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Hi guys, I recently got a medicine offer for Cambridge with grade requirements A*A*A for Bio, Chem, Maths in any order. I am doing an EPQ, but it is not a part of my offer.

Now, completing my EPQ will take another 2-3 weeks which I would much rather spend starting revision for my A-Levels, so essentially I'd like to drop EPQ. However, I entered an EPQ predicted grade of A onto my UCAS and briefly mentioned it in my personal statement. I contacted my college by phone yesterday to see if they'd let me not complete it and they told me that I would need to ask them by e-mail, but I am a bit afraid to send the e-mail asking if i can drop EPQ, as I have a hunch they may think it shows I'm lazy and so they may revoke my offer (which I believe is within their rights).

Could somebody please advise me on what to do? I'd really rather not complete the project, but getting my offer revoked would be a nightmare.

Thanks in advance.
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also sorry that it's in the wrong sub-forum but I wanted to ask this anonymously
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi guys, I recently got a medicine offer for Cambridge with grade requirements A*A*A for Bio, Chem, Maths in any order. I am doing an EPQ, but it is not a part of my offer.

Now, completing my EPQ will take another 2-3 weeks which I would much rather spend starting revision for my A-Levels, so essentially I'd like to drop EPQ. However, I entered an EPQ predicted grade of A onto my UCAS and briefly mentioned it in my personal statement. I contacted my college by phone yesterday to see if they'd let me not complete it and they told me that I would need to ask them by e-mail, but I am a bit afraid to send the e-mail asking if i can drop EPQ, as I have a hunch they may think it shows I'm lazy and so they may revoke my offer (which I believe is within their rights).

Could somebody please advise me on what to do? I'd really rather not complete the project, but getting mty offer revoked would be a nightmare.

Thanks in advance.
you'll have to send the email I'm afraid, but phrase it as you are considering it not that you will definitely do so.
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They can't revoke the offer. Just ask if you can drop the EPQ.
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thank you for the response, but do you think they would revoke my offer? I can't really justify it in any way other than the fact that the write-up is the longest part and is extremely boring
it's possible.
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Don't forget to also check with any other med schools you have offers for. The offer is a contract based on all you have told them so far, including your EPQ in your UCAS application. If you change anything without their agreement they can withdraw your offer.
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They can't revoke the offer. Just ask if you can drop the EPQ.
They can if the OP drops their epq without Cambridge's approval.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi guys, I recently got a medicine offer for Cambridge with grade requirements A*A*A for Bio, Chem, Maths in any order. I am doing an EPQ, but it is not a part of my offer.

Now, completing my EPQ will take another 2-3 weeks which I would much rather spend starting revision for my A-Levels, so essentially I'd like to drop EPQ. However, I entered an EPQ predicted grade of A onto my UCAS and briefly mentioned it in my personal statement. I contacted my college by phone yesterday to see if they'd let me not complete it and they told me that I would need to ask them by e-mail, but I am a bit afraid to send the e-mail asking if i can drop EPQ, as I have a hunch they may think it shows I'm lazy and so they may revoke my offer (which I believe is within their rights).

Could somebody please advise me on what to do? I'd really rather not complete the project, but getting my offer revoked would be a nightmare.

Thanks in advance.
Is there any way of emailing anonymously? Can one of your parents do it (preferably if they have a different surname to you)?

But, to be honest, if you only need 2 more weeks to finish your EPQ, just do it. If it's not in your offer, it doesn't have to be amazing.
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They can if the OP drops their epq without Cambridge's approval.
To clarify, I meant they can't revoke the offer because you ask them if you can drop the EPQ. Yes, if you dropped the EPQ without permission, then they could revoke.
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To clarify, I meant they can't revoke the offer because you ask them if you can drop the EPQ. Yes, if you dropped the EPQ without permission, then they could revoke.
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No university will revoke your offer for asking if you can drop an EPQ, but they are within their rights to say that you cannot. You must consult all the universities you are holding offers from before you make your final decision on whether to continue with it.
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