Today J is heartbroken, fuming and disappointed. The university rescinded the offer of a place. They have given him 3 reasons for their decision.
- One of his qualifications wasn’t what he thought it was and so he doesn’t have the required UCAS points to automatically qualify.
- The man who processed his application made a mistake and put that he had a level 3 qualification which he doesn’t.
- When the course tutor reviewed the application they decided that he didn’t have a strong enough background yet.
They have advised him to do a one year level 3 course before applying next year to start in year 1 (he was applying for foundation entry). Unfortunately he has already told his friends he’s going to university. He was looking forward to a fresh start. We’re fuming too of course, he was so excited and we’re worried about him given his recent history.
However, a back up plan has emerged which may prove to be even better. He is thinking of going to Huddersfield and living with T. It benefits them both which is a bonus for me, cos helping 2 sons is better than 1. T lives in a house share, with people he doesn’t know or like. He has been looking for a flat of his own but can’t afford it. If J goes over to live with him we will help with rent and J will attend college over there, doing an access course.
So tomorrow I am going to ring and see if he can get on the course while T tries to find suitable accommodation. We have lots to do and not long to do it in.