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    Well, despite applying for uni this year, and firming, I'm 99% sure that I want to take a gap year and reapply for a different course in 2014. Given that I most likely have achieved my firm/insurance offer, what do I do when I get my results tomorrow? I know I need to talk to the admissions officer at my school about applying next year, but do I just go on track and withdraw my application to cancel? Or do I need to phone up the admission offices of my chosen unis and explain?

    Really stressing, especially as I might have screwed my A levels, any advice would be much appreciated
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    Phone the university up and ask if you can defer.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Phone the university up and ask if you can defer.
    Ah that's the thing though, I don't want to defer, I pretty much want to start a whole new application....do I just do the same but tell them I'm not going to uni this year?
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    (Original post by garyheehee)
    Ah that's the thing though, I don't want to defer, I pretty much want to start a whole new application....do I just do the same but tell them I'm not going to uni this year?
    Sorry, late and tired - didn't read it all entirely.

    In that case yes, you need to phone whichever university you get in to to inform them that you will not be taking up the place. If you're absolutely sure, it's easier WRT to starting a new application if they can reject/release you ... but not absolutely vital, they have no way to force you to go there.
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    (Original post by garyheehee)
    Ah that's the thing though, I don't want to defer, I pretty much want to start a whole new application....do I just do the same but tell them I'm not going to uni this year?
    You should be able to withdraw just from Track, that's what I did this time last year when I decided I didn't want to go to my firm or insurance choices.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Sorry, late and tired - didn't read it all entirely.

    In that case yes, you need to phone whichever university you get in to to inform them that you will not be taking up the place. If you're absolutely sure, it's easier WRT to starting a new application if they can reject/release you ... but not absolutely vital, they have no way to force you to go there.

    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    You should be able to withdraw just from Track, that's what I did this time last year when I decided I didn't want to go to my firm or insurance choices.
    Okay, that's much simpler than I thought it'd be, thanks a lot and hope it goes well tomorrow! (If you are getting results)
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    (Original post by garyheehee)
    Okay, that's much simpler than I thought it'd be, thanks a lot and hope it goes well tomorrow! (If you are getting results)
    Thanks, and best of luck to you too!
 
 
 
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