Dumb mistake on my UCAS application.

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I stupidly added my last name to my preferred name, I found out when I get an email from a Uni naming me as 'Alex *Surname* *Surname*'

I'm feeling pretty bad because I feel like if they think that if I'm incapable of writing out my name, then how can they expect me to work towards a degree lmao.

Has anyone done anything similar and been alright? Is it worth contacting UCAS?
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Phone UCAS tomorrow - its fixable.
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Phone UCAS tomorrow - its fixable.
Do you know what their number is for applicants to call?
Hasn't the application been sent to Unis already?
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Phone anyway surely this is something your school should have picked up before you sent your application or are you an independent candidate?
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Phone anyway surely this is something your school should have picked up before you sent your application or are you an independent candidate?
nope, the school didn't pick it up unfortunately lol
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nope, the school didn't pick it up unfortunately lol
damn that’s like their whole job to proofread 😅
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Some people go by their last name tbf so it doesn’t make you look stupid..
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(Original post by Khfhgdd)
Some people go by their last name tbf so it doesn’t make you look stupid..
hope so lol, I emailed my teacher and they said they'd contact UCAS, I think I'm okay hahaha
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What about me i put the wrong qualatifation in my ucas application
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What about me i put the wrong qualatifation in my ucas application
Email each of your Unis and tell them
- then fill in this online form https://www.ucas.com/forms/request-a...ur-application
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Email each of your Unis and tell- then fill in this online form https://www.ucas.com/forms/request-a...ur-application
i got one rejection due to that qualatifation mistakes do you think that uni will change there unsuccessful to offer
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i got one rejection due to that qualatifation mistakes do you think that uni will change there unsuccessful to offer
Email the university and explain, if it isn't a competitive course, maybe
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(Original post by CatInTheCorner)
Email the university and explain, if it isn't a competitive course, maybe
Can my college teacher contact the university for me
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Can my college teacher contact the university for me
Why wouldn't you contact them yourself? No reason to wait until the uni has filled in more spots in their course until you let them know you've got the grades needed to be considered for a place. It'll only make it more competitive for you
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Can my college teacher contact the university for me
It is best if you contact them yourself because in the end it is your responsibility to make sure that the universities know your qualifications. Just be honest and apologise it shouldn't be that big of a deal, they probably deal with this kind of issue all the time.
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Can my college teacher contact the university for me
you can send an email to their admissions team to look at or you can send a message directly from the university admissions portal website
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Why wouldn't you contact them yourself? No reason to wait until the uni has filled in more spots in their course until you let them know you've got the grades needed to be considered for a place. It'll only make it more competitive for you
my teacher calling my university to explain the situation how likely is it that they will change the foundation year i was offered to starting my degree this year
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my teacher calling my university to explain the situation how likely is it that they will change the foundation year i was offered to starting my degree this year
We can't answer this. Even with the correct qualification listed you may have received the same FY offer.
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We can't answer this. Even with the correct qualification listed you may have received the same FY offer.
I recently submitted ucas amendment form about my qualification because i selected the wrong btec program

i currently waiting on my results for my extended diploma for engineering

my first year on the course i achieve D*

my ID Number is:

sorry for any inconvenience

i hope you consider me for civil and environment engineering

i send this to all of my university i applied to
is it ok
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I recently submitted ucas amendment form about my qualification because i selected the wrong btec program

i currently waiting on my results for my extended diploma for engineering

my first year on the course i achieve D*

my ID Number is:

sorry for any inconvenience

i hope you consider me for civil and environment engineering

i send this to all of my university i applied to
is it ok
Yes, that's absolutely fine. It's good practice to let them know via email as well as completing the form, as there is a chance that their local system won't update with the change, or they could already have looked at the application with the original information.
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