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    Right i got my alevel results, didn't do as well as i'd planned and ended up with a B and a D...only a few marks off a C What are the chances of me getting into Glamorgan to do Psychology, they ask for 220 points, but someone i know said he's got in with only 140 points :/ Should i give them a try? I've heard people talking about a clearing passport, i dunno if i've got one of these. The only thing i've got is a clearning number on the ucas website. The ucas site said i'm currently in clearing but argh im so confused I don't know how to go about things, any help will be very appreciated xx
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    (Original post by welshprincess)
    Right i got my alevel results, didn't do as well as i'd planned and ended up with a B and a D...only a few marks off a C What are the chances of me getting into Glamorgan to do Psychology, they ask for 220 points, but someone i know said he's got in with only 140 points :/ Should i give them a try? I've heard people talking about a clearing passport, i dunno if i've got one of these. The only thing i've got is a clearning number on the ucas website. The ucas site said i'm currently in clearing but argh im so confused I don't know how to go about things, any help will be very appreciated xx
    Hey there Welshprincess

    The first thing to do is calm down, so that you can deal with the situation with a clear mindset. If the course is still available through clearing which it is then that's a good sign and usually means that they will accept lower points than their standard offer

    Visit this page to get the freephone number for Glamorgan clearing and call them ASAP or alternatively you can fill out the form on the bottom of that page and they will call you back.

    The sooner you ring them the better as places will gradually get taken up. When you ring them make sure you are prepared to answer a few questions about why you want to go to Glamorgan and why you want to do that course. Sometimes it can be like having a telephone interview so be well equipped.

    Your clearing number will be enough to process your clearing application. If any more information is need they will tell you when you speak to them on the phone.

    You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Good luck
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    Oh and it would defnitely be worth mentioning to them how close you were to a C in your second subject. Sometimes they ask you to fax over your certificate so they can verify this but that wont take long.
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    Thank you for your reply. I feel a lot calmer now. I'm gonna have a chat with my dad about things tonight because he's not too keen on me going to uni this year, he'd rather me save some money before hand and then go next year. Once i get the go-ahead from him i'll give them a ring. Another thing i'm worried about is like student finance and student accomodation because it's so close to uni starting. Am i likely to get accomodation now? And how am i going to cope financially when i haven't applied for any grants or anything? I am so stressed
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    (Original post by welshprincess)
    Thank you for your reply. I feel a lot calmer now. I'm gonna have a chat with my dad about things tonight because he's not too keen on me going to uni this year, he'd rather me save some money before hand and then go next year. Once i get the go-ahead from him i'll give them a ring. Another thing i'm worried about is like student finance and student accomodation because it's so close to uni starting. Am i likely to get accomodation now? And how am i going to cope financially when i haven't applied for any grants or anything? I am so stressed
    I'm glad your feeling calmer- it's going to allow you to deal with the situation better

    When you have a chat with your dad perhaps you can try to assure him that there are lots of initiatives and schemes that will ensure you cope whilst you are at Uni and if worst comes to worst you can get a part time job.

    Even though it is late you can still apply for all forms of Student Finance; Maintenance Grants, Maintenance Loans, Bursaries, Student Account (including interest free overdraft) etc. However, the disadvantage of applying for these so late is that you are no longer guaranteed to receive any of them before the start of Universiy term. Again, all i can say is the sooner you apply the better. You can ask all your Student Finance specific questions here. There are loads of helpful guys on there that will help you

    I know that universities usually don't guarantee accommodation to those that get in through clearing however first years almost always get in. This is because lots of people don't meet their offers, or meet their offers but decide not to go etc. Glamorgan actually have their own site section for Clearing Students' Accommodation so that looks very positive

    Everything is possible even if it does seem difficult right now. Try not to stress or worry too much but try and get things done as quickly as possible as time is a factor.

    Hope you and your dad manage to sort things out
 
 
 

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