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    Hi,

    I have accepted a conditional offer for Psychology at Portsmouth university with the condition of my achieving higher grades in my resits in June.

    A family member has been taken ill so my priority now has completely changed and I need to support my family through this time.

    I want to defer my application until 2016, along with my resits.

    How do I defer my application, and as my application states the exams I will be sitting this June, will I have to withdraw my application and just reapply next year? Will a previous ucas application effect my chance of being accepted? Deferring to next year will also make me a mature student, does this change anything about the application process?

    Lots of questions, please help!

    Thanks
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    (Original post by mereloise)
    Hi,

    I have accepted a conditional offer for Psychology at Portsmouth university with the condition of my achieving higher grades in my resits in June.

    A family member has been taken ill so my priority now has completely changed and I need to support my family through this time.

    I want to defer my application until 2016, along with my resits.

    How do I defer my application, and as my application states the exams I will be sitting this June, will I have to withdraw my application and just reapply next year? Will a previous ucas application effect my chance of being accepted? Deferring to next year will also make me a mature student, does this change anything about the application process?

    Lots of questions, please help!

    Thanks
    You can contact the university and ask to defer your place. They don't have to do this, but can do this, and if the uni does so, you won't have to withdraw your application.

    If they won't allow you to defer, you will have to withdraw and reapply. This shouldn't cause you any problems with reapplying, though.

    I know there are lots of changes coming into A-levels right now, so are you absolutely certain you will be able to resit everything next June?
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    You can contact the university and ask to defer your place. They don't have to do this, but can do this, and if the uni does so, you won't have to withdraw your application.

    If they won't allow you to defer, you will have to withdraw and reapply. This shouldn't cause you any problems with reapplying, though.

    I know there are lots of changes coming into A-levels right now, so are you absolutely certain you will be able to resit everything next June?
    Thanks for responding!
    I've contacted the exam boards to check the same exams are available for next June, just waiting to hear back. I spoke to someone from UCAS and they said that as the exams are being taken next year I would have to withdraw the application and re-apply, I think I might double check with someone at Portsmouth before I do that though.
    I don't really have anyone to talk this through with, is such a great stress reliever to talk about it!
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    (Original post by mereloise)
    Thanks for responding!
    I've contacted the exam boards to check the same exams are available for next June, just waiting to hear back. I spoke to someone from UCAS and they said that as the exams are being taken next year I would have to withdraw the application and re-apply, I think I might double check with someone at Portsmouth before I do that though.
    I don't really have anyone to talk this through with, is such a great stress reliever to talk about it!
    I agree you should speak to Portsmouth first. At this stage, it is really down to what the university will accept.

    Hopefully you get the news you want from the exam boards
 
 
 

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