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    So right now I'm considering taking a gap year and reapplying for university next year (to study Natural Sciences or Chemical Physics). So this August I would have completed A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths (along with AS Further Maths and Physics). During the gap year I'd do A2 Physics and Further Maths. This is all dependent on me achieving at least A*AA come August. I'd rather get this clear now rather than wait until August.

    Basically for some of the Natural Sciences courses and Chemical Physics I'd need A2 Physics which I won't already have; meaning any offers I get next year would have a condition, I assume, for a grade in A2 Physics alone. I'd also apply for Chemistry of some sort (for which I have all the required A-Levels) and would most likely receive an unconditional offer for that. Say I get an offer from a university for Natural Sciences/Chemical Physics that requires an A in Physics, along with an unconditional for Chemistry, could I put the unconditional as an insurance in case I don't meet the requirements for the Natural Sciences/Chemical Physics course?

    The reason I ask is because I seem to have a feeling that you cannot put unconditional offers as insurance. In which case firming an offer without having an insurance could land me in trouble if something goes wrong!
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    Yes, you can have an unconditional insurance with a conditional firm. You can't have any insurance with an unconditional firm, because of course you don't need one.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Yes, you can have an unconditional insurance with a conditional firm. You can't have any insurance with an unconditional firm, because of course you don't need one.
    Okay that clears this one up quite nicely. Thank you
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    (Original post by TajwarC)

    The reason I ask is because I seem to have a feeling that you cannot put unconditional offers as insurance. In which case firming an offer without having an insurance could land me in trouble if something goes wrong!
    I am guessing the reason you think this is because some universities give out "unconditional" offers that are actually conditional on you firming them. These are often used by unis to try to persuade the best applicants to firm them. If you insure them, you have to meet whatever conditions stated in the offer, so they can still be used as an insurance.

    When you already have some grades and are retaking/taking additional qualifications, it's more normal to get proper unconditional offers, and these can be put as your insurance.
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    I am guessing the reason you think this is because some universities give out "unconditional" offers that are actually conditional on you firming them. These are often used by unis to try to persuade the best applicants to firm them. If you insure them, you have to meet whatever conditions stated in the offer, so they can still be used as an insurance.

    When you already have some grades and are retaking/taking additional qualifications, it's more normal to get proper unconditional offers, and these can be put as your insurance.
    Yeah I was just making sure that the 'proper' ones can be put as insurance. Thanks
 
 
 
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