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    Hi, I'm a 2015 applicant and in year 13. I've not been sure on uni and just did the process anyway and I don't think I applied for the right course that interests ( I know I should've done my research, I did plenty. I liked it but couldn't find a better one). So, I waited till the deadline to do firm and insurance and I firmed Reading. However, I somehow stumbled on a Uni of Manchester course that really interests and something that I would love to learn more about. Is the process too late to change? I'm in the 4th day of the cooling off period. How would I go about asking if Manchester and that course will take me and seeing if they have spaces left? Or should I just leave this till clearing and ask reading and my insurance to release me?
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    (Original post by krs111)
    Hi, I'm a 2015 applicant and in year 13. I've not been sure on uni and just did the process anyway and I don't think I applied for the right course that interests ( I know I should've done my research, I did plenty. I liked it but couldn't find a better one). So, I waited till the deadline to do firm and insurance and I firmed Reading. However, I somehow stumbled on a Uni of Manchester course that really interests and something that I would love to learn more about. Is the process too late to change? I'm in the 4th day of the cooling off period. How would I go about asking if Manchester and that course will take me and seeing if they have spaces left? Or should I just leave this till clearing and ask reading and my insurance to release me?
    You could call Manchester and see if they have spaces on their course. If they do and are willing to consider you then you can call UCAS and ask them to release you from your firm and insurance. Make sure you do it within these 3 days otherwise the cool off period will be over. When they then release you you should be able to apply through extra and enter in Manchester's details. However obviously it is a risk as they may not accept you and then you've lost your other offers aswell but this way you won't have to wait in clearing as there is no guarantee that course will be there.


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    You could call Manchester and see if they have spaces on their course. If they do and are willing to consider you then you can call UCAS and ask them to release you from your firm and insurance. Make sure you do it within these 3 days otherwise the cool off period will be over. When they then release you you should be able to apply through extra and enter in Manchester's details. However obviously it is a risk as they may not accept you and then you've lost your other offers aswell but this way you won't have to wait in clearing as there is no guarantee that course will be there.


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    So if I email/call them surely I can still find out if they would accept me. It would be a similar personal statement too. Is there no way of getting my current offers back? So i'll have to do it in the background in next 2 days.
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    (Original post by krs111)
    So if I email/call them surely I can still find out if they would accept me. It would be a similar personal statement too. Is there no way of getting my current offers back? So i'll have to do it in the background in next 2 days.
    Well you should definitely call them rather than email as they could take days to respond at which point your cooling off period will be over. Be warned that just because the uni said they will accept you over the phone it doesn't mean an actual guarantee of acceptance as they haven't seen your application. Once you reject your firm ad insurance then you can't get them back unless you apply to them again through extra, clearing or adjustment. You can offer to email Manchester your personal statement if they said they'll consider you.


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    (Original post by r-t)
    Well you should definitely call them rather than email as they could take days to respond at which point your cooling off period will be over. Be warned that just because the uni said they will accept you over the phone it doesn't mean an actual guarantee of acceptance as they haven't seen your application. Once you reject your firm ad insurance then you can't get them back unless you apply to them again through extra, clearing or adjustment. You can offer to email Manchester your personal statement if they said they'll consider you.


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    So it doesn't matter if I do it in the cooling off period. I will lose my firm and insurance anyway if I want to go to Manchester? As I can't suddenly move Manchester to firm/insurance right?
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    (Original post by krs111)
    So it doesn't matter if I do it in the cooling off period. I will lose my firm and insurance anyway if I want to go to Manchester? As I can't suddenly move Manchester to firm/insurance right?
    No, by the time Manchester decide whether or not to give you an offer the cooling period will be over anyway.


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