Is it now compulsory to cash in grades? (2016)

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    As you've all probably heard of similar cases - I didn't do too well at AS; I got CCC as I underestimated the workload... However, I am now ready to work my ass off for A2 and I have asked my teachers to predict me AAB. I will be resitting all papers.

    I'm now half-way through my UCAS application feeling really down as I've heard that you now have to put in your AS grades as opposed to entering "pending".

    Is this true? My college has said that they are cashing in AS grades. What happens if I put "pending" on my application anyway?
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    (Original post by Poetic_Innocence)
    As you've all probably heard of similar cases - I didn't do too well at AS; I got CCC as I underestimated the workload... However, I am now ready to work my ass off for A2 and I have asked my teachers to predict me AAB. I will be resitting all papers.

    I'm now half-way through my UCAS application feeling really down as I've heard that you now have to put in your AS grades as opposed to entering "pending".

    Is this true? My college has said that they are cashing in AS grades. What happens if I put "pending" on my application anyway?
    If your exam results had overall AS grades on then they've ALREADY been cashed in. Whether to cash in or not is decided in almost all cases BEFORE you're even entered for your exams.

    If you don't list your AS grades then your referee at your college will probably refuse to allow your application to be sent to UCAS. One of the things referees have to do in schools and colleges is to confirm that applicants have entered their existing qualifications accurately and completely. Colleges don't want to get a reputation with universities for passing on fraudulent applications to UCAS.

    And that's the core of what you're proposing. UCAS declaration CLEARLY states that you've entered ALL your qualifications. Withholding information like AS grades makes your application fraudulent. Once your application gets matched with your exam results by UCAS (either in January or August) then it will be CLEAR to your universities that you applied fraudulently and they will be well within their rights to reject your or expel you from your course if you've started.

    Universities are far more accepting of poor grades (especially AS grades in subjects that are now linear A levels) than they are of people who apply fraudulently trying to trick them into accepting an unsuitable candidate.
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    Hi i need some info.

    In some of my old exams i got a U Grade, i.e. on results day when i went to school on my results slip with my other grades there was an U for chemistry. Now, as AQA don't certificate U grades i did not receive a certificate for chemistry. my question is

    Has the U grade been known as 'cashed-in'? im still unsure about this

    and as it has not been certificated to i need to put this U grade on my UCAS thanks
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    Hi i need some info. In some of my old exams i got a U Grade, i.e. on results day when i went to school on my results slip with my other grades there was an U for chemistry. Now, as AQA don't certificate U grades i did not receive a certificate for chemistry. my question is Has the U grade been known as 'cashed-in'? im still unsure about this and as it has not been certificated to i need to put this U grade on my UCAS thanks
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    (Original post by wqerwr)
    Hi i need some info.

    In some of my old exams i got a U Grade, i.e. on results day when i went to school on my results slip with my other grades there was an U for chemistry. Now, as AQA don't certificate U grades i did not receive a certificate for chemistry. my question is

    Has the U grade been known as 'cashed-in'? im still unsure about this

    and as it has not been certificated to i need to put this U grade on my UCAS thanks
    If you had an overall grade then your results were cashed in and you must declare them
 
 
 
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