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Can you apply to courses higher than predicted grades?

If a course entry requirement is AAA but your predicted grades are AAB, can you apply and get an offer saying that they'll accept you if you get AAA in the real A-Levels, subject to everything else like PS being good.
Original post by kwakraon
If a course entry requirement is AAA but your predicted grades are AAB, can you apply and get an offer saying that they'll accept you if you get AAA in the real A-Levels, subject to everything else like PS being good.

Yes.

Just make sure that you don't use up too many of your five slots on universities where their requirements are above your predictions - else there's a risk of getting five rejections.

Having one or two of your five as "aspirational" choices (where it's a bit of a long shot) is fine.
The usual advice for your 5 choices are :
1 or 2 just above your predicted grades - 1 grade and not in a vital subject
2 or 3 at your predicted grades - these are your most likely offers
at least 1 well below your predicted grades as your potential Insurance choice.

Some Unis will make 'aspirational' offers for some subjects to those who are predicted grades just below their offer.
Just remember that those are the grades they want in August, so you need to be prepared to work harder to achieve at that level and not just assume they will take you.
Original post by kwakraon
If a course entry requirement is AAA but your predicted grades are AAB, can you apply and get an offer saying that they'll accept you if you get AAA in the real A-Levels, subject to everything else like PS being good.


You can but make sure you have other options at your predicated grades they recommend 1 prospective 1 safety and 3 at your grade level. One word of advice is make sure you actually like your options see so many on here on results day “Help I don’t want to go to my insurance choice.” Why did you apply there then?

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