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    Hi everyone, I was just wondering which specific are known for giving out offers very late/very early. I've applied to Cambridge, St. Andrews, Edinbuh, Durham and UCL and (given that I'm a very panicky person) I'm already starting to obsessively check my emails. Does anyone have a good idea of when these unis are known to give out their earliest offers?
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    What course/s have you applied for? Jw
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    (Original post by theravadaz)
    Hi everyone, I was just wondering which specific are known for giving out offers very late/very early. I've applied to Cambridge, St. Andrews, Edinbuh, Durham and UCL and (given that I'm a very panicky person) I'm already starting to obsessively check my emails. Does anyone have a good idea of when these unis are known to give out their earliest offers?
    I applied for natural sciences and a think UCL was the quickest, mid-late October, and since Oxbridge interviews are held in December time, you should be informed of an interview about a month before. Durham took the longest, they gave me an offer the same day I was rejected by Oxford in January!
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    Out of these 5, I applied to 3 of them, Cambridge, St Andrews and Durham. St Andrews came in late December. I think Cambridge was around January/February. Durham came in super late, I think it was around May.
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    I've heard Edinburgh's notoriously slow for giving out offers and rejections and won't respond to any applicants until after the 15th January deadline
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    I know this is urban legend a bit, but Durham seems to reject instantly if you've also applied to Oxbridge and have a realistic chance of getting in. It had happened to everyone I knew at Cambridge!
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    I know this is urban legend a bit, but Durham seems to reject instantly if you've also applied to Oxbridge and have a realistic chance of getting in. It had happened to everyone I knew at Cambridge!
    It is urban legend as it is impossible for individual unis to know where else you have applied to. Just because you applied before 15th October does not mean an Oxbridge application and all unis are aware of this.*

    Uni's know NOTHING of where else you have applied to
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    It is urban legend as it is impossible for individual unis to know where else you have applied to. Just because you applied before 15th October does not mean an Oxbridge application and all unis are aware of this.*

    Uni's know NOTHING of where else you have applied to
    My application was quite some time ago, before this system you're talking about.
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    A little off topic, but does anybody know how to enter resits onto a UCAS application? I'm not sure how it works for the new A levels
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    My application was quite some time ago, before this system you're talking about.
    Nowadays, with UCAS, it is impossible for unis to know where else a candidate has applied to, so cannot reject based on applying to a supposedly superior uni.

    Even if they could see, it's a decision made superficially, not on the academic prowess of the student, so would call into question the integrity of the academic institution in question, rejecting a candidate on pre conceived ideas of "prestige", rather than what decisions should be made on, academic prowess and dedication of the applicant
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Nowadays, with UCAS, it is impossible for unis to know where else a candidate has applied to, so cannot reject based on applying to a supposedly superior uni.

    Even if they could see, it's a decision made superficially, not on the academic prowess of the student, so would call into question the integrity of the academic institution in question, rejecting a candidate on pre conceived ideas of "prestige", rather than what decisions should be made on, academic prowess and dedication of the applicant
    Indeed so - and this is a welcome change. I think what used to happen was that it was assumed that, had you made an application to Oxbridge that had a reasonable chance of success you would automatically accept it over one from Durham, so they just rejected you to concentrate on making offers to students who would be more likely to accept them. This is all rather a long time ago, and as I say it's obviously all to the good that this has now changed.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    I know this is urban legend a bit, but Durham seems to reject instantly if you've also applied to Oxbridge and have a realistic chance of getting in. It had happened to everyone I knew at Cambridge!
    It's rubbish.

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    (Original post by JustARandomer123)
    A little off topic, but does anybody know how to enter resits onto a UCAS application? I'm not sure how it works for the new A levels
    When I did it last year we did it like this. We'd enter the subject, exam board, date and grade and then do the exact same but change the date to the year of the resit and leave the grade blank.
 
 
 
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