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Is there any point going to uni if you will end up doing a foundation year?

Like if you did study so you can go to uni years ago and dropped out but then decided to pursue post 16 education again, does that mean you are guaranteed to do a foundation year and is there any point in going to uni if you end up doing a foundation year?
Original post by Anony345533
Like if you did study so you can go to uni years ago and dropped out but then decided to pursue post 16 education again, does that mean you are guaranteed to do a foundation year...

No. Whether you do a foundation year or not has nothing to do with whether or not you are returning to post-16 education, and everything to do with the grades you achieve during that post-16 education.

Original post by Anony345533
...is there any point in going to uni if you end up doing a foundation year?

Yes. If the degree has value to you, then surely it has value regardless of whether it takes you 3 or 4 years to obtain it? It could be that the cost (in time any money) of obtaining that degree then outweighs it's value. But many, many people take degrees with a foundation year and find the value exceeds the cost.
Original post by Anony345533
Like if you did study so you can go to uni years ago and dropped out but then decided to pursue post 16 education again, does that mean you are guaranteed to do a foundation year and is there any point in going to uni if you end up doing a foundation year?


Like DataVenia said, you do not need to do a FY as it is dependant on grades.

It isn't just mature students who study a FY, you could look at doing an access course instead at college but this is just a different route and will still take the same amount of time.

We have a forum post on FYs if you want to learn a little more about them :smile:

- LT

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