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    Hello!

    How easy/difficult is it to get your university to release you, once you fulfill their criteria for entry?
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    Onceyou fulfill their criteria for entry, you have to go to your firm offer, as you have met the criteria, and committed to them. If you don't want to go to your firm, the chances of releasing you is little. If you really want to get released, you should do it now instead of during results day.
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    (Original post by trev)
    Onceyou fulfill their criteria for entry, you have to go to your firm offer, as you have met the criteria, and committed to them. If you don't want to go to your firm, the chances of releasing you is little. If you really want to get released, you should do it now instead of during results day.
    Erm, I don't quite agree with that!

    Firstly, you are not "committed to them"....yes, they are committed to YOU, as in if you get the entry requirements then they cannot say no to you since they've offered you a place, but you have every right to turn around and say "No I don't want to go anymore".

    Secondly, although yes, you may not be able to then go to your insurance choice as they would've not expected to be getting you, you could always phone them up and explain that you've rejected your firm and ask them if you can have a place. It's unlikely, but worth a try.

    Finally....just thinking now, when you say "released" do you mean so that they allow you to go to your insurance or something or do you mean that you might not want to go to uni all together? Or go through clearing? As if it's the latter, then again, you're not in a contract which says that if you get the grades you MUST go to that university! It's your choice, and you can decide to go or not, not the universities choice!
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    (Original post by trev)
    Onceyou fulfill their criteria for entry, you have to go to your firm offer, as you have met the criteria, and committed to them. If you don't want to go to your firm, the chances of releasing you is little. If you really want to get released, you should do it now instead of during results day.
    i disagree too. You need to phone up and although technically you have agreed to go there there is no way on earth they can force you - and indeed it's not in their interests to, if you've already shown that you don't want to be there then you are more likely to do poorly and drop out.

    so if you ring and tell them they may be a bit miffed but there's no way they can stop you. they just might kick up a fuss so it will take longer to get into clearing.
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    (Original post by trev)
    If you don't want to go to your firm, the chances of releasing you is little.
    That's not true for Cambridge - they will release you immediately and even have a procedure and a person allocated to deal with it.
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    (Original post by grumballcake)
    That's not true for Cambridge - they will release you immediately and even have a procedure and a person allocated to deal with it.
    Nice to see they're prepared for something with an almost zero probability of happening :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Gaz031)
    Nice to see they're prepared for something with an almost zero probability of happening :rolleyes:
    Ah, they think of everything. I suspect it's probably more for people from overseas, or maybe those who are also applying to Princeton, Yale etc.
 
 
 
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