If I've already accepted an offer from a fairly okay University, say, Queen Mary but would like to enter Clearing to get a place in a better University, say, King's.
Is that possible?
Lots of work?
How does Clearing work? You call the University and they confirm your place over phone if you've got the grades or do they say they might give you the place if you add it on UCAS before anyone else or something?
Like first come, first serve.
Isn't that a bad thing for someone who's already confirmed a place in a specific University because they need to release them first?
This is so confusing!
Any help would be appreciated.
I believe, and correct me anyone if im wrong, that if you get the grades for your first choice offer you have to accept it. If its your insurance then i think you would be allowed to go into clearing but you would have to phone the university and then tell them to release you.
Clearing is the spare places university's have because not enough students have got the grades to get into that uni. Newspapers such as the independent publish the clearing places.
What i've done is gone through all the university's in the country where i would like to go to and got the entry requirements for each of them and the contact details of the admissions office so if i dont get into my first choice (please god PLEASE) then im more than well prepared for the clearing aspect of it.
Oh yeah its first come first serve. My friend was seconds away from getting a place at university and then the woman on the phone was like, oh unlucky the place has just gone so you need to be fast and well prepared.
You do not have to accept your first offer, if they accept you and you do not whant to go ask them to release you into clearing.
Best to do this after you have telephoned around and found a "better" place and not everyone will have spaces.
In clearing what they will do is ask if you are in clearing, if yes then they will ask you to refer yourself via UCAS to the course they are offering you. But as previous poster has said speed and preparedness is key, many clearing offers are 24 hours at most as the Universities are businesses and not really wanting to waste time as people spend days shopping around, they need to fill and close their courses and move on.
You can ask them to release you when you get your results. But make sure the course is available at wherever you want to go first. Contact them directly and see if they would consider your application, if yes, then you can ask to be released by your firm.
Queen Mary is a great university, and if you meet your requirements, you must go there.
Unfortunately, clearing works in a way that it posts 'free places' of courses that have not enough subscribers. So, I HIGHLY doubt that Kings will be in it.
If you wanted to check, you'd have to drop out of your firm to even be entered, but for most, the deadline to do so was 2 days ago.
IF you want to go to the university, you can contact them and ask if they have spare places, however, this is unlikely, so you could just do 1 year at Queen Mary and then transfer to Kings in the second year to avoid risen fees.
PM for any questions, hope I helped, good luck! x
Guys please help me. I have a firm and insurance but have now decided that it would be better to go to my insuarance so how does it work. Do i phone my firm and say can you release me
If King's is in Clearing (note the if; it is extremely unlikely), then they will not discuss offering you a place unless you can give them your Clearing number, which you won't have until QMUL have released you, which will not happen instantly. You cannot hang on to your QMUL place whilst trying for a King's place.
QMUL is a good university and I think you need to decide what means more to you - going to Kings, or going to University this September.
Thank you all!
I'm going for Queen Mary.
Any tips for requesting to change course? I have a few questions.