I finished my UCas about 1/2 weeks before the deadline and got it back 1 week ago. I fixed the missing information on the 10th. However, I could not get into contact with my tutor for those 5 days...
When my teacher finally added the reference it was the 16th one day late. Everyone in my class has already got their offers and im sitting here expecting to get nothing can anything be done?
CT edit: if anyone else is in the same boat, there's a big thread here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5147764
Last edited by 04MR17; 4 weeks ago
I read that you can still send your application but it won't be considered equally with the rest applications before 15th, by the way I recommend you to talk with ucas and get properly information for your situation.
Have a good day
Your school, as most do, probably operates an internal deadline for submitting on time. This is because writing references and checking details takes a lot of time and you can't expect your teachers to do it short notice.
You application will certainly not be thrown in the bin so don't worry too much but the onus is partly on you here.
Maybe you can get your teacher to explain your circumstances to the universities and ask them to give you equal consideration
(Original post by Accacia123)
I would advise you to contact the universities you applied to and let them know of the situation. I think they should be made aware that the late arrival of the reference was not of your doing. [I am sure many students experience this]
It doesn't really look good to be e-mailing a university you wish to attend, trying to rid yourself of accountability and putting blame on your teacher.
I can understand the frustration but I don't think this would help the OP's situation.
Some responsibility needs to be taken in that it was left quite late and it wasn't fair to expect your teacher to be ready in-time, especially when you almost weren't.
I think in any case, you've missed the 'equal consideration' deadline.
As far as i'm aware, all of your universities will still receive your application but they aren't obliged to consider it, if they choose not to.
You may be given some leniency considering it was *only*
a day after the deadline but it's out of your hands now.
Last edited by JaredzzC; 4 weeks ago
Largely depends on what universities you applied to and what course it is.
Whatever you do just dont email the university saying; "My teacher is at fault" - it is going to do you absolutely 0 favours.
Get the teacher or a senior member of staff to email on your behalf and CC you in. It looks much better that way. All the best for the future