UCAS Adjustment: Student's place at Warwick uni withdrawn due to an error
The university application process in the UK is known to be a stressful and difficult time for prospective students.
This year, the process was made especially frustrating for one A-level student, Danie Shanice. Shanice was offered a place at the University of Warwick through UCAS Adjustment, only to later be informed that Warwick had made an error and then withdrew their offer.
Offers: UOB and Kent. My grades were high so I applied to Warwick... They gave me an offer for History + Sociology after many grade checks... I accepted. 3 days later they emailed that they gave the wrong offer that I can only do Sociology after I declined ALL my other offers. pic.twitter.com/2YQkXgTVNH
— Danie Shanice (@danieshans) August 19, 2019
Shanice received better grades than she expected on results day and decided to go through UCAS to apply to study History and Sociology. Shanice tweeted that after ‘many grade checks’, she was verbally offered a place on the History and Sociology course and was then sent a formal offer by Warwick via email confirming their offer.
The University of Warwick later emailed to withdraw the offer. The university informed her that upon ‘reviewing your application we have realised a mistake was made by our hotline operative’.
The email further explains that 'to study History and Sociology, A-level History is a required subject'.
Shanice also tweeted that she declined the offers made by the original universities she applied to in order to accept the offer made by Warwick. However, there are now no spaces left on these courses.
The University of Warwick Twitter account responded to her tweet and said they can pass on her details to colleagues in the admissions team.
Hi, I'm sorry to hear about your offer. I don't work in the Admissions team, but I can pass your details to my colleagues and someone from the team can give you a call regarding your application.
Can you please send me your contact details by DM? I'll then pass them on for you.
— University of Warwick (@warwickuni) August 19, 2019
The university has failed to fix this problem and Shanice has since been offered a place at a new university, but their mistake has affected the application process for her meaning that she hasn't been able to apply to live in her preferred accommodation.
Okay, thanks to @warwickuni I now have bottom priority for choice of accommodation at my new university... no longer have the option of an en-suite and have to share a bathroom with strangers.. this is great. #whyisthat https://t.co/YOGBy7JMKw
— Danie Shanice (@danieshans) August 21, 2019
If you are currently going through UCAS Adjustment, you should always wait until the offer has come through on UCAS before declining any other offers.