Conditional Offers.. not meeting conditions Watch

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Rikku
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Hi,
I have an conditional offer, and I'm starting to be really freaked out about the conditions...they aren't bad or anything, but I'm scared that I'll screw up my final exams and get a bit worse than the conditions (both my insurance and firm have the same conditions..) the unis gave me..
Do you think it really matters?
I know they really liked my personal statement and the interview wasn't that bad either (for the firm), do you think they might take these things in mind if I fail to meet their conditions...
I'm talking about KCL here as my firm...
Any suggestions?
Thanks for any help
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It will depend on how subcribed your course is. If lots of people get the required grades, there may not be enough space on the course as they are legally required to take these people first. However, if there are still places, you will be next in line, having given you an offer based on your interview and PS already, they are more likely to take you than other people through clearing.
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(Original post by Rikku)
Hi,
I have an conditional offer, and I'm starting to be really freaked out about the conditions...they aren't bad or anything, but I'm scared that I'll screw up my final exams and get a bit worse than the conditions (both my insurance and firm have the same conditions..) the unis gave me..
Do you think it really matters?
I know they really liked my personal statement and the interview wasn't that bad either (for the firm), do you think they might take these things in mind if I fail to meet their conditions...
I'm talking about KCL here as my firm...
Any suggestions?
Thanks for any help
I'd be quite surprised if KCL had a sufficiently under-suscribed course to give places to people who miss their grades.
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(Original post by Rikku)
Hi,
I have an conditional offer, and I'm starting to be really freaked out about the conditions...they aren't bad or anything, but I'm scared that I'll screw up my final exams and get a bit worse than the conditions (both my insurance and firm have the same conditions..) the unis gave me..
Do you think it really matters?
I know they really liked my personal statement and the interview wasn't that bad either (for the firm), do you think they might take these things in mind if I fail to meet their conditions...
I'm talking about KCL here as my firm...
Any suggestions?
Thanks for any help
if u dont amek it still ring them up and say i only missed it by a mark or whatever. they will probably have made a decision though by this stage as they get the restuls like a week b4 u do. good luck , imsure u wont mess up
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how many ppl that have recieved offers do not meet the conditions>> is there a percentage or does it really depend on each school?

The course that I applied for interviewed about 150-180 ppl, they'll take about 100 ppl..I got a conditional offer,and if I miss the conditions by lets say 1 or 2 grades...you think I still stand a chance?
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(Original post by Rikku)
how many ppl that have recieved offers do not meet the conditions>> is there a percentage or does it really depend on each school?

The course that I applied for interviewed about 150-180 ppl, they'll take about 100 ppl..I got a conditional offer,and if I miss the conditions by lets say 1 or 2 grades...you think I still stand a chance?
Being an international student will probably help - they want your money
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(Original post by Rikku)
how many ppl that have recieved offers do not meet the conditions>> is there a percentage or does it really depend on each school?

The course that I applied for interviewed about 150-180 ppl, they'll take about 100 ppl..I got a conditional offer,and if I miss the conditions by lets say 1 or 2 grades...you think I still stand a chance?
Email Kings and ask them what their usual standing is on it. I emailed my firm as i am worried i could mess up 1 exam in particular. My offer is BBB but they replied and said unofficially it would be highly likely they would still accept me with BBC.
Hope that helps.
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Thanks a lot..hope it does help...
I'm worried about one exam in particular too...
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Then revise harder for that exam :confused:
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I'd be quite surprised if they had a sufficiently under-suscribed course to give places to people who miss their grades.
THey must know that some who make the grade will not take up the offer, and that there is X% of others who will fail to make the offer. THey can estimates, but there must be quite some variability from year to year. How do they handle that? They allow the number of students vary, or they allow their standards to vary a bit?
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(Original post by Rikku)
how many ppl that have recieved offers do not meet the conditions>> is there a percentage or does it really depend on each school?

The course that I applied for interviewed about 150-180 ppl, they'll take about 100 ppl..I got a conditional offer,and if I miss the conditions by lets say 1 or 2 grades...you think I still stand a chance?
There is an average percentage of students who don't make their offers - it doesn't vary that much from year to year.

Ucas can give you the figures for last year but that won't be comprehensive as many who do not make their offers can either be accepted anyway or get on a different course in a different uni - the percentage does not indicate this breakdown so is as near as it can be, but is still only an indication.

If you knew how many they gave offers to it might give you some idea of how successful you would be in being accepted if you miss your offer.
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I'd be quite surprised if KCL had a sufficiently under-suscribed course to give places to people who miss their grades.
MAny unis (specially those with high requirements) put their offers slightly higher than what they actually require in order to make certain that they will be able to offer places for everyone who meets their offers. This means that every year there are some people who get accepted even though they have narrowly missed their offer. Specially Oxford and Cambridge follow this strategy. They even write in their offer letters that they often relax the requirements once they know how many meet their offers and not. However, do not expect to be accepted if they asked for ABB and you got BBC. They will most likely accept those who were either very close to meeting their offers, or those who they know they gave a difficult offer.
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Being an international student will probably help - they want your money
Totally true! Well, I have the same worries as you. Best to start studying hard and think positive! You'll probably get the grades that way.
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Being an international student will probably help - they want your money
Hmmm, Im not so certain here. If a uni did this to much it would undermine their reputation. Also, they get money for UK / EU students as well, but this money is funded through teh taxes rather than the individual.
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