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Student at University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

Does Edinburgh uni accept lower grades?

To provide context I'm plus flag and I've got an offer for ABB because of that. Anyways, I'm struggling especially bad my with mental health this year which I haven't been able to reach out for outside sources for help with, apart from 'counselling' at school, due to problems at home/ with parents. So basically I don't think I can achieve ABB and I'm wondering if there's ANY chance that Edinburgh uni would accept lower grades if you're plus flag... even ABC in this case or BBB or lower? If not, is there any way of me going there if I do achieve below ABB and they reject..clearing etc despite the low chances. it's just been my dream uni for AGES and it sucks that this opportunity can be ruined by my own mental health and situation no matter how hard I'm trying- and I don't think I'd cope if I wasn't able to leave home and attend.
Original post by viovio222
To provide context I'm plus flag and I've got an offer for ABB because of that. Anyways, I'm struggling especially bad my with mental health this year which I haven't been able to reach out for outside sources for help with, apart from 'counselling' at school, due to problems at home/ with parents. So basically I don't think I can achieve ABB and I'm wondering if there's ANY chance that Edinburgh uni would accept lower grades if you're plus flag... even ABC in this case or BBB or lower? If not, is there any way of me going there if I do achieve below ABB and they reject..clearing etc despite the low chances. it's just been my dream uni for AGES and it sucks that this opportunity can be ruined by my own mental health and situation no matter how hard I'm trying- and I don't think I'd cope if I wasn't able to leave home and attend.

It would depend on the course and how close your grades are when they do come out. The best option if you’re not sure you will achieve the requirements is message the department to see what they may accept if you do not achieve their grade boundaries.
Student at University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
I’m in a very similar position, looking at hopefully getting ABC but got offered ABB to study chemistry at edinburgh. Maths just has been a struggle and it is looking unlikely i’ll get a B so unsure if they would accept ABC.

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