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What are the chances that I can still get into my dream MSc?

Hello everyone! Before you all say I am an idiot I know it. That's why I am using a throwaway account. I had to take a gap year because of the marking boycott last summer. While in my final year of undergrad, I had applied to multiple universities, as I wasn't sure if I would end up with a 2:2 or a 2:1. Among my past round of applications I applied to a top university in my field with an MSc that is very competitive but it is exactly what I wanted to study and got rejected.

As I got 2:1, I decided to apply for the same university again, but for a similar degree - it shares 70% of modules from the one I was rejected last year. I had been checking my emails thoroughly for an interview but only saw it yesterday... On the email that I was using for online short courses at the same university, as they apparently automatically found my student number and put my academic email associated with it as my correspondence address. The interview invite was sent out 10 days ago and I sent the reply to the interviewer as soon as I saw it, profusely apologising for delay in the reply. Today I received the rejection for not attending the scheduled interview, even though it was not arranged. I emailed the interviewer again, as well as the admissions, explaining the situation, but I won't get any replies earlier that Monday.

So now I am listening to TPD and crying, thinking that I forever screwed myself over. What are the chances of them agreeing to re-arranging the interview? Once again, I already feel like crap, so I am looking for any advice on how to navigate this.

P.S. English isn't my first language and I am absolutely shattered, so apologies for any typos or grammer mistakes.
Original post by AnnKara
Hello everyone! Before you all say I am an idiot I know it. That's why I am using a throwaway account. I had to take a gap year because of the marking boycott last summer. While in my final year of undergrad, I had applied to multiple universities, as I wasn't sure if I would end up with a 2:2 or a 2:1. Among my past round of applications I applied to a top university in my field with an MSc that is very competitive but it is exactly what I wanted to study and got rejected.
As I got 2:1, I decided to apply for the same university again, but for a similar degree - it shares 70% of modules from the one I was rejected last year. I had been checking my emails thoroughly for an interview but only saw it yesterday... On the email that I was using for online short courses at the same university, as they apparently automatically found my student number and put my academic email associated with it as my correspondence address. The interview invite was sent out 10 days ago and I sent the reply to the interviewer as soon as I saw it, profusely apologising for delay in the reply. Today I received the rejection for not attending the scheduled interview, even though it was not arranged. I emailed the interviewer again, as well as the admissions, explaining the situation, but I won't get any replies earlier that Monday.
So now I am listening to TPD and crying, thinking that I forever screwed myself over. What are the chances of them agreeing to re-arranging the interview? Once again, I already feel like crap, so I am looking for any advice on how to navigate this.
P.S. English isn't my first language and I am absolutely shattered, so apologies for any typos or grammer mistakes.

You're not an idiot, we all make mistakes. Try not to beat yourself up about it now as it won't achieve anything. My advice would be to wait for a couple days to see if you get a response, or if you really want to, write an email to send on Monday morning again apologising for your mistake and asking for a second chance. They may well reject you again, but this could also show them how passionate you are.

Regardless of what happens, remember that they wanted to interview you - meaning that they were considering you for a place. This should give you confidence, even if you have to reapply next year, that you are a good candidate for the course. Just try not to make the same mistake again :smile:

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