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    My boyfriend recently applied to uni of leeds for engineering after months of emailing them checking his BTEC was suitable, units were ok etc and they were fine and said it was worth applying. He’s predicted 3 D*s in May. Last week they emailed him to ask if he did a certain unit (something about engineering calculus) which he doesn’t (very similar to another unit he does, but not the exact unit as this was only recently introduced). And they’ve said they can no longer consider his application. Nothing has appeared on UCAS yet, but I think that’s pretty much a rejection. Can he appeal this? It seems unfair (I know ucas isn’t fair) but this is almost like a wasted choice, they could have told him this months ago and then he’d have never applied. What do?

    You can ask why you were rejected - but you cannot appeal against any University's decision.

    I certainly think it's worth making a complaint - he has been given the wrong information and that means he's wasted time and a UCAS choice. I would forward a copy of the emails sent/received to an Admissions Manager or similar (I can't find a complaints policy online).
    However, if they have decided a particular module is necessary they are unlikely to overturn the decision - it's in no-ones interest to admit him if he's likely to flunk the first year because he doesn't have the necessary background knowledge. It may be worth asking if there is an alternative course or foundation year (Leeds offer a Studies in Science year for those without the right A-levels) he could be considered for. Hopefully he'll get into one of his other four choices and not have to take it up but it might provide an insurance option.
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