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    Hi
    I've applied to study History and Philosophy at Lancaster university. They have returned with a conditional AAB offer.

    However as well as this I have also got a letter from the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Department of History.

    He claims "we were very impressed by your application and delighted to confirm your conditional offer" and also wrote "In the event your grades dip below those specified in your Ucas offer we will still consider your application." I have no idea how personalised or mass produced this letter is, although it looks signed by him in pen.

    Can anyone tell me how serious this is, whether or not it's mere marketing guff. Also, by 'dips' does anyone have a clue what this mean in real terms, is it just ABB or would they tolerate an AAC?

    Has anyone had a similar letter?

    Obviously there's not a clear cut answer, I'm happy for any musings

    Thanks, Peter
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    I believe they mean one or two grades below your offer.

    That is a minimum of BBB at A-Level, although this may very each year.
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    It seems like a standard mail merged email yes.

    And by dips they mean Lower than entry requirements by a small margin. I got one from Exeter saying they accept equivalence.


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    (Original post by leaky_Tap)
    I have no idea how personalised or mass produced this letter is, although it looks signed by him in pen.

    Can anyone tell me how serious this is, whether or not it's mere marketing guff. Also, by 'dips' does anyone have a clue what this mean in real terms, is it just ABB or would they tolerate an AAC?

    Has anyone had a similar letter?

    Obviously there's not a clear cut answer, I'm happy for any musings

    Thanks, Peter
    It's marketing guff, it's quite common now for offers of AAB or above and computer signatures are clever now, although someone may make the effort to sign them.

    What universities will accept depends on how many of their offer holders make their grades and how many spaces they have left - and the government restrictions on who they can take. Get ABB and you'll probably be OK.
 
 
 
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