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Say for example, the Uni in question was asking for "BBC" but the person only had "BCC" would they be a little lenient towards the grade requirement through clearing? Also, I would be a "mature student" this September, so would they take that into account as well?
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Say for example, the Uni in question was asking for "BBC" but the person only had "BCC" would they be a little lenient towards the grade requirement through clearing? Also, I would be a "mature student" this September, so would they take that into account as well?
The might be, it depends what sort of competition they're holding you up against. If it's an unpopular course and you're the only one who's enquiring, they may well be lenient; if it's quite a popular course and people with BBC or higher were enquiring as well as you, they're not likely to be lenient unless you're a brilliant talker on the phone (because you contact admissions directly, you can get lucky, talk to the person in charge and 'talk' your way into uni.)

As for the mature student, probably not. If you're not classed as mature now, it's unlikely a couple of months will make much difference. Mature students sometimes have very different applications, but if you're a mature student by that narrow a window, doubtful that they'll consider you much differently.
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Like the above poster says, it really does depend on how popular the course is. Chances are, yes, they will be more lenient with their entry requirements if they haven't made up the numbers. At the end of the day, Universities have targets to meet and need bums in seats.
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The might be, it depends what sort of competition they're holding you up against. If it's an unpopular course and you're the only one who's enquiring, they may well be lenient; if it's quite a popular course and people with BBC or higher were enquiring as well as you, they're not likely to be lenient unless you're a brilliant talker on the phone (because you contact admissions directly, you can get lucky, talk to the person in charge and 'talk' your way into uni.)

As for the mature student, probably not. If you're not classed as mature now, it's unlikely a couple of months will make much difference. Mature students sometimes have very different applications, but if you're a mature student by that narrow a window, doubtful that they'll consider you much differently.
No, I am actually a mature student now.
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Say for example, the Uni in question was asking for "BBC" but the person only had "BCC" would they be a little lenient towards the grade requirement through clearing? Also, I would be a "mature student" this September, so would they take that into account as well?
Yep. My brother got onto a BCC course with a CDE through clearing. They massively lower their requirements.
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Yep. My brother got onto a BCC course with a CDE through clearing. They massively lower their requirements.
Not always, although obviously good news that they did for your brother.
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