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    Hey boiz, so my requirements for uni is AAB and I am almost certain I cant get that, so do you reckon most places let you in with lower than their requirements coz if not I'm a stuffed little olive!
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    Hey boiz, so my requirements for uni is AAB and I am almost certain I cant get that, so do you reckon most places let you in with lower than their requirements coz if not I'm a stuffed little olive!
    It's impossible to predict. Unis can accept some people that miss their offer, but they can't accept everyone (because they don't have enough accommodation, lecture theatres aren't big enough, too much work for tutors to mark etc). So many people will be accepted with lower grades but some people will get rejected.

    If you only miss by one grade you stand the best chance. Even then, it depends what subject the lower grade is in - if it's the subject you want to study then they will be less lenient.

    Check Track and see what it says. If it says you're unsuccessful then that decision is final. Unis get results a few days early so that they can make decisions.
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    It all depends on:
    Number of students achieving the right grades
    Number of places available on the course
    Number of places filled on the course
    The unis popularity and leniency

    It changes every year and as the previous commenter said, almost impossible to predict. I had a friend that got into uni with DDE through clearing so there's always hope.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    It's impossible to predict. Unis can accept some people that miss their offer, but they can't accept everyone (because they don't have enough accommodation, lecture theatres aren't big enough, too much work for tutors to mark etc). So many people will be accepted with lower grades but some people will get rejected.

    If you only miss by one grade you stand the best chance. Even then, it depends what subject the lower grade is in - if it's the subject you want to study then they will be less lenient.

    Check Track and see what it says. If it says you're unsuccessful then that decision is final. Unis get results a few days early so that they can make decisions.

    Ah thanks! Also, does that mean you find out if you've been accepted/rejected before we actually find out our results then?
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    It all depends on:
    Number of students achieving the right grades
    Number of places available on the course
    Number of places filled on the course
    The unis popularity and leniency

    It changes every year and as the previous commenter said, almost impossible to predict. I had a friend that got into uni with DDE through clearing so there's always hope.
    Ah yeah true. Just regretting the decision I made to choose such high offers!
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    (Original post by pumbting)
    Ah yeah true. Just regretting the decision I made to choose such high offers!
    Don't regret it, use it as motivation. Even if you can't achieve the grades you need, push yourself to achieve as close as you can to those grades to give you a better chance. I don't think there's a course anywhere where every single student got in with the required grades (maybe Oxbridge) but I got into my first choice which wanted AAA with AAD
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    Ah thanks! Also, does that mean you find out if you've been accepted/rejected before we actually find out our results then?
    Possibly, but it depends what time you collect your results. Track won't update until around 8am (the exact time isn't listed on the website yet. It might be 7am or might be 9am, but will be morning rather than middle of the night) - every year people post nonsense about it updating at midnight, and some people insist that this was definitely possible for their brother's aunt's sister's goldfish, but that isn't true.

    Some applicants won't be able to see if they were accepted straight away. If unis have a lot of applicants to decide on they might take a little bit more time. This isn't anything to worry about, but if it happens then you can phone the uni to see when they think they'll decide.
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    Possibly, but it depends what time you collect your results. Track won't update until around 8am (the exact time isn't listed on the website yet. It might be 7am or might be 9am, but will be morning rather than middle of the night) - every year people post nonsense about it updating at midnight, and some people insist that this was definitely possible for their brother's aunt's sister's goldfish, but that isn't true.

    Some applicants won't be able to see if they were accepted straight away. If unis have a lot of applicants to decide on they might take a little bit more time. This isn't anything to worry about, but if it happens then you can phone the uni to see when they think they'll decide.

    Ah yeah ok I see, thanks
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    Don't regret it, use it as motivation. Even if you can't achieve the grades you need, push yourself to achieve as close as you can to those grades to give you a better chance. I don't think there's a course anywhere where every single student got in with the required grades (maybe Oxbridge) but I got into my first choice which wanted AAA with AAD
    Very true! Thanks for the encouragement!
 
 
 
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