Applying for other Unis after Oxbridge deadline Watch

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Hello everyone, I'm currently taking a gap year and sorting out my application for Cambridge to study Histroy and Politcs before the 15th of October deadline. What I was wondering was if it is still possible to apply for other universities - using UCAS - after I have sent my Cambrdige application off - and if so will i have to create a new UCAS account to do this and/or contact my school for a reference again? thanks
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(Original post by gboswell341)
Hello everyone, I'm currently taking a gap year and sorting out my application for Cambridge to study Histroy and Politcs before the 15th of October deadline. What I was wondering was if it is still possible to apply for other universities - using UCAS - after I have sent my Cambrdige application off - and if so will i have to create a new UCAS account to do this and/or contact my school for a reference again? thanks
Yepp, this is completely fine. Just apply to oxbridge before the 15th and add other options for the normal deadline. You'll have to pay money afterwards for applying to more than one uni but it's no more than usual.
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Yepp, this is completely fine. Just apply to oxbridge before the 15th and add other options for the normal deadline. You'll have to pay money afterwards for applying to more than one uni but it's no more than usual.
cheers for the reply, do you know if I'll have to create a new UCAS profile or if it will let me continue the one I'm using ATM?
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cheers for the reply, do you know if I'll have to create a new UCAS profile or if it will let me continue the one I'm using ATM?
You can use the same one. There should just be a button saying add more options or something
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cheers for the reply, do you know if I'll have to create a new UCAS profile or if it will let me continue the one I'm using ATM?
No you just add them using Track. And it can be a good idea to keep back a couple of choices until after you get your Cambridge decision in early January.

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No you just add them using Track. And it can be a good idea to keep back a couple of choices until after you get your Cambridge decision in early January.

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Sorry if I shouldn't be jumping on an old thread, I just wanted to know the reasoning of leaving choices until after getting your decision? I've seen it all over the place, but I'm not really sure why. Or rather, how I should be seeing it
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Sorry if I shouldn't be jumping on an old thread, I just wanted to know the reasoning of leaving choices until after getting your decision? I've seen it all over the place, but I'm not really sure why. Or rather, how I should be seeing it
3 days isn't old

There's a number of reasons, including:

* to give you more time to have a proper look at other potential choices (eg. some have open days in October)

* to be more strategic. Let's say Cambridge is your preferred choice overall but you have a couple of others that are similarly competitive, and have similar offer requirements. That means they aren't good choices as an insurance. So you apply to Cambridge, and wait for the decision. Then on 10th January you get a rejection but you can now apply to the 2 other "good" universities. Or you get accepted and apply elsewhere for a sensible insurance.
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3 days isn't old

There's a number of reasons, including:

* to give you more time to have a proper look at other potential choices (eg. some have open days in October)

* to be more strategic. Let's say Cambridge is your preferred choice overall but you have a couple of others that are similarly competitive, and have similar offer requirements. That means they aren't good choices as an insurance. So you apply to Cambridge, and wait for the decision. Then on 10th January you get a rejection but you can now apply to the 2 other "good" universities. Or you get accepted and apply elsewhere for a sensible insurance.
Ah that finally makes sense Thanks for letting me know - I wasn't really thinking of insurance choices and being sensible and all that! I'll keep it in mind before i apply anywhere else
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