11-04-2005, 12:48 AM #1
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
What is the difference between a conditional offer and an unconditional offer?
This may seem like an obvious question but can anyone tell me what the difference is between a conditional and an unconditional offer? I have one of each and they both state HepB and CRB. Does it mean that a conditional offer isn't a complete offer???? Any help would be appreciated?
11-04-2005, 01:01 AM #2
A conditional offer is conditional on you gaining specific grades/results in whatever qualifications you're currently studying. An unconditional offer has no such strings attached (so usually for people who already have appropriate quals).
Any offer you get from a med school will be contingent on getting vaccinations, passing the health and police check, etc.
11-04-2005, 01:04 AM #3
They are effectively the same thing in your case. Basically, the med school that has given you a conditional offer is saying that your place is dependent on HepB immunisation and a satisfactory CRB check and the one giving you an unconditional offer isn't saying that. However, if you read the admissions small print in the latter case, it'll probably say that these are requirements of matriculation anyway.
This is one thing that med schools do seem to vary on when communicating with UCAS, some standardisation needed I think.
Anyway, well done on getting two offers.
Last edited by Sipadan; 11-04-2005 at 01:07 AM.