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    Hello!

    I am an international student who recently received a conditional offer for a Master's program at King's College. Unfortunately, King's wants me to raise my cumulative GPA from 3.2 to 3.3 by August, which is impossible based on the number of classes I have left since I graduate next month. I will end up graduating with around a 3.22 but that's still .08 away from the requirement.

    I called the office and asked if there was anything I could do but it seemed pretty set that if my GPA doesn't go up I can't enroll. King's is my dream school and I will be absolutely devastated if I can't go!

    Does anyone have any experience with something similar and if so were you able to get the conditions changed? Any advice would be helpful as I have no experience with conditional offers as American universities don't use them!

    Thanks again!
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    what office did you call??

    I would recommend ...you contact your course director/tutor and explain him your situation
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    I called the admissions office. How would I determine who my course director/tutor is?

    I hope they're sympathetic! I want this program more than anything.
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    check the website or call/email the university to find out.
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    I will try calling again tomorrow.

    Does anyone know how difficult it is to get conditional offers changed? Or if that's even possible?
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    (Original post by gillianowen)
    I called the admissions office. How would I determine who my course director/tutor is?

    I hope they're sympathetic! I want this program more than anything.
    What program is it?
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    (Original post by FinalMH)
    What program is it?
    It's a Creative and Cultural Industries Master's Program
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    (Original post by gillianowen)
    It's a Creative and Cultural Industries Master's Program
    find the number for the admissions office for YOUR subject (or the department phone number)

    call them and explain the situation and how you want to come to kings so much etc. and see what they say
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    (Original post by gillianowen)
    Hello!

    I am an international student who recently received a conditional offer for a Master's program at King's College. Unfortunately, King's wants me to raise my cumulative GPA from 3.2 to 3.3 by August, which is impossible based on the number of classes I have left since I graduate next month. I will end up graduating with around a 3.22 but that's still .08 away from the requirement.

    I called the office and asked if there was anything I could do but it seemed pretty set that if my GPA doesn't go up I can't enroll. King's is my dream school and I will be absolutely devastated if I can't go!

    Does anyone have any experience with something similar and if so were you able to get the conditions changed? Any advice would be helpful as I have no experience with conditional offers as American universities don't use them!

    Thanks again!
    Send an email explaining the situation now.
    Call the admissions office tomorrow tomorrow asking 'did you get my email?'
    Admissions will connect you to the appropriate person.
    And you should get it sorted out.
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    I'm also a US student hoping to go to uni. in England next year. My top two choices were KCL and UCL, but both schools only accepted me for Philosophy. I want to study Philosophy and German, and I contacted both schools to have this changed. KCL said I don't meet the requirements, and UCL didn't respond (which I think means "hell no, you can't change!"). I understand what you're going through: it really sucks But know that there are other unis you can go to (I decided to go to Bristol where I can get a joint degree in the course I want). And I'm happy with my decision It's very important for you (and all other applicants) to realize that other schools are good, too. So KCL, while a great uni., isn't the only good uni. It's easy to think, Omg! If I don't get into school X, I will have to go to a crappy school! But that isn't how it works.
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    Yeah, I agree that you should speak to the department directly and explain the situation. It would be very odd if they continued to insist on a conditional offer that was theoretically impossible to achieve. Perhaps they are just unaware of how many classes you have remaining, and will change the offer once you explain.

    But, two other thoughts that I have are: often people delay graduation by a few months to take additional classes over the summer to boost their GPA. Is that an option for you?

    Also, from what I understand, GPA can be calculated in a number of ways (depending on what range of percentages you choose for which score). Are you sure you are calculating it the same way that King's are calculating it?
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    All I'll say is be polite but dont be shy of calling...there can be a bit of ambiguity/luck involved so try and call the most appropriate place. Good luck
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    Back to the original topic of debate - don't worry, just call the office up. My offer was also impossible - KCL wanted 'E' for four subjects - which doesn't work at all because subject grades aren't awarded under my qualification. Still ended up getting in due to other results that proved I'm a badass. So don't despair
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    I've just removed 28 posts of spam, trolling and insults.
    Anyone who takes this thread off topic again will be warned.
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    Hi Gillianowen, I was just given a conditional offer to King's very similar to your situation. I have a 3.17 but they want a 3.3. I am an international student from the US and am graduating, so more course work is not an option. Did you end up getting accepted after all? What did you do?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by mansbaxi)
    Hi Gillianowen, I was just given a conditional offer to King's very similar to your situation. I have a 3.17 but they want a 3.3. I am an international student from the US and am graduating, so more course work is not an option. Did you end up getting accepted after all? What did you do?

    Thanks
    Like this thread, the OP hasn't been online since 2011.

    You should contact King's to clarify your situation.

    I'm closing the thread.
 
 
 
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