Gap Year & UCAT Watch
Hello, i am applying to dentistry 2020, however i need to take a gap year. My predicted grades were seriously low (ABBD) and i am trying to get 3 A s at the end of this year. Because of my lower predicted grades i could only apply to a dentistry course In Newcastle and the rest (4 unis)for dental therapy and hygiene course. I was thinking to call the universities (eg. Plymouth) as a Clearing process in the results day if i get A or above. But now i need to take a gap year... So my question is can i call the unis for clearing and then if i get accepted can i take a gap year or not?
Seeing as you need to take a gap year anyway, I would leave UCAS for this year and apply next year with achieved rather than predicted grades. If you get the 3 As you are aiming for, you will be in a much better position to get offers for Dentistry courses.
That’s what I did! I’m going to York in 2020 and got in through clearing because I was a few marks off what I needed when I got my results in August of this year. When you call you just need to ask if they offer deferred clearing for 2021, if they do they will put you in for a 2020 start application (it’s not a full UCAS application, it’s just a few details and took me about 10 minutes) and then they’ll change it over to 2021 on their end! I don’t know how it works with dentistry and I can’t promise it’ll be something those universities offer but it’s definitely a possibility!!