You have two options for going about it:
(Original post by Dilemma1)
Okay looking for a bit of advice really.
I currently have firmed a choice for a particular univeristy. Ive realised i dont want to do that course anymore. I want to enter clearing but id have to cancel my offer and i want to do that on results day as i dont want to risk not goin to uni at all!
Do i call up the uni on the day that i want to go to and ask if they can hold a place for me while my cancellation goes through or what as il need a clearing number.
Any advice would be recommended. Thanks.
1. Keep your firm choice now, call up your firm on results day if you get in, and ask them to release you from your place. This might not happen immediately, it might even take a few days. As you won't be in Clearing, some universities won't even talk to you in Clearing as they won't be able to see your application and you can't add them as a Clearing choice anyway. Even if you overcome this they won't keep a place open for you indefinitely.
2. Call your firm choice as soon as possible and ask to be rejected, so you're straight into Clearing on results day and don't have the issues I've mentioned above. I'm not sure why you're so keen to keep your firm choice when you don't even want to do that course - surely it would be better to take a gap year than to spend three years and about £45,000 studying something you don't want to study? If you don't want to do that course there's also a good chance you'll drop out, or will under perform.
There's also option 3, Adjustment, though that relies on you meeting and exceeding the conditions of your firm choice. If you do, you can keep your firm choice while contacting other universities about vacancies.
Last edited by Potally_Tissed; 05-08-2012 at 00:08.
For example I would never have gone to my insurance so I emailed them and asked them to remove me therefore meaning if I don't get my firm I can go straight through to clearing on results day, the reason I did it before results was because I was told that it can take up to a week for the uni to realease you from their list and that's time I wasn't going to risk losing so therefore did it now. In ur case you need to still have one uni, if you really don't want to go there on the day you will need to ask them to release you as you no longer want to go there. They may take a day or longer... Without them releasing you, you will not be eligible for clearring so until they remove you from their list you won't be able to apply to other unis so you wil have to beg them to release you quickly.
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Last edited by zara.visanji; 05-08-2012 at 00:10.