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    Hello. I’m new here, and this is just a throwaway account. Anyway, having gone through the arduous process of applying to universities some months ago, and having now received offers from all (conditional and unconditional), I would like to ask the chances of getting in somewhere when my grades do not meet the requirements.

    The option I am talking about is York, and in particularly, to study Law at York university. This however, would require grades of AAA. My predictions, currently, stand at ABB and realistically, I am very unlikely to exceed these. I do not consider myself unintelligent, but equally I would not class myself as particularly academic and I feel something like AAA is out of the question for me (somebody who only scored As and Bs at GCSE level).

    Last week, I had a semi-successful interview for my course, and following this have received a conditional offer subject to the grades I obtain.

    I will be attending university regardless all said and done, as I have 3 unconditional offers, though it must be noted none of which I particularly would like to accept. My question: how likely am I, with let’s say grades of BBB-ABB, to be accepted into my top choice? Is there realistically any chance I can get in, considering it is unequivocally my top choice and I am deemed semi-suitable for the course, following interview.

    (Would like to apologise in advance for formatting - it’s late and this is being done from mobile). I will get around to responding on the morrow, provided there are any responses.

    Would like to hear opinions from people on these forums and any help would be very much appreciated!
    Thank you.
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    (Original post by Ollie_18x)
    Hello. I’m new here, and this is just a throwaway account. Anyway, having gone through the arduous process of applying to universities some months ago, and having now received offers from all (conditional and unconditional), I would like to ask the chances of getting in somewhere when my grades do not meet the requirements.

    The option I am talking about is York, and in particularly, to study Law at York university. This however, would require grades of AAA. My predictions, currently, stand at ABB and realistically, I am very unlikely to exceed these. I do not consider myself unintelligent, but equally I would not class myself as particularly academic and I feel something like AAA is out of the question for me (somebody who only scored As and Bs at GCSE level).

    Last week, I had a semi-successful interview for my course, and following this have received a conditional offer subject to the grades I obtain.

    I will be attending university regardless all said and done, as I have 3 unconditional offers, though it must be noted none of which I particularly would like to accept. My question: how likely am I, with let’s say grades of BBB-ABB, to be accepted into my top choice? Is there realistically any chance I can get in, considering it is unequivocally my top choice and I am deemed semi-suitable for the course, following interview.

    (Would like to apologise in advance for formatting - it’s late and this is being done from mobile). I will get around to responding on the morrow, provided there are any responses.

    Would like to hear opinions from people on these forums and any help would be very much appreciated!
    Thank you.
    The average accepted grades a couple of years ago was ABB (see https://university.which.co.uk/unive...0-m100-A30-J45 and scroll down) so it’s not unknown for them to accept applicants with grades below AAA. But there’s no guarantees - it will all depend upon how much demand they have from applicants who met the requirements.

    If it’s your favourite choice then it’s not a complete shot in the dark to put as your firm (but aim to meet your predictions or higher to give yourself the most chance).

    If you don’t like any of your other choices then don’t pick them as insurance. It’s better to go straight into clearing than to be tied to a course you wouldn’t be happy with. Those universities offering unconditional offers are doing that because they are short on applicants - so they’ll likely be in clearing too if you change your mind.
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    I think at the moment you have the wrong mentality and is probably what is holding you back. If you are deemed suitable for the course then you should more than capable to get the grades.

    If you want to go to the university, that should motivate you and drive you to achieve those grades.

    Predicted grades have that name for a reason they’re just ‘predictions’ and do not determine anything at all.
 
 
 
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