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    just a quick question to anyone who might know the answer!

    How leaneant are Universitys when it comes to the point boundaries on an application? Is it a waste of my time applying for a course asking for maybe 260/280 when i only have 200? do they take into account referance and a good personal statement?

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    Are you going to be getting any more points this year? If not, I'd advise mailing the admissions/course staff and see if they will take you into consideration, so that you don't waste your time applying only to be rejected.
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    200 points when they demand 260 is a really slim chance, you're talking about a difference of 3 grades
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    well here is the thing, Ive currently got 160 points. I finished my A2's last year and I am repeating 4 A2 units in january and june (2 units in each subject (Law and Business Stdies)) this will hopefully bring my points to 200, but i was being hopefully optimistic in thinking that a very good personal statement and good reference will be alright. I have a friend who last year got into Nottingham Trent with EED and he needed CCD, trent is where i want to go to do Quantity Surveying and i though maybe the admission team would be leaneant with grades?

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    In my experience, Nottingham Trent will take you with just about anything on all bar the most popular of courses. Most of my friends got in with 160 points or so on courses demanding upwards of 220 points. I myself, with only two A-Levels (B and C) and a mere 200 points received unconditional offers from Keele (260 points) and Swansea (260 points) when I really shouldn't have. I think that, when they're willing to accept two A-Levels, a good personal statement and a couple of passes in your A-Levels stands you in good stead to get an offer even if you're not, in grades terms, an outstanding candidate. These Universities only want to fill their places and make some money when all's said and done.
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    Oh right, sounds promising! But was this through clearing your friends got into uni? How should i go about the reference now ive left college, do i need to tell my old tutor im revising at home to change the reference slightly?

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    One was through Clearing, one through their Insurance Choice whilst three were through Firm Offers. Their courses were Physics, Civil Engineering, English Literature and Graphic Design (something like that, I think). Can't remember the last one. The range of Students grades at Nottingham Trent seems to be vast. There are people with Es and Ds and others with As, Bs and Cs. That's how it goes at newer Universities.
 
 
 

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