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    If I am considering several gap year schemes but also want to apply to university what are the options to me?

    I'm not interested in taking a gap year if I don't get onto one of the schemes but if I don't get one of my top choices I would probably prefer one of the gap year schemes.

    Do you have to state you want deferred entry when applying or can you tell them at a later date? (I.e when accepting/ rejecting offers)

    Also, if I get accepted by one of my middlish universities next year but also have an offer for an amazing gap year scheme and reject the offer and take the gap year will it count against me if I reapplied to the same place next year?
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    you can tell them at a later date, some will agree some won't. ring up their admissions offices before hand and ask them what their normal stance is.
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    you can tell them at a later date, some will agree some won't. ring up their admissions offices before hand and ask them what their normal stance is.
    Ah okay thank you, do you know what the likelihood is of acceptance? Are they usually quite accepting in such circumstances or do many reject it?
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    Ah okay thank you, do you know what the likelihood is of acceptance? Are they usually quite accepting in such circumstances or do many reject it?
    I asked 3 universities last year if I could defer, and they were all fine with it. I've never heard of anyone being told they can't defer, although I'm sure it does happen. You should just email your choices and see what they say.
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    As long as you don't mess the uni around they're unlikely to care if you decline their offer and then reapply. You can withdraw right up until the day you're supposed to go, but the earlier you tell them the better. If it's after results day then they will be able to offer your place to someone else, and before that it doesn't matter so much as they give out many more offers than they have places as they know people will withdraw (or miss their offer).

    As long as you have a good reason, which you do, asking to defer shouldn't be a problem.
 
 
 
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