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So im taking a gap year after my a2 exams, I was wondering whether I have to apply to unis by this January or could I do it by January 2017 as I don't want to go uni this year and does this also apply for personal statement?
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So im taking a gap year after my a2 exams, I was wondering whether I have to apply to unis by this January or could I do it by January 2017 as I don't want to go uni this year and does this also apply for personal statement?
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You can wait till next 'season' before applying if you want. Just check with your school/college about how you would go about getting a reference. You write your PS when you apply.

Alternatively you can apply now for deferred entry. It's entirely up to you.
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So im taking a gap year after my a2 exams, I was wondering whether I have to apply to unis by this January or could I do it by January 2017 as I don't want to go uni this year and does this also apply for personal statement?
Thank you
You can do both.
If you apply this year, it might be more difficult to get into certain unis, as some of them do say that they don't offer many places for deferred entry.

If you apply next year, with your grades on hand, you'll receive undonditional offers.

In my personal opinion, I would apply this year (You have nothing to lose), and then, if it doesn't turn out well, you can apply again next year with your grades on hand.

In either case, I think that for some unis it is very important that you explain well what you are going to do/ have done during your gap year in your personal statement, to show them that it is going to be useful for you, and that you are not simply going to lie on the beach all day all night!

Best of luck !
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You can do both.
If you apply this year, it might be more difficult to get into certain unis, as some of them do say that they don't offer many places for deferred entry.

If you apply next year, with your grades on hand, you'll receive undonditional offers.

In my personal opinion, I would apply this year (You have nothing to lose), and then, if it doesn't turn out well, you can apply again next year with your grades on hand.

In either case, I think that for some unis it is very important that you explain well what you are going to do/ have done during your gap year in your personal statement, to show them that it is going to be useful for you, and that you are not simply going to lie on the beach all day all night!

Best of luck !
It i was to do it this year , then i would have to hand my personal statement in, and if I do it next year again won't I have to change my personal statement? And if i don't do it this year how am i supposed to get a reference?
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You can wait till next 'season' before applying if you want. Just check with your school/college about how you would go about getting a reference. You write your PS when you apply.

Alternatively you can apply now for deferred entry. It's entirely up to you.
If I was to apply next year would it be better due to the fact I have my grades?
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It i was to do it this year , then i would have to hand my personal statement in, and if I do it next year again won't I have to change my personal statement? And if i don't do it this year how am i supposed to get a reference?
If you apply this year, you'd have to explain what you are going to do during the gap year. If you apply next year, you'll have to change it, to explain what you have done, and how it has benefited you.

If you decide to apply this year, and then re-apply next year, you'd have to email or call UCAS to ask them what to do with the PS, so as not to be accused of plagiarism. (To be honest, I don't know how this works, they use computer software to ensure that your PS is original. I suppose that given that it would be your own PS they would allow it)

About the reference, if you apply next year you'll have to go back to your school (Or whoever it was that was going to give you the reference) and ask them to do it, even if you are no longer at that school.
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If I was to apply next year would it be better due to the fact I have my grades?

I think that generally, it would be a bit easier next year (As I said, some unis won't take in students for deferred entry). However, you can apply both times as I said.
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I think that generally, it would be a bit easier next year (As I said, some unis won't take in students for deferred entry). However, you can apply both times as I said.
Thank you so much and yeah I guess I'll apply next year
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Thank you so much and yeah I guess I'll apply next year
youre gonna do great b
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