I am currently on my second year in college studying BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 in IT.
My first year didn't go well due to family/health problems throughout the year, my attendance also wasn't good, it was very unlucky but I do not want to talk about it. I ended up with just PPP last year.
Now when the problems are over, I am concentrating on my grades to get at least MMM but aiming for DMM where I need to get 7 D's and 2 M's from 9 Units. I already get 3 D's and 1 M's but still my Predicted grades are MMM which is not enough to get into Uni for any IT course, even with Foundation year from which I have been declined as well. I applied through UCAS for 5 different courses that require DMM or above. All of them have been declided due to unsufficient qualifications (PPP).
Then I used my UCAS extra few weeks ago and applied for IT Computer Studies with Foundation year that requires 220 UCAS Points. Even contacted Uni before applying and explained the situation that I am aiming for much higher grades this year. Received an unsuccesfull respone today with reason of lacking 220 UCAS Points even tho my predicted grades are MMM. Seems like my application wasn't even based on predicted grades.
I really don't know what I should do. Should I wait till the end of the year for my grades and then reapply in June/July? Is it even possible to apply in June and start in September or October?
I really need advice!
Thanks for advice.
But I still don't undestand why they don't want to consider me for foundation year with MMM predicted.
If you email them explaining they might reconsider your application, it happened to me, although I didn't get a place the second time round either lol.
So I received an e-mail from the Uni I'd like to go to. They sent me a conditional offer. I need to get at least MMM and C in GCSE English which I am currently working towards them.
The course is IT Computer Studies with foundation year (1+3 years)
I think this course will be fine for me but I have some questions.
-Can I accept the offer now or do I just need to get the grades first? I have time to respond till 22 July.
-Do I apply for student finance now, even if I do not have the place secured yet?
-Will I do the foundation year at uni or in college where I am currently?
Thank you so much!