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    I missed out on my firm choice in August, and decided I didn't want to take my insurance place but instead chose to take a year out and reapply. I'm currently still undecided whether I want to stay at home- requiring me to retake an A-level- or move away to university- which I could do with my current grades. Is it possible to send in a UCAS application that covers both these possible scenarios? Whereby I aim to get unconditional offers from the universities that I meet the entry requirements for already, and a conditional offer from the one that would require a retake? (obviously I'd apply to retake before sending in the application). Or is this all far too complicated?

    Hope this makes sense, would really appreciate any advice
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    (Original post by jay_em)
    I missed out on my firm choice in August, and decided I didn't want to take my insurance place but instead chose to take a year out and reapply. I'm currently still undecided whether I want to stay at home- requiring me to retake an A-level- or move away to university- which I could do with my current grades. Is it possible to send in a UCAS application that covers both these possible scenarios? Whereby I aim to get unconditional offers from the universities that I meet the entry requirements for already, and a conditional offer from the one that would require a retake? (obviously I'd apply to retake before sending in the application). Or is this all far too complicated?

    Hope this makes sense, would really appreciate any advice
    Yes. If you meet the entry reqs, you will get an unconditional offer. Whereas, if you were to, say, apply to a university you don't meet the entry requirements for, you could get a conditional offer to gain those grades.

    Obviously, you'll need to include your retakes on your UCAS form + a reference and predicted grades from a referee.

    The takeaway is you can apply to some you meet the entry reqs for and some you don't (granted you're predicted to meet them).

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    Yes. If you meet the entry reqs, you will get an unconditional offer. Whereas, if you were to, say, apply to a university you don't meet the entry requirements for, you could get a conditional offer to gain those grades.

    Obviously, you'll need to include your retakes on your UCAS form + a reference and predicted grades from a referee.

    The takeaway is you can apply to some you meet the entry reqs for and some you don't (granted you're predicted to meet them).

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    maybe too late, but does anybody know when the deadline to enter for resits as an external candidate is?
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    maybe too late, but does anybody know when the deadline to enter for resits as an external candidate is?
    February

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