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    Has anybody missed their offer for psychology as firm and still got in? Had been looking for something similar on TSR but nothing seems to be helpful..
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    (Original post by chsk)
    Has anybody missed their offer for psychology as firm and still got in? Had been looking for something similar on TSR but nothing seems to be helpful..
    Other people's stories won't help you. Unis can take some people who miss their offer - but they can't take everyone, as it depends how many places they have left over after accepting everyone who met their offer. This will vary from year to year. This means that if someone was accepted last year, you might be rejected this year even with better grades. It can also happen the other way around.

    Additionally, applicants aren't equal. Someone else may have more work experience, extenuating circumstances, a better reference, a killer personal statement etc. Grades aren't the only thing used when deciding who to accept. This means that someone might be accepted with lower grades if they have something to make up for it.
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    (Original post by chsk)
    Has anybody missed their offer for psychology as firm and still got in? Had been looking for something similar on TSR but nothing seems to be helpful..
    There's a thread for this, but keep Juno's comments in mind

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2786463
    "I missed my grades, but I got in to uni!!!" success stories

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    Everyone in my year of psych at UCL ('11) got their results. Didn't hear of anyone just missing it I'm afraid. A TSR friend in the same time frame got rejected for A*AB
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Other people's stories won't help you. Unis can take some people who miss their offer - but they can't take everyone, as it depends how many places they have left over after accepting everyone who met their offer. This will vary from year to year. This means that if someone was accepted last year, you might be rejected this year even with better grades. It can also happen the other way around.

    Additionally, applicants aren't equal. Someone else may have more work experience, extenuating circumstances, a better reference, a killer personal statement etc. Grades aren't the only thing used when deciding who to accept. This means that someone might be accepted with lower grades if they have something to make up for it.
    That's true! Getting a little anxious about my alevels results coming out in 2 weeks so just wanna hear some of others' experiences Thank you though
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Everyone in my year of psych at UCL ('11) got their results. Didn't hear of anyone just missing it I'm afraid. A TSR friend in the same time frame got rejected for A*AB
    ahh right! Hopefully I will get in UCL as thats my firm choice... finger crossed ! Thanks for the reply
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    There's a thread for this, but keep Juno's comments in mind

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2786463
    "I missed my grades, but I got in to uni!!!" success stories

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    AH thats exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much for the link!
 
 
 
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