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I have an ABB offer from Edinburgh for economics and politics as well as an A*AA offer from KCL for international relations. I am currently contemplating whether I should take a gap year and reapply to UCL, LSE, KCL and Durham for law as I am no longer interested in studying IR in uni. I haven't done much research before applying to Edinburgh, so I am now convinced that I don't really want to go there due to low student satisfaction scores and the location (as an international student). What should I do?
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I have an ABB offer from Edinburgh for economics and politics as well as an A*AA offer from KCL for international relations. I am currently contemplating whether I should take a gap year and reapply to UCL, LSE, KCL and Durham for law as I am no longer interested in studying IR in uni. I haven't done much research before applying to Edinburgh, so I am now convinced that I don't really want to go there due to low student satisfaction scores and the location (as an international student). What should I do?
What are your other 3 choices?

Have you asked KCL to swap your course to law?
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What are your other 3 choices?

Have you asked KCL to swap your course to law?
I am waiting to hear back from LSE and UCL but am sure that I don't want to continue studying IR... I have also contacted KCL about switching courses but they said that they couldn't. I actually have decent A-Level predictions and GCSE grades but am just unsure about letting go offers to pursue something that is uncertain. Do you think that it is crazy to let go KCL and Edinburgh for an uncertainty?
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I have an ABB offer from Edinburgh for economics and politics as well as an A*AA offer from KCL for international relations. I am currently contemplating whether I should take a gap year and reapply to UCL, LSE, KCL and Durham for law as I am no longer interested in studying IR in uni. I haven't done much research before applying to Edinburgh, so I am now convinced that I don't really want to go there due to low student satisfaction scores and the location (as an international student). What should I do?
LOL. Have you seen the satisfaction scores for London unis?
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LOL. Have you seen the satisfaction scores for London unis?
I know lol. I have my heart set on UCL cus I've visited it once and I felt like it was the place where I wanted to be... I have also read reviews/comments about the course I have an offer for in Edinburgh and it's really putting me off. I am so confused lol.
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I am waiting to hear back from LSE and UCL but am sure that I don't want to continue studying IR... I have also contacted KCL about switching courses but they said that they couldn't. I actually have decent A-Level predictions and GCSE grades but am just unsure about letting go offers to pursue something that is uncertain. Do you think that it is crazy to let go KCL and Edinburgh for an uncertainty?
If UCL and LSE haven’t yet decided then ring them up today to ask to be swapped to law.

An offer for a course you don’t want to study isn’t worth hanging onto.

A gap year and reapplying is a good backup option.
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If UCL and LSE haven’t yet decided then ring them up today to ask to be swapped to law.

An offer for a course you don’t want to study isn’t worth hanging onto.

A gap year and reapplying is a good backup option.
Uni admissions won't look down on you for reapplying would they?
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Uni admissions won't look down on you for reapplying would they?
No. Universities don’t hold grudges!

And if you’ve tried to swap your course this year and then reapply for the new course next year then even if they do realise you’re reapplying it will be clear why you are reapplying.
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Just wondering if you've done the LNAT? If not it may be difficult or near on impossible to switch to law courses, given it is a requirement for most universities that you sit the test.
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No. Universities don’t hold grudges!And if you’ve tried to swap your course this year and then reapply for the new course next year then even if they do realise you’re reapplying it will be clear why you are reapplying.
Thanks for answering my questions! However, I am also worried about my chances of reapplying... Is it true that as long as I have good a-level results and a good personal statement, reapplying is almost the same as applying the first time around?
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Just wondering if you've done the LNAT? If not it may be difficult or near on impossible to switch to law courses, given it is a requirement for most universities that you sit the test.
Nope I haven't. So I guess reapplying is the only way to go. Thanks.
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Thanks for answering my questions! However, I am also worried about my chances of reapplying... Is it true that as long as I have good a-level results and a good personal statement, reapplying is almost the same as applying the first time around?
The same or better.
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Nope I haven't. So I guess reapplying is the only way to go. Thanks.
No. You can still sit LNAT (in a few days time):
https://lnat.ac.uk/registration/dates-and-deadlines/


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