I am an Italian student wishing to attend a Politics and International Relations course in the UK.
The referee I chose to write my reference is my last employer. Since she is not in any way involved in the school enviroment, she obviously couldn’t enter the predicted grades that are needed for my application to be actually considered by the universities I chose (Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen)
I’ve contacted one of my teachers and she can give a grade prediction, but how will she be able to do so? Can she send a document separated from the UCAS application to the universities?
UCAS already sent me an email, where they explain that not having predicted grades could hinder my chances to be made an offer.
Has anyone ever been in a similar situation and could explain what they did? I have already contacted all unis via email, but their offices will reopen on January 3rd. I really need reassurances, since I don’t want my application to be binned.
(Original post by PQ)
You have predicted grades though. They’re just not on your ucas application. Ring Edinburgh on Wednesday and ask whether the paragraph you quoted is applicable to non uk applicants and if so whether they will accept a supplementary reference provided to them directly with predictions.
The paragraph I quoted specifically applies to Italian applicants - I didn’t mention that I got it from the Entry Requirements section for Italian applicants. I will contact (I’ve actually already emailed) all my choices to make sure that they will accept predicted grades sent by a person different from my referee, separately from the UCAS application, even though I highly doubt they will.
Otherwise, what else could I do, since the reference has already been completed and is therefore not amendable?
Last edited by giuliacanuh; 1 month ago
If you want to restart your application then you will need to ring ucas so they can wipe your application/reference. You would then need to rearrange for your referee to add your reference again- this time including your predictions.