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I missed my oxbridge deadline. I got offers from KCL and QMUL recently. Is there any, any way I can apply now to Oxbridge for 2021 entry- even for a foundation year. I really want to apply to Oxbridge. What should I do???
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Hi all!
I missed my oxbridge deadline. I got offers from KCL and QMUL recently. Is there any, any way I can apply now to Oxbridge for 2021 entry- even for a foundation year. I really want to apply to Oxbridge. What should I do???
No, the Oxbridge deadline was mid October, really should’ve been preparing for this a long time in advance with the application pretty much ready to go by the start of year 13, as their are also aptitude test you need to enter alongside your application.

Not only has the Oxbridge deadline gone, they have already had all the interviews and made the decisions.

You can look at the 2022 cycle though.
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Call them they should accept you
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Call them they should accept you
How come?
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How come?
Because they feel sorry for you lol
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Do they accept transfers?
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Do they accept transfers?
No, never go to university with the goal of transferring, the UK system is not designed to cater to it.

You would have to re-apply for year 1 entry regardless, and I think they may not even consider your application for undergraduate study as long as you are enrolled in another university
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Do they accept transfers?
Both Oxford and Cambridge state very clearly on their admissions pages they do not accept transfers into higher years of their degree programmes, and only consider applications for first year entry. Also Oxford indicates they will normally only consider such applicants with "strong support" from your current uni, and Cambridge to my knowledge does not consider applications from students at other unis at all and require the would-be applicant to drop out of their course to reapply.

If you want to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, you will realistically need to take a gap year.
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I got an offer from KIng's. How is that in terms of reputation when compared to oxford?
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I got an offer from KIng's. How is that in terms of reputation when compared to oxford?
Kings is an excellent university, very good reputation. It may vary on subject specific reputation. But it is definitely a rung below Oxbridge, prestige wise.

The other thing is: you matter more then the university, what you do & achieve at university is more important then where you go.
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Hi all!
I missed my oxbridge deadline. I got offers from KCL and QMUL recently. Is there any, any way I can apply now to Oxbridge for 2021 entry- even for a foundation year. I really want to apply to Oxbridge. What should I do???
Most people spend a good year or 2 preparing for Oxbridge. So unlucky, not happening unless you reapply next year for 2022 entry.
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Most people spend a good year or 2 preparing for Oxbridge.
I don't think they do.
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I don't think they do.
Quite a few people who get all 9s at GCSE are already considering Oxbridge, and do extra reading etc to work towards it. Most people who I know did extension classes etc from the start of sixth form, or even beforehand to start preparing.
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If you really want to go to Oxford or Cambridge (pick one) then you cancel your UCAS application and apply after getting your results for 2022 entry. Although I'd find it hard to believe that having missed the deadline you suddenly want to go there so much as to delay a year for it.
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Quite a few people who get all 9s at GCSE are already considering Oxbridge, and do extra reading etc to work towards it. Most people who I know did extension classes etc from the start of sixth form, or even beforehand to start preparing.
Defs not everyone - you can be a straight A* (pre GCSE grade change) student and never ever have Oxbridge on your radar. That was the case for me - I didn't even look at/know about those unis til a teacher mentioned it, and that was April/May of Y12. Many sixth forms if they do talk about Oxbridge, won't do it until around January/spring!

Fact is only a comparatively small proportion of the over 3000 secondaries make up a majority of the Oxbridge applications/offers - the vast majority have perhaps one applicant per year if that, and no real programme of support like those with regular applicants.
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I know a person who pulled it off - they were studying at LSE/UCL/KCL/Imperial to start again in Y1 at Oxbridge.
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I know a person who pulled it off - they were studying at LSE/UCL/KCL/Imperial to start again in Y1 at Oxbridge.
Oh how was that possible? Did they reapply whilst at uni to Oxford? Lol I wonder how he told his tutor and how they reacted?
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Most tutors would not oppose a transfer of university and will be willing to write your personal statement. It doesn't really matter a great deal to the tutor if you are at their university or not. A good tutor will sit down and talk to you about it, and if they know you (because you attend), they will even provide you with advice on application, the chances of acceptance, whether it is a good fit and career advice depending on what you want to do and what the two universities can offer. Because your tutor does not rely on you for their job, they are a good to go for advice because they are in the system and can be impartial.

But it is expensive to sit first year twice and if I was in that position, I can think of better things to spend £9000 on.
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Quite a few people who get all 9s at GCSE are already considering Oxbridge, and do extra reading etc to work towards it. Most people who I know did extension classes etc from the start of sixth form, or even beforehand to start preparing.
I don't think most people are like that. Might be wrong.

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Fact is only a comparatively small proportion of the over 3000 secondaries make up a majority of the Oxbridge applications/offers - the vast majority have perhaps one applicant per year if that, and no real programme of support like those with regular applicants.
That's probably about right - if you remove the best performing quarter of schools, they typically get about 1200 students in out of 2900 schools, so about 2 every 5 years for your average school within that.

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But it is expensive to sit first year twice and if I was in that position, I can think of better things to spend £9000 on.
You could argue though, that the vast majority of people will never repay their student loans as they currently stand, so an extra £9000 won't exactly make much difference.

There are lots of factors to consider but Oxbridge grads do significantly out-earn Russel group grads on average - about £5k yearly seems to be a fairly consistent report. If you just take that at fact value a transfer would be worth far far more than £9000 (maybe they'd even pay off that student loan! )
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Oh how was that possible? Did they reapply whilst at uni to Oxford? Lol I wonder how he told his tutor and how they reacted?
Thread on here somewhere else too but you get your school teachers to write the reference, mention your in higher education anyway so you're not lying. If they bring it up in the interview, saying "I'm continuing to study academically".
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