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    Hey everyone,

    I've applied to a bunch of universities for a Liberal Arts BA, but there's only two I'd consider (Nottingham and Royal Holloway). I've already received an unconditional from Royal Holloway for September 2018, but in short, because it's not a Russell Group, the location sucks, and because there's much better universities out there, I really want to go Nottingham. I ended up getting a 32 in the IB (which is the entry requirements for RHUL), and Nottingham requires a 32-36 for this course (which makes me already pushing it), and it also required a 6 in English HL. I was one mark off a 5, meaning I got a 4, and remarks didn't fix that. I called up today and they told me to hand in my results transcript anyways and they'll give it to the admissions officer, and we'll have to see what happens.

    I haven't heard anything on Track from them since January 15th, whereas all the other universities have responded with conditionals or unconditionals. Because I originally got a 31 and remarks changed that to a 32, I am worried that before they weren't going to consider that 31. Now that I've sent the official results transcript with a 32, hopefully they might. The Liberal Arts BA is also fairly new, so I'm hoping that (hopefully) not many people would apply, meaning there could be places leftover by September?

    I really want to get into Nottingham, but I'm worried because I got a 4 in English HL and not a 6, this would really skew my chances. Is there still a chance they could offer me an unconditional? Or if they reject me, can I call back in September and practically beg them to let me in?
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    (Original post by norskyouth)
    Hey everyone,

    I've applied to a bunch of universities for a Liberal Arts BA, but there's only two I'd consider (Nottingham and Royal Holloway). I've already received an unconditional from Royal Holloway for September 2018, but in short, because it's not a Russell Group, the location sucks, and because there's much better universities out there, I really want to go Nottingham. I ended up getting a 32 in the IB (which is the entry requirements for RHUL), and Nottingham requires a 32-36 for this course (which makes me already pushing it), and it also required a 6 in English HL. I was one mark off a 5, meaning I got a 4, and remarks didn't fix that. I called up today and they told me to hand in my results transcript anyways and they'll give it to the admissions officer, and we'll have to see what happens.

    I haven't heard anything on Track from them since January 15th, whereas all the other universities have responded with conditionals or unconditionals. Because I originally got a 31 and remarks changed that to a 32, I am worried that before they weren't going to consider that 31. Now that I've sent the official results transcript with a 32, hopefully they might. The Liberal Arts BA is also fairly new, so I'm hoping that (hopefully) not many people would apply, meaning there could be places leftover by September?

    I really want to get into Nottingham, but I'm worried because I got a 4 in English HL and not a 6, this would really skew my chances. Is there still a chance they could offer me an unconditional? Or if they reject me, can I call back in September and practically beg them to let me in?
    All you can do is wait at this point. Begging in September won't get you anywhere really
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    All you can do is wait at this point. Begging in September won't get you anywhere really
    Yeah that's what I'll have to do. But I was wondering if it's possible to call them back later this year if I get rejected now and ask if they could accept me? Especially cause I already have the entry requirement, it's just the subject part that I'm just below. Or is that extremely unlikely or there is no chance?
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    (Original post by norskyouth)
    Yeah that's what I'll have to do. But I was wondering if it's possible to call them back later this year if I get rejected now and ask if they could accept me? Especially cause I already have the entry requirement, it's just the subject part that I'm just below. Or is that extremely unlikely or there is no chance?
    It's unlikely they d change their mind.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    It's unlikely they d change their mind.
    Oh okay. But does it happen? Considering I actually have the overall entry requirement, just not the subject, is there any hope???
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    (Original post by norskyouth)
    Oh okay. But does it happen? Considering I actually have the overall entry requirement, just not the subject, is there any hope???
    I wouldn't put any hope in it as you don't meet their full requirements, I d only bother contacting them of they lower requirements in clearing.
 
 
 
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