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    Hi,
    My daughter has just put her UCAS form in and I'm wondering when the best time is to apply for DSA for her disabilities?

    Presumably the university she is going to will affect what she needs to some extent?

    I have read on one Uni website to apply as soon as you put the UCAS application in, putting your first choice Uni down and then amending that later if it changes. However, my daughter's first choice is Oxford Law which has a very low success rate so it could well change.

    Would we be best doing it once she has her offers and knows her firm / insurance choices? Or would this be too late?

    Thanks 😀
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    (Original post by MJ6987)
    Hi,
    My daughter has just put her UCAS form in and I'm wondering when the best time is to apply for DSA for her disabilities?

    Presumably the university she is going to will affect what she needs to some extent?

    I have read on one Uni website to apply as soon as you put the UCAS application in, putting your first choice Uni down and then amending that later if it changes. However, my daughter's first choice is Oxford Law which has a very low success rate so it could well change.

    Would we be best doing it once she has her offers and knows her firm / insurance choices? Or would this be too late?

    Thanks 😀
    If she does her student finance application as soon as it opens, then filling in the dsa form straight after that should be fine. But yes, i'd wait till she's picked her firm and insurance choices and then if she gets in touch with her firms disability services to get the ball rolling.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    If she does her student finance application as soon as it opens, then filling in the dsa form straight after that should be fine. But yes, i'd wait till she's picked her firm and insurance choices and then if she gets in touch with her firms disability services to get the ball rolling.
    Great, thanks for the advice.
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    Student finance applications open around Feb / March time. There's a box she can tick on the student finance forms requesting the DSA forms.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    If she does her student finance application as soon as it opens, then filling in the dsa form straight after that should be fine. But yes, i'd wait till she's picked her firm and insurance choices and then if she gets in touch with her firms disability services to get the ball rolling.
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    Student finance applications open around Feb / March time. There's a box she can tick on the student finance forms requesting the DSA forms.
    Thanks both

    Another related question - Durham's acknowledgement email included a request to fill in a "request for information" form about her disabilities (quite a detailed form). It says that it doesn't affect her application and is just used to determine support requirements. Do you think we need to fill this in now (e.g. Will it hold up her getting an offer) or can we wait until we see if she actually gets an offer?
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    (Original post by MJ6987)
    Thanks both

    Another related question - Durham's acknowledgement email included a request to fill in a "request for information" form about her disabilities (quite a detailed form). It says that it doesn't affect her application and is just used to determine support requirements. Do you think we need to fill this in now (e.g. Will it hold up her getting an offer) or can we wait until we see if she actually gets an offer?
    Honestly,I m very cynical as a person and as they don't need to know until she has an offer,I d think it could wait till she gets one. Unless that course is one they interview for?
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    It shouldn't hold her up getting an offer. But I'm with Claire on this. Seems pointless filling this in unless / until she has an offer.
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    Thanks both.
 
 
 
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