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    I have applied for Chemical Engineering @ Edinburgh and firmed it.

    What unis are available for "adjustment"? When do I find this out?

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    (Original post by Cpj16)
    I have applied for Chemical Engineering @ Edinburgh and firmed it.

    What unis are available for "adjustment"? When do I find this out?

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    You basically have to achieve above your firms requirement by a grade on each subject in order to go through adjustment. If the university has space for you on their course, they would consider you.

    You can check each univiersoty website to see if their course is available for adjustment. For popular courses such as Engineering, it'll be difficult.
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    You basically have to achieve above your firms requirement by a grade on each subject in order to go through adjustment. If the university has space for you on their course, they would consider you.

    You can check each univiersoty website to see if their course is available for adjustment. For popular courses such as Engineering, it'll be difficult.
    How do I know which unis are open to adjustment? Is their a list?
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    (Original post by Cpj16)
    How do I know which unis are open to adjustment? Is their a list?
    You go on their website. The only universities that don't do adjustment are Oxbridge and Imperial. Others generally don't for specific subjects as they have a really high applicant numbers (such as UCL for engineering).
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    (Original post by Cpj16)
    How do I know which unis are open to adjustment? Is their a list?
    There's no official list (unlike Clearing). The Clearing lists are generally a sensible place to start though.

    Adjustment is a very niche process - it lasts for 5 days from A level results day.

    You have to contact universities directly to see if they're in adjustment and if so whether they'd consider you for a place.

    To enter adjustