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    I was kind of stupid enough to actually put into my application a subject (Swedish) where my success in the past hasn't been so stabile. I thought I would have a good chance of getting an ok enough grade out of it, but I ended up ****ing it up completely.

    It was a "voluntary" subject so I can leave it out of my graduation certificate and that's a standard procedure here in Finland, so no problem there. I did six subjects altogether, including Swedish, the pain in my bottom. Problem is I'm not applying for uni in Finland but UK instead and I don't think I could leave anything out anymore, after an application and received offers. This mark from Swedish alone would put me below the needed grade average from my lowest offers (mostly around ABB-BBB and average of 5/M in finnish system) which would suck, even though it wouldn't completely mess up my schedule (i'm deferring anyways). Is there any chance of getting a place even though this one grade will pretty surely make my qualifications go just below the requirements?

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    Have you already received offers from universities and you are worried that you won't meet the conditions or have I misunderstood? Some universities (the less competitive ones) might still let you in if you were JUST under the entry requirements if they still have places left. Anyway, I guess you don't actually know if you've actually messed it up yet or not?
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    Yeah. I don't know if I've actually messed up, because I've not been in touch with any unis yet. I know I've kind of messed up already because I know I can't get my average above the required limit with my Swedish included. I've received offers from most of my unis already, with offers around the level I said already: ABB-BBB. I'm getting two A's and a B related to my subjects, but as they use my average, the barely passed Swedish will drag me down a bit. But the bit is enough for me not to meet the criteria.

    I know 2011 entry is very crowded, but as I'm deferring my entry due to military service anyways, so is the chance of getting in for a place in 2012 any better?

    If you don't quite meet the conditions you should contact the universities, there are still all the chances of getting in if you don't mess up really badly and if the average is close to what they're asking for. So fingers crossed and ring them when you get the final results!
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