I've applied to study Economics at all my university choices but I really only want to go to my Firm choice (Reading) now because I feel the course content completely suits me and it's not too far from home either as I plan to travel.
However, their requirement is ABB.. Realistically, I'm confident I'll get BBB. So, I'm confused whether I should put it up as my firm choice because I've heard that once I'm rejected on UCAS they won't take me through clearing either (even though their requirements will probably be lower)??
Do you think I should put it up as my firm choice and Hertfordshire as my insurance (they want BBB). And then on results day if I'm rejected by Reading and got three B's I can get Hertfordshire to reject me and try for Reading through clearing?? It's a risk but I really am passionate about the course at Reading....So confused!
Any advice is helpful
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- 24-03-2013 18:46
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- 24-03-2013 19:04
If a uni has spaces in Clearing they would consider you for them before rejecting you. They can take some people who miss their offer. So if they reject you then you won't get in through Clearing for the same course, because they've already considered if you're suitable.
Don't put down Hertfordshire as your insurance if you don't want to go there.
- 25-03-2013 19:02
I'm in exactly the same situation with Reading and Swansea. I've heard that if you choose them as your firm they're likely to still accept you with BBB. Not sure whether this is true though..
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- 26-03-2013 15:00
There are a lot of variables involved which not even the university can predict so there is always the chance they will reject you but if you miss your grades then your firm choice gets dibs on whether they want you or not before you get passed to your insurance or into clearing.
This is why it is REALLY important to chose your favourite university as your firm and somewhere you would be HAPPY to go to as your insurance REGARDLESS of the grades they're asking for.
Don't pick a firm or insurance that you don't want to go to - it's better to get straight into clearing than be committed to a place you don't want.
Similarly don't try to play games or second guess what will happen based on your offers and predictions.