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lilmo
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i applied for a course at Kings College London. last night i received a letter telling me i had been accepted and that i should check my UCAS for the grades i will need to get in. i was already really happy when i got the letter but when i checked my ucas, it said that i was unsuccessful. i thought it was a little weird so i called the uni this morning and spoke to an admissions tutor, who told me that ucas was right and i never was accepted. now i dont know what to do. do i just accept it and wait for the other uni's to reply or do i complain or somthin? HELP ME PLEASE!!! it was my first choice uni
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(Original post by lilmo)
i applied for a course at Kings College London. last night i received a letter telling me i had been accepted and that i should check my UCAS for the grades i will need to get in. i was already really happy when i got the letter but when i checked my ucas, it said that i was unsuccessful. i thought it was a little weird so i called the uni this morning and spoke to an admissions tutor, who told me that ucas was right and i never was accepted. now i dont know what to do. do i just accept it and wait for the other uni's to reply or do i complain or somthin? HELP ME PLEASE!!! it was my first choice uni
You move on! They messed up - what can you do? They are not going to change their minds.
Look forward to receiving other offers and console yourself by saying "if they could mess up like that with an offer how much more could they mess up with my degree course?".
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(Original post by lilmo)
i applied for a course at Kings College London. last night i received a letter telling me i had been accepted and that i should check my UCAS for the grades i will need to get in. i was already really happy when i got the letter but when i checked my ucas, it said that i was unsuccessful. i thought it was a little weird so i called the uni this morning and spoke to an admissions tutor, who told me that ucas was right and i never was accepted. now i dont know what to do. do i just accept it and wait for the other uni's to reply or do i complain or somthin? HELP ME PLEASE!!! it was my first choice uni
If its you first choice then fight for a place. I know a girl who was told in an interview for a job shed be paid £5, when actually she should of got £3.60, but they still had to pay her £5.

Its worth fighting for! What have you got to lose!
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If its you first choice then fight for a place. I know a girl who was told in an interview for a job shed be paid £5, when actually she should of got £3.60, but they still had to pay her £5.

Its worth fighting for! What have you got to lose!
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noooo u poor thing, thats my worst nightmare! it's worth finding out if they have to offer you a place by law, like if a shp makes a mistake with its pricing they still have to sell u the item at that price
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(Original post by lilmo)
i applied for a course at Kings College London. last night i received a letter telling me i had been accepted and that i should check my UCAS for the grades i will need to get in. i was already really happy when i got the letter but when i checked my ucas, it said that i was unsuccessful. i thought it was a little weird so i called the uni this morning and spoke to an admissions tutor, who told me that ucas was right and i never was accepted. now i dont know what to do. do i just accept it and wait for the other uni's to reply or do i complain or somthin? HELP ME PLEASE!!! it was my first choice uni
fight for it!
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jstinger has a brain Go for it fight to the bitter end, and never give up
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noooo u poor thing, thats my worst nightmare! it's worth finding out if they have to offer you a place by law, like if a shp makes a mistake with its pricing they still have to sell u the item at that price
They have no legal obligation untill the offer has been made through UCAS.
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They have no legal obligation untill the offer has been made through UCAS.
oh well :mad: thats harsh. i see the point someone made earlier about messing up the course tho
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They have no legal obligation untill the offer has been made through UCAS.
Can you sue (god I cant spell!) for damages instead? If you tell everyone u have a place in ur first choice and you get excited and then you dont get that place you could be psychologically damaged, and wont ever believe things without conformation.
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if a shp makes a mistake with its pricing they still have to sell u the item at that price
Testicles. It's just an offer to treat. If they actually sell it to you at the wrong price, they can't then go back and ask for the "rest" of the money, though.

Move on. There is nothing you can do besides waste your own time.

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most unis normally write to you before hand to tell u if they give you a place. remember this if you were to ammend your details or any circumstances change you only contact the unis in regard. not ucas. they really dont care. they just a central processing body, to keep on top of everything.

if a uni was to reject you, they hardly ever write to u, they let ucas do the honours. so it is a mess up by the uni and u might have just got a place and some one then thought, na we found some one better! you know how fierce competition is at kings.

what course have u applied for?

by the way as kings have said they have offered you a place in a letter, they should be bound by it. even if they give u a ridicolous offer that is, they still have to take you, in that context. its good as a written contract. remember at ucas they just type stuff up and errors can be made. since you have clarified. it looks like they changed theyre mind. therefore fight for the place, try to think! is it worth it and since they did not disclose the grades u need. they can due to pressure ask for A A A and if you think u can get it then go 4 it even the more.

after all you have nothing to loose, because you got so much time, its only november they made this error. rather then march when they normally reply for declining people or people on the back bench they might wanna take.

i aint heard from kcl or ucl my self for law, who both take very long time. ucl sent me a card saying they do take up to easter and i should not worry they will get back to me and thanks for the application. acknowledgement of app basically.
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I would see what you can find out about it. I think there was a similar case a few years ago but I cant remember the details. Your school might know where you stand. Otherwise did you speak to their admissions people or the actual academic department itself. it might be worth giving the academic dept a ring just to make sure if you havent spoken to them yet.
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I feel really awful for you lilmo, that is just such a really horrible thing to happen? But i really agree with what someone else said above. They are not going to change their minds, and so any further action may just stress you out even further. What course was it? Any chances of places through clearing at Kings? I really hope you everything turns out well for you.
Leila xx
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