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Does Edinburgh University accept missed grades?

To provide context l'm plus flag (contextual) and l've got an offer of ABB (reduced) due to 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 l'm plus flag (contextual) and l've got an offer of ABB (reduced) due to 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.

You could try contacting the Widening Participation office. They are very responsive. But decisions regarding entry grade requirements are decided in the actual schools. You could contact WP and perhaps, if possible, ask guidance teacher at school for letter of support of your situation as evidence?
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Original post by Anonymous
You could try contacting the Widening Participation office. They are very responsive. But decisions regarding entry grade requirements are decided in the actual schools. You could contact WP and perhaps, if possible, ask guidance teacher at school for letter of support of your situation as evidence?


Thank you so much for this, I'll try this if I pluck up the courage to ask my guidance teacher... but also do you have any ideas for how I would structure such a email to the uni from me without coming off in a weird light?
Original post by viovio222
Thank you so much for this, I'll try this if I pluck up the courage to ask my guidance teacher... but also do you have any ideas for how I would structure such a email to the uni from me without coming off in a weird light?

The uni is accustomed to such situations. edinburgh university now gives same support/consideration to care experienced young people and estranged young people. I would email admissions for the college where you applied and explain situation (attach letter from guidance teacher as support) and see what they say? Your guidance teacher wants you to succeed. They will (hopefully) support you.

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