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I'm not exactly sure how it works but if UCAS shows that my firm choice has declined(?) my offer because I missed my offer and its just by one grade (which is just 2 marks) can I still call up the uni to ask if they could consider me?
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I'm not exactly sure how it works but if UCAS shows that my firm choice has declined(?) my offer because I missed my offer and its just by one grade (which is just 2 marks) can I still call up the uni to ask if they could consider me?
No, it doesn't work that way. The unis have been considering everyone's A level grades since the weekend and have thought hard about who they can accept and who they wish to decline, they won't change their mind just by people phoning them up to plead their case. If you have been declined by your Firm, your application will have been considered by your Insurance choice uni, which hopefully required lower grades anyway? So you could look on Track and see that you have been accepted by your Insurance uni IF your Firm has rejected you. Although it is entirely possible that your Firm would accept you anyway, if you have only dropped by one grade.
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I'm not exactly sure how it works but if UCAS shows that my firm choice has declined(?) my offer because I missed my offer and its just by one grade (which is just 2 marks) can I still call up the uni to ask if they could consider me?
Universities can’t easily undo a rejection. They won’t send that to ucas without considering whether there’s any other options. If Track says unsuccessful then there’s no point ringing (unless you’re getting a priority remark). If Track says your offer is still conditional (no changes) then you MUST ring
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Universities can’t easily undo a rejection. They won’t send that to ucas without considering whether there’s any other options. If Track says unsuccessful then there’s no point ringing (unless you’re getting a priority remark). If Track says your offer is still conditional (no changes) then you MUST ring
If it does say unsuccessful and I enter into clearing, would it be possible to apply through clearing for the same uni and same course to try again? Sorry if it seems like a stupid question.
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No, it doesn't work that way. The unis have been considering everyone's A level grades since the weekend and have thought hard about who they can accept and who they wish to decline, they won't change their mind just by people phoning them up to plead their case. If you have been declined by your Firm, your application will have been considered by your Insurance choice uni, which hopefully required lower grades anyway? So you could look on Track and see that you have been accepted by your Insurance uni IF your Firm has rejected you. Although it is entirely possible that your Firm would accept you anyway, if you have only dropped by one grade.
Wait, when do unis get our grades?

And does that mean if I look at UCAS and got accepted for AAA there’s a chance I got something like AAB but they still accepted me?
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If it does say unsuccessful and I enter into clearing, would it be possible to apply through clearing for the same uni and same course to try again? Sorry if it seems like a stupid question.
If they already rejected you, knowing the course was going into clearing, it seems unlikely they would accept you through clearing for that same course.

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And does that mean if I look at UCAS and got accepted for AAA there’s a chance I got something like AAB but they still accepted me?
Some universities do consider "near miss" candidates on a case-by-case basis. As PQ said, if you've missed your grades and track shows that your offer is still conditional, call the university as soon as possible to discuss your options. They may be able to offer you a place on that course, or if not they may be able to offer you a place on another similar course instead.
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If it does say unsuccessful and I enter into clearing, would it be possible to apply through clearing for the same uni and same course to try again? Sorry if it seems like a stupid question.
You can ring them to ask if you enjoy being told no. Universities will accept firm applicants with lower grades than they’ll accept through clearing. They wouldn’t reject you if there was any chance that they would take you.

Unless Track shows no change tomorrow morning then there’s no point ringing your firm choice.
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Wait, when do unis get our grades?

And does that mean if I look at UCAS and got accepted for AAA there’s a chance I got something like AAB but they still accepted me?
They will have been sent them over the weekend although most will not have started making their decisions until Monday. But although they know your grades they are not allowed to discuss them with you as there is an embargo until 6am tomorrow morning.

If you look at Track tomorrow morning before collecting your results and see that you have been accepted onto an AAA course, there is indeed a possibility that you got something like AAB or lower but they still accepted you. You won't know your grades until you get them from your school/college
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