Entry requirements not met - Should I still apply? (biological sciences/EU student) Watch

Pia Roeh.
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Hey everyone!
I'm currently working on my UCAS application to study biological sciences/biotechnology in Scotland (2020 entry). I'm currently taking a gap year and am therefore basically applying a year "late" having already received my final grades.
I'm now looking into applying at

Aberdeen
Dundee
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Strathclyde/Stirling/Heriot-Watt

BUT I don't meet the entry requirements for a few of them. My final biology grade wasn't as good as expected (9 points / approx. a B at A-Level).
I still got decent grades in my other exams:

English : 12
Maths: 13
Geography: 14
(Biology:9)
-> Overall grade: 1,7

My question now is: Should I still bother applying for these unis?
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(Original post by Pia Roeh.)
Hey everyone!
I'm currently working on my UCAS application to study biological sciences/biotechnology in Scotland (2020 entry). I'm currently taking a gap year and am therefore basically applying a year "late" having already received my final grades.
I'm now looking into applying at

Aberdeen
Dundee
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Strathclyde/Stirling/Heriot-Watt

BUT I don't meet the entry requirements for a few of them. My final biology grade wasn't as good as expected (9 points / approx. a B at A-Level).
I still got decent grades in my other exams:

English : 12
Maths: 13
Geography: 14
(Biology:9)
-> Overall grade: 1,7

My question now is: Should I still bother applying for these unis?
This is a tricky question because it really depends on what they expect from you. Some universities will still interview people and accept them even if entry requirements don't meet. This is because sometimes they can be flexible and they based their choice on other factors such as personality or enthusiasm. Saying that, I don't want to give you illusions and I'll be very sad if you'll apply and then they will not accept you. My honest advice is to try but don't put a lot of expectations on it. Just take it easy, anything is certain in this life. Good luck
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They are less likely to be flexible with achieved grades than predictions, but only the Uni’s will know for sure.

Give them a call to discuss.
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