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    hey guys,

    what is the chance of still getting accepted if i narrowly missed my offer. say by one point at higher level IB. thx
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    Depends on the course, but I would say pretty slim at LSE as it is so competitive. Many people will achieve their grades so unless they really liked you, you are going to struggle.
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    i can't be sure but i heard if u beg hard enough, and if u miss by only a point, they might take u. but it also depends on ur choice of course, cuz if it's sth as competitive as law, then it'll be a lot harder.
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    well, u see. im doing IB. LSE asks for 36 points total, and higher level subjects of 666. I've got 665 at HL subjects and 39 points in total. What do u think? and what do u mean beg a lot; just keep calling them and emailing them? hehe.. my insurance is bristol.
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    oh yea, i forgot. my course is accounting and finance. and one more question.. say they want to take first year students of 100 students, how many people approximately will be given the offer in the first place? i mean, like 20% above that?
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    (Original post by christyjl)
    oh yea, i forgot. my course is accounting and finance. and one more question.. say they want to take first year students of 100 students, how many people approximately will be given the offer in the first place? i mean, like 20% above that?
    Did you not attend the Visit Day? Someone enquired about this in the Questions and Answer session (ie about not meeting an offer).
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    obviously not otherwise she wouldnt be asking it......
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    (Original post by af1)
    obviously not otherwise she wouldnt be asking it......
    Do you want to give the low down on what they said at the Visit Day, then?
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    no i didnt go for the visit day. i'm all the way in jakarta, indonesia. that will be a very tiring trip. anyway, what was the response of the question during the visit day, do you know?
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    (Original post by christyjl)
    no i didnt go for the visit day. i'm all the way in jakarta, indonesia. that will be a very tiring trip. anyway, what was the response of the question during the visit day, do you know?
    They said they'll consider a request by taking in to account what other people acheived in their school-leaving exams in the degree programme. If they find for example, that there are ohter people who didn't quite meet the offer, then they might let you in. But if you're the only person, it's unlikely that they'll accept you on to the course.
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    so what do you think is the best thing for me to do? just wait till the a level result come out or try to give them a call? btw, i missed the offer requirement by one point in my maths (im supposed to get 666, total 36 and i got 665, total 39), which i think is a narrow miss.
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    If you've already received your IB results try contacting undergraduate admissions. It's possible they might tell you to waiting until A level results day, which is August 18th.
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    is the chance of still getting accepted really slim? i mean if they want to accept 130 students for their first year, how many people would be getting the offer, any chance you might know?
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    (Original post by christyjl)
    is the chance of still getting accepted really slim? i mean if they want to accept 130 students for their first year, how many people would be getting the offer, any chance you might know?
    You only missed the offer by one point. I mean, that's not much is it? Have you contacted undergrad admissions?
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    (Original post by Xanthe)
    You only missed the offer by one point. I mean, that's not much is it? Have you contacted undergrad admissions?
    Yeah that's the thing! im scared if that one point would ruined my chance.. i have, on friday, but london got bombed and lse was closed. so i'll try to contact them next monday.. ive also sent them an email. u think thre's still chance? i really hope some people messed up too. hehehe.
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    considering that u got 39 points total, which is 3 points extra to the 36 that they asked for, it is a very narrow miss. most likely what'll happen is that they'll say u gotta wait till A-level results are out before they can decide on what to do with u. in the meantime u can get your school/uni counsellor/teacher to write a letter that says how good you generally are in school blahblahblah. something impressive. or how ur miss in the IB exams was totally out of character.

    good luck!
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    yeah, i think that might work. i'll try my best cus it couldn't hurt to try. and hopefully my luck is there. hehe. thanks a lot, restinpieces. basically i need to contact the subject department manager and the admissions officer right? and is it better to call or send an email?
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    I feel your pain... I just suffered through IB, which was a complete waste of time and effort. IB conditional offers are ridiculous compared to their A-level equivalents. But yeah, you have nothing to lose by trying to appeal I guess. Wish you the best, hope it works out.
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    (Original post by Polemos)
    I feel your pain... I just suffered through IB, which was a complete waste of time and effort. IB conditional offers are ridiculous compared to their A-level equivalents. But yeah, you have nothing to lose by trying to appeal I guess. Wish you the best, hope it works out.
    What do you mean the IB was 'a waste of time and effort'? And are the IB conditional offers lower than A levels or something (or is it the other way round)? :cool:
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    (Original post by Xanthe)
    What do you mean the IB was 'a waste of time and effort'? And are the IB conditional offers lower than A levels or something (or is it the other way round)? :cool:
    In my own experience (though perhaps not representative of all IB diploma candidates), the IB is not as widely respected as it likes to think that it is. The program is reasonably demanding academics-wise, but as to what you get out of it, I wouldn't say that the result is worth the student's input.

    In terms of what you get out of it, there are several ways of looking at it; the main two ways being personal enlightenment and educational prowess, and the second being how easy it makes it to get into college and how many credits it gives you when it's there, for instance.

    Well, taking the former perspective, IB makes you take 6 subjects, in 5 key subject areas, and so on... you've all probably heard the drill. This means that yes, you do get a rounded education. Contrast this with the A-level system, whereby specialisation takes place at an earlier point. If you already know what you like doing, then taking subjects that you know you don't want to do is rather frustrating; this is one of my pet peeves about the IB. Sure, IB does offer some very interesting courses, such as Philosophy, Anthropology, Psychology, and other courses that might not be offered in a standard school program. This is a good thing about IB. In the end, IB will make you a well-rounded academic, I suppose. Perhaps at the expense of specialisation.

    With regards to conditional offers and such (the second perspective)? I received a conditional offer from Oxford to read Law; the condition was "41 points with two scores of 7 at the higher level". Conversly, my friend received an offer from Cambridge to read Law; the condition was "AAA".

    Offers of "AAA" and "41 points on the IB with two scores of 7 at the higher level" are not comparable, in my opinion... I daresay, in my humble opinion, that the IB offer is much harder to fulfill than the A-level offer. From what I've seen, people who have taken IB have gotten screwed over when it comes to conditional offers.
 
 
 
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