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    I'm applying for psychology- could I be rejected even if I am predicted equivalent to/higher than the entry requirements?
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    (Original post by zoex101)
    I'm applying for psychology- could I be rejected even if I am predicted equivalent to/higher than the entry requirements?
    Pretty sure it depends on the university. The more popular ones are more likely to look at references and PS as well as grades. You can call them and find out how much of their decision to give you an offer is based on your PS.
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    (Original post by zoex101)
    I'm applying for psychology- could I be rejected even if I am predicted equivalent to/higher than the entry requirements?

    Yes easily, almost everyone applying will have the same or higher grades. the only way to differentiate is through your personal statement and reference.

    A better question would be 'how good does my personal statement have to be to be accepted" if applying to a popular course or high ranking university it has to be exceedingly good.
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    (Original post by zoex101)
    I'm applying for psychology- could I be rejected even if I am predicted equivalent to/higher than the entry requirements?
    A "bad" PS is not necessarily poorly written or containing no useful information.

    The sort of PS that will lead to a rejection is one that shows a misunderstanding of the subject/course you've applied to.

    For example applying to a psychology degree with a PS that talks about wanting a career as a counsellor (even if not mentioning that profession in name) demonstrates a misunderstanding that psychology is an academic degree and does not lead to a career in psychological therapies (at least not in itself).

    In the case of more competitive/vocational degrees then a PS that shows a lack of the skills required to succeed will also lead to a rejection.
 
 
 
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