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Do universities decide to accept you when they see your final grade at alevel or can they decline you when you straight away apply as they dont think your do good at ur results?
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Do universities decide to accept you when they see your final grade at alevel or can they decline you when you straight away apply as they dont think your do good at ur results?
Basically when you apply for your uni places they can either reject you or accept you. If they do accept you, it can either be a condtional offer (this is what most people get and it tells you the grades that you will need to get in your A levels to be definately accepted into the programme) and an unconditional offer (you can go to that uni whatever your results)
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Do universities decide to accept you when they see your final grade at alevel or can they decline you when you straight away apply as they dont think your do good at ur results?
You apply to (up to 5) universities by January and tell them your academic grades so far (GCSEs and AS-levels if you take them), and your school also give them a prediction of your A-levels.

The universities then make you an offer based on you achieving certain grades in your A-levels. The offers, hopefully, arrive at any time but usually before March.

You pick one of the offers as your preferred university (known as the Firm Offer), and usually a lower offer as you next preferred university (known as your Insurance Offer) in case you miss the grades required by the Firm Offer.

You then sit you A-level exams and wait for the results.

If you achieve the grades needed by the Firm Offer, then congratulations you will have a place at that university. If you don't quite achieve the grades there's a reasonable chance that the university will still take you but if they don't then your Insurance Offer comes into play. If you also don't make that offer then there's the final stage called Clearing where universities with spaces my decide to accept you.

Now if we go back to the beginning of the process, universities can reject you if they don't think you will acheive their typical offer for that course. But different universities have different requirements. You will need to pick universities that are in line with the grades you expect to get.

It's quite a good idea to pick one or two university courses that are a bit above your expected grades (the optimistic or "aspirational" choices), and a couple at your expected grades (the likely choices), and one or two below your expected grades as a safety net.

It might be an idea to have a read of
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...pplying-to-uni
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You apply to (up to 5) universities by January and tell them your academic grades so far (GCSEs and AS-levels if you take them), and your school also give them a prediction of your A-levels.

The universities then make you an offer based on you achieving certain grades in your A-levels. The offers, hopefully, arrive at any time but usually before March.

You pick one of the offers as your preferred university (known as the Firm Offer), and usually a lower offer as you next preferred university (known as your Insurance Offer) in case you miss the grades required by the Firm Offer.

You then sit you A-level exams and wait for the results.

If you achieve the grades needed by the Firm Offer, then congratulations you will have a place at that university. If you don't quite achieve the grades there's a reasonable chance that the university will still take you but if they don't then your Insurance Offer comes into play. If you also don't make that offer then there's the final stage called Clearing where universities with spaces my decide to accept you.

Now if we go back to the beginning of the process, universities can reject you if they don't think you will acheive their typical offer for that course. But different universities have different requirements. You will need to pick universities that are in line with the grades you expect to get.

It's quite a good idea to pick one or two university courses that are a bit above your expected grades (the optimistic or "aspirational" choices), and a couple at your expected grades (the likely choices), and one or two below your expected grades as a safety net.

It might be an idea to have a read of
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...pplying-to-uni
very helpfull thankyou very much!
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