Advice on how to plead to admissions tutors

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OK, as i'm almost certain that i didn't do so well on some of my exams and that i will probably miss my offer by a grade or two, I was just wondering if anybody has any advice on what to say to admissions tutors when calling them up, begging to taken in still!!

Any advice etc would be appreciated. Oh and I know that this thread should really be written closer to results day, but what they hey!! Planning is good
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OK, as i'm almost certain that i didn't do so well on some of my exams and that i will probably miss my offer by a grade or two, I was just wondering if anybody has any advice on what to say to admissions tutors when calling them up, begging to taken in still!!

Any advice etc would be appreciated. Oh and I know that this thread should really be written closer to results day, but what they hey!! Planning is good

you better be up for some brown nosing!
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you better be up for some brown nosing!
And sore tongues, not to mention your house phone will be covered in sweat that's come off your ear.
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I'm planning this too. I plan on reading a sizeable chunk of the booklist so I can tell them that. Also plan a list of reasons they should take you directly related to the course, and some general university ones.
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Where's your offer from?
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OK, as i'm almost certain that i didn't do so well on some of my exams and that i will probably miss my offer by a grade or two, I was just wondering if anybody has any advice on what to say to admissions tutors when calling them up, begging to taken in still!!

Any advice etc would be appreciated. Oh and I know that this thread should really be written closer to results day, but what they hey!! Planning is good
Just tell them the situation, and see what they recommend. I emailed the Uni to tell them it was more than likely I'd fail Maths. I got a reply from the admissions tutor for my department which basically said I was stupid, and stood no chance of getting in.

Funnily enough, when I got the 2nd highest mark in the year, and 95% in his module, he couldn't remember this email.........
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I'm planning this too. I plan on reading a sizeable chunk of the booklist so I can tell them that. Also plan a list of reasons they should take you directly related to the course, and some general university ones.
I think I may be doing that, I've already started reading a few books for my course but that was out of pure boredom. I'm trying to prepare myself for the worst so I won't be too dissapointed. I'll sue Edexcel and OCR as soon as I can
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Where's your offer from?
The offer is for American Studies at Nottingham which makes getting in that bit harder i think
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The offer is for American Studies at Nottingham which makes getting in that bit harder i think
y wud u wana study about America :confused:
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bribe them, bout 20 grand would do it i think
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I don't think I'm going to get my grades either (AAA), I'll probably ring up admissions or check on UCAS to see if I still get in, but if I don't...I won't be too bothered I don't think :rolleyes: .....(I'm soo dedicated as you can see )
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My case is pretty similar and I've thought up of 17 reasons so far why they should accept me. I am really nervous about it, since my situation is soooooo complicated, that it even sickens me.. ;(
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I had a complicated situation and was on a fairly oversubscribed course, and i missed my grades by MILES (required - BBC, actual - BCE). I rang them up on the day, and was told that i was one of 4 people they were letting onto the course without the grades. If you can, write an e-mail or letter to your admissions department with a doctor's note or letter from your head of sixth form to back you up. If there are extenuating circumstances, they're normally fairly nice about things like that, but the universities like you to keep them posted - they're taking a gamble on you as well.
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If you're planning on begging on results day I don't think it really matter what you say. The university gets the results a few days before you do and will probably have already decieded who to accept and reject.
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If you're planning on begging on results day I don't think it really matter what you say. The university gets the results a few days before you do and will probably have already decieded who to accept and reject.
Well, if its like that then I think I might have a chance! (Not tempting fate here!) I'm not good at begging....
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Yeah but surely if you can convince them that you really are still going to enjoy and benefit from the course and that you would be of a valuable asset to both the department and university, then they change their mind if they have already rejected you before you find out the results.

Oh and to the one that asked me why I wanted to study the subject, why not, it's a subject that I will greatly enjoy and thats the only reson anyone should have for studying a subject at degree level!!
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OK, as i'm almost certain that i didn't do so well on some of my exams and that i will probably miss my offer by a grade or two, I was just wondering if anybody has any advice on what to say to admissions tutors when calling them up, begging to taken in still!!

Any advice etc would be appreciated. Oh and I know that this thread should really be written closer to results day, but what they hey!! Planning is good
If there is any external reason why you may have not reached your offer, now is the time to get your teachers writing letters for you to admissions tutors, so that they are aware (a useful technique is to pre-date, making it look like your teacher has been selfishly side tracked).

It really depends what course you are going for as to how much beggin will be needed.
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I had a complicated situation and was on a fairly oversubscribed course, and i missed my grades by MILES (required - BBC, actual - BCE). I rang them up on the day, and was told that i was one of 4 people they were letting onto the course without the grades.
How did you do that? They must've loved you at the interview! (which brings the question, why not give you an unconditional offer in the first place?) Out of interest, which uni and course was it? I'm being nosy here

Btw, any tips with begging Cambridge? What are the chances that they'll even offer me a place when they like three science A2s and I only have two science A2s with maybe one maths AS (planning on taking maths this sept)? I know I'd be lucky if I even scrape a C in maths and I'm expecting B from English A2 cus I'm expecting possible C for AS this yr - that is if I don't drop it.
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