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10 April 2007 @ 07:47 pm
Well Well Well...  
Two of the three universities I've applied to count for this community. Sooo... Hi!

I'm a U.S. citizen, applying for graduate programs overseas. I applied to Queen's University Belfast (and just received an offer for the MA in English (Modern Literary Studies) ...today!), and the University of Edinburgh. I know I still have a few weeks to go before I hear back from Edinburgh, and Queen's University in Belfast is actually my second choice (Trinity College in Dublin being the first because they have a program I nerd out over every time I talk about it)

...so until I hear from Dublin and Edinburgh--all focus is on Queen's University. I don't know where to start as far as what I'd like to know... so... does anyone have any kind of thoughts or helpful things about the universtiy an international student should know about?

Would it be silly to accept the offer right now... and notify admissions later if I decide to withdraw because I've gotten into another program? (Should I just wait until I've heard from all programs and made my ultimate decision?)

And as far as the University of Edinburgh... I got word three weeks ago from The University of Edinburgh that my applications were received, complete, and going to be considered... is there anyone who's been through this process and has any kind of idea of how long I should probably end up having to wait?

Thanks!
 
 
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(Anonymous) on May 18th, 2007 11:15 am (UTC)
When you applied for Trinity in Dublin was it through the CAO? And the other two through UCAS? OR is the system different for international applicants?

If you have applied through those two systems you can accept an offer from either Queen's or Edinburgh through UCAS and another offer through CAO.

For example, I live in Northern Ireland, and I applied for both Queen's and Trinity. I've already accepted my offer from Queen's even though I want to go to Trinity. When I get an offer from Trinity I can choose to pull out of the UCAS system altogether. This is useful because Trinity don't give out any offers until the end of August when students in the South of Ireland get their exam results. I obviously then need Queen's as a back-up in advance as the UCAS system closes in about June.

This happens all of the time and UCAS don't have a problem with pulling out of their system if you've applied in Ireland due to their different time frame.
Margeimran on May 18th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
*headspins* Er... I just applied... to the Universities. I don't remember applying through anything

All is well though. I head from Trinity on May first, I was accepted. So life is shiny.