I have failed foundation year of uni. It's now August. How do I stay in

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I know why I have failed. However they said I have been 'excluded' from next year. Is there any way I can carry on with the course or retake? If not then is there anyway I can reapply in the same uni through UCAS and get in this year? Is it also possible for me to apply somewhere else for the same course and get in this year?
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Maybe ask your current uni if you are allowed to retake the modules or if theyl allow you to transfer onto another course at your uni. If not that maybe try clearing to find if a uni could accept you?
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I know why I have failed. However they said I have been 'excluded' from next year. Is there any way I can carry on with the course or retake? If not then is there anyway I can reapply in the same uni through UCAS and get in this year? Is it also possible for me to apply somewhere else for the same course and get in this year?
why did you fail...only asking as i want to avoid it next year?
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why did you fail...only asking as i want to avoid it next year?
I do a sciency subject and didn't do the practical reports as I thought I could still pass without them. Without these you cannot pass to the first year.
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i dunno why ppl still doing foundation year. Did you not do A-level/BTEC. Even with low grade you can still get into first year at most universities or even 2 A-level.
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i dunno why ppl still doing foundation year. Did you not do A-level/BTEC. Even with low grade you can still get into first year at most universities or even 2 A-level.
Yes I did A levels. chem, bio and maths. I got D, E, D as my grades hence done foundation. Do you think I could still apply for clearing with my a level grades to subjects and get in this academic year
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I know why I have failed. However they said I have been 'excluded' from next year. Is there any way I can carry on with the course or retake? If not then is there anyway I can reapply in the same uni through UCAS and get in this year? Is it also possible for me to apply somewhere else for the same course and get in this year?
You will need to talk to your uni about the different options available.

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I do a sciency subject and didn't do the practical reports as I thought I could still pass without them. Without these you cannot pass to the first year.
This is not a good sign to be brutally honest.
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You will need to talk to your uni about the different options available.


This is not a good sign to be brutally honest.
Who exactly in my uni DO I talk to
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Who exactly in my uni DO I talk to
Your personal tutor/academic mentor is your best first point of contact. Otherwise, the Programme Director. If you have no luck with either, your next point of contact should be the SU.
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I do a sciency subject and didn't do the practical reports as I thought I could still pass without them. Without these you cannot pass to the first year.
Translation:
"I didn't do some of the work required of me and thought I could cruise through university doing whatever I felt like and get my degree"

Tough luck, by the looks of your A-Level grades you probably did the same in college. Wake up and realise that you have to take responsibility for your own actions and do what is expected of you.

If you apply through clearing you probably won't be able to get a place as there are a lot of people with high grades this year. Whatever university you apply to, they will ask your (now former) university why you failed your foundation year and look very badly upon that.

If you contact your university then you'll most likely need to have some extenuating/mitigating circumstances and have good grades for the work you did do to even consider accepting you back to redo your foundation year.

Also you need to contact either the admissions team or, preferably, the head of department to see what they say
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Apply for mitigating circumstances
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How do you fail foundation year?!
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Translation:
"I didn't do some of the work required of me and thought I could cruise through university doing whatever I felt like and get my degree"

Tough luck, by the looks of your A-Level grades you probably did the same in college. Wake up and realise that you have to take responsibility for your own actions and do what is expected of you.

If you apply through clearing you probably won't be able to get a place as there are a lot of people with high grades this year. Whatever university you apply to, they will ask your (now former) university why you failed your foundation year and look very badly upon that.

If you contact your university then you'll most likely need to have some extenuating/mitigating circumstances and have good grades for the work you did do to even consider accepting you back to redo your foundation year.

Also you need to contact either the admissions team or, preferably, the head of department to see what they say
Is the admissions team the same as the clearing team?
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How do you fail foundation year?!
It's because I thought since I did well on the exams the practical report weren't needed
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Yes I did A levels. chem, bio and maths. I got D, E, D as my grades hence done foundation. Do you think I could still apply for clearing with my a level grades to subjects and get in this academic year
of course, you can. you still gained some credits from modules in foundation year /ucas point(A-level) . Clearing allow students to enter without meeting the entry requirement(just to fill those empty spaces ) so the admission team will email a course tutor to discuss your case and you basically say you have done a-level and foundation year although didn't pass but have enough knowledge for first-year entry. Make sure to show a transcript from the foundation year and A-level as evidence. You can probably get into the first year in hull, york st john and some other lower-ranking unis. Just email all of them as the majority will have clearing. Just make sure to explain your reasoning and they will be happy to accept you, foundation year is kinda pointless it's just like repeating A-level , so you better off going into the first year in other University.
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of course, you can. you still gained some credits from modules in foundation year /ucas point(A-level) . Clearing allow students to enter without meeting the entry requirement(just to fill those empty spaces ) so the admission team will email a course tutor to discuss your case and you basically say you have done a-level and foundation year although didn't pass but have enough knowledge for first-year entry. Make sure to show a transcript from the foundation year and A-level as evidence. You can probably get into the first year in hull, york st john and some other lower-ranking unis. Just email all of them as the majority will have clearing. Just make sure to explain your reasoning and they will be happy to accept you, foundation year is kinda pointless it's just like repeating A-level , so you better off going into the first year in other University.
Thanks alot. What do you mean by transcript. Where do I get these for a levels as it was an entire year ago and I didn't receive any emails for a levels specifically
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Thanks alot. What do you mean by transcript. Where do I get these for a levels as it was an entire year ago and I didn't receive any emails
you should be able to find them online through your uni results. You can request an official transcript from Uni student service and they will email you one. the transcript should show the credit you earned and the grade. I don't think you would need a-level transcript , just the results itself. But uni transcript is definitely needed.
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you should be able to find them online through your uni results. You can request an official transcript from Uni student service and they will email you one. the transcript should show the credit you earned and the grade. I don't think you would need a-level transcript , just the results itself. But uni transcript is definitely needed.
I see. Thank you. I will try. Is it OK I keep you updated
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you should be able to find them online through your uni results. You can request an official transcript from Uni student service and they will email you one. the transcript should show the credit you earned and the grade. I don't think you would need a-level transcript , just the results itself. But uni transcript is definitely needed.
After I send them everything. Do I have to make a new UCAS account as my last one was used when I was in year 13. If so would I be able to before the start of this academic year or do I need some vital information which I don't have
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(Original post by beyond21)
you should be able to find them online through your uni results. You can request an official transcript from Uni student service and they will email you one. the transcript should show the credit you earned and the grade. I don't think you would need a-level transcript , just the results itself. But uni transcript is definitely needed.
How would I put II did foundation year on my UCAS?
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