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Alternative course offer, Kings law to history

Hi guys! I got rejected from KCL law but they’ve told me that they’re considering me for history instead
I’ve searched online and struggled to find much about this, but does anyone know anyone else/ any stats on this sort of thing? Like am I assured to get into history now or can be double rejected lol. How rare is this from kings etc- can anyone else relate and will u accept?
I’m super happy to do history, as after I applied I wished I’d picked another course to do a conversion course (a lot of places prefer this), so this is a super big win for me and I’m just happy to not be fully rejected from my dream uni.

So anyone have anything to add to this scenario? Thanks!
Reply 1
Original post by keirawest
Hi guys! I got rejected from KCL law but they’ve told me that they’re considering me for history instead
I’ve searched online and struggled to find much about this, but does anyone know anyone else/ any stats on this sort of thing? Like am I assured to get into history now or can be double rejected lol. How rare is this from kings etc- can anyone else relate and will u accept?
I’m super happy to do history, as after I applied I wished I’d picked another course to do a conversion course (a lot of places prefer this), so this is a super big win for me and I’m just happy to not be fully rejected from my dream uni.
So anyone have anything to add to this scenario? Thanks!

congratulations! the fact that u are happy surely means you shud say yes .
I have no idea about history but do u mind sharing ur stats pls .
I'm waiting for kcl outcome too for law
Reply 2
Original post by asaray
congratulations! the fact that u are happy surely means you shud say yes .
I have no idea about history but do u mind sharing ur stats pls .
I'm waiting for kcl outcome too for law


Of course!
Predicted- A*A*A* sociology, history eng lit
Gcses-998886665(maths)
Lnat-25
Essay- was super happy with
Contextual offer
Home
Personal statement-had a lot of extra reading, attended work experience days, Oxford lectures etc
Also, they viewed my application ages ago if that helps
Good luck with your offer!

And I heard back about an hour ago, that I got accepted to history!! With an ABB contextual offer so over the moon
Original post by keirawest
Hi guys! I got rejected from KCL law but they’ve told me that they’re considering me for history instead
I’ve searched online and struggled to find much about this, but does anyone know anyone else/ any stats on this sort of thing? Like am I assured to get into history now or can be double rejected lol. How rare is this from kings etc- can anyone else relate and will u accept?
I’m super happy to do history, as after I applied I wished I’d picked another course to do a conversion course (a lot of places prefer this), so this is a super big win for me and I’m just happy to not be fully rejected from my dream uni.
So anyone have anything to add to this scenario? Thanks!

King's started this a few years ago, using history as an alternative course for those rejected for more popular subjects. It's not uncommon.
Reply 4
aww that is awesome ! very well done and good luck for the future .
I'm noncontextual home
3A* predicted - history English psychology
lnat 28
decent PS I think

I would take anything I get at this point ! it's just cruel to keep us waiting for 7m only to reject now . Still trying to stay hopeful
Reply 5
Original post by asaray
aww that is awesome ! very well done and good luck for the future .
I'm noncontextual home
3A* predicted - history English psychology
lnat 28
decent PS I think
I would take anything I get at this point ! it's just cruel to keep us waiting for 7m only to reject now . Still trying to stay hopeful


Fingers crossed 🤞Ik it’s horrible, gets in the way of booking accommodation etc. I reckon if they’ve viewed your application you’ll get in or get an offer or for an alternative course! Congrats on your Lnat btw, amazing score. Although I’ve heard that home students are expected over 30, but if u haven’t been rejected for Lnat by now I reckon you’ve got rlly high chances as I’ve been told those with uncompetitive scores were ‘filtered out’- which you haven’t been so stay hopeful :smile:
Reply 6
thank you. let's see what's to come. I'm curious about your alternative offer though....did they say its as offer ? what do they mean by ' considering '
how do u know if they've viewed ur application .I had an email thanking me for my application back in Feb and that I may not receive an outcome for " a short while " ..
it's been centuries lmao
Reply 7
Original post by asaray
thank you. let's see what's to come. I'm curious about your alternative offer though....did they say its as offer ? what do they mean by ' considering '
how do u know if they've viewed ur application .I had an email thanking me for my application back in Feb and that I may not receive an outcome for " a short while " ..
it's been centuries lmao


It sounds like you may not have heard of “kings portal”, it’s a website you log into with the email you applied with and then you can see the status of your application, when it was last viewed, if they’ve messaged you etc (I got a message about proof for my contextual offer, a missing Lnat score and the change of course lol)
I think in one of the initial emails from kings they give you a link/ a password or something to sign up with- so if you haven’t already you should definitely do that!

So for my course change, I got a message on the portal earlier today saying that I’d been unsuccessful, but they’d consider me for history and would let me know soon. Then a few hours later I got a confirmation message (again on the portal) to say I’d been accepted onto the history course and all of the details. My ucas hasn’t changed yet to say I’ve had any news from kings, but I assume they’ll update soon with the course update etc.
so by considering I’m assuming that they’d explained the situation to the history department, gave them my application and then they decided for definite
Reply 8
thanks for that . I had heard of it but hadn't checked as thought it would first update on ucas .
it's says viewed and processing...
talk about suspense 😂
Good luck for ur course and congrats again
Reply 9
Original post by asaray
thanks for that . I had heard of it but hadn't checked as thought it would first update on ucas .
it's says viewed and processing...
talk about suspense 😂
Good luck for ur course and congrats again


Thank you! You too, wishing you all the best
Original post by keirawest
Of course!
Predicted- A*A*A* sociology, history eng lit
Gcses-998886665(maths)
Lnat-25
Essay- was super happy with
Contextual offer
Home
Personal statement-had a lot of extra reading, attended work experience days, Oxford lectures etc
Also, they viewed my application ages ago if that helps
Good luck with your offer!
And I heard back about an hour ago, that I got accepted to history!! With an ABB contextual offer so over the moon

that's so sick, happy for you this seems like something that was meant to be that found you
Reply 11
Original post by hanstudies
that's so sick, happy for you this seems like something that was meant to be that found you


Thank you so much and yeah definitely! Things have a way of working themselves out ig lol

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