Turn on thread page Beta

I'm only applying to two unis. Should I go for a third? watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    Hi!

    I'm in the (long and boring) process of putting together my UCAS application, but I'm currently only applying to two universities. I've visited both, but not any others, and I'm fairly set on the idea of going to either, but I'm worried about how to go about the other three application spaces.

    I'm not 100% confident that I'll get into either, but I'm also not going to have the opportunity to go to any more open days before (or even after) the UCAS deadline and, even so, there aren't really any others that hugely stand out to me anyway.

    In summary, I'm kind of hoping for some advice on whether I should apply for a third university that I won't have the chance to visit (just in case I do fail), or stick with the two that I currently have and hope for the best.

    Thanks!
    • Section Leader
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    Very Important Poster
    Peer Support Volunteers
    (Original post by damnshinoda)
    Hi!

    I'm in the (long and boring) process of putting together my UCAS application, but I'm currently only applying to two universities. I've visited both, but not any others, and I'm fairly set on the idea of going to either, but I'm worried about how to go about the other three application spaces.

    I'm not 100% confident that I'll get into either, but I'm also not going to have the opportunity to go to any more open days before (or even after) the UCAS deadline and, even so, there aren't really any others that hugely stand out to me anyway.

    In summary, I'm kind of hoping for some advice on whether I should apply for a third university that I won't have the chance to visit (just in case I do fail), or stick with the two that I currently have and hope for the best.

    Thanks!
    If you can't visit it but on paper it looks like a good choice then there's nothing stopping you applying and going to visit after the deadline and if it's not the right choice then you can get rid of that choice.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by damnshinoda)
    Hi!

    I'm in the (long and boring) process of putting together my UCAS application, but I'm currently only applying to two universities. I've visited both, but not any others, and I'm fairly set on the idea of going to either, but I'm worried about how to go about the other three application spaces.

    I'm not 100% confident that I'll get into either, but I'm also not going to have the opportunity to go to any more open days before (or even after) the UCAS deadline and, even so, there aren't really any others that hugely stand out to me anyway.

    In summary, I'm kind of hoping for some advice on whether I should apply for a third university that I won't have the chance to visit (just in case I do fail), or stick with the two that I currently have and hope for the best.

    Thanks!
    I dont see why you wouldnt put another 3 down tbh, just research the places the uni is in online, look at the course structure etc and then if you get offers from them visit them to see what they are like
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Apply for all 5.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    It costs the same $24 or $26 to apply to 2 as it does to 5 so it is probably worth it.

    If you're (not unreasonably) confident in getting offers from both that you will then accept, then it probably doesn't matter.
 
 
 
Poll
Could you cope without Wifi?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.