowledgements come by email, so check those spam folders regularly. (NB: this is not the time to have a 'joke' email address - set up a sensible one if you need to and check it at least once a day.)

When your Track changes you will get an email from UCAS. Track itself is updated pretty much constantly as decisions come in from the unis. This can include weekends too. It may be that you'll check Track and find a decision, when you haven't had an email to alert you to it. Also - not all emails saying that your Track has updated mean that there is a decision, though most do. If there isn't a new decision, something else has changed - the terms of an existing offer, a course code, whatever. Look around and if you can't work out what the change is contact UCAS to find out. Rejections will show up on Track as 'unsuccessful' against the uni choice; you generally won't get a letter from the uni itself (unless it's Oxbridge, in which case you'll normally get the letter first). Offers will also show up on Track, but most unis will write or email you to say that they are making you an offer. It's a race to see which you get first . If the offer is on Track, you can find out what its conditions are by clicking on the course code. Quite often unis won't tell you in the letter or email what the conditions of the offer are, and when this information gets to UCAS depends on the Admissions Office staff sending it through, which can sometimes take a few days.

Other Issues
I changed a choice but they've now sent me an offer

When you substitute a choice within the 7 day 'cooling off' period, it can take a day or two for the news that you have withdrawn your application to reach the university concerned. This sometimes results in you getting a letter or an email stating that you are being made an offer. However, there is no mechanism for this offer to land on your Track, and therefore it is not valid. If you decide you want the offer after all, you can try ringing UCAS to see what can be done, but it's unlikely that you'll be able to undo the changed choice.

Fee Status

If you are not sure what yours is, check with Student Finance before you submit your application. Offers will be dependent on your status and a change could mean that your offer is withdrawn, so avoid that disappointment and get it right before you start.

Changes in Circumstances

If anything changes (eg you move, you decide to drop a subject or pick one up) make sure you tell UCAS and the unis straight away. Do not just drop a subject in the hope that it won't matter - just because it's not included in your offer doesn't mean that the uni didn't take it into account when they made the offer to you. The email address to use to notify UCAS of any changes in your qualifications or exam plans is [email protected].

Exam Certificates

A surprising number of people seem not to bother to collect their certificates from their school or college, who are not obliged to keep them for you indefinitely. Make sure you collect these, or have them posted to you, as you will need them, and not just for uni applications. Employers these days are much more likely than they used to be to check all those claims you made on your CV. It can be extremely expensive to organise 'duplicates' from the individual Exam Boards, so once you have the certificates, keep them safely.

Wiki Articles that might be of interest

UCAS Apply

Tracking and Replying to your Offers
Understanding Conditional Offers
UCAS Tariff

Late applications
Changing your Mind

And finally....
Even if you are one of the 'lucky' ones whose decisions are all in early, do not be tempted to rush into making your Firm and Insurance Choices. Everyone has at least until early May to make their mind up. The number of people we see on here in June regretting the offers they declined, sometimes because they didn't think they'd make the grades, should convince you that picking your firm and insurance months earlier than you need to is a bad idea. Seriously.
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Hi, so after four weeks at uni I dropped out since I wasn't enjoying the course and there wasn't any point in staying. My plan is to reapply for a new course at a different uni next year through UCAS. May be a really stupid question but do I have to create a new application for UCAS? Also, would this mean I'm an independent applicant and not part of my sixth form anymore? Do I have to email my old teachers to create a new reference for me etc?
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Hi, so after four weeks at uni I dropped out since I wasn't enjoying the course and there wasn't any point in staying. My plan is to reapply for a new course at a different uni next year through UCAS. May be a really stupid question but do I have to create a new application for UCAS? Also, would this mean I'm an independent applicant and not part of my sixth form anymore? Do I have to email my old teachers to create a new reference for me etc?
Yes, you will have to complete a fresh application. You should contact your school to ask them for a reference, and whether they would prefer you to apply through them again, or as an independent applicant. See the first post in the thread I have moved this into for more information.
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Yes, you will have to complete a fresh application. You should contact your school to ask them for a reference, and whether they would prefer you to apply through them again, or as an independent applicant. See the first post in the thread I have moved this into for more information.
Ok thank you, but I'm a bit unsure of who I'm supposed to ask. My head of sixth form moved away just before the summer. Should I just ask one of my A-level teachers or ask through the school email?
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Ok thank you, but I'm a bit unsure of who I'm supposed to ask. My head of sixth form moved away just before the summer. Should I just ask one of my A-level teachers or ask through the school email?
There'll be someone who will have taken over that role, so I would start with the general school email and see what happens. If you don't get a reply after a week or two, I'd give them a ring and find out who is looking after the UCAS stuff now - somebody will be!
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Unless the election in May 2015 results in a change of government AND the new government change the decisions from last years budget then the SNC cap on students without ABB will not apply from 2015 entry onwards.
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Unless the election in May 2015 results in a change of government AND the new government change the decisions from last years budget then the SNC cap on students without ABB will not apply from 2015 entry onwards.
In other words, once out of the 'top' twenty or so unis, it will become a complete free-for-all, especially during Clearing. You do wonder sometimes why these people put their brains in the 'not wanted on voyage' locker.
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Hello, i am in another college doing a 1 year course because last year I changed my mind about going to uni. I am applying independently as I done a 2 year BTEC Level 3 course and I got my results. The results meet the courses I want to apply for. My question is, if I have my results and the results and certificate from the course I am now isn't going to help me in any way (well just to out it on my cv) how do I apply havin my grades? Like is there a section sayin I already have my grades, or do I send them to the universities? I just made a UCAS account today so I'm not quiet sure.
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Hello, i am in another college doing a 1 year course because last year I changed my mind about going to uni. I am applying independently as I done a 2 year BTEC Level 3 course and I got my results. The results meet the courses I want to apply for. My question is, if I have my results and the results and certificate from the course I am now isn't going to help me in any way (well just to out it on my cv) how do I apply havin my grades? Like is there a section sayin I already have my grades, or do I send them to the universities? I just made a UCAS account today so I'm not quiet sure.
If you work your way through each section, you will find 'help' videos showing you what you need to do. You will have a place to enter the college/s you attended and the qualifications you achieved while there. In the case of your current course, you make sure that the college attendance dates extend beyond the date of your exam/submission dates, and then enter the qualification with a 'pending' result.
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Hey i am reapplying through ucas for 2015 entry, if i am unable to receive a reference through my old school/college where/ who should i get a reference from - would an old tutor be viable?
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Hi,
If I pay on UCAS will I have to send it? Basically, I would like to pay now and send it tomorrow.
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this is the only thread I could find that sort of resembles my problem... so sorry if it's in the wrong place!


