Unconditional Offers.

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SluttyButty Tue 16-Jan-18 17:34:46

DD has started to receive offers but never having gone to uni myself can anyone explain the importance of an unconditional offer please?
She decided against applying to Oxbridge as she didn’t feel it a good fit for her. She’s been given this offer with Leicester (this was a last minute decision so we haven’t seen it). So if anyone can talk to me about it. Btw she’s still waiting on an offer from her first choice if that makes a difference.

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PurpleDaisies Tue 16-Jan-18 17:36:29

It means whatever her grades, she can definitely go to uni. Sometimes unis do it for students they really like to motivate them to choose their university.

PurpleDaisies Tue 16-Jan-18 17:37:36

She doesn’t have to make any decisions until all her offers are in.

Callamia Tue 16-Jan-18 17:39:42

There’s no particular importance about it, only that Leicester think that she’s already displayed that she’s capable of the programme, and they really want her.

Quite a lot of places are making unconditional offers now. It makes sense to me - if someone has all A’s at GCSE and A’s at A1 (or whatever it is now), then it’s unlikley that they’re going to fail or deviate wildly from a standard offer.

It’s also a bit of a ploy to get you to at least choose them as second choice... but if many places are doing this now, then it’s unlikely to sway the decision making process.

TinklyLittleLaugh Tue 16-Jan-18 17:40:59

Unconditional means they'll let her in whatever her results. Slightly less popular universities make them to students with a solid record of high academic achievement and good predicted grades in order to try and persuade them to make them first choice.

My DD got one last year from Birmingham. She was tempted (she gets a little nervous about exams) but declined because she was confident of getting what she needed for her first choice. I think it was the right decision for her; she's a lazy article and may well have been tempted to coast her A levels.

woodlanddreamer Tue 16-Jan-18 17:42:08

Many unconditional offers are only unconditional if you make them your firm choice. No need to make any decisions until all the offers are in.

dorislessingscat Tue 16-Jan-18 17:45:39

I posted this on another thread as well.

There are more university places than there are students applying. Universities are desperate for applicants. Some use unconditional offers to try to increase applicants.

Your DD should pick her true first choice and not be swayed by unconditionals.


LottieandSeth Tue 16-Jan-18 17:45:40

DS18 has been offered unconditional but has to accept at beginning of May to secure the place instead of waiting for results from his course in July

SluttyButty Tue 16-Jan-18 18:48:34

Thanks everyone, that makes it a bit clearer. No point in asking her at the moment because she’s biting my head off at the moment whilst doing her mocks that she claims she doesn’t give a fig about.
Tinkly mine is a bit lazy at times and openly admits she could have got more A* if she’d tried harder.

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TinklyLittleLaugh Tue 16-Jan-18 19:38:02

Slutty In the end mine decided to stretch herself for her first choice and it paid off.

Landed Tue 16-Jan-18 19:46:25

If you accept an unconditional but do exceptionally better than thought guess you can't change and apply for adjustment after results day can you?

StellaTins Tue 16-Jan-18 20:36:42

Well done to her. Leicester offer unconditionals which count even if you put them as your insurance which is quite unusual.

Just check that this is still the same but if it is and she likes it she's got a guaranteed place even if she chooses another firm and misses it.

StellaTins Tue 16-Jan-18 20:37:36

No Landed, you can't go through extra if you take an unconditional offer.

Inthishouse Tue 16-Jan-18 20:41:21

I'm pretty sure you can go through adjustment if that happens Landed. I'd probably give UCAS a ring just to be on the safe side though.

StellaTins Tue 16-Jan-18 21:12:58

Sorry, I meant adjustment not extra

You can't do it if you accept an unconditional.

Inthishouse Tue 16-Jan-18 21:48:10


Inthishouse Tue 16-Jan-18 21:48:49

Above link suggests adjustment with unconditional is indeed possible

StellaTins Wed 17-Jan-18 19:02:13

Inthis, it's the time limit that means you can't use adjustment if you take an unconditional before August 31st.

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