Unsuccessful Applications

Unsuccessful Applications

Most of the applications we receive are very good. However, we do have the very difficult task of selecting only a small number of entrants out of the thousands of applications we receive each year. 

Applicants should understand that the Admissions procedure at Aberdeen involves the detailed assessment and scoring of a range of aspects of an application, including academic attainment/predictions; UCAT; the UCAS written application; then subsequent interview performance.

The final score that is generated is the total of all those achieved and determines whether an offer can be made.

Each year, we calculate the maximum number of offers that must be made to achieve our year group number. Applications are ranked against all the others received for that year's entry and those whose total objective scores are above the required threshold achieve an interview, then possibly an offer. 

Feedback Process

As a mark of respect for the very high quality of applications and commitment of applicants to securing a place for Medicine, the Medical School has a commitment to offering very comprehensive feedback to its unsuccessful applicants.

The process to request feedback is:

  • end of March your decision will be communicated via the UCAS website
  • mid April to the end of May applicants may request further feedback. All requests should be emailed to medadm@abdn.ac.uk 

Please quote your UCAS Personal ID number on all correspondence with the medical admissions department.