Am I eligible for a contextual offer if I go to a grammar school?

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eighthirty
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I am from a low income family.
Neither of my parents went to university.
I live in quintile 2 but I go to a grammar school.
Will this mean I am no longer eligible?
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(Original post by eighthirty)
I am from a low income family.
Neither of my parents went to university.
I live in quintile 2 but I go to a grammar school.
Will this mean I am no longer eligible?
Check on the website for the uni you are applying to as it’s different for some unis
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I agree with above commenter, every uni will have different requirements so its best to look on the individual websites, and when in doubt, email someone from the uni who might be able to help
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I've applied to uni and got contextual offers from all my universities. I used some eligibility checkers before applying to see if I can get contextual offers and most said yes, to which then I did get contextual offers, so I think they are fairly accurate.

So if you want to check if you are eligible, you can go on several university's contextual offer eligibility tester thing.

Here's one for UCL
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...ess-ucl-scheme

This isn't a definite indication of whether you will be eligible, but it can be used as a kind of rough guide to whether you can get a contextual offer.
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Some Unis will use your home postcode, but they will use it it in different ways and utilise different socio-economic indexes.
A few Unis will give Contextual offers based on your school's exam/progression to HE data - Bristol and Aberystwyth are two examples, and there may be others. Other Unis will use a combination of all of this.

You need to google the name of your intended University and 'Contextual Offer' to find the appropriate page on their websites. Some Universities are very vague about how they determine eligibility - Sussex as one example - unhelpful as it means you can't be certain of your eligibility for a lower offer before you apply.

Its all a bit of a muddle and it would be so much easier for everyone if there was a bit more consistency between Universities.
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