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    I have been offered places at 4 of my 5 chosen courses. However, I have a problem. The university I would ideally like to go to has given me a lower offer than the university I would like to put as my second choice. Therefore, I'm not sure which to put as my insurance choice as my only choice with lower grades would have been my fifth choice. Does anyone have any advice? Thank you.
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    That is a tricky one, if you dn't mind me asking what uni's are they and is it for a competitive course? You should still be able to put it down as second if you think your likley to get those grades but it really depends
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    I had this problem. Where my 1st choice offer got lowered. And all the rest were higher. You should just put your 1st choice the want u want and make sure u get the results. Tell your school that your set on going to no.1 and the rest are just a formaility, if u dont get no.1 u will reapply next year... then work hard make sure u get no.1 ... gd luck

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    You could put your first choice down as yor firm and your second as your insurance, even if the insurance offer is higher. It doesn't happen much, but there have web ocassionally where people have been accepted into the higher insurance even though they missed the lower firm offer. It's slightly better than sitting with a firm and no insurance at all.
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    You need to ignore grades - they're just a form of marketing. Put the uni you most want to go to as your firm, and your second favourite as your insurance.
 
 
 
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