DMU Clearing and GCSE GradesWatch
Or see what UCAS advises about what happens when conditional academic criteria is not met, if there is any flexibility.
I was not permitted to enter a course in clearing last year a new application to an additional University with Level 1 maths when they sought level 2. They had loads of vacancies in clearing. There was no wiggle room. I can understand why they did this and want to maintain a consistent criteria. After all, theyd have already turned down earlier applicants who didnt meet the conditions so its not fair to vary them at a later date.
I'm Marta and I studied Marketing at DMU. First of all, I'm very sorry to hear that you are experiencing depression and anxiety. I want you to know that DMU has a number of services available for students struggling with mental health, such as Single Point of Access which are one-to-one appointments where you get the opportunity to discuss your worries, receive advice and a plan of action going forward. We also offer a range of one-to-one meetings regarding time management, budgeting or managing your assignments. You can find out more about all that here.
Regarding your question - if you end up not meeting entry requirements, your application will still be considered on an individual basis so it's not a firm "no". If our admissions team won't be able to offer you a place on Business Management, they may decide that you are suitable for an alternative course and cross-offer you. If you end up not liking the course you get a cross-offer to, there's a chance to move your application to another course you like more (but not Business Management) - just give us a call then and we'll see if you meet the entry requirements and if the course is open.
Now, when it comes to business courses, year one is similar for many of them. It is designed to give you a good understanding of various areas that play a role in business - such as marketing, economics or accounting. Year two is when you get into more specialised knowledge. This means that there's an option to transfer to a different course after year one - Business Management, Business and Marketing or Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation. So, being cross-offered doesn't mean you won't be able to study Business Management ever. You can transfer after year one (if you achieve good results), and maybe it will turn out you really enjoy a different area such as entrepreneurship and will end up wanting to move to a course that focuses on it more.
In a situation where the admissions team won't be able to accept you for Business Management or offer you a different course, you can give us a call through Clearing. Normally, you can't apply for the same course through clearing that you applied for in the initial cycle, but as I mentioned above - it's not as important as you may think. The wonderful thing about business courses is that they're flexible and cover various areas so there are opportunities if you change your mind after year one.
I hope that helps a little! Let me know if you have any questions. Overall, I think that worrying at this point won't do you any good. Do your best and when it comes to the results day, there are various options you can look at and we're here to help. I'm sure you'll be fine!