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Lets say you find a course in clearing and the requirements are AAB. If you missed out a grade or two, eg: ABB, can you still call them and ask to be accepted?
Or will they strictly accept people who have achieved the clearing requirement?
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Lets say you find a course in clearing and the requirements are AAB. If you missed out a grade or two, eg: ABB, can you still call them and ask to be accepted?
Or will they strictly accept people who have achieved the clearing requirement?
There's nothing to stop you calling, but usually unis will advertise if they're willing to accept students with lower grades in clearing.

It may be better to initially focus your search on course you have the grades for.
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Definitely call then. It won't hurt
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Definitely call then. It won't hurt
Students do sometimes have to spend a long time on hold in clearing, and offers are often given out on a roughly first come first served basis, so it may harm someone's chances of getting an offer if they spend lots of time on the phone to unis where they don't meet the entry requirements.
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Students do sometimes have to spend a long time on hold in clearing, and offers are often given out on a roughly first come first served basis, so it may harm someone's chances of getting an offer if they spend lots of time on the phone to unis where they don't meet the entry requirements.
That is true but the ones with lower entry requirements are more likely to have a larger amount of vacancies so will take more on through clearing.
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Students do sometimes have to spend a long time on hold in clearing, and offers are often given out on a roughly first come first served basis, so it may harm someone's chances of getting an offer if they spend lots of time on the phone to unis where they don't meet the entry requirements.
The clearing grade requirements are lower than the standard ones right? Because currently, most university websites give me the standard entry requirements. Do you know on average, how much they may vary from the standard entry requirement? Granted, it depends on the spaces available.
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The clearing grade requirements are lower than the standard ones right? Because currently, most university websites give me the standard entry requirements. Do you know on average, how much they may vary from the standard entry requirement? Granted, it depends on the spaces available.
Some unis lower their requirements but not all. For example when I called up unis last year Lancaster would take me with ABC despite usually asking for AAB, but Liverpool wouldn't budge from AAA :dontknow:
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The clearing grade requirements are lower than the standard ones right? Because currently, most university websites give me the standard entry requirements. Do you know on average, how much they may vary from the standard entry requirement? Granted, it depends on the spaces available.
Not necessarily, no. Many courses in clearing now ask for the same grades as their usual standard offer. Unis do usually advertise it on their website if they're accepting students with lower grades.

Sometimes people do get in via clearing if they're a grade or so below the advertised entry requirements- but these people may have extenuating circumstances or other things that make their application strong (e.g. relevant work experience). It's not a good idea to assume you will get in with grades below what the uni is looking for.

However, many unis will update their websites again tomorrow, so it's worth checking again then.
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