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This is the thread for people who are thinking of applying to KCL for 2023 entry, for all courses.
This is a thread to discuss your courses, applications and concerns that you have about the university.
Good luck everyone! You'll need it.
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This is a warning to everyone who is planning on applying to KCL. They were too lazy to reject everyone themselves and just waited until ucas auto rejected us because they never made a decision on our application. I waited 6 months to not even get a clear response, I don't even know why I did not get an offer since they never sent a rejection email or given any sort of explanation, and admissions office keep giving contradicting messages telling people that offers can still come out past the deadline and giving people false hope and then telling everyone they were all rejected. There's a reason why they have one of the lowest student satisfactions in the UK. For your own sanity do not apply here you'll be going through months of stress for nothing. Don't waste one of your uni choises and apply somewhere where they actually respect and care about their students, because if this is how they treat their applicants I don't even want to know what happens to their actual students.
I highly recommend reading through https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...89976&page=474 before applying here.
Medicine is the most competitive course in the uk. You will face not only a huge surge in applicants, but also a limited number of places due to the large volume of deferrals. In addition to this, you only get 4 choices - so choose wisely.
Kings has treated its med applicants horrendously and shown no regard for any of the hard work that you put into your UCAT, personal statement and work experience. The majority found out they were rejected from an auto reject by ucas because kings wouldn't reject us with dignity, only to be followed by a message from kings the day AFTER the ucas deadline saying to ignore this, finally to be followed by an official rejection straight after - even though they were aware that many of the applications would not be interviewed long before and instead decided to ignore the mental strain that the waiting for an inevitable rejection. Meanwhile, this is all happening during the IB exam period, and also right before the A level exam session too.
Don't waste one of your precious choices on a university who wont even recognise you as a human. If KCL is what you are really set on then so be it, but if your heart isn't 100% into kings I'd instead apply to a university that will treat you with respect
To summarise (to the best of my honesty - happy to modify when new evidence emerge):
- Zero communication after applications for many many
- Zero communication after interview for all interviewed
- Generic feedback after auto-rejection by UCAS upon request (except one according to the thread)
- No interview score - don't believe they have the scores
- Contradiction in their emails and online portal after UCAS deadline (19 May 2022) for them to respond has passed - many applicants have no idea whether they are still being considered - to date!
- Missing student file - please see @micholate9 for details https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...postcount=7585. God know how they handled applicants' files
- Many applicants with UCAT score above 3000 were rejected - not in previous years as far as we can tell - so every reason to believe they messed up with the interview process - unless they can provide evidence it is otherwise.
- Lies over the phone (please refer to the last few pages of the thread) to multiple applicants - e.g. claim they could change the UCAS status after the deadline; claim they were still sending out interview invitation
- Left it for UCAS to auto-reject students - how disrespectful - no other university did this
- This happened in the weeks leading to the A level exams - appalling
This a true reflection of the quality of student service offered by this seemingly prestigious university - largely because of its location.
Be aware, their medical school ranked below 30 out of ~35 medical schools in the UK in the past few years so don't be deluded.