Declaring Cambridge Pre-interview assessment on UCAS

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    Hello,

    Do I need to declare that I'm taking a Cambridge pre-interview assessment on UCAS?
    Edit: It's for ECAA (Economics pre-interview assessment for Cambridge) which is not listed on UCAS admissions tests section.


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    (Original post by dyuunn)
    Hello,

    Do I need to declare that I'm taking a Cambridge pre-interview assessment on UCAS?
    Edit: It's for ECAA (Economics pre-interview assessment for Cambridge) which is not listed on UCAS admissions tests section.


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    No. It's an assessment not a qualification.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    No. It's an assessment not a qualification.

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    Okay - I was wondering since there are other admissions tests such as the TSA, LNAT, and STEP which could be found on UCAS. Thank you for letting me know!
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    (Original post by dyuunn)
    Okay - I was wondering since there are other admissions tests such as the TSA, LNAT, and STEP which could be found on UCAS. Thank you for letting me know!
    Hmm... well maybe they will add it next year. Although those tests are also relevant to some universities other than Cambridge.

    Edit: tagging PQ for confirmation... (Is it necessary to declare the Cambridge pre-interview admissions assessments? They aren't "tests", and students aren't given the resulting marks.)
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    (Original post by dyuunn)
    Hello,

    Do I need to declare that I'm taking a Cambridge pre-interview assessment on UCAS?
    Edit: It's for ECAA (Economics pre-interview assessment for Cambridge) which is not listed on UCAS admissions tests section.


    Thank you for your help!
    Personally I would but it's not possible to add it even under the "additional admissions tests" options. You could add it in using the "Other" option - as I say I would put it in (it shows you know it's required and are set to take the test - and I always tend towards providing more details) but it's unlikely to make a difference either way.

    Just posting this screenshot of the list of tests that ARE listed on UCAS because every year applicants act surprised that they were supposed to include them. With these tests it's generally done that the results get sent through to choices regardless - but no university will penalise an applicant for attention to detail.

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    (Original post by PQ)
    Personally I would but it's not possible to add it even under the "additional admissions tests" options. You could add it in using the "Other" option - as I say I would put it in (it shows you know it's required and are set to take the test - and I always tend towards providing more details) but it's unlikely to make a difference either way.

    Just posting this screenshot of the list of tests that ARE listed on UCAS because every year applicants act surprised that they were supposed to include them. With these tests it's generally done that the results get sent through to choices regardless - but no university will penalise an applicant for attention to detail.

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    Thank you for your input! Maybe I will try and see if I can add it in, but as you say, I doubt this is going to matter.

    I have another question - hopefully you don't mind me asking! If I state that I'm sitting STEP in June 2017, but leave school in 2016 (November 2016, live in the Southern hemisphere so schooling lasts from Feb to November), then do I have to add the school (test centre) again as part of my education for 2017? In that case, would universities understand this situation?
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    (Original post by dyuunn)
    Thank you for your input! Maybe I will try and see if I can add it in, but as you say, I doubt this is going to matter.

    I have another question - hopefully you don't mind me asking! If I state that I'm sitting STEP in June 2017, but leave school in 2016 (November 2016, live in the Southern hemisphere so schooling lasts from Feb to November), then do I have to add the school (test centre) again as part of my education for 2017? In that case, would universities understand this situation?
    Yep - if you just add the test centre as part time for the months of the exam/results it will be clear you're just sitting exams and not receiving tuition for that period.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Yep - if you just add the test centre as part time for the months of the exam/results it will be clear you're just sitting exams and not receiving tuition for that period.
    Brilliant - thank you so much for your help!
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Personally I would but it's not possible to add it even under the "additional admissions tests" options. You could add it in using the "Other" option - as I say I would put it in (it shows you know it's required and are set to take the test - and I always tend towards providing more details) but it's unlikely to make a difference either way.

    Just posting this screenshot of the list of tests that ARE listed on UCAS because every year applicants act surprised that they were supposed to include them. With these tests it's generally done that the results get sent through to choices regardless - but no university will penalise an applicant for attention to detail.

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    Thanks.

    /Note to self: If in doubt, declare it is the advice.



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