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    I'm in year 13 atm, have applied for deferred entry but have decided to decline any offers I get and reapply during my gap year, due to a change of mind. I just wondered, what's the process like then?

    I'll already have my A Level results, so what would any offers come up as? Would they just be straight up offers/declines? And if so, can I just accept then and there or is it still a lengthy process like it is for those applying in upper sixth?

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    (Original post by vikkigos)
    I'm in year 13 atm, have applied for deferred entry but have decided to decline any offers I get and reapply during my gap year, due to a change of mind. I just wondered, what's the process like then?

    I'll already have my A Level results, so what would any offers come up as? Would they just be straight up offers/declines? And if so, can I just accept then and there or is it still a lengthy process like it is for those applying in upper sixth?

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    Hi, I did exactly the same as you.

    It's SO much easier than applying in year 13! I rewrote my personal statement but you can still use the one you originally applied with. You just put in your A-Level results along with all your GCSE's etc and the universities will give you Unconditional offers if they want you! They seem to reply much more quickly - I got an offer from one university the day after I sent my application and the rest within a few weeks, where the first time round I'd waited a few months until I had all five replies.

    The only annoying thing I've found is that it's taking extra long to sort my student finance out because I didn't cancel it after originally applying. If you have not yet applied for any student finance then you are fine, but if you have, make sure you cancel it before the September you were due to start along with your UCAS application.
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    (Original post by gerahumu)
    Hi, I did exactly the same as you.

    It's SO much easier than applying in year 13! I rewrote my personal statement but you can still use the one you originally applied with. You just put in your A-Level results along with all your GCSE's etc and the universities will give you Unconditional offers if they want you! They seem to reply much more quickly - I got an offer from one university the day after I sent my application and the rest within a few weeks, where the first time round I'd waited a few months until I had all five replies.

    The only annoying thing I've found is that it's taking extra long to sort my student finance out because I didn't cancel it after originally applying. If you have not yet applied for any student finance then you are fine, but if you have, make sure you cancel it before the September you were due to start along with your UCAS application.
    Ah what a relief! I haven't applied for student finance yet so it sounds like it's going to be a lot less stressful than it was this year. How exciting. Thanks a lot
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    (Original post by vikkigos)
    I'm in year 13 atm, have applied for deferred entry but have decided to decline any offers I get and reapply during my gap year, due to a change of mind. I just wondered, what's the process like then?

    I'll already have my A Level results, so what would any offers come up as? Would they just be straight up offers/declines? And if so, can I just accept then and there or is it still a lengthy process like it is for those applying in upper sixth?

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    I did the same as you, definitely easier to apply in your gap year. Only difficult bit is getting references from your tutors from your sixth form college a year later. Apart from that, replies were easier as if you already have the grades, unis will probably give you unconditionals so accommodation is a lot easier and you'll have first pick!

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