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UCAS Conditional offer

I submitted my UCAS application in January and I have received my conditional offers from the 5 choices I have chosen. I want to study a Computer Science degree with a foundation year at Coventry University.

I am required to get 56 UCAS tariff points, but I might be able to just provide 40. I could get 60 if I achieve a merit in my level 3 BTEC IT course, but not a certainty.

How likely am to be rejected if I don’t quite meet their conditional UCAS requirement?
Original post by Jmurray171
I submitted my UCAS application in January and I have received my conditional offers from the 5 choices I have chosen. I want to study a Computer Science degree with a foundation year at Coventry University.

I am required to get 56 UCAS tariff points, but I might be able to just provide 40. I could get 60 if I achieve a merit in my level 3 BTEC IT course, but not a certainty.

How likely am to be rejected if I don’t quite meet their conditional UCAS requirement?

In the scenario you outline are you considering 40 to be "not quite" 56?
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No. My main point is if I was to fall short whether it is 10, 5 or 2 UCAS points, will I get a definite rejection?
No-one knows the answer to this - not even Coventry - as it depends entirely on how everyone else who is holding an offer does, who fulfils their offer, how many places there are and if Coventry needs to take any 'near miss' or not to fill the course.

So unless you have a crystal-ball, its total guesswork.
Original post by Jmurray171
No. My main point is if I was to fall short whether it is 10, 5 or 2 UCAS points, will I get a definite rejection?

Coventry University will handle this the same as any other university. First they will confirm the place of every "firm" offer-holder who has met their offer conditions. Then they will confirm the place of every "insurance" offer-holder who has not accepted by the firm choice, but who met the met the conditions of their insurance offer from Coventry. The university has to confirm the place of all these offer-holders, even if it means they are forced to accept more candidates than they'd ideally like (i.e. if more candidates met their offer conditions than they were expecting to).

If, having done this, there are no spaces left on the course, then "near miss" candidates (i.e. those who just missed their offer conditions) will be out of luck. :frown:

However, if there are still some places left, they'll look to their "near miss" candidates to fill them. That means you could still have your place confirmed, even if you miss your offer requirements. However, nobody (even the university itself) can tell you how likely that is, as nobody knows how everyone will do in their forthcoming exams.

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