Do universities care if you exceed the minimum grade requirements?

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Or as long as you meet the minimum requirements they don't really care? (For CS) at UCL
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Competitive ones definitely do. For those, meeting the minimum requirements is no guarantee of an offer.

I suspect CS at UCL is pretty oversubscribed, but that’s not to say that you shouldn’t apply.
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Competitive ones definitely do. For those, meeting the minimum requirements is no guarantee of an offer.

I suspect CS at UCL is pretty oversubscribed, but that’s not to say that you shouldn’t apply.
I know that it doesn't but what i'm saying is is having 3A*'s give an advantage over someone with 2 A*s and A? For cs at UCL
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I know that it doesn't but what i'm saying is is having 3A*'s give an advantage over someone with 2 A*s and A? For cs at UCL
Yes, I think that'd be a pretty significant advantage. I've heard UCL are inconsistent sometimes tho, like people with 4 A*s being rejected and people with the minimum offer getting in, so it's just a gamble.
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Yes, I think that'd be a pretty significant advantage. I've heard UCL are inconsistent sometimes tho, like people with 4 A*s being rejected and people with the minimum offer getting in, so it's just a gamble.
oh god.... does being international increases your chances of getting in?
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I know that it doesn't but what i'm saying is is having 3A*'s give an advantage over someone with 2 A*s and A? For cs at UCL
Not necessarily. Eg. They might shortlist everyone predicted/achieved A*A*A and then score the rest of the application to make their decisions.

You’d have to ask UCL directly but they may not divulge their assessment criteria.

But in short, in most cases, the higher the grades, the better.
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Not necessarily. Eg. They might shortlist everyone predicted/achieved A*A*A and then score the rest of the application to make their decisions.

You’d have to ask UCL directly but they may not divulge their assessment criteria.

But in short, in most cases, the higher the grades, the better.
Ah alright. So would it be worth it if I ask my teacher to bump it up? From A to A*?
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Ah alright. So would it be worth it if I ask my teacher to bump it up? From A to A*?
You can ask if there's anything that you can do before submitting the app to demonstrate that you can achieve higher. They're unlikely to bump them up just because you ask nicely.
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