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UCAS Clearing - help and advice needed??? watch

    • Thread Starter

    Basically I've submitted by application for UCAS and have placed Bristol University as my firm choice, and have also applied for student finance and accomodation for this particular university.

    However, I'm now extremely keen to go to University of Central London instead. The course seems much more up my street, and I'm in love with London as a city itself. Could I be able to earn a place at this university for entry this September through clearing, providing I achieve the grades required for ths course and providing there are spaces on the course? And would I need to re-submit my student finance application, considering the finance I'd receive would differ seeing as its London and accommodation costs would be higher?
    • PS Helper

    PS Helper
    Yes you could earn a place at the university through clearing. It is possible though that they won't be able to offer you a place this September so you need to think about what you will do if that is the case.

    Yes you can sort out your student finance application. A lot of students don't go where they originally intended to go. You can easily change your details by logging on to your online student finance account.

    What do you mean by 'University of Central London'?

    I was in a similar situation and I managed to do a 'swap'.

    You'd be best off emailing or calling the other university that you now want to go to but originally declined. Explain that you believe you've made a mistake and ask them if there would be any chance at all that they would accept you if you got 'released' from the choice you firmed. Keep in mind that they may say no as the course may be full.

    Only if they say yes (preferrably confirmation via email) then you'd be in a position to contact the university you firmed to see if they would release you. They may ask for a reason and have the right to decline your request but they will probably comply.

    You'd have to inform UCAS about all this and you'd have to get both of the universities to call UCAS for them to be able to switch the university you've firmed.

    I've replied on my phone so if anything is unclear feel free to message me abd i'll give you a more detailed response.

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