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    So I only got as levels due to personal reasons, I thought I would have to go on to a2 2 years after I should have left however I found the degree I wanted with a foundation year. I came across a local uni (Southampton I live in Bournemouth but it's about 20-30 mins on the train) but they wanted 80 ucas points from 2 completed a levels. I decided to message them anyway and she got back to me saying they probably will not accept me due to the fact I do not have full a levels. I then found a uni in london which was the second closest for the foundation degree I wanted who accepted me and told me to make the offer through clearing then they accepted me on clearing. I want to ideally stay in my home town and I realised if I lived in london I would be broke but also if I traveled to london 2 times a week that it would be hard and also financially draining. But I decided to stick with it.

    This morning I got a call from Southampton telling me that they have read my email (I sent this before I spoke to their advisor) and they said they would be happy to provisionally accept me on the basis I can provide evidence of the grades.

    I really didn't think they'd accept me seeing as my maths is at a grade d (never attempted a resit after year 11 but I fully plan to in the future) and the fact my a2 levels didn't get taken, my as levels are okay though.

    So my question is can I change places as this uni will be a lot easier to get too and less financially draining, thanks.


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    So is this Clearing choice now confirmed on track? If so, then to change places then you need to call the university up and asked to be released back into Clearing again, then you can add Southampton.
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    Hi
    So I only got as levels due to personal reasons, I thought I would have to go on to a2 2 years after I should have left however I found the degree I wanted with a foundation year. I came across a local uni (Southampton I live in Bournemouth but it's about 20-30 mins on the train) but they wanted 80 ucas points from 2 completed a levels. I decided to message them anyway and she got back to me saying they probably will not accept me due to the fact I do not have full a levels. I then found a uni in london which was the second closest for the foundation degree I wanted who accepted me and told me to make the offer through clearing then they accepted me on clearing. I want to ideally stay in my home town and I realised if I lived in london I would be broke but also if I traveled to london 2 times a week that it would be hard and also financially draining. But I decided to stick with it.

    This morning I got a call from Southampton telling me that they have read my email (I sent this before I spoke to their advisor) and they said they would be happy to provisionally accept me on the basis I can provide evidence of the grades.

    I really didn't think they'd accept me seeing as my maths is at a grade d (never attempted a resit after year 11 but I fully plan to in the future) and the fact my a2 levels didn't get taken, my as levels are okay though.

    So my question is can I change places as this uni will be a lot easier to get too and less financially draining, thanks.


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    You can ask to be released back into clearing, but this could take some time- around 24 hours is usual.

    You need to contact Southampton ASAP (phoning is best) and explain the situation, and ask how long they will hold your offer for. If they will hold it for long enough (hopefully 48 hours or more) then ask to be released, and then add Southampton as a clearing choice. If they won't hold the offer for very long, then things become more risky- would you rather go to London than lose out on both places?

    Don't forget you can get student finance for a foundation year at a university. This may help you cope with the financial problems you are facing. You may also be entitled to bursaries from the universities.
 
 
 
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