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Reapplying to Oxbridge
<p>When considering reapplying to Oxbridge, there are 3 things you need to check first:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Application feedback from the university</p> </li> <li> <p>What to do during the reapplying year</p> </li> <li> <p>Researching and contacting colleges&#39; attitudes towards reapplication</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Application feedback from the university</strong></p> <p>If you are reapplying to Oxbridge, it is very much recommended that you ask the university for feedback on your application. To do this all you have to do is email the university and ask for feedback. This is recommended by the university for those thinking of re-applicants.</p> <p>Alternatively, Oxford often emails school UCAS counsellor of the feedback on students&#39; performance. So first check with the school counsellor first.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How to plan the reapplying year</strong></p> <p>Attending first year course at another university&nbsp;and in doing so keep up with the subject studies. Keeping up with the subject studies is especially important for Maths and Physics applicants who will need to make sure they don&rsquo;t get rusty on their studies.</p> <p>*Note: Cambridge does not consider applicants enrolled in UK university undergraduate courses, only from universities outside the UK.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Further qualification studies/ Work experience</strong></p> <p>For mathematicians, STEP could be a possible task to do with a merit in challenging your mathematics. For biology and chemistry scientists, research internships over the summer or winter would be a suitable course of action.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Research and contact the colleges</strong></p> <p>It may be a good idea to contact several colleges you are thinking of reapplying to check their attitudes on re-application.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>FAQ</p> <p><strong>Where should I get the reference letter from?</strong></p> <p>A teacher from your previous school will be the best choice. Alternatively, if you have a teacher from a well established tuition center, a reference letter from such teacher could be possible.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Will I need to recreate a UCAS account?</strong></p> <p>Yes, you will need to make a fresh new account. Your old account will automatically be deleted.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Will interviews be harder?</strong></p> <p>Although not official stated, it may be expected that you have better understanding of the subject, especially if you have enrolled for first year course at another university. But not necessarily as seen in a case an applicant enrolled in a first year at another university (interviewers knowing this) was asked the same questions as other applicants.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Will interviewers know that you are a reapplicant?</strong></p> <p>On the UCAS form, there&rsquo;s no place you state you are a reapplicant. However, the date of school attendance may hint that you are a reapplicant or even your reference letter which interviewers may or may not pick up on during the interview.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What to say if interviewers ask why reapply?</strong></p> <p>An honest answer may be a good answer that emphasizes the strength and advantages of Oxbridge education, e.g.</p> <p>&ldquo;I would like to learn with the academically motivated students and from the most renowned professors in the field. I&rsquo;m particularly interested in the 1:2 tutorial format which I believe is a great learning method.&quot;</p> <p>[If currently enrolled in another university]</p> <p>&ldquo;x&rdquo; university was very different to my expectation. [Personal reasons] I did not want a study environment like this.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Apply to the same college or another?</strong></p> <p>On the argument of reapplication to the same college will remember the applicant and therefore may have biased assessment, different colleges seem to have different opinions. For example, Oxford Merton recommends re applicants to reapply to a different college while Cambridge King&rsquo;s College says they consider reapplicants freshly.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt=";690" height="96" src="" width="691" /></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt=";690" height="180" src="" width="691" /></a><br /> &nbsp;</p>