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My ucas application has just been sent in and I have found they made a mistake with my personal statement. In my personal statement, I wrote how I learnt the C# programming language. This seemed fine as in the ucas application the # character showed up fine. However, when checking on ucas track I found that it has been removed, so now it just says C. This is a big mistake as C# and C are to very different programming languages and I don't want the universities to get the wrong ideas. Can anyone tell me how to fix this or is it just an error displaying it on ucas track?
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In my personal statement, I originally wrote "C#" in reference to the programming language. However, on Ucas track, it has been replaced with just C - even though on the application website it still says it was C#. This is a very significant change and I want to know how I can rectify this error?
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email [email protected] about your issue and they will have fix it for you
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email [email protected] about your issue and they will have fix it for you
No they won’t. That’s for amending qualifications.
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In my personal statement, I originally wrote "C#" in reference to the programming language. However, on Ucas track, it has been replaced with just C - even though on the application website it still says it was C#. This is a very significant change and I want to know how I can rectify this error?
What does it look like on Apply? The copy on Track isn’t reflective of how it will appear to universities - the preview on Apply is.
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The UCAS character set does support the number sign (#), so it should appear properly.
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What does it look like on Apply? The copy on Track isn’t reflective of how it will appear to universities - the preview on Apply is.
Apply has the # symbol, which was why I was confused. Thanks for letting me know, but I think i'll still phone ucas just in case!
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Could you type C-sharp?
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Apply has the # symbol, which was why I was confused. Thanks for letting me know, but I think i'll still phone ucas just in case!
It's fine then.

UCAS Track is just a bit **** at showing information from Apply.
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It's fine then.

UCAS Track is just a bit **** at showing information from Apply.
I called UCAS and they said it wasn't showing so now I have to email/phone each department and tell them the mistake. Idk why ucas can't just do it themselves lol it's their mistake
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I called UCAS and they said it wasn't showing so now I have to email/phone each department and tell them the mistake. Idk why ucas can't just do it themselves lol it's their mistake
I honestly wouldn’t bother. It showed correctly in Apply. It almost certainly shows correctly to universities - the people answering the phones at ucas aren’t great at giving accurate responses to anything slightly unusual (and if it doesn’t then you can just explain at any interview that UCAS stripped out the # symbol after you submitted your application).
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I honestly wouldn’t bother. It showed correctly in Apply. It almost certainly shows correctly to universities - the people answering the phones at ucas aren’t great at giving accurate responses to anything slightly unusual (and if it doesn’t then you can just explain at any interview that UCAS stripped out the # symbol after you submitted your application).
I ended up bothering andtoday I just got an offer from Warwick! I guess there's no need to worry about the other unis then haha
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