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Should I apply to a university if I am below the entry requirements eg. predicted AAC but university wants AAB. would they even bother to give you an offer or not?
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Yes, you should always. I managed to get into one of the universities of my choice, despite being a grade below what they're looking for. There are also contextual offers, so if you are living at a particular postcode, they might even consider you despite the grade.

Universities that have clearing programs or have programs that are not particularly competitive tend to want people, despite not exactly meeting grade requirements.
Also, universities tend to be lenient if you have a good personal statement, and they think you might just have a bad day. You do get students who had bad A Level grades coming out with 1st class degrees, so you never know.
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Any course asking for A grades will be competitive. Many Unis will consider applications 'one grade below' but not all, and it doesnt mean you'll get an offer. Obviously. you will be further down the list than anyone with the entry requirements (or higher). One 'risky' choice is worth it, but make your other choices more realistic. PS> If the C grade is in a specified subject, its exceptionally unlikely you'll be considered.
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