Hey, I hold a conditional offer for St. Hugh College which requires an overall band score of 7 in IELTS (with at least 7 in each section). However, I've taken the exam twice, my scores being: 8/7/7/6 (Listening/Reading/Writing/Speaking) and 8.5/8.5/6.5/7.5. Considering the fact that I've managed to get an overall score of 8 last time as well as I got 7 in each section (at least once), do you think that by any chance the University of Oxford will mark this condition as acquired so I don't have to take the exam one more and last time?
I asked this because I'm aware of the fact that they have previously accepted other students which didn't fulfill the former condition.
However, if Oxford is willing to bend the rules to accommodate you, that is a different issue and you may ask them for an exemption. If I were you, I would just resit the IELTS exam until I meet the minimum requirements.