Originally Posted by YiYang
1)Do you mean that I would have to fill in the STPM results at the UCAS also?
2)Is there a minimum standard that must be reached for the conditional offer to be made for engineering courses for Universities like ICL?
What if my Predicted Grades in school does not appear to be excellent?Will it pull down my application to place like ICL,UMIST?
They stress more on the real results?
Thanks a lot.
There is a lot of confusion in this area. I hope I can help.
Generally, offers(conditional) are made from october to January, that is if you apply immediately or one-two months after the new cycle opens. If you apply at a later date, you should receive an answer from the respective universities 2 months after you have submitted your application. If you are applying for critical courses at good schools(excluding Oxford or Cambridge), please apply before January.
As you can see, most students would not have written their finals yet when they submit their application, so this is where the forecast result comes in. It is absolutely vital that your forecast is good if you're aiming for popular courses at good schools because the schools will use this forecast result to determine, to guage what conditions to set.
If your forecast is BBB, it is unlikely that you would score an AAB or AAA in your a-level, STPM or whatever, which means, there is a high possibility that the university will turn down your application. That is assumming the minimum requirements for the course that you are applying to is higher than BBB.
One may argue that the actual result is all that matters. I agree, because the actual result either confirms your place at a university or 'rejects' your place. But in order for this confirming and rejecting to occur, you need to have something to confirm and reject first. That 'something' are the offers from universities. To get these offers, you need to have a good forecast(for good schools), a decent PS and preferably an exceptional reference letter.