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UCAS/Oxford Predicted Grades!

RightTwixRightTwix 9 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 13 New Member
Hello!! I'm not sure how to enter predicted grades into my UCAS app? My teacher recommender is unable to predict my AP grades because she is not my AP teacher, and the application is not allowing me to enter other recommenders/ people?

Please help! The application is due in 3 days and I am very stressed!

-A very VERY confused American
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  • kiwi351kiwi351 33 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    This is something the person writing your recommendation has to do. Tell them to ask your other AP teachers about your predicted grades. This is something that your referee has to do in parallel to your recommendation, so you technically have no control over it, except by telling your referee to hurry up.
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 6345 replies48 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6,393 Senior Member
    edited October 2018
    As @kiwi351 said, the person who posts your recommendation has to provide the predicted grades. Unless they are familiar with 'predicting', however, you should provide them with the relevant information:

    =Oxford will be most interested in the scores for 'relevant' APs (by subject or type, eg essay-based or quantitative) to the course that you are applying for;

    =that predicted scores of less than 5 in relevant subjects are probably a deal breaker

    =that you need at least 3 total of achieved / predicted 5s


    Equally, you need to remember that the tutors can pick what combination of scores they want from your predictions when making an offer, so you have to be ready, willing & able to deliver on whatever is predicted.

    Ime, most US recommenders are happy to 'predict' whatever you want them to- there are no negative repercussions for them for getting it wrong (as there can be in the UK, where accuracy of predictions matters), and you are the one who has to deliver the scores or lose an offer.
    edited October 2018
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  • RightTwixRightTwix 9 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Ahh my teacher already sent in the recommendation, and the reason I know she can't provide the predicted grades is because UCAS emailed me about it... Is there anything I can do at this point?
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 6345 replies48 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6,393 Senior Member
    edited October 2018
    she has to amend her rec- she may have to contact UCAS directly to do so. Afaik, there is no other option. Students are not allowed to post their own predictions (for the obvious reasons!)
    edited October 2018
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  • VickiSoCalVickiSoCal 3353 replies33 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,386 Senior Member
    This happened to us as our guidance counselor did not put in predicted IB/AP scores when he initially responded. He was able to go in and amend his response but it was a bit of a chore to get him to do it and get the teachers to give him those numbers. No one at our high school had applied to a UK university for at least 7 years.
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