Too late for ucas application and go through clearing ?

(7 Posts)
Sadusername Wed 17-Aug-16 07:56:31

Oldest dd now 25 had been planning to,do MA this September, but over the last few weeks she has realised she doesn't want to do this course.
She wants to do a course which for this year only will attract an NHS Bursary. The course has places in clearing, but she has been told by admissions she needs to talk to course leader before she applies. She has tried a few times now but hasn't got through.
So is it actually too late now, as clearing starts tomorrow and she hasn't sent in application?

TheGruffaloMother Wed 17-Aug-16 08:07:18

It seems awfully late to me but I don't know for certain I'm afraid. Is the change to the NHS course a big change in direction? Does she at least have qualifications in relevant areas?

The good news is the bursary system is still taking applications.

Mumteedum Wed 17-Aug-16 08:07:50

Ring admissions back. Most academic staff take their holidays in July and August but there will be a member of academic staff representing the course available during clearing. Fill the form in ready and get further advice from admissions at the University.

titchy Wed 17-Aug-16 09:24:54

No she can phone the clearing number tomorrow, if she is accepted UCAS will need an application and an RPA (record of prior acceptance) which the university will sort with her.

Sadusername Wed 17-Aug-16 09:47:04

Gruffalo . Yes it is a massive change , and to be honest she hasn't got relevant experience, just transferable skills. I think the panicked application is due to the change in funding, as the bursaries are going.
Mumteedum. That is a good point. She probably isn't even there. I have told her to ring admissions again to get the name of someone who is taking calls!

TheGruffaloMother Wed 17-Aug-16 09:59:16

Has she taken much time to really consider whether the course is right for her OP? I'm only asking because big sudden changes in direction often don't go well, not because it affects anything.

I'm starting an NHS funded course next month and I know that they were very big on experience and qualifications. I'm not sure how much this might relax at clearing stage. I suppose this could depend on the calibre and experience of students calling them now.

Coconutty Wed 17-Aug-16 11:09:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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