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    Hi guys,

    Here is the situation, I have studied a foundation degree at my current college who is in partner with a Univeristy (2 Years). I now want to go on to a 3rd year, I have applied to 3 universities through UCAS and as a back up I applied directly (not through UCAS) for the top up year at my University (I am guaranteed a place providing I pass my FdA). I got a conditional offer straight away from my current one, and I am also in contact with the other Uni's (sending portfolios etc.)

    My current Uni is asking for my decision as soon as possible. My question is, can I accept this offer so that I know I will have a secure place and then decline it later if one of my higher choices offers me a place? Will I be able to continue with my UCAS choices as the current uni was direct and not through UCAS?

    I'm so confused and don't want any backlash to occur with my top choices because I have accepted this place. I also don't want any problems as I'm technically already at this University.

    Thanks!
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    Once you have accepted your first choice, I believe that decision sticks but you may be able to withdraw that but it will mean it cannot be a 2nd choice either I think.
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    (Original post by Pandora666)
    Hi guys,

    Here is the situation, I have studied a foundation degree at my current college who is in partner with a Univeristy (2 Years). I now want to go on to a 3rd year, I have applied to 3 universities through UCAS and as a back up I applied directly (not through UCAS) for the top up year at my University (I am guaranteed a place providing I pass my FdA). I got a conditional offer straight away from my current one, and I am also in contact with the other Uni's (sending portfolios etc.)

    My current Uni is asking for my decision as soon as possible. My question is, can I accept this offer so that I know I will have a secure place and then decline it later if one of my higher choices offers me a place? Will I be able to continue with my UCAS choices as the current uni was direct and not through UCAS?

    I'm so confused and don't want any backlash to occur with my top choices because I have accepted this place. I also don't want any problems as I'm technically already at this University.

    Thanks!
    Yes you can - but check the small print of anything you sign/agree to to make sure that there are no penalties for changing your mind.

    UCAS don't allow you to hold 2 offers *within the UCAS scheme* - that means any offers you hold outside UCAS are entirely OK.
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    (Original post by Unbearable)
    Once you have accepted your first choice, I believe that decision sticks but you may be able to withdraw that but it will mean it cannot be a 2nd choice either I think.
    This only applies to offers accepted through UCAS. Direct applications are independent of UCAS rules.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Yes you can - but check the small print of anything you sign/agree to to make sure that there are no penalties for changing your mind.

    UCAS don't allow you to hold 2 offers *within the UCAS scheme* - that means any offers you hold outside UCAS are entirely OK.
    Thank you so much, I'll do some reading to make sure there aren't any penalties!
 
 
 
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