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    Hi there all,

    I was wondering if anyone could gauge my chances of being accepted by Trinity College Dublin to study Ancient History. I have sent my application so I don't have any admin questions (that I can think of anyway), and I've been to visit, and loved the university and the city (the people are a LOT friendlier than at home).

    I'm from the UK, have achieved A*ABC at A-Level (not amazing I know but I thought A*AB was okay- B was 1 mark off of an A. Having it remarked got it knocked down another mark ><) in English Literature, History, Latin and Art respectively, and 11 GCSEs A*A*A*A*AAAAAAC. This gives me 505 points, which seems to be more than adequate for most courses according to the prospectus- when I rang the admissions office I was told that they were looking at a 420 minimum for Ancient and Medieval History this year.

    That said, has anyone got into TCD with worse? In reality am I already at the low end in terms of my academic profile? Moreover, despite what was said at the open day I attended, I'm a little worried that being English might have an ill effect on my chances. If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it hugely. St. Andrews, Exeter, Durham and UCL have already rejected me (despite UCL, Exeter and York giving me places on my first UCAS run- I didn't take them because I wanted to reapply to St.Andrews. WHich hasn't worked out well )

    So this is really my last hope for university- it's a good thing that it tied in my mind with St. Andrews but still, having nothing to rely on has shaken me. I didn't think my grades were that bad but UK uni's seem to have put paid to that notion.

    But I digress, any help would be much appreciated.

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    I'm in exactly the same position. But I also need help so unfortunately would be no good at giving any out.
    If you post on some of the existing threads on TCD you may be more likely to get a response, also you could PM some of the people who seem to know what they're on about on those threads- it comes under international study. Good luck!

    Is this the course you want to do?
    If so the points (Irish Leaving cert) are 385 which is attainable and your grades are good. Send them an e-mail to ask.

    I don't have experience in these matter, because I'm not even in uni yet. but I have researched university in Ireland as a possibly quite thoroughly, so I know a bit about it.

    The fact you're English won't make a difference. Your points are all that matters, and they look to be good and perfectly sufficient. You have far above the (quite low) requirements for that specific course, and I would be surprised if you don't get accepted.
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