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    I was wondering, if I don't get the grades for my firm choice but do for my insurance choice, is it at all possible to gain admission at another university where I do meet the grades (above those for insurance)? Even if I had a conditional offer from this university.

    I understand there is adjustment for exceeding your firm choice and clearing for not meeting your insurance, but there isn't much information on this.
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    If you don't want to go to your insurance then you could call them and ask them to release you but this could take a few days meaning all the decent university places would be gone.


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    (Original post by MrHashim)
    I was wondering, if I don't get the grades for my firm choice but do for my insurance choice, is it at all possible to gain admission at another university where I do meet the grades (above those for insurance)? Even if I had a conditional offer from this university.

    I understand there is adjustment for exceeding your firm choice and clearing for not meeting your insurance, but there isn't much information on this.
    Yes this is possible, but through Clearing. If you have decided that you definitely don't want to go to your Insurance, and would rather search for something in Clearing, you can ask to be rejected (if the offer is conditional) or released (if the offer is unconditional) before Results Day so that you can go straight into Clearing on the day if you don't make your firm. You will need to contact the uni directly to request this. It is possible to do this on Results day itself too, but getting released can take a while, during which time places in Clearing will be going. So the earlier the better.

    This is a risky strategy as there are no guarantees there will be anything in Clearing you want, or that you will be considered.

    There's more information on this in our Changing Your Mind wiki.
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    If you don't want to go to your insurance then you could call them and ask them to release you but this could take a few days meaning all the decent university places would be gone.


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    Yes this is possible, but through Clearing. If you have decided that you definitely don't want to go to your Insurance, and would rather search for something in Clearing, you can ask to be rejected (if the offer is conditional) or released (if the offer is unconditional) before Results Day so that you can go straight into Clearing on the day if you don't make your firm. You will need to contact the uni directly to request this. It is possible to do this on Results day itself too, but getting released can take a while, during which time places in Clearing will be going. So the earlier the better.

    This is a risky strategy as there are no guarantees there will be anything in Clearing you want, or that you will be considered.

    There's more information on this in our Changing Your Mind wiki.

    Thank you
 
 
 

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