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    If say, you get an offer from a University thats BBB conditional and then you end up getting ABC, which is the equivalent. What is the likelihood that they will accept you onto the course?:confused:
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    How long is a piece of string? It completely depends on the number of other people who miss their offers, and how much you missed it by in comparison to other people, and possibly how impressed they were by your ucas form.
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    But it's not technically missing the offer is it? Seen as it's just the equivalent :/
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    (Original post by Siannn)
    But it's not technically missing the offer is it? Seen as it's just the equivalent :/
    Well, no. They asked for a B in each subject and if you got ABC then you wouldn't have achieved that. If the offer was based on UCAS points though, it might (depending on what each grade is worth in points) be okay (I'm not sure how the tariff system works... I assume the difference between A and B is the same as between B and C so ABC would be the same as BBB but this is just a guess, I haven't looked at the tables)
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    You've missed it if it specifies grades, but if it specifies UCAS points, its the same.
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    (Original post by Siannn)
    But it's not technically missing the offer is it? Seen as it's just the equivalent :/
    No, it is missing the offer. Most of the higher-ranked universities don't use the UCAS tariff and ABC is not the same as BBB: you didn't get a minimum grade B in every subject. Whether you have your offer confirmed in such circumstances is entirely dependent upon such factors as how many people do attain their requirement, whether clearing candidates can offer the grades and what pressure there is for places by suitably-qualified candidates.
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    ABC is not equal to BBB - it doesn't work like that, so you would not have met the offer. It would be up to the uni whether or not to let you in on results day.
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    (Original post by Siannn)
    If say, you get an offer from a University thats BBB conditional and then you end up getting ABC, which is the equivalent. What is the likelihood that they will accept you onto the course?:confused:
    It depends. I think if you were predicted ABC, and on the offer they specified BBB, then it's okay, because the points are equivalent. However, if you're unsure, just email the university to clarify.
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    Some unis - I think Edinburgh - specify that you need a minimum of a B in each subject. So there you wouldn't be accepted.
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    Like the others have said it all depends on the course and the university really. Last year I really wanted go Nottingham and they wanted ABB and I got AAC which is the same points but they rejected me
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    I applied (with my results) to a BBB course with ABC. They gave me an unconditional. That was from the outset though, and I knew my results. I think it'd probably be different if you had a conditional for BBB but I would assume it would depend how lenient they could be with offers with regard to places.
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    (Original post by pigwigeon)
    I applied (with my results) to a BBB course with ABC. They gave me an unconditional. That was from the outset though, and I knew my results. I think it'd probably be different if you had a conditional for BBB but I would assume it would depend how lenient they could be with offers with regard to places.
    Same with me really. Last year I got ABD and my firm asked for BBC (equal in points) but they still rejected me. This year I applied somewhere else with the entry grades BBB and I now have an unconditional.
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    Universities make it clear on their UCAS pages whether they accept the points system or the grade sytem. Many don't use points so beware.
 
 
 

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