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    Purely out of curiosity:

    If you get rejected by Oxbridge in Year 13 for whatever reason.

    Can you finish your a levels, take a gap year and reapply the year after the gap year to the same uni (wether its Cambridge or Oxford) ????

    Or is this forbidden?

    Are your chances of getting in after applying a second time hindered?

    Any answers will be greatly appreciated,
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    I know someone who was rejected by Oxford for the first round, reapplied the next year for the same course and got in. I'm not sure what they did better the second time but I assume the university would want to see you having improved yourself during the interim to make yourself a better candidate.
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    (Original post by onderk)
    Purely out of curiosity:

    If you get rejected by Oxbridge in Year 13 for whatever reason.

    Can you finish your a levels, take a gap year and reapply the year after the gap year to the same uni (wether its Cambridge or Oxford) ????

    Or is this forbidden?

    Are your chances of getting in after applying a second time hindered?

    Any answers will be greatly appreciated,
    Yes. It's not uncommon to reapply especially if you do better than the minimum offer in your a-levels. You would usually choose a different college though.

    And be prepared for a Plan B (just in case you are rejected again).

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    (Original post by onderk)
    Purely out of curiosity:

    If you get rejected by Oxbridge in Year 13 for whatever reason.

    Can you finish your a levels, take a gap year and reapply the year after the gap year to the same uni (wether its Cambridge or Oxford) ????

    Or is this forbidden?

    Are your chances of getting in after applying a second time hindered?

    Any answers will be greatly appreciated,
    Repeat applicants have a better success rate than 1st time applicants but are still more likely to not get in than get in.
 
 
 
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