Applying to Trinity College Dublin as a UK applicant

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I'm a UK applicant who will potentially be applying to TCD for 2022 entry in English, by which time I'll already have my A-Level results. I'm predicted A*A*A, which meets the points requirements, so does that mean I'm guaranteed an offer if I get those grades? I haven't been able to find a concrete answer to this anywhere so any help would be much appreciated
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(Original post by spanishenglish)
I'm a UK applicant who will potentially be applying to TCD for 2022 entry in English, by which time I'll already have my A-Level results. I'm predicted A*A*A, which meets the points requirements, so does that mean I'm guaranteed an offer if I get those grades? I haven't been able to find a concrete answer to this anywhere so any help would be much appreciated
No, you're not guaranteed an offer. See what TCD say about ranking:

https://www.tcd.ie/study/apply/admis...uate/index.php
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You don’t get offers in the CAO system like the UCAS system.

Everyone applies for their courses and puts them in order of preference. After the results are released in mid-August they fill their allocations for each course with the highest performing applicants. If all the places aren’t filled in the first round there may be further rounds of offers.

The points you’re looking at are the minimum points that were accepted on the course in those years. You need to be aware that with the Covid disruption the points last year, this year and probably next year may not follow the expected patterns.

Your 526 points look like they should be enough to get you into the TR023 English Studies course based on the last few year’s entry points.
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You don’t get offers in the CAO system like the UCAS system.

Everyone applies for their courses and puts them in order of preference. After the results are released in mid-August they fill their allocations for each course with the highest performing applicants. If all the places aren’t filled in the first round there may be further rounds of offers.

The points you’re looking at are the minimum points that were accepted on the course in those years. You need to be aware that with the Covid disruption the points last year, this year and probably next year may not follow the expected patterns.

Your 526 points look like they should be enough to get you into the TR023 English Studies course based on the last few year’s entry points.
thank you this is very helpful!
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Please, don't come over to Ireland if you're English, I have had enough of the English to last me a lifetime.
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Please, don't come over to Ireland if you're English, I have had enough of the English to last me a lifetime.
What have you got against the English? As a Dane I’m curious
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What have you got against the English? As a Dane I’m curious
They're arrogant, full of themselves and rude.
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Please, don't come over to Ireland if you're English, I have had enough of the English to last me a lifetime.
If this is a widespread feeling amongst Irish people in Dublin specifically then maybe I won't bother applying
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If this is a widespread feeling amongst Irish people in Dublin specifically then maybe I won't bother applying
It isn’t. That user joined TSR this month, posted this type of message on a number of threads and is now banned. Get an application in to TCD.
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If this is a widespread feeling amongst Irish people in Dublin specifically then maybe I won't bother applying
Is there a reason you’re not applying for 2021 entry? You should still be able to put in a late CAO application up until 1st May and, if you’re quick enough about it, also get an application in for Trinity Hall accommodation this month too.
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Is there a reason you’re not applying for 2021 entry? You should still be able to put in a late CAO application up until 1st May and, if you’re quick enough about it, also get an application in for Trinity Hall accommodation this month too.
I was always planning to take a gap year and also thanks for your help with that person!
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I was always planning to take a gap year and also thanks for your help with that person!
You could still apply this year and potentially get a place sorted, then ask to defer for a year and start in 2022. If they don’t agree to the deferral you could reapply through CAO next year.

https://www.tcd.ie/Admissions/underg...s/page0024.pdf
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