Unconditional Offers - Does Oxford really have them? Watch

scroshogulla
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
Hey,

I'm an Indian international student who applied for BA in English Language and Literature to Oxford for 2017. Currently waiting for Jan 11 for the decisions to be released. I was wondering: unconditional offers are rare in general, and it seems impossible that Oxford would ever give somebody an unconditional offer. But nowhere on the Oxford website or other official college guide websites does it say that Oxford doesn't give unconditional offers. So, have you guys ever actually heard of somebody who got an unconditional offer from Oxford? How much of a genius would you really have to be to get one of those?

-scroshogulla
0
reply
scblx
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#2
Report 2 years ago
#2
Well I know of people who got unconditionals. They applied after achieving their qualifications
2
reply
Plagioclase
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#3
Report 2 years ago
#3
(Original post by scroshogulla)
Hey,

I'm an Indian international student who applied for BA in English Language and Literature to Oxford for 2017. Currently waiting for Jan 11 for the decisions to be released. I was wondering: unconditional offers are rare in general, and it seems impossible that Oxford would ever give somebody an unconditional offer. But nowhere on the Oxford website or other official college guide websites does it say that Oxford doesn't give unconditional offers. So, have you guys ever actually heard of somebody who got an unconditional offer from Oxford? How much of a genius would you really have to be to get one of those?

-scroshogulla
Oxford only gives unconditional offers for people who have already achieved their A2 (or equivalent) qualifications. There's simply no reason for Oxford to give out unconditionals for those with pending qualifications.
8
reply
Dunc914
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#4
Report 2 years ago
#4
I study in the American system, and I took all my qualifying ACT, SAT, and AP tests previously. Does anyone know if this qualifies Americans for unconditional offers?
0
reply
OneTimer
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#5
Report 2 years ago
#5
(Original post by Dunc914)
I study in the American system, and I took all my qualifying ACT, SAT, and AP tests previously. Does anyone know if this qualifies Americans for unconditional offers?
I'm afraid it doesn't.

Spoiler:
Show


It's conditional on what Trump does in his first 6 months in office

1
reply
smallhedge
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6
Report 2 years ago
#6
(Original post by Dunc914)
I study in the American system, and I took all my qualifying ACT, SAT, and AP tests previously. Does anyone know if this qualifies Americans for unconditional offers?
yes. if you took all of your AP tests, ACT, and SAT then it will be unconditional. If you are taking APs this year and you wrote that in your UCAS then they may hold you conditional to that.
0
reply
BrasenoseAdm
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#7
Report 2 years ago
#7
(Original post by scroshogulla)
Hey,

I'm an Indian international student who applied for BA in English Language and Literature to Oxford for 2017. Currently waiting for Jan 11 for the decisions to be released. I was wondering: unconditional offers are rare in general, and it seems impossible that Oxford would ever give somebody an unconditional offer. But nowhere on the Oxford website or other official college guide websites does it say that Oxford doesn't give unconditional offers. So, have you guys ever actually heard of somebody who got an unconditional offer from Oxford? How much of a genius would you really have to be to get one of those?

-scroshogulla

All the courses have publicised entry requirements. A requirement is something that is compulsory - so (as pointed out by others) there are no unconditional offers unless you already have the entry requirements specified or can demonstrate equivalent qualifications.
1
reply
BJack
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#8
Report 2 years ago
#8
(Original post by Plagioclase)
Oxford only gives unconditional offers for people who have already achieved their A2 (or equivalent) qualifications. There's simply no reason for Oxford to give out unconditionals for those with pending qualifications.
Even these are conditional offers in some sense. Such people still have to provide proof that they've achieved the grdaes claimed on UCAS. (At least, I had to – maybe my college thought I was untrustworthy!)
0
reply
RcHaw
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#9
Report 2 years ago
#9
(Original post by Dunc914)
I study in the American system, and I took all my qualifying ACT, SAT, and AP tests previously. Does anyone know if this qualifies Americans for unconditional offers?
I just got my formal conditions letter (applied from USA after a year at Johns Hopkins) and it was unconditional because I already had APs, SATs, ACTs, and college credits. Definitely possible
0
reply
Baron of Sealand
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#10
Report 2 years ago
#10
(Original post by BJack)
Even these are conditional offers in some sense. Such people still have to provide proof that they've achieved the grdaes claimed on UCAS. (At least, I had to – maybe my college thought I was untrustworthy!)
Even then it's still conditional - you need to show them the money as an international applicant. And then a visa from the government.
0
reply
jjjjppp
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#11
Report 1 year ago
#11
Did you get in?
0
reply
Ceruleanmusic
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 year ago
#12
Will I get an unconditional offer hypothetically if I have already met the entry requirements, that is, the APs SATs and subject tests from the American school system even though my education system is Canadian?
0
reply
Dub_Lord
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#13
Report 1 year ago
#13
(Original post by scroshogulla)
Hey,

