How many references are you allowed to have on UCAS?

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    Hi,

    I'm a yank applying to some British universities. Just wondering how many references you can add on UCAS. In the US, I believe you can add up to 4 but I wasn't sure about over there.

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by icehockeyolive)
    Hi,

    I'm a yank applying to some British universities. Just wondering how many references you can add on UCAS. In the US, I believe you can add up to 4 but I wasn't sure about over there.

    Thanks!
    What exactly do you mean by references? Do you mean references from teachers about yourself and your achievements? Or do you mean references to authors and academic research?
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    (Original post by icehockeyolive)
    Hi,

    I'm a yank applying to some British universities. Just wondering how many references you can add on UCAS. In the US, I believe you can add up to 4 but I wasn't sure about over there.

    Thanks!
    The UCAS application has a single reference (ut is common in uk schools for a single teacher to combine comments from a number of subject teachers with general comments about the student and the school).

    You also have a single personal statement.

    Your application gets sent to all 5 choices with identical content. Anything on top of that you have to send directly to universities after UCAS process your application.
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    Hi there,

    You just need the one reference from a selected teacher. They usually talk to all your other teachers so it's not completely biased.

    I also asked my manager to write a statement for university because teachers don't know everything about me - I'm not that open lol. I gave the statement to my teacher, whether he included it I'm not sure.

    Kind Regards

    Lewis xxx
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    (Original post by Lewis Calvert)
    Hi there,

    You just need the one reference from a selected teacher. They usually talk to all your other teachers so it's not completely biased.

    I also asked my manager to write a statement for university because teachers don't know everything about me - I'm not that open lol. I gave the statement to my teacher, whether he included it I'm not sure.

    Kind Regards

    Lewis xxx
    So were you able to (kind of) have two if your teacher included your manager's statement?
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    (Original post by tanya.chichi)
    So were you able to (kind of) have two if your teacher included your manager's statement?
    The user you quoted hasn't been active since June so you're unlikely to get a response from them. If you have queries like this in future you're more likely to get a reply by starting a new thread, rather than bumping an old one

    To answer your question, whether your teacher is willing to include comments from a non-academic source is really at their discretion, and is something you would need to discuss with them on an individual basis.*
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    UCAS has one reference this is generally from a teacher / tutor or an employer ...

    IIRC some pre-registration health professional courses seek a second reference - this is a legacy of NMAS and given the difficulties that various health professions have had with those with dubious intentions getting in ...


    quantity of references ( vs quality) / recommendation and the rank / position / social standing of the referree have no bearing in UK university admissions ...
 
 
 
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