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does type 1 diabetes count as an Extenuating circumstances when applying for University?
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does diabetes count as an Extenuating circumstances when applying for University?
Depends how severe and how much it affected your studies.
Have you applied for special consideration?
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Depends how severe and how much it affected your studies.
Have you applied for special consideration?
no. I didnt even know that was a thing until now
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Just being diabetic won't count. If it caused you any difficulties, it may.
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no. I didnt even know that was a thing until now
If you have serious diabetes such that it impeded your studies, then possibly. Call their admissions and just ask.
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If you have serious diabetes such that it impeded your studies, then possibly. Call their admissions and just ask.
ah okay. I wouldnt say serious but i was newly diagnosed at the end of year 10 which made me concentrate on my health more than GCSE's which resulted in me getting bs and Cs. This then lead me to doing Btec level 3 at college. If i get d* in BTEC could i say that i have better control over it and thats why i was able to get a d*
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Sounds more like an excuse than a problem.
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ah okay. I wouldnt say serious but i was newly diagnosed at the end of year 10 which made me concentrate on my health more than GCSE's which resulted in me getting bs and Cs. This then lead me to doing Btec level 3 at college. If i get d* in BTEC could i say that i have better control over it and thats why i was able to get a d*
You arent giving any information on how serious it is.
Talk to the uni.
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Sounds more like an excuse than a problem.
Excuse me do you have diabetes? na im only jk techinaly problems can sound like exuses but are problems
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ah okay. I wouldnt say serious but i was newly diagnosed at the end of year 10 which made me concentrate on my health more than GCSE's which resulted in me getting bs and Cs. This then lead me to doing Btec level 3 at college. If i get d* in BTEC could i say that i have better control over it and thats why i was able to get a d*
you could explain that but it really isnt extenuating circumstances. If you got Bs andCs in GCSE that is accepted by most universities as are BTEC's
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You arent giving any information on how serious it is.
Talk to the uni.
okay
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you could explain that but it really isnt extenuating circumstances. If you got Bs andCs in GCSE that is accepted by most universities as are BTEC's
the course i want to do is dentistry. I was like getting top marks until the end of year 10
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(Original post by BMNS3242)
does type 1 diabetes count as an Extenuating circumstances when applying for University?
See what a university thinks (my bold):
https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....umstances-form

"The ECF should be used where an applicant's education has been seriously disrupted or disadvantaged through health, disability, difficulties with schooling, or challenging personal or family circumstances."
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See what a university thinks (my bold):
https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....umstances-form

"The ECF should be used where an applicant's education has been seriously disrupted or disadvantaged through health, disability, difficulties with schooling, or challenging personal or family circumstances."
Tried that and pointed it out.
I was taken to task in another thread for not being supportive enough previously.
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the course i want to do is dentistry. I was like getting top marks until the end of year 10
I cannot see it counting as extenuating circumstances but there is nothing to stop your referee explaining this. I think you should consider redoing year 12 with a levels as I dont think the btec will be accepted for dentistry as they arent for medicine.
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Tried that and pointed it out. I was taken to task for not being supportive enough previously.
wait are u talking about me? Cause i was literaly just going to do what u said and ring them tomorrow
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I cannot see it counting as extenuating circumstances but there is nothing to stop your referee explaining this. I think you should consider redoing year 12 with a levels as I dont think the btec will be accepted for dentistry as they arent for medicine.
some universities accpet BTEC but very few. Even if i resit and do A-levels i will need to resit GCSE as i dont meet the entry requiremnts
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wait are u talking about me? Cause i was literaly just going to do what u said and ring them tomorrow
Nope just ignore that it was to doones and referred to something else.
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does type 1 diabetes count as an Extenuating circumstances when applying for University?
Hi yes it does
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Nope just ignore that it was to doones and referred to something else.
ah okay
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