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Will emailing the uni to explain the circumstances for missing offer help?

the school that i was originally taking the AP tests on cancelled their exams and i had to apply again for special accommodation as i had to take at another school. This lead to my application for extra time for having adhd rejected for applying too late. I already get extra time for IB and school exams and have a doctor's report. Will mentioning these help? I am international
Original post by Drakon
the school that i was originally taking the AP tests on cancelled their exams and i had to apply again for special accommodation as i had to take at another school. This lead to my application for extra time for having adhd rejected for applying too late. I already get extra time for IB and school exams and have a doctor's report. Will mentioning these help? I am international

Perhaps, if done beforehand.
Original post by Drakon
the school that i was originally taking the AP tests on cancelled their exams and i had to apply again for special accommodation as i had to take at another school. This lead to my application for extra time for having adhd rejected for applying too late. I already get extra time for IB and school exams and have a doctor's report. Will mentioning these help? I am international

It wont do any harm but they might just treat it as an excuse. It would be best to do it now than after exams. In practice many universities accept a 1 or 2 grade drop but this is dependent on the university and other students results. If there are spare spaces after considering everybody's results they look at near misses. These decisions will not be made until ALL results are in which tends to be A level results day in August as they tend to be the latest out and form the bulk of university applicants. Overseas students who miss their grades will be put on hold until then.
It would probably have more weight if reported to them by your teachers.

NB. They should have already mentioned the extra time/doctord report in their reference.
Original post by Drakon
the school that i was originally taking the AP tests on cancelled their exams and i had to apply again for special accommodation as i had to take at another school. This lead to my application for extra time for having adhd rejected for applying too late. I already get extra time for IB and school exams and have a doctor's report. Will mentioning these help? I am international

Which universities do you have as firm and insurance?

Have you looked up their extenuating circumstances information/policy? There may be a deadline and they may require evidence or the submission to come from your referee
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Which universities do you have as firm and insurance?
Have you looked up their extenuating circumstances information/policy? There may be a deadline and they may require evidence or the submission to come from your referee

my firm is edinburgh right now
Original post by Drakon
my firm is edinburgh right now


According to https://uoe.sharepoint.com/sites/PolicyRepository/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=%2Fsites%2FPolicyRepository%2FShared%20Documents%2FAdmissions%5FChallenging%5FCircumstances%5FPolicy%2Epdf&parent=%2Fsites%2FPolicyRepository%2FShared%20Documents&p=true&ga=1 they will only consider circumstances when deciding whether to make an offer or not.

I'd suggest you contact the Head of Admissions as listed on that policy to ask for advice on circumstances that might affect your ability to meet your offer conditions
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According to https://uoe.sharepoint.com/sites/PolicyRepository/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=%2Fsites%2FPolicyRepository%2FShared%20Documents%2FAdmissions%5FChallenging%5FCircumstances%5FPolicy%2Epdf&parent=%2Fsites%2FPolicyRepository%2FShared%20Documents&p=true&ga=1 they will only consider circumstances when deciding whether to make an offer or not.
I'd suggest you contact the Head of Admissions as listed on that policy to ask for advice on circumstances that might affect your ability to meet your offer conditions

I chatted with an admissions officer, and they asked for proof. They also made a note on my application. It seems they will consider it
Original post by Drakon
I chatted with an admissions officer, and they asked for proof. They also made a note on my application. It seems they will consider it


that's good news

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