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    Hi. I have an offer to read Theology at Oxford (2016). This is going to be my second undergrad degree. I am in the last semester of my first degree in India. However, I am a little confused about the offer (most people have dismissed it as 'silly').

    My offer reads: "Your offer is on condition of gaining a First Class in B.Com {which is my current course, in India}, that you are reading at {my current University}.

    In India, First Class degrees are awarded at a 60 per cent. Oxford knows this well, and they sent me an offer only after reviewing my transcript. My transcripts clearly mentioned that a First Class is awarded at a 60 percent. I currently have a 58 percent, and I am expecting to end my course with an average of 61 percent {which is a First Class in India}. It is impossible for me to score a 70 {which I hear is a First Class in the UK}.

    I hope my offer was made according to Indian standards. It would be incredibly stupid of Oxford to make me an offer that I can not achieve {and I wouldn't expect them to do so}. I also have a scholarship.

    What do you guys think ? It should be a First by Indian standards, right ?
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    Hi. I have an offer to read Theology at Oxford (2016). This is going to be my second undergrad degree. I am in the last semester of my first degree in India. However, I am a little confused about the offer (most people have dismissed it as 'silly'.

    My offer reads: "Your offer is on condition of gaining a First Class in B.Com {which is my current course, in India}, that you are reading at {my current University}.

    In India, First Class degrees are awarded at a 60 per cent. Oxford knows this well, and they sent me an offer only after reviewing my transcript. My transcripts clearly mentioned that a First Class is awarded at a 60 percent. I currently have a 58 percent, and I am expecting to end my course with an average of 61 percent {which is a First Class in India}. It is impossible for me to score a 70 {which I hear is a First Class in the UK}.

    I hope my offer was made according to Indian standards. It would be incredibly stupid of Oxford to make me an offer that I can not achieve {and I wouldn't expect them to do so}. I also have a scholarship.

    What do you guys think ? It should be a First by Indian standards, right ?
    Technically it should, but, if in doubt, just call them up and ask them what they meant
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    Technically it should, but, if in doubt, just call them up and ask them what they meant
    Hi, so you mean it should be a 60, right. I do not want to call them and jeopardise my chances. Thanks so much. I appreciate your help.
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    Yes. Your offer is made by your university's standard.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Yes. Your offer is made by your university's standard.
    Thank you so much. Prayers
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    (Original post by rdtheology)
    Thank you so much. Prayers
    Prayers probably won't help.
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    (Original post by rdtheology)
    Hi, so you mean it should be a 60, right. I do not want to call them and jeopardise my chances. Thanks so much. I appreciate your help.
    Yeah, you won't jeopardise your chances by calling them, they've given you the offer, its not like they can take it away, at least this way you would be 100% sure...
 
 
 
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