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    Hello,

    I have just finished discussing with a university admissions department about basic university entrance requirements.

    I was under the impression that universities couldn't require an AS grade for the 4th AS taken due to the fact that its not a requirement or even a possibility to take 4 AS's.

    The problem now is that one university is requiring 3 A levels (AAB) and an AS at grade B. What happens if your sixth form or collage doest allow you to take a 4th AS? Is it a basic requirement to take 4 AS's?

    Thanks for your help,

    Sorry if I have been at all unclear

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    It might be that they ask for AAA from you instead? I know that some schools don't "make" you take four, and at my sixth form at least, if they don't think you are likely to pass they will only let you take two, occasionally three... but if you will be predicted such high grades then I don't see how this applies, and why your school wouldn't let you.

    Obviously you can't change what you have chosen though. In my eyes there are four possibilities. 1- they reject you because you don't meet their basic entry requirements. 2-they aren't actually that strict about their requirements, so they let you in. 3-they make your actual offer higher instead- so AAA, like I suggested. 4-they request that you take an extra AS (which will be hard work, but is definitely still achievable...although I don't knw what A levels you are already doing or anything)
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    why isn't is possible to do 4 AS-levels? or are u taking difficult subjects? i did 4AS (plus general studies) and it wasn't too bad, though it's easy to say with hindsight i suppose!

    i agree with the above post, they may make u a higher offer based on your 3 A-levels, require u to take an AS or will reject you. you could easily do an AS in an easy subject?
 
 
 
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