University Entrance 2017

(12 Posts)
Roseformeplease Sat 29-Oct-16 18:57:47

DS is applying and constantly checking. Because it seems to be different for those living in Scotland, I thought I might see who else has offers etc. Some English students have offers already from Edinburgh etc but they seem to offer Scottish residents after the January deadline at most places.

Thoughts? DS is History and has an offer from Glasgow (very quick) as they apparently don't read personal statements. But waiting on 4 more.

Anyone else?

ttlshiwwya Tue 01-Nov-16 12:56:55

DS2 is applying too but he's waiting for his school to do their reference so no offers. He's not applied to Edinburgh but he was at a UCAS fair and a friend who wants to do english did speak to someone from Edinburgh who said that for some subjects (I'm guessing the well over subscribed ones) they wait until they do a complete or partial pool of applicants before they give out offers. I presume the pool will be by student category (Scottish, Rest of UK, EU) as the places available will depend on this. You could check the student room if you are keen to see if anyone has offers.

Roseformeplease Tue 01-Nov-16 17:13:13

Thanks. Yes, I will. Good luck to your DS. I am an English teacher so good choice for your DS.

Roseformeplease Tue 01-Nov-16 17:13:38

Or his friend, sorry.

dotdotdotmustdash Wed 02-Nov-16 22:12:51

My DD got an offer from Edinburgh for entry this year. She didn't take it as she got the opportunity to study overseas for the year instead. Unfortunately it was the case that her (unconditional) offer didn't arrive until well into March. Glasgow and Aberdeen both made fairly quick offers, but Edinburgh are always among the last to offer to home applicants.

Roseformeplease Wed 02-Nov-16 22:49:39

It is a long wait isn't it.....

I think because Glasgow was so quick, the others seem to be taking ages.

ttlshiwwya Thu 03-Nov-16 17:22:32

Is Edinburgh your DSs preferred option? He's applied early. Is he trying for Oxford or Cambridge? I guess they don't make offers until early January (I presume they don't do the knock-back letters on Christmas Eve anymore - I've a colleague who 5 years on still mentions how this destroyed their family Christmas).

My DS2 is only applying to 2 unis - Glasgow and Strathclyde. Well over 90% of applicants get offers so not such a big deal for him. Bigger issue is whether he'll make the offers. He's smart but has got by with very ttle work so far.

Roseformeplease Thu 03-Nov-16 17:36:44

DS is applying to Oxford. He is swithering between Ed and StA as his preferred 2nd choice. He already has enough for unconditional offers but is also doing 3AH. I would have loved another offer before Christmas if (when) he gets a knock back from Oxford.

He had to do an exam this week, and send away an essay. They will then decide whether or not to interview.

I got the rejection from Oxbridge just before Christmas. He will hear about the same time.

ttlshiwwya Thu 03-Nov-16 22:27:37

I agree it would make the whole Oxford application process so much more bearable with offers from Edinburgh or St Andrews.

Good luck to your son. My colleagues son ended up at a great London uni which if he is anything like his mother probably suited him better socially.

readsalotgirl63 Sun 04-Dec-16 19:25:50

Hi all - thought we could do some handholding here. DD has just submitted the UCAS form- it all seems so much more stressful than back in the dark ages so I'm now more nervous than she is smile. Crossing fingers and everything else.

ttlshiwwya Sun 04-Dec-16 20:37:20

Good luck to your DD.. Where has she applied?

It has certainly changed from my day. I can't remember even doing a personal statement. Maybe it was optional and I didn't bother. Also couldn't believe the hike in entrance requirements.

My DS is still waiting for his school reference so not yet submitted. I would like him to get offers before his prelims as this might encourage him to study a bit more.

readsalotgirl63 Mon 05-Dec-16 00:16:06

Thanks. Yes I don't remember doing a personal statement either - think I just filled in the course codes and sent it away.

The references do still have to be added but she assures me the school will be on the case. I don't remember getting references either !

DD has applied to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Strathclyde. Think she was a little freaked by some of her friends getting offers already. I am pleased the application is in before Christmas so she can focus on studying for prelims in mid January. Although tbf she is quite self motivated( thank goodness)
Good luck to your DS - and all the others - it's an anxious time

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