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    Say you got accepted by ONE choice on UCAS, unsuccessful on the other 4... and wanted to re-apply for other courses using the Clearing process... Could I accept my offer from that one university directly rather than through UCAS, to keep that option open, while using Clearing to apply for 5 new ones? Also, with Clearing, can you change your personal statement before re-applying?

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    (Original post by zxcasdqwe)
    Say you got accepted by ONE choice on UCAS, unsuccessful on the other 4... and wanted to re-apply for other courses using the Clearing process... Could I accept my offer from that one university directly rather than through UCAS, to keep that option open, while using Clearing to apply for 5 new ones?
    It would be up to the university you have an offer from, but almost certainly not :no:

    Also, with Clearing, can you change your personal statement before re-applying?
    No.
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    Why is UCAS so restrictive? What if you have more than one interest?
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    (Original post by zxcasdqwe)
    Why is UCAS so restrictive? What if you have more than one interest?
    At some point you have to choose what it is you want to study. With the system as it is, you really have to do that before you apply so you can write your PS accordingly.

    Your personal statement isn't massively important when it comes to Clearing, but if you want to apply for a completely different course there's nothing to stop you writing a second personal statement and offering to email it to the universities you're interested in. They'll still be able to see the original though.
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    Hi thanks for the response. What if (i'm only waiting on one final choices decision), what if I were to accept my offer as soon as possible, be done with UCAS. Then re-register or something to apply for the Clearing process (June-Sep)... Current students are allowed to apply elsewhere yes?
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    (Original post by zxcasdqwe)
    Hi thanks for the response. What if (i'm only waiting on one final choices decision), what if I were to accept my offer as soon as possible, be done with UCAS. Then re-register or something to apply for the Clearing process (June-Sep)... Current students are allowed to apply elsewhere yes?
    You can only apply using account per applications cycle, or you risk voiding one/all of your applications.
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    I feel like I've kinda messed up with my choices and application, and hate that it's another whole year of my life before I get another try...
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    You could try to study abroad! Many countries now offer courses in english, and their application deadlines are later than those in the UK. If you don't go abroad, I'm afraid you'll have to accept your offer or apply through clearing. If you don't want to do that you could still take a gap year there are many interesting things you could do in a gap year If you get organised it doesn't have to be a waste of time!
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    Would the Uni who made me an offer really cancel it if I emailed them and said I'd like to accept the offer, but have deleted my UCAS application by mistake?

    Would they really care how I respond to an offer?
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    With clearing you don't need a personal statement. So for example, if you applied for maths through UCAS and then on results day change your mind and decide to do English, you just call up the Uni that you want to go to and they will usually give you a 5 min phone interview to decide if you sound right for them and then that's it. So, firm your offer, but you this doesn't mean that you have to go there, you can retract at any time.
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    I would like to check Clearing out and see if there's anything on there that I like, but this 1 acceptance offer disqualifies me from eligibility. I'm looking for help with accepting that offer but outwith UCAS, to keep that as an option, while being eligible to late-apply for other courses.
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    (Original post by zxcasdqwe)
    Would the Uni who made me an offer really cancel it if I emailed them and said I'd like to accept the offer, but have deleted my UCAS application by mistake?

    Would they really care how I respond to an offer?
    Not really going to work

    Do you like the university that has made an offer ... if so accept and get the grades

    If you do not like it then reject it and look at extra
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    I'm not mad on it tbh. But it may be my only option. What if I cancel it and see nothing suitable on Clearing or Extra? or I don't get accepted. Year wasted.
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    (Original post by zxcasdqwe)
    I'm not mad on it tbh. But it may be my only option. What if I cancel it and see nothing suitable on Clearing or Extra? or I don't get accepted. Year wasted.
    hmmmmmmm

    1 year wasted or 3 years wasted
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    (Original post by zxcasdqwe)
    I'm not mad on it tbh. But it may be my only option. What if I cancel it and see nothing suitable on Clearing or Extra? or I don't get accepted. Year wasted.
    I think you can ask the units if they have spaces in Extra and if they're likely to accept you before you decline all your offers.
    Don't look at it as a year wasted. See it as a year of opportunity! I applied in 2008 originally and withdrew my offer because a job opportunity came up. I was only going to do it for a year then reapply for 2009, but as I started my job, opportunities to study for more qualifications came up and I now have 5 years work experience behind me going into uni this year!
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    (Original post by zxcasdqwe)
    I'm not mad on it tbh. But it may be my only option. What if I cancel it and see nothing suitable on Clearing or Extra? or I don't get accepted. Year wasted.
    You can check Extra vacancies before you cancel your choice. You don't even have to log into Track - just do the UCAS course search and tick the box saying "Extra only"

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