extenuating circumstances for my psychology offer at royal holloway

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i_am_werecow
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Hey, I had a question about my application/offer for the psych degree at Royal Holloway. I'm currently standing a little under my requirements for the offer, but I was wondering if they take extenuating circumstances into consideration. The incident happened during my mock exam period which brought my grade down considerably, and I was wondering if I contacted them, they would either change my conditions or let me accept even if I'm a little under. I'm looking for all and any advice. Thanks
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(Original post by i_am_werecow)
Hey, I had a question about my application/offer for the psych degree at Royal Holloway. I'm currently standing a little under my requirements for the offer, but I was wondering if they take extenuating circumstances into consideration. The incident happened during my mock exam period which brought my grade down considerably, and I was wondering if I contacted them, they would either change my conditions or let me accept even if I'm a little under. I'm looking for all and any advice. Thanks
Is the incident that's going to be ongoing through the actual exams?
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If you already have an offer I’m not sure how extenuating circumstances will help you. If you show that your predicted grades could have been better then why would the lower your offer requirements as you’re showing you’re likely you will get it.
Imo your best option is to work as hard as possible to secure the slightly higher grades in the real exams
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I'm not sure what you mean- but the incident happened right before mock exams(worth 20% of my grade) and has lasting mental health issues related to it.
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Is the incident that's going to be ongoing through the actual exams?
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that's fair, I'm just anxious about my grades not pulling through- my predicteds were much higher than my grades right now, so I really have to step it up or I'm screwed
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If you already have an offer I’m not sure how extenuating circumstances will help you. If you show that your predicted grades could have been better then why would the lower your offer requirements as you’re showing you’re likely you will get it.
Imo your best option is to work as hard as possible to secure the slightly higher grades in the real exams
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(Original post by i_am_werecow)
I'm not sure what you mean- but the incident happened right before mock exams(worth 20% of my grade) and has lasting mental health issues related to it.
are they using that mock as a substitute as you couldn't do your actual exam?
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nono, my mocks are in my grades and I have my actual exams soon. If I were to get my grades up enough, it's fine- but if that doesn't happen, I was wondering if that was grounds to be considered as an extenuating circumstance that interfered with my studies!
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are they using that mock as a substitute as you couldn't do your actual exam?
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nono, my mocks are in my grades and I have my actual exams soon. If I were to get my grades up enough, it's fine- but if that doesn't happen, I was wondering if that was grounds to be considered as an extenuating circumstance that interfered with my studies!
it's generally only actual exams that they'll consider them for, extenuating circumstances vary between universities but generally only helps if you don't miss your offer by much.
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yeah I'm only 0.5%-ish away so I'm not too worried.... I just wanted to make sure that was something they would take into consideration. Thanks for your help!
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it's generally only actual exams that they'll consider them for, extenuating circumstances vary between universities but generally only helps if you don't miss your offer by much.
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yeah I'm only 0.5%-ish away so I'm not too worried.... I just wanted to make sure that was something they would take into consideration. Thanks for your help!
no problem, best of luck for your exams
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As others have said, ECs are more for the actual exams rather than mocks. If the issue is ongoing and you have medical evidence which supports and explains how your issues are impacting your exam performance then there's no reason why they wouldn't accept them.
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Thank you for your help!
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As others have said, ECs are more for the actual exams rather than mocks. If the issue is ongoing and you have medical evidence which supports and explains how your issues are impacting your exam performance then there's no reason why they wouldn't accept them.
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