I'm an Indian international student who applied for BA in English Language and Literrature to Oxford for 2017. Currently waiting for Jan 11 for the decisions to be released. I was wondering: unconditional offers are rare in general, and it seems impossible that Oxford would ever give somebody an unconditional offer. But nowhere on the Oxford website or other official college guide websites does it say that Oxford doesn't give unconditional offers. So, have you guys ever actually heard of somebody who got an unconditional offer from Oxford? How much of a genius would you really have to be to get one of those?

-scroshogulla
Yeah you can, my friend got an unconditional to uni of oxford (he is grade 8 organ and 4 a* predictions)
0
reply
username4305846
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#14
Report 11 months ago
#14
so if I got my rEsults, I am exempt from interviews?
1
reply
Hugh's Swan
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#15
Report 11 months ago
#15
(Original post by iamsoanxious)
so if I got my rEsults, I am exempt from interviews?
No!
0
reply
SonOfAGeek
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#16
Report 11 months ago
#16
(Original post by Dub_Lord)
Yeah you can, my friend got an unconditional to uni of oxford (he is grade 8 organ and 4 a* predictions)
As a current student I can tell you that we all know that this does NOT happen and has not happened for years and years (because it used to let in academically dodgy but rich kids from powerful families studying at leading public schools so my parents tell me!).

BrasenoseAdm explain above Oxford give academically unconditional offers only if you have already obtained the required grades and even then you have to prove it (and as others have pointed out foreign students may still have to prove funding, visas etc. even then).

Every year on here somebody claims unconditional offers based on predicted grades (no doubt in good faith trusting what someone has told them) and every year it has to be debunked. The offers ALWAYS match the published requirements.
1
reply
Dub_Lord
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#17
Report 11 months ago
#17
(Original post by SonOfAGeek)
As a current student I can tell you that we all know that this does NOT happen and has not happened for years and years (because it used to let in academically dodgy but rich kids from powerful families studying at leading public schools so my parents tell me!).

BrasenoseAdm explain above Oxford give academically unconditional offers only if you have already obtained the required grades and even then you have to prove it (and as others have pointed out foreign students may still have to prove funding, visas etc. even then).

Every year on here somebody claims unconditional offers based on predicted grades (no doubt in good faith trusting what someone has told them) and every year it has to be debunked. The offers ALWAYS match the published requirements.
Nope, that can't be true. Head boy of Berkhamsted School (current year 13) has an unconditional to Uni of Oxf (same guy as i previously spoke about. Berko sch has over 20 oxbridge applicants with 100% of them going through to the interview stage so far. I know its rare but it definately can happen and my source is another student at berko sch who is currently in Oxford now as they will be calling him in for an interview at some point during the next few days.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Oxford
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 1 Jul '20
  • University of Oxford
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Thu, 2 Jul '20
  • University of Oxford
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 18 Sep '20

Which party will you be voting for in the General Election?

Conservatives (17)
16.35%
Labour (43)
41.35%
Liberal Democrats (18)
17.31%
Green Party (5)
4.81%
Brexit Party (3)
2.88%
Independent Group for Change (Change UK) (0)
0%
SNP (2)
1.92%
Plaid Cymru (3)
2.88%
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) (0)
0%
Sinn Fein (0)
0%
SDLP (0)
0%
Ulster Unionist (0)
0%
UKIP (1)
0.96%
Other (2)
1.92%
None (10)
9.62%

Watched Threads

View All