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    Just wondering if you have much better predicted grades than the course you apply for, is there a possibility you get a unconditional offer? eg. the course is AAB and you have A*A*A
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    Yes, but only if you firm it and even then depends on the uni*, and more based on prior achievement (GCSEs and As's than predicted grades).
    *Only a small percentage of unis do this, the ones I know of from previous years include Birmingham, Aston and Coventry
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    (Original post by mjbeale)
    Just wondering if you have much better predicted grades than the course you apply for, is there a possibility you get a unconditional offer? eg. the course is AAB and you have A*A*A
    Yes there is a friend of mine got an unconditional from Birmingham Uni for English Lit due to her predicted grades of A*A*A* as well as an already attained A*, and she has 12 A*'s + 1 A at GCSE. So the answer is definitely yes but there will be conditions to it like you have to have it as your firm choice.
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    (Original post by AlexS101)
    Yes, but only if you firm it and even then depends on the uni*, and more based on prior achievement (GCSEs and As's than predicted grades).
    *Only a small percentage of unis do this, the ones I know of from previous years include Birmingham, Aston and Coventry
    There are a large number of universities making unconditional offers but those that make them EXPECT the student to make the grade. The probability is most if not all would have met these entry conditions anyway so the benefit of these offers to the student is minimal other than knowing early that they are in the university whatever happens. The university gains as they have more certainty over their numbers. Do not accept one of these unless you really want to go to that university because you might not be able to change your mind later.
    It all started in 2012. Prior to that date universities could only accept a set number. If this was exceeded the university would be fined. The Government then changed the rules and some universities used this to increase their numbers. This meant other universities couldnt fill their places so brought in the unconditional offer to overcome this.
    Birmingham was the first university to do this but now many others have followed suit. However not every course at a particular university might makwe such offers.
    Places like Lancaster and Nottingham amongst others have made unconditional offers previously. There are far too many to list as it is now quite a common practice although some of the very top universities dont use this kind of offer.
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    And such "unconditional if firmed" offers are really only in the interest of the university, not the student.

    Don't be swayed by them unless you would have made that university a firm choice anyway with a standard offer.

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    I got an Unconditional from the uni I ended up going to (it was my first choice even before I received an Unconditional offer), my predicted grades were slightly higher than the grades they were asking for. However, it depends on the uni, only a few do give out unconditions, and they tend to be good unis, but aren't Russell Group or Red Brick
 
 
 
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