After originally applying through UCAS for the courses i would like to do, i have now decided i would like to defer my place this year (should have done it to start with but didnt )
Could you please advise me on what i can do (I have all the offers i want (which is all 6!) )
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- Thread Starter
- 31-01-2006 20:14
- 31-01-2006 20:36
I've got this problem too, although I've only heard from 2 unis. I think you need to go through the firm and insurance acceptances, and then write to whichever ones you choose and ask if they'll let you defer. Either that, or withdraw altogether and start all over again.
susiemakemeblue is probably the best person to ask on this one though.
- PS Reviewer
- 31-01-2006 20:50
If you haven't got all of your offers, then write to all of the 6 the unis and tell them.
If you have got 6 choices and are pretty sure which you will choose as your firm and insurance then you only need to write to them, although if you want to choose soon then it might be an idea to phone them.
But if you're not sure whether you really want to defer then you can defer right up until you actually go to uni (ie end of September!). So it would be better to not defer now if you're unsure. Obviosuly, if you do it after results day you'll already know where you're going and so only need to contact the one uni.
- 31-01-2006 21:34
I deferred my place when i didn't even have all my offers in. I basically just emailed all of them first and after I realised they weren't taking me seriously, I found that actually ringing them and speaking to a human voice greatly helps get things moving and it convinces the university that you are serious. Also, the reason I was deferring entry was because I got a job offer at a firm that was related to my course so they didn't mind at all, so just note that they will be more willing to defer if you have a good excuse. However, even if you have just decided that you suddenly want to travel for a year instead, then its still worth a try. But start ringing them up from now and then they will try and sort it out in advance. It also helps if your college writes a supporting letter/email.