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    I am a mature student and not applying solely on the basis of my A Levels, but also previous HE qualifications.

    A course I want to apply for is available in UCAS Extra, but I was wondering if it would be better to wait and go through clearing.

    For a course that your qualifications put you on the borderline of getting an offer or not, are your chances of success elevated if you go through clearing?

    Are admissions departments inclined to make more lenient offers for courses in clearing than they otherwise would have done early on in the application process?

    I think this too - that admission tutors would be more lenient when applying through clearing. Especially with the new process being they can accept students with ABB as much as they like!!!

    However, I do think its risky if you wait for clearing. I took a look at the extra courses available and which Unis are offering and they looked really good! I wouldn't personally risk it.

    Can you change to clearing once you've applied to extra?? I'm sure I heard you can't?

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    Unis don't want people to drop out as it makes them look bad. They have statistics from people who have done the course before and know what you need to be successful. So if you don't meet that it doesn't matter when you apply - you won't get it.

    Also, unis may think you're just desperate for anything and not as committed to the course/uni.

    And they might be in Clearing but only have 3 places available. If you're the 4th you won't get in. But in Extra they may have more space, and fewer people applying.

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