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Deferral request denied?

Discussion in 'Student Midwife To Be Discussion' started by subtlerevulsion, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. subtlerevulsion

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    Crap title, sorry. I've already applied for 2013 entry, not even an interview yet but as UCAS deadline gets closer I'm starting to question whether its the right time, or if I should have waited until 2014. But then I might not have got all the entry requirements. So, my question is, has anyone asked to defer their place and not been allowed? I know the unis don't have to let you, but there are so many applicants its not like I would be leaving the course with too few students. Any experience of this?
     
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    No personal experience, but I do know someone who asked to defer and couldn't, even though she had a newborn baby at the start of the course. Some unis are more flexible than others though.
     
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    There have been quite a few people on here who've had their request to defer declined. It does depend on the uni so maybe you could ask them what your chances would be.
     
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    As already said it depends on the uni if you would be allowed to defer. You would also need to consider, if you were allowed to defer you would still need to meet your conditions by 31st Aug 2013 as you would be applying in the 2013/14 application cycle x
     
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    i went to Oxford Brookes last year and asked them whether i could defer for this year and they said that they would only do it if there were exceptional circumstances as they can clearly fill all the spaces with people wanting to start straight away. Their suggestion was to just apply the following year. I was like you last year....desperate to apply but wasn't the right time - just to say if you do decide to leave it a year it will FLY by....
     
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    I know from a friend that the uni I am applying to allowed one student to defer but only because they have very complex personal reasons. I am also in this predicament - both of my girls are having reviews regarding health issues and depending on how this turns out, it may be impossible for me to start in Sept. This is in addition to my financial concerns etc. I ended up submitting my application, but I do worry that if I were to decline an offer, would it look badly on me next year if I apply again? Would they remember me?

    Mind you, I also think that if our hearts aren't 100% in it at this time, the chances of us getting an offer will be less anyway :-( xx
     
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    I asked to defer my offer for this year to start next year and they wouldn't let me so here I am applying for next year!
     
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    I am at Worcester. I was originally supposed to start in Sept and they were completely fine about me deferring until Feb.
     
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    That is staying in the same application cycle though Radical so there is a difference.

    Have to say if I were on the application commitee I wouldn't grant any deferrals (possible exception if you got pregnant after the offer) - so probably a good job I don't want to do that!
     
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    Yes that's true. If they have two start dates it's always an option though.
     
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