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    Okay, so let me lay down the basics.

    My teachers gave me free reign with my predicted grades and I ended up with AAA. I only applied for universities (biomedical sciences) asking for AAB and have had conditional offers back now. On Thursday I got my results back and I have 90+% in all of my exams and I truly believe that I can get... some A*s at the end of the year.

    I am so happy with these results but this habit of underestimating myself and my predicted grades, which I honestly believed were what I could achieve at the time, meant I couldn't apply to a university I really wanted to go to. I now have that opportunity if I do get what I hope for. But I don't know... what exactly is allowed?

    Ultimately, my question(s) is can you drop out of your university place at the last minute? Would you even advise it? If I did take a year out and reapply, what could I do in that time? Also, can you reapply to the same universities (even post rejection of their offering a place)? Or is there some other obvious option I am missing?
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    Look at Adjustment, if you meet and exceed the conditions of your firm choice you have a chance to apply to other choices while still keeping your original firm choice in case you don't find anything.
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    (Original post by Hubs)
    Okay, so let me lay down the basics.

    My teachers gave me free reign with my predicted grades and I ended up with AAA. I only applied for universities (biomedical sciences) asking for AAB and have had conditional offers from all of them. On Thursday I got my results back and I have 90+% in all of my exams and I truly believe that I can get two, if not three A* at the end of the year.

    I have been told I have a habit of underestimating myself and I'm just starting to see it. My predicted grades, which I honestly believed were what I could achieve at the time, meant I couldn't apply to a university I really wanted to go to. I now have that opportunity if I do get what I hope for. But I don't know... what exactly is allowed?

    I am reluctant to reject all my offers in case this ends badly but if I do get these A*s I don't think I'd be happy settling, knowing I could potentially be living that dream.

    Ultimately, my question(s) is can you drop out of your university place at the last minute? Would you even advise it? If I did take a year out and reapply, what could I do in that time? Also, can you reapply to the same universities (even post rejection of their offering a place)?
    On results day if you do get the A*'s required for your favourite university you can go through 'adjustment' (the opposite to Clearing) and apply. If they accept you, you can decline the offer you firmed previously. Most universities are in adjustment...with the exception of Oxbridge.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Look at Adjustment, if you meet and exceed the conditions of your firm choice you have a chance to apply to other choices while still keeping your original firm choice in case you don't find anything.
    I had no idea this existed, it is beautiful. Thank you very much, I'll look into it.
 
 
 
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