If you are in year 13 is it possible to have received an offer from a uni?

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Miladymilord Tue 16-Oct-18 09:56:21

Not sure how the timeline works.

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hellsbells99 Tue 16-Oct-18 10:07:37

yes, some people will have received offers or interview dates (if relevant) by now. Some universities won't make offers until after the January deadline but the majority make early offers.

Oratory1 Tue 16-Oct-18 10:08:19

Yes many who
submitted forms early will be getting offers now

hellsbells99 Tue 16-Oct-18 10:08:38

of course, most year 13s won't actually have submitted their application yet!

pannikin Tue 16-Oct-18 10:08:44

Yes. I work in university admissions and some universities assess applications as they come in. Others wait until after the January deadline.

Miladymilord Tue 16-Oct-18 10:09:53

sounds like a big advantagte in submitting forms early then?

do they not just look at all the entries after the deadline

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Tinty Tue 16-Oct-18 10:10:07

My DS had an unconditional offer for Uni this time 3 years ago he had had 3 unconditional offers and accepted the Uni which he is now attending. He was lucky and is loving it now. He still worked really hard for the whole of year 13 and came away with top grades.


LIZS Tue 16-Oct-18 10:11:30

Definitely . Dd already has an offer, as do several of her friends. Deadline for Oxbridge, medic and vet applications was yesterday.

Miladymilord Tue 16-Oct-18 10:12:25

not oxbridge, not medic or vet

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ShalomJackie Tue 16-Oct-18 10:13:22

Most people who have entries in this early are medics or aiming for Oxbridge (their deadline was 15 October). Therefore they are usually good candidates with excellent applications who other unis would love to have on their courses.

ShalomJackie Tue 16-Oct-18 10:16:33

It is possible though if the student attends a high performing school the school submits all applications early. Or that the student had done all their visits and knew exactly what course they wanted to do. My current year 12 already knows what course he wants to do and has a good idea of where. He will do visits in Summer and get his ps done ober hols and apply early so it is out of the way and he can just crack on with studying during the school term.

LIZS Tue 16-Oct-18 10:16:53

Unis named do not see where else was listed, so they may assume they were also Oxbridge applicants if an early application was made.

DollyWilde Tue 16-Oct-18 10:18:04

10 years ago but I submitted early for oxbridge and had my Bristol offer before Halloween.

Miladymilord Tue 16-Oct-18 10:22:52


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Furrycushion Tue 16-Oct-18 10:34:30

My DS's friend has an offer from Nottingham (don't know what subject). DS is "working on his PS"!

MartaTam Tue 16-Oct-18 10:37:29

Yes, loads have on the studentroom. I'm wondering also if this gives them an advantage over those who submit later. I know my ds's school certainly haven't submitted theirs yet.

Exochorda Tue 16-Oct-18 10:39:16

When DD1 applied 5 years ago she had offers almost the next day from some unis. She applied early as one was Oxbridge.
When DD2 applied a couple of years later her application was later in the year and the offers did take a little longer. She still got offers from all five choices though.
The vast majority will make offers automatically to anyone predicted the required entry grades.

Miladymilord Tue 16-Oct-18 10:43:59

Perhaps they look brainier if they submit earlier then! dds state school certainly havent submitted theirs apart from the oxbridge/medic people

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Peaseblossom22 Tue 16-Oct-18 10:46:28

Ds also has three offers within a few days . A lot of places encourage them to apply early so that they are not faffing around during mocks etc

Oratory1 Tue 16-Oct-18 10:49:13

Uni s have to treat all equally no matter when they apply so shouldn’t in theory be any advantage (or disasvantage)

Needmoresleep Tue 16-Oct-18 11:01:39

Universities have to give equal consideration to all applications submitted before the January deadline. So it does not matter when the form goes in.

Most Universities will know what standard they are expecting for a given course and some will make offers as they go along, or make them in batches. I understand the majority of courses are likely to make offers to all qualified applicants.

Courses which normally have more qualified applicants than places may run some sort of pooling system, where they may give out early offers to exceptional applicants and rejection to weak ones, but will hold onto the rest until all the applicantions are in. Even then they can take a couple of months.

University websites often explain the approach used. Both my DC were waiting to hear from 3 Univerities in mid March. It was agony, but worked out ok as one got two offers, including her preferred University, and the other got the place he wanted. But these were seriously oversubscribed courses.

Miladymilord Tue 16-Oct-18 11:57:44

Ok i will get dd to crack on! Her PS looks fab I am not sure why she keeps tinkering with it hmm

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Needmoresleep Tue 16-Oct-18 12:04:44

Again depending where she is applying, the PS may not count for much.

However when it does, it can be very important. These may include vocational type courses, or very oversubscribed courses which don't interview (ie Warwick, UCL, LSE etc) Universities usually say on their website if they take the PS into account when making decisions. It then very important to print guidance off and make sure you have covered every requirement and have evidenced it. PS' may well be scored by an admin team, using a score chart, before being passed on to the academic side. And get a fresh eye to do a final check on SpAG.

Miladymilord Tue 16-Oct-18 12:38:56

I've done the SPAG check! Good advice re guidance thank you

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Everincreasingfrequency Tue 16-Oct-18 12:50:19

"sounds like a big advantagte in submitting forms early then?"

I think that is not supposed to be the case - as another pp has already said. But human nature means people can tend to panic a bit when they hear that others have already got offers! Still, since the cap was lifted, universities can offer more places than before, so that may mean later applications aren't disadvantaged.

There was an inconclusive discussion here a few weeks ago about whether it might even be a disadvantage to submit before 15 October because selective places like Durham/LSE etc will assume you've applied to Oxbridge and not make you an offer until April (because they don't want to be used as insurance). I think the overall conclusion was that that there is little point trying to second guess, so just put the application in when it's ready and don't overthink it!

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