So I've finished sixth form and I'm now applying to UCAS on my year out. I am however taking A2 maths this year, independently. How do I show this on UCAS? It won't allow me to say I will receive the qualification in 2015 because I have said I finished sixth form in 2014...


My only concern is if I put I'm still at sixth form until 2015 will they think I'm resitting? I don't want it to affect my offers.


Help pleasseeee





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this is the only thread I could find that sort of resembles my problem... so sorry if it's in the wrong place!


So I've finished sixth form and I'm now applying to UCAS on my year out. I am however taking A2 maths this year, independently. How do I show this on UCAS? It won't allow me to say I will receive the qualification in 2015 because I have said I finished sixth form in 2014...


My only concern is if I put I'm still at sixth form until 2015 will they think I'm resitting? I don't want it to affect my offers.


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You need to add the exam centre as a PART TIME place of study for 2015 - and list it just for the dates of the exams/results (so June-Aug).

You'll then be able to add the exams that you're resitting to that entry and it will be clear that you're studying independently.
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You need to add the exam centre as a PART TIME place of study for 2015 - and list it just for the dates of the exams/results (so June-Aug).

You'll then be able to add the exams that you're resitting to that entry and it will be clear that you're studying independently.
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Ok thanks a lot!

Now stupidly I have a new problem -.-

Basically, my school automatically predicted me a C for this course and have sent it to ucas.

I need to be predicted an A.
They just sent it off today.
Can they change it?
What do I do?

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Hi, I have no idea if I'm in the right place but I am wanting to apply for uni in 2015 to study Primary Teaching. Although, I completed a BTEC Level 3 to a D*D*, the college told me it was a national diploma which I thought would give me 280 UCAS points however, now I have received my certificates which say it was a 90 credit diploma so now I only have 210 UCAS points. I have previously completed an NVQ in Business Administration as well as this I have recently gained employment within a primary school. So, obviously I completely regret not going to sixth form as I have made it a lot harder for myself and don't really know how to progress from here. Any help/advice would be appreciated :-)
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(Original post by zuzu096)
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Ok thanks a lot!

Now stupidly I have a new problem -.-

Basically, my school automatically predicted me a C for this course and have sent it to ucas.

I need to be predicted an A.
They just sent it off today.
Can they change it?
What do I do?

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They can notify the unis on your behalf of an updated prediction, but they may not be willing to do so. You'll have to discuss it with them.

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Hi, I have no idea if I'm in the right place but I am wanting to apply for uni in 2015 to study Primary Teaching. Although, I completed a BTEC Level 3 to a D*D*, the college told me it was a national diploma which I thought would give me 280 UCAS points however, now I have received my certificates which say it was a 90 credit diploma so now I only have 210 UCAS points. I have previously completed an NVQ in Business Administration as well as this I have recently gained employment within a primary school. So, obviously I completely regret not going to sixth form as I have made it a lot harder for myself and don't really know how to progress from here. Any help/advice would be appreciated :-)
Get in touch with unis offering the course you want to do and see what - if any - other qualifications they would expect you to be doing to be considered for a place.
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Got a question when you have completed your application can you send you application off straight away or do you have to wait for teachers to predict your grades and complete their references?
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Got a question when you have completed your application can you send you application off straight away or do you have to wait for teachers to predict your grades and complete their references?
if you are applying independently, yes, you will have to wait until the reference is done before you can send it to UCAS. If you are applying through the school the application goes to them first. They then send it to UCAS for you when they have added in the reference and predicted grades.




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(Original post by Minerva)
if you are applying independently, yes, you will have to wait until the reference is done before you can send it to UCAS. If you are applying through the school the application goes to them first. They then send it to UCAS for you when they have added in the reference and predicted grades.




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I am applying through school so I should be able to send it off now then and then wait for them to fill in the reference and predicted grades?
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I am applying through school so I should be able to send it off now then and then wait for them to fill in the reference and predicted grades?
Yes
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