AAAdmissions Blog

This blog is maintained by the Undergraduate Admissions Tutors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol. Here you will find FAQ answers and news updates on our admissions process. For more information, visit the Department home page or the undergraduate admissions home page.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

FAQ: What happens if I don't get the grades for my conditional offer?

It depends.  Once the results come out, we figure out how many offer-holders have achieved their grades.  If there are still places remaining, then we start to look at "near miss" candidates.  We'll take the top near-miss candidates until we either run out of places or of suitable people.  Ranking is done based on point scores or sometimes individual subjects - it's hard to say exactly without knowing the people and places available.  Historically, we usually take a single digit number of "near miss" candidates, but of course that's not a guarantee that there'll be any room left in the coming year.

In recent years (1617, 1718) competition for places has meant we have not generally been able to accept near-misses.