Why didnt you just resit A levels?
Have you checked there isnt an A level criteria?
Your course is compatible?
Your grades are good enough?
I would say its a tough sell, but really see what they say.
I think it's clear from what I wrote that I was in no state to resit. Besides, it was repeated to me constantly that they didn't consider resits.
Of course there are academic criteria, but I'm asking if someone knowledgeable on UCL's application process can provide me with insight on whether they may consider my application in a different light, given my circumstances and assuming the general academic criteria are met.
I'll contact them in due time, but I just want to see if perhaps an ambassador for the university will come across this.
Hello. If anyone who's very knowledgeable about how UCL deals with these situations could give me their opinion on the following, I would really appreciate it.
I had my eyes set on UCL back in year 9. I consistently revised 8-13 hours per day for months leading up to my GCSE exams and attained 8 A*s and 3 As, with 2 of those GCSE's being self-taught. (Further Maths, A*, and Law, A).
My mental health swan-dived during college and I fell short of my predicted A Level grades of A*A*AA, attaining AAB in Maths, Physics and Chemistry respectively, and D in an AS Level Further Maths(I dropped the Further Maths A Level for Further Maths AS as a result of my mental health worsening). Needless to say, I was rejected by all of the universities I had applied to, with the exception of Bristol and Southampton.
I took a gap year while my mental health took it's time bottoming out and then rebounding. Due to a very long, unnecessary series of unfortunate events, I ended up at the University of Surrey studying Maths in Sept. of 2019. I didn't want to be there or be studying Maths, but due to reasons too tangential to explain, I continued with my studies hoping that I would start again on Computer Science next year.
So, here I am, having started my 1st year of Computer Science at Surrey in Sept. of 2020. As unsatisfying as my story thus far may be, I now finally feel ready to continue along my original trajectory, with the ambition I once had, which I have now recovered. I feel a burning desire that was never fulfilled, which was to study at UCL as my 13 year old self had envisioned.
I wonder, given my circumstances, the chances I have of being granted a transfer into my 2nd year of Comp Sci at UCL? Of course, I would have to meet some academic requirement, and that's if my current course content matches that of Comp Sci at UCL. But, am I so severely disadvantaged by my circumstances that UCL would, frankly, not even consider me?
Thanks in advance and I'm sorry for the lengthy post.
P.S. I will contact admissions in due time, but I'd just like an idea of my chances before I do so.