When do I email unis to lower my entry requirement grades

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Am I meant to email unis after i submitted my application (personal statement) to lower my entry requirements
Or before the deadline when applications are due ?
Both my parents haven’t been uni + I’ve had personal circumstances that have made it difficult for me
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If unis say they'll give lower offers for extenuating circumstances/first gen students, mention these in your application (your reference is the best place to put ECs and UCAS asks about the other). You should then receive lower offers, but if your offer isn't lowered when you receive it, you should email at that point.
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If you qualify for a Contextual Offer (each Uni will have different criteria for this) then the Uni will automatically flag your application on their data system. You do not need to do anything.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Am I meant to email unis after i submitted my application (personal statement) to lower my entry requirements
Or before the deadline when applications are due ?
Both my parents haven’t been uni + I’ve had personal circumstances that have made it difficult for me
Thanks
Most leading universities do not lower grades because your parents didnt go to university. Contextual conditions vary between universities but are mainly based on post code, being in local authority care or your school being in the bottom 40% of A level results the previous yesr. Somr universities require 1 condition others 2.
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If you want to claim Extenuating Circumstances (something major like a close bereavement or serious illness that has had an significant impact on your studies) this will not get you a lower grade offer. This just means that the Uni would give you extra consideration in August if you missed your offer but does not guarantee that you would still be accepted. Btw, just 'covid school disruption' wont be considered as everyone has had this issue.

To start this process, your school needs to send a letter to each Uni's admissions office explaining your circumstances and the impact this has on your studies. They should also mention this in your reference. The Uni may ask you to fill in a separate form or provide extra evidence (doctor's letters etc) but the school letter is the way to start the process.
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