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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- 24-10-2015 19:56
- 24-10-2015 20:10
- 03-11-2015 14:17
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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- 03-11-2015 16:04
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.