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    Hello everyone,

    I am a EU-student applying for courses in Scottish universities. I’ve been struggling with the UCAS application for 2 months now (my personal statement and reference are ready, but nobody had ever heard of UCAS in my school before, so that was all very complicated) and I just found this site today. I have two questions.

    The first is about the English language tests results. Some universities do indicate on their website that it is possible to send the results once the applicant receives them, even when the tests are taken after the UCAS deadline. However, most universities I intend to apply for don’t provide such information… My problem is that I can’t attend the IELTS test before February 2017. As a consequence, I will only receive the results by late February or March. Is it a problem? Will it block my application? Or will it lead to a “conditional offer”? What does it imply when the universities don’t make this kind of information explicit? And considering that my referee is my current English teacher, should she mention a sort of “““predicted grade””” regarding the IELTS results in the reference? Do I have to write in my personal statement that I’m intending to take the test?

    (That’s something that’s been bothering me quite a lot, but maybe I’m just stressed out for no reason…)

    Second, I had another question concerning the UCAS form: is it possible to enter my grades of my past school reports (which are not qualifications strictly speaking) into UCAS? Should I send them directly to the universities I am applying for? (I think so but I’m not sure, and as I don’t get any help at my school concerning UCAS, I am asking you…). I am applying for undergraduate courses, and I have “only” entered two qualifications, including the results of my Baccalaureate, and I don’t know if that’s enough for the universities. To a foreigner it seems very little information for an application, but maybe again that’s just me and my anxiety.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    (I’m sorry if the questions have already been asked and answered before)
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    1) Put the IELTS mark as "Pending" in your UCAS. You'll then get a conditional offer.

    2) Ask your universities what's needed and declare them in UCAS, don't put stuff that's not needed.
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    (Original post by Pauline33)
    Hello everyone,

    I am a EU-student applying for courses in Scottish universities. I’ve been struggling with the UCAS application for 2 months now (my personal statement and reference are ready, but nobody had ever heard of UCAS in my school before, so that was all very complicated) and I just found this site today. I have two questions.

    The first is about the English language tests results. Some universities do indicate on their website that it is possible to send the results once the applicant receives them, even when the tests are taken after the UCAS deadline. However, most universities I intend to apply for don’t provide such information… My problem is that I can’t attend the IELTS test before February 2017. As a consequence, I will only receive the results by late February or March. Is it a problem? Will it block my application? Or will it lead to a “conditional offer”? What does it imply when the universities don’t make this kind of information explicit? And considering that my referee is my current English teacher, should she mention a sort of “““predicted grade””” regarding the IELTS results in the reference? Do I have to write in my personal statement that I’m intending to take the test?

    (That’s something that’s been bothering me quite a lot, but maybe I’m just stressed out for no reason…)

    Second, I had another question concerning the UCAS form: is it possible to enter my grades of my past school reports (which are not qualifications strictly speaking) into UCAS? Should I send them directly to the universities I am applying for? (I think so but I’m not sure, and as I don’t get any help at my school concerning UCAS, I am asking you…). I am applying for undergraduate courses, and I have “only” entered two qualifications, including the results of my Baccalaureate, and I don’t know if that’s enough for the universities. To a foreigner it seems very little information for an application, but maybe again that’s just me and my anxiety.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    (I’m sorry if the questions have already been asked and answered before)
    1. Contact the universities specifically for this issue but it's likely you'd get offers conditional on your ilets results.
    2. No, the education section is solely for official qualifications.
    You should basically enter any official qualifications you got since the age of 11 if that helps.
 
 
 
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