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    I applied for business management and I completed the manchester access programme which lowered my grades so I was told I needed a Distinction and 2 B's. My predicted is D*BB but they still rejected me. I'm completely lost and don't know what to do because it was my first choice and now it looks I'm gonna have to go to Manchester met uni which I was dreading would happen. I'm gonna call them and ask for feedback tommorow but I'm completely heartbroken. Anyone have any advice?
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    (Original post by TobyShorrock)
    I applied for business management and I completed the manchester access programme which lowered my grades so I was told I needed a Distinction and 2 B's. My predicted is D*BB but they still rejected me. I'm completely lost and don't know what to do because it was my first choice and now it looks I'm gonna have to go to Manchester met uni which I was dreading would happen. I'm gonna call them and ask for feedback tommorow but I'm completely heartbroken. Anyone have any advice?

    Aw, sorry! my daughter is going through similar - she wanted to do engineering in Durham, and has predicted grades of A*AAA, and the normal offer is A*AA. She even has a scholarship in Engineering, and was still rejected almost immediately.

    It is worth asking for feedback, in her case they said they had lots of applicants with higher predicted grades (or even actual grades) and had had to reject hundreds of high calibre candidates (they said over 1000 applications against 150 actual places) - so even though the official line is 'you must have predictions of x,y or z' if they have a lot of applicants exceeding the requirements, the offers will still go to the higher achievers.

    It really sucks when you work so hard. If you get the feedback, at least you can rule out whether or not there has been any error.

    Someone else also advised paying a small fee and getting a copy of your full UCAS application form just to double check what your reference said, and what the school indicated as predicted grades (we didn't in the end after getting the feedback, but might be worth considering?)
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    (Original post by TobyShorrock)
    I applied for business management and I completed the manchester access programme which lowered my grades so I was told I needed a Distinction and 2 B's. My predicted is D*BB but they still rejected me. I'm completely lost and don't know what to do because it was my first choice and now it looks I'm gonna have to go to Manchester met uni which I was dreading would happen. I'm gonna call them and ask for feedback tommorow but I'm completely heartbroken. Anyone have any advice?
    I would have thought that the MAP team would want you to be successful in your application as it reflects on them. Maybe give them a ring to see if they have any influence or suggestions.
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    Aw, sorry! my daughter is going through similar - she wanted to do engineering in Durham, and has predicted grades of A*AAA, and the normal offer is A*AA. She even has a scholarship in Engineering, and was still rejected almost immediately.

    It is worth asking for feedback, in her case they said they had lots of applicants with higher predicted grades (or even actual grades) and had had to reject hundreds of high calibre candidates (they said over 1000 applications against 150 actual places) - so even though the official line is 'you must have predictions of x,y or z' if they have a lot of applicants exceeding the requirements, the offers will still go to the higher achievers.

    It really sucks when you work so hard. If you get the feedback, at least you can rule out whether or not there has been any error.

    Someone else also advised paying a small fee and getting a copy of your full UCAS application form just to double check what your reference said, and what the school indicated as predicted grades (we didn't in the end after getting the feedback, but might be worth considering?)
    Called in this morning and they told me they made a mistake and offered me a conditional place 😁. Thanks for the advice anyway.
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    I would have thought that the MAP team would want you to be successful in your application as it reflects on them. Maybe give them a ring to see if they have any influence or suggestions.
    I called the admissions team for feedback and it turns out that they forgot to reduce the offer by two grades which they should have done because I completed MAP. All I need now is a distinction and A levels of BC in the summer. 😁
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    (Original post by TobyShorrock)
    I called the admissions team for feedback and it turns out that they forgot to reduce the offer by two grades which they should have done because I completed MAP. All I need now is a distinction and A levels of BC in the summer. 😁
    Congrats 😊 I posted a reply suggesting this but it didn't post for some reason. Glad you got it sorted though 😊
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    (Original post by TobyShorrock)
    I applied for business management and I completed the manchester access programme which lowered my grades so I was told I needed a Distinction and 2 B's. My predicted is D*BB but they still rejected me. I'm completely lost and don't know what to do because it was my first choice and now it looks I'm gonna have to go to Manchester met uni which I was dreading would happen. I'm gonna call them and ask for feedback tommorow but I'm completely heartbroken. Anyone have any advice?
    You are doing the right thing by contacting the person in charge of Access to Manchester. Get more information and post back

    Oh I see you got in. Well done and im glad you did Access. It didnt make sense initially, so I suspected a mistake. Glad that was true for you.
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    Called in this morning and they told me they made a mistake and offered me a conditional place 😁. Thanks for the advice anyway.
    That's great news for you
 
 
 

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