Cambridge Offer: conditional vs unconditional

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I'm an international student from the US applying to Cambridge. I received an offer from Trinity, and it appears to be an unconditional offer. That being said, I have heard that Trinity usually only gives unconditional offers to students who are taking a gap year. I was wondering if someone could let me know what a conditional offer specifies.

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I’m assuming you applied through UCAS? If so when it updates in a few days it will inform you as to whether the offer is conditional or not.
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This is the terms and conditions section of my offer letter, for reference.
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Do you already have the required grades? Conditional offers are dependent on you still obtaining the specified grades, which are uncertain until you actually get the results. In the UK we haven't actually done our alevels yet at this point.
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Do you already have the required grades? Conditional offers are dependent on you still obtaining the specified grades, which are uncertain until you actually get the results. In the UK we haven't actually done our alevels yet at this point.
Our equivalent of the alevels would be AP exams. I have completed a few exams in the last three years of high school, although I haven't taken this year's exams yet.

I was just wondering whether others' letters specified the exact requirements (i.e. subjects and scores required) or whether that will only show up on UCAS.
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(Original post by Natalie2022)
Our equivalent of the alevels would be AP exams. I have completed a few exams in the last three years of high school, although I haven't taken this year's exams yet.

I was just wondering whether others' letters specified the exact requirements (i.e. subjects and scores required) or whether that will only show up on UCAS.
I would post this on the main Cambridge thread but I believe your conditions will be on Ucas.Highly unusual to get an unconditional from Cambridge unless grades are in hand.
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(Original post by Natalie2022)
Our equivalent of the alevels would be AP exams. I have completed a few exams in the last three years of high school, although I haven't taken this year's exams yet.

I was just wondering whether others' letters specified the exact requirements (i.e. subjects and scores required) or whether that will only show up on UCAS.
I would have expected the conditions to be in this letter. Even if your offer is academically unconditional, I would normally expect it to say so, just to be clear. I'd wait for UCAS to update. it should do so in a couple of days, but if you're still confused when it updates, then there's no harm in calling your college.
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(Original post by Natalie2022)
Our equivalent of the alevels would be AP exams. I have completed a few exams in the last three years of high school, although I haven't taken this year's exams yet.

I was just wondering whether others' letters specified the exact requirements (i.e. subjects and scores required) or whether that will only show up on UCAS.
Hi, massive congrats on your offer! I'm also a US student, and I received an offer from Magdalene for History. I'm not sure if you've figured your situation out yet (or if your UCAS track has updated), but just for reference my conditions are 5s in my remaining four AP exams, and these conditions were enclosed both in my formal offer letter and on UCAS track.

If you don't mind sharing, what scores have you achieved in AP exams so far? I have five 5s, which is the minimum, and I am trying to figure out why I have received such a harsh offer (as achieving four more 5s is stressing me out!), and you're the first US student I've found on here who has an offer from Cambridge
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Hi, massive congrats on your offer! I'm also a US student, and I received an offer from Magdalene for History. I'm not sure if you've figured your situation out yet (or if your UCAS track has updated), but just for reference my conditions are 5s in my remaining four AP exams, and these conditions were enclosed both in my formal offer letter and on UCAS track.

If you don't mind sharing, what scores have you achieved in AP exams so far? I have five 5s, which is the minimum, and I am trying to figure out why I have received such a harsh offer (as achieving four more 5s is stressing me out!), and you're the first US student I've found on here who has an offer from Cambridge
Fellow US student here. I got an offer from Emma for Phys Natsci. I also already have fives 5s but my offer was conditional on three more 5s in both Physics Cs and Biology (I received the conditions today through UCAS). I'm in the same boat: wishing I could relax after getting in but beyond nervous that I won't meet the conditions. Fingers crossed and hope we both meet what they're asking for.
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Fellow US student here. I got an offer from Emma for Phys Natsci. I also already have fives 5s but my offer was conditional on three more 5s in both Physics Cs and Biology (I received the conditions today through UCAS). I'm in the same boat: wishing I could relax after getting in but beyond nervous that I won't meet the conditions. Fingers crossed and hope we both meet what they're asking for.
Congrats on your offer! It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one in this position! I'm incredibly nervous about the conditions as well. Best of luck, and I'm sure you'll meet the conditions!
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