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    After an Interview at Sheffield, I recieved a letter today saying I wasn't strong enough for a place due to the excptionally strong interviews and limited places this year etc etc, but, that I was strong enough to go on to a reserve list. The letter states:

    "Should you reachieve your predicted grades and not be committed elsewhere you should contact us in August when we may be in a position to reconsider our decision"

    Does this happen often? And what are the chances of getting a place in August if I do get my predicted grades?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    (Original post by oliver1816)
    After an Interview at Sheffield, I recieved a letter today saying I wasn't strong enough for a place due to the excptionally strong interviews and limited places this year etc etc, but, that I was strong enough to go on to a reserve list. The letter states:

    "Should you reachieve your predicted grades and not be committed elsewhere you should contact us in August when we may be in a position to reconsider our decision"

    Does this happen often? And what are the chances of getting a place in August if I do get my predicted grades?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    I've heard of it happening occasionally. Basically it suggests that you were very close to getting an offer and just missed out. The university is probably trying to still try to retain you in some form without giving you an offer. Whether they can offer you a place is very much dependent on who fails to meet their offer, if noone does then they won't be able to offer you a place. It's not something that you can depend on, so choose your firm and insurance from your other choices (assuming you have/get some) as if this was a rejection but bear it in mind if things don't go to plan in the summer.
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    I've heard of it happening occasionally. Basically it suggests that you were very close to getting an offer and just missed out. The university is probably trying to still try to retain you in some form without giving you an offer. Whether they can offer you a place is very much dependent on who fails to meet their offer, if noone does then they won't be able to offer you a place. It's not something that you can depend on, so choose your firm and insurance from your other choices (assuming you have/get some) as if this was a rejection but bear it in mind if things don't go to plan in the summer.
    Thanks for the help, I've got Southampton to hear from yet, but that is all. So I'll wait and see what happens there.
 
 
 
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