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Applying with the minimum average.

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Hi so I'm applying to a university in which the cut off is 85% and I have an 86%, they accept 200 people. What are my chances of getting in? (I'm not sure what the other averages are and I don't want to reveal the program)
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Have you done research on this program, if they actually let in students with 86 avgs. Like a lot of universities say that they require a low 80 but in the end it turns out to be a low 90. So do you know anybody who has got in with an 85 or 86 avg? Or do you know anyone who is in this program and what avg they got.
Not trying to discourage you, but its the best I can do if I don't know the program. :)
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It depends on the program and the school. We can't help without that information.
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Lol, OP is scared to reveal the program because he doesn't want more people with higher averages applying since he thinks that it'll decrease his chances. hahahahaha
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Get a grip on your stupidity please. This is the internet, not a class full of jockeys. If you dont have any piece of information that could help then move along.
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Don't be afraid to apply just because there isn't a guarantee you'll get in. It's $50 or thinking for the rest of your life what if I had just applied? That said, don't get your hopes up and definitely have some safety programs that you are really interested in because for a small program, I wouldn't bet on getting in with the minimum average.
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OP, the cut off does not mean that if you have that grade you will be accepted. It just means that that is the lowest grade they will accept to consider your application. Whether or not it is sufficient will depend on how many people apply and what their grades are like and whether or not the program uses other criteria for making offers like a supplemental app, audition, interview, or portfolio. The actual lowest grade accepted is going to vary year to year depending on the applicant pool. With a minimum cut off of 85% and an enrollment cap of 200, I would hazard a guess that it is a moderately competitive program to get accepted to and chances are you are going to need a significantly higher grade than the cut off to be accepted.  

If you want to get a better idea if you have a shot you need to know what the average acceptance grade was last year for the program in question. That still won't guarantee that if your mark is above that you'll get in, but you have a better shot.   
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