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What is the difference between foundation year and preliminary year?

Are they similar?

I claimed I am attending Foundation year while filling the information on UCAS (suggested by my school's staffs and tutors) and now holding an unconditional offer.

However, I suddenly found that my course's official name is 'preliminary' year (but the course structure are almost the same with foundation and all the staffs and tutors said it is a foundation course)

Will this affect my unconditional offer if I tell the university?
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I'm sure this will not make much of a difference, talk to your university who gave you the offer and tell them the mistake you made. I'm sure they will be understanding if you explain the nature of the course you are actually on. Don't stress, if you would prefer you could also call up UCAS and ask for their advice on the situation. I hope this helped!
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I'm very afraid that they will reject my unconditional offer...

Although the course structures are almost the same with foundation, the name is different and its 'almost'....

My school's staffs and tutors suggested me to choose foundation year as my qualification bcz there is no preliminary year to choose on UCAS....

Ive told my university and they haven't replied me yet.

So can you tell me what is the difference between preliminary and foundation year?


Thanks for your helppppppp>.<
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I'm very afraid that they will reject my unconditional offer...

Although the course structures are almost the same with foundation, the name is different and its 'almost'....

My school's stuffs and tutors suggested me to choose foundation year as my qualification as there is no preliminary year to choose on UCAS....
They really trapped me...

I have told my university and they haven't replied yet.

So can you tell me what is the difference between preliminary and foundation year?

Do most of the universities not recognise preliminary year?


Thanks for your helppppppp>.<
This is impossible to answer. Every. Single. Foundation year/prelim year. Is different. Unis know this.
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that means they have right to reject my offer even its unconditional?
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that means they have right to reject my offer even its unconditional?
They do. But the chances of them doing that are extremely slim
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>< So what should I do?

Tell them via phone? As Im an international student, I need times to make the visa

In case they really reject my offer, can I go to my insurance choice?
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>< So what should I do?

Tell them via phone? As Im international, I need times to make the visa to UK

Aiiiiiii Im so stressful now..

In case they really reject my offer, can I go to the insurance choice?
A preliminary year is the same asa foundation year. Just explain to the university that your teachers told you to put foundation year because there was no option for preliminary. And yes you can take your second choice if all else fails.
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A preliminary year is the same asa foundation year. Just explain to the university that your teachers told you to put foundation year because there was no option for preliminary. And yes you can take your second choice if all else fails.
That means they probably will still accept my explanation as its just only the name...

And I have already confirmed this offer and paid the deposit.
can i still have an insurance choice?
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That means they probably will still accept my explanation as its just only the name...

And I have already confirmed this offer and paid the deposit.
can i still have an insurance?

But I really want my firm choice... I really hope they won't cancel my unconditional offer
I expect they won't and everything will be fine, what university and which course is it?
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What is the difference between foundation year and preliminary year?

Are they similar?

I claimed I am attending Foundation year while filling information on UCAS (suggested my school's stuffs and tutors) and now holding unconditional offer.

However, I suddenly found that I indeed was attending 'preliminary' year which is the official name of my academic year... (but the course structure are almost the same with foundation and all the stuffs and tutors said it is a foundation course)

Will this affect my unconditional offer if I tell the university?
Do nothing, they probably are already aware you are enrolled onto a preliminary year, however since as you said it's practically the same as a foundation year they accepted it anyway.

Preliminary = Foundation year, same thing different name.
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Do nothing, they probably are already aware you are enrolled onto a preliminary year, however since as you said it's practically the same as a foundation year they accepted it anyway.

Preliminary = Foundation year, same thing different name.
How did they know? Will they look at my school website and check my course while assessing me?
Theyve offered me a place unconditionally as ive met all the marks they require in different modules, but Im just worried about the different name of these two qualitfications. Just afraid they might not recognise preliminary year...><
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How did they know? Will they look at my school website and check my course while assessing me?
Theyve offered me a place unconditionally as ive met all the marks they require in different modules, but Im just worried about the different name of these two qualitfications. Just afraid they might not recognise preliminary year...><
Indeed logically, if theyve offered me a place based on my modules and Ive already met all the things, the names of my course wont affect much, unless there are big differences, right???
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How did they know? Will they look at my school website and check my course while assessing me?
Theyve offered me a place unconditionally as ive met all the marks they require in different modules, but Im just worried about the different name of these two qualitfications. Just afraid they might not recognise preliminary year...><
Considering they have your university name and course name they will likely know the full details of the course. Also since you had to declare your module marks, they've likely done research on the course you're studying too.

Access to HE applicants and Foundation Year applicants are assessed more thoroughly than more traditional applicants, such as A-Level or BTEC, simply because courses are different between different colleges/university so they have to do research if the Foundation Year run at that specific college/university is suitable.

So no worries.
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Its Kings college london and Im doing English language and lunguistics

Im kinda stressful now
My god man, you're going to be studying English language at university and your english man! sigh.
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Considering they have your university name and course name they will likely know the full details of the course. Also since you had to declare your module marks, they've likely done research on the course you're studying too.

Access to HE applicants and Foundation Year applicants are assessed more thoroughly than more traditional applicants, such as A-Level or BTEC, simply because courses are different between different colleges/university so they have to do research if the Foundation Year run at that specific college/university is suitable.

So no worries.
Thank you buddy!
I feel better now I will call them at office hour and explain my situation.
And really hope they will still allow me to enroll😁
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