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18 Struggles A-Level Students Go Through When Applying To University

Applying to university is a stressful time. Whether you’re applying right now or you’ve already applied, here are some struggles you’ve probably experienced.

1. Not knowing how you can ever be fully sure of what and where you want to study.

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2. Or whether you can really trust what you saw on open days.

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3. Having no idea whatsoever how to write your personal statement.

4. And wishing everyone would just stop giving you conflicting advice.

Look, is it a good idea to start with a quote or not?

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5. Having to cut things out because you keep forgetting that it’s a character limit and not a word limit.

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6. And running out of excuses about why people can’t read it yet.

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7. Hoping and praying you meet your minimum target grades as you type them in.

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8. While keeping your fingers crossed that they don’t raise the boundary for

UCAS points.

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9. Forever hesitating about whether to apply for single or joint honours. 

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10. And worrying that you might have typed the wrong course codes into your form.

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11. Having a last minute panic when it comes to submitting the application.

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12. Because you’re suddenly doubting if you’re ready for university life.

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13. And because every time you read through it you find another hidden typo.

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14. The excruciating wait for an email from track.

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15. Made worse by the frustrating lack of information provided when you do receive one.

Rather than telling me that something has changed, why don’t you just tell me what it is that’s changed?!

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16. And the discovery that nothing has actually changed yet.

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17. Feeling rejected when you see people put on Facebook that they’ve received an offer from one of the universities you applied to.

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18. And wishing they’d seriously just hurry up and decide if they want you or not.

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