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    I've been reading this in a few places but I'm sure every year in my school, our heads of years call in and often manage to persuade students to be accepted anyway?
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    Unless you were a few marks off and you're going to be getting a priority remark, I don't think they'll change their minds once it's final.

    If you are getting a remark, make sure you tell them ASAP and keep them updated throughout the process so if your marks change they'll have to accept you because you've met the requirements
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    (Original post by surplus98)
    I've been reading this in a few places but I'm sure every year in my school, our heads of years call in and often manage to persuade students to be accepted anyway?
    You sure the Head of Year isn't getting the unsuccessful candidate in via clearing rather than getting the Admissions Team to reconsider. I would think when a Uni has made it's decision, it's very unlikely to go back on it. If this post has been brought on via worrying about your own success in 2 days, just chill. If you worked hard, I am sure you'll be rewarded I am bricking myself about results day!
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    (Original post by surplus98)
    I've been reading this in a few places but I'm sure every year in my school, our heads of years call in and often manage to persuade students to be accepted anyway?
    Your school will be ringing in cases where track still says conditional.

    Universities don't rush to reject applicants. if a rejection has gone through to UCAS then it will already have been considered/reviewed/checked by 3-4 people at a university.

    If track is still conditional then you SHOULD ring (although not to beg/plead but to ask if a decision has been made and if not when it will and to chat to admissions staff if they are available).

    The only time to ring if Track says rejected is if you missed your conditions slightly AND are getting a priority remark.

    If your university is advertising a very different course in clearing with grades that you have then calling up to ask for consideration for another course is worth a try - but it is normal practice at universities to consider applicants for alternate courses before rejection.
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    Your school will be ringing in cases where track still says conditional.

    Universities don't rush to reject applicants. if a rejection has gone through to UCAS then it will already have been considered/reviewed/checked by 3-4 people at a university.

    If track is still conditional then you SHOULD ring (although not to beg/plead but to ask if a decision has been made and if not when it will and to chat to admissions staff if they are available).

    The only time to ring if Track says rejected is if you missed your conditions slightly AND are getting a priority remark.

    If your university is advertising a very different course in clearing with grades that you have then calling up to ask for consideration for another course is worth a try - but it is normal practice at universities to consider applicants for alternate courses before rejection.
    The acronym PRSOM was probably invented for you.
 
 
 
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