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    So a few days ago I got an email from [email protected] giving me an unconditional offer for the course I applied for. I applied direct to the uni a few months ago. The email said to accept my offer, I needed to use my UCAS track account to add a choice within 24 hours after which the offer was no longer valid but I don't have a UCAS track account as I didn't apply through UCAS cos I'm broke atm. I didn't reply to the email either because I thought it was fake. Any chance it was legit? I hope not because I might have lost my offer now and won't be going uni at all *cries*

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    Contact the uni directly and ask. It doesn't sound legit but I don't know much about direct applications.
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    Hi there, Amanda here at BCU. If you applied directly, this does sound legit. But I would contact our admissions team to ask more about accepting if you don't have a UCAS account. It might be that this is a standard message sent automatically.
    Email [email protected] or call +44 (0)121 331 6295.

    Hope that helps! Good luck!
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    (Original post by Birmingham City University)
    Hi there, Amanda here at BCU. If you applied directly, this does sound legit. But I would contact our admissions team to ask more about accepting if you don't have a UCAS account. It might be that this is a standard message sent automatically.
    Email [email protected] or call +44 (0)121 331 6295.

    Hope that helps! Good luck!
    Thanks, I will contact them today.

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    Did you get it, samzy21?
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    Did you get it, samzy21?
    Get what?

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    (Original post by samzy21)
    Get what?

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    The offer/place, I'm assuming :P
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    (Original post by samzy21)
    So a few days ago I got an email from [email protected] giving me an unconditional offer for the course I applied for. I applied direct to the uni a few months ago. The email said to accept my offer, I needed to use my UCAS track account to add a choice within 24 hours after which the offer was no longer valid but I don't have a UCAS track account as I didn't apply through UCAS cos I'm broke atm. I didn't reply to the email either because I thought it was fake. Any chance it was legit? I hope not because I might have lost my offer now and won't be going uni at all *cries*

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    Did you phone?? What happened?
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    (Original post by samzy21)
    Get what?

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    The offer/place, I'm assuming :P
    Yup, this.
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    Amazing cliff hanger
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    Haven't got a place yet. I didn't call cos it's expensive. I sent admissions an email instead, they said they'd get back to me soon. They're really busy atm, got alot of applications to process with courses starting next month.

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    Check my PM, samzy21. Don't worry, like I said there's lots of places out there that will take you if BCU don't.
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    (Original post by samzy21)
    Haven't got a place yet. I didn't call cos it's expensive. I sent admissions an email instead, they said they'd get back to me soon. They're really busy atm, got alot of applications to process with courses starting next month.

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    don't wait up.
    I lost my place at wolverhampton last year just like that.
    Some moronic staff member sent me an email I got a place. The email even had a student code.
    However I still had to fill in a form or something and failed to mention.
    I didn't call them or get in contact, when they didn't respond I began to get wary. I called them 3 weeks before 5 OCtobre (which was the beginning date)
    They said I failed to complete the form and therefore lost my place and they were really ''sorry''.
    Call them, and keep track *every step of the way*.
    Sorry my bitterness is showing.
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    (Original post by samzy21)
    Haven't got a place yet. I didn't call cos it's expensive. I sent admissions an email instead, they said they'd get back to me soon. They're really busy atm, got alot of applications to process with courses starting next month.

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    Could you send us a DM with your full name and details of the course you applied for please? I will try to chase this up with admissions for you.
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    (Original post by samzy21)
    Haven't got a place yet. I didn't call cos it's expensive. I sent admissions an email instead, they said they'd get back to me soon. They're really busy atm, got alot of applications to process with courses starting next month.

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    You want to go to university? You aren't using the standard UCAS route, so you have made a saving there. I appreciate that money can be tight, but expecting a busy admissions department to prioritise your email amongst many others when they have given you a 24 hour deadline to respond is.... at best.... casual.

    I think Birmingham City University is going beyond the call of duty here. If you really want that place you need to get on the phone and take this a great deal more seriously. You will need to complete the paperwork for the Record of Prior Acceptance route, if your place is still on offer. If not, you can expect to have to pay the full UCAS fee to make use of Clearing. Not all unis use the RPA process - why should they? It is far easier for them to use the UCAS system.
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    Could you send us a DM with your full name and details of the course you applied for please? I will try to chase this up with admissions for you.
    Thanks, I've sent you a DM

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