Predicted grades different this final exam results?

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What happens if you have say a A* or A predicted grade in a qualification and when you do the actual exam and get the result you get a C, how do universities that may have offered you a unconditional or conditional offer view that? What happens?
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Unconditional means you’re fine, conditional means you won’t get in i think.
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Unconditional means you’re fine, conditional means you won’t get in i think.
Wow... can anyone confirm if you won’t get in to university if you have a conditional offer and don’t meet the predicted grade(s) for qualifications in your final exam results?
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Conditional offer = a condition for your admission (generally, some specific grade reuirements). So the uni would definitely look at your final grades.
Unconditional offer = no more conditions and you're guaranteed an admission. I doubt, however, that any unis would give u an unconditional offer before you get your final results
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Conditional offer = a condition for your admission (generally, some specific grade reuirements). So the uni would definitely look at your final grades.
Unconditional offer = no more conditions and you're guaranteed an admission. I doubt, however, that any unis would give u an unconditional offer before you get your final results
Then who gets an unconditional offer?
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Hey mate,

Your predicted grades are sent to the universities that you apply for. You will then receive either a conditional offer (e.g: must get AAB), an unconditional offer where no matter what you get if you make them your firm choice you can still go or no offer.

Say you get predicted A*AA, you may get an unconditional offer, but some universities who are maybe undersubscribed who offered you a conditional offer, may let you in with lower grades to make up the numbers.

Many of my friends applied to AAB courses but were still accepted despite getting BBB for example. But of course this depends on the course and the competition within it.
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Then who gets an unconditional offer?
Unconditional offers are made to those with high predicted grades and good personal statements who the university want there regardless of what grades they actually get.
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An unconditional would go to someone predicted a lot higher than the required... like being forecast AAA and requiring BCC you may get an unconditional.
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Hey mate,

Your predicted grades are sent to the universities that you apply for. You will then receive either a conditional offer (e.g: must get AAB), an unconditional offer where no matter what you get if you make them your firm choice you can still go or no offer.

Say you get predicted A*AA, you may get an unconditional offer, but some universities who are maybe undersubscribed who offered you a conditional offer, may let you in with lower grades to make up the numbers.

Many of my friends applied to AAB courses but were still accepted despite getting BBB for example. But of course this depends on the course and the competition within it.
Hi, I’m not doing A levels so it’s a different situation but I did just read here (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38223432) that only 16% of students get the correct predicted grades and most people’s predicted grades for A Levels are higher than what their exam result is, so presumably then most people who apply to university with their high predicted grades get accepted regardless of the fact that they get lower final exam grades than their predicted grades?
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Hi, I’m not doing A levels so it’s a different situation but I did just read that most people’s predicted grades for A Levels are higher than what their exam result is, so presumably then most people who apply to university with their predicted grades get accepted regardless of the fact that they get lower final exam grades than their predicted grades?
As I said it's very uni and course dependent. The course I am on had no leniency at all as it was very competitive, so no one on the course got below 3 A grades or equivalent.

However, others are lenient as a result of what you said; a lot of people don't reach their predicted grades. Unconditional is still relatively rare but it is very subject/uni specific.
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As I said it's very uni and course dependent. The course I am on had no leniency at all as it was very competitive, so no one on the course got below 3 A grades or equivalent.

However, others are lenient as a result of what you said; a lot of people don't reach their predicted grades. Unconditional is still relatively rare but it is very subject/uni specific.
Ok thanks for your help. What course are you doing at university?
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Ok thanks for your help. What course are you doing at university?
Economics
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Then who gets an unconditional offer?
The conditional offers are converted to unconditional offers after one has met the requirements of the uni. Getting an unconditional offer based on predicted grades is extremely rare, if not impossible. Furthermore, the well ranked unis generally don't send out unconditional offers based on predicted grades as far as I know
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