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    Hi, well I sent off my UCAS application just over a month ago, right before the Christmas holidays. I applied to do Psychology BSc at Bristol, Southampton, Sussex, UCL and Goldsmiths.

    I check my Track everyday in the hope that I have an offer, but even after a month, I've only received one offer from Goldsmiths, ABB, which is an offer I'm happy about, but if I get any other offers, it would likely be the lowest I'd receive. I'd really like to get a higher offer, and plan to put Sussex as my firm offer if I get one, as that's where I'd really like to go!

    I am starting to get anxious that my unis just won't reply to me by March, which will mean I've been rejected, as it has been a fair amount of time, and still nothing, apart from Goldsmiths! My AS results were AAAB, and I'm predicted AAA this year (my predicted grades and GCSE's meet the entry requirements for all the Psychology courses at the unis I applied to). I have been told I have a strong personal statement with lots of relevant stuff in there, showing I am interested and dedicated to the subject, as well as showing I am academically able enough for the course. But I still haven't had anything for a month - is this a bad sign? Has anyone else applied a while ago and still not received many offers? Also, info from anyone who applied for Psychology at any of the universities I applied to - I'd really like to know if you have any offers and any other relevant info! Thanks!
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    They have until May to decide, to March doesn't mean anything. I've been waiting 8 weeks for 2 of my choices. It doesn't mean you've been rejected unless you get the message telling you that you have been rejected!


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    Hi, well I sent off my UCAS application just over a month ago, right before the Christmas holidays. I applied to do Psychology BSc at Bristol, Southampton, Sussex, UCL and Goldsmiths.

    I check my Track everyday in the hope that I have an offer, but even after a month, I've only received one offer from Goldsmiths, ABB, which is an offer I'm happy about, but if I get any other offers, it would likely be the lowest I'd receive. I'd really like to get a higher offer, and plan to put Sussex as my firm offer if I get one, as that's where I'd really like to go!

    I am starting to get anxious that my unis just won't reply to me by March, which will mean I've been rejected, as it has been a fair amount of time, and still nothing, apart from Goldsmiths! My AS results were AAAB, and I'm predicted AAA this year (my predicted grades and GCSE's meet the entry requirements for all the Psychology courses at the unis I applied to). I have been told I have a strong personal statement with lots of relevant stuff in there, showing I am interested and dedicated to the subject, as well as showing I am academically able enough for the course. But I still haven't had anything for a month - is this a bad sign? Has anyone else applied a while ago and still not received many offers? Also, info from anyone who applied for Psychology at any of the universities I applied to - I'd really like to know if you have any offers and any other relevant info! Thanks!
    As a budding psychologist would you consider your attitude to be rational or emotional? ☺

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    As a budding psychologist would you consider your attitude to be rational or emotional? ☺

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    Both, but rational because I know people who applied at the same places, for the same course at the same time as me - they have their offers!
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    (Original post by opalesecent)
    Both, but rational because I know people who applied at the same places, for the same course at the same time as me - they have their offers!
    Some universities split applicants into groups and different admissions staff work through each group. Your friends could well have been split into a group based on their application number or surname or the time their application arrived or any number of random numbers. You might have been assigned to the member of staff who had 2 weeks holiday before Christmas and has a big backlog of work.

    The AVERAGE time between applying and decisions is 7 weeks (and that's based on working days so the break over Christmas will add another week onto that). That means for every application which gets an offer within a day another application is waiting 3 months.

    The only time to worry about getting a rejection is when it appears on Track. No news IS good news in UCAS terms.
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    Some universities split applicants into groups and different admissions staff work through each group. Your friends could well have been split into a group based on their application number or surname or the time their application arrived or any number of random numbers. You might have been assigned to the member of staff who had 2 weeks holiday before Christmas and has a big backlog of work.

    The AVERAGE time between applying and decisions is 7 weeks (and that's based on working days so the break over Christmas will add another week onto that). That means for every application which gets an offer within a day another application is waiting 3 months.

    The only time to worry about getting a rejection is when it appears on Track. No news IS good news in UCAS terms.
    Okay, thank you for rationalising my situation! It's put my mind at rest for now, I guess it's just a waiting game. Thanks again
 
 
 
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