Chances of getting and offer from a uni you have gotten an offer from the year previo Watch
I was just wondering what would be my likelihood of getting offered into a university that I have already been offered? I decided that I actually wanted my insurance choice but I had gotten the grades to my first choice which I don’t want anymore. The course is a health science course. The uni I heard can be competitive to get into as I am Irish and a lot of Irish apply for this uni. But would the uni be more likely to give me a place because I had applied and given an offer the year before or least likely to
I had rang them about 2 weeks ago and they said they wouldn’t give me the place because UCAS had changed my offer to unconditional and they were no longer able to update my ucas. They also wouldn’t accept me through clearing because of the high number of applicants for the course at the university. Would it not be too late to ask for a deferred place?
Agree with Scotney that you've got nothing to lose by asking for a deferred place. But if they say no, just apply to them again. It won't work against you that you applied to them before. It won't particularly help you either, apart from knowing that as they offered you a place this year, they obviously see you as a strong candidate.
Hi thanks for the advice, I asked about the deferral place and unfortunately they weren’t able to offer me one. So I have decided to just reapply next year... hopefully will offer me again. This time around I was just wondering for my referee on UCAS, would I have to use the same person as last year or would I be able to use someone different like a past teacher or current employer? Does this reference play a big part or personal statement? There are no interviews for this course and I have far over the grades needed by them. If I rang up admissions later on in the year would they be able to guide me on this?
You don't need to use the same person for a referee if you don't want to but it should preferably be someone who knows you in an academic capacity, like an ex teacher. I don't know how big a part the reference and personal statement play for your course, (grades will be the most important thing) but the uni Admissions will be happy to advise you