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    I have struggled significantly with my mental health over the last 2 years, resulting in several hospital admissions, and having to drop out of university. I’d love to go back to studying now but feel like I should probably stay at home for my first year, to make sure that the same problems don’t arise again. However, the only university that is near enough to my house to warrant staying at home has a typical offer of A*AA and I only have ABB.

    I don’t want the university (or any of you) to think that I’m trying to work my way around the system, but I don’t know if it’s worth applying anyway and making the university aware of my situation? I struggled a lot towards the end of my A Levels, and relapsed significantly with my eating disorder which led to the drop in my grades - I was predicated AAA/A*AA but when the time came to sit my exams I couldn’t concentrate, barely had the energy to hold a pen at times and it was a real struggle to get me into college to actually sit the exams.

    I know I don’t have to go to this university and it probably seems extremely far fetched to even think about applying, especially when I know people with AAA predictions who get rejected and it’s a competitive course, but as well as the security of staying at home, it means I can stay with my treatment team who I trust now and hopefully this will reduce any more problems.

    Any advice would be appreciated - I won’t be offended whatever you have to say!
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    I have struggled significantly with my mental health over the last 2 years, resulting in several hospital admissions, and having to drop out of university. I’d love to go back to studying now but feel like I should probably stay at home for my first year, to make sure that the same problems don’t arise again. However, the only university that is near enough to my house to warrant staying at home has a typical offer of A*AA and I only have ABB.

    I don’t want the university (or any of you) to think that I’m trying to work my way around the system, but I don’t know if it’s worth applying anyway and making the university aware of my situation? I struggled a lot towards the end of my A Levels, and relapsed significantly with my eating disorder which led to the drop in my grades - I was predicated AAA/A*AA but when the time came to sit my exams I couldn’t concentrate, barely had the energy to hold a pen at times and it was a real struggle to get me into college to actually sit the exams.

    I know I don’t have to go to this university and it probably seems extremely far fetched to even think about applying, especially when I know people with AAA predictions who get rejected and it’s a competitive course, but as well as the security of staying at home, it means I can stay with my treatment team who I trust now and hopefully this will reduce any more problems.

    Any advice would be appreciated - I won’t be offended whatever you have to say!
    Unis do consider extenuating circumstances. If you have medical evidence to back up your struggles during your A Levels (it has to be during your A Levels, simply showing that you had issues afterwards doesn't prove anything) then definitely apply. It's possible that they will offer you a place, although it's not guaranteed.

    But the fact that you want to stay near your treatment team is not relevant to your application, so don't mention that. It could even be counterproductive, as university is very demanding and the uni will need to be sure you can cope with the course.
 
 
 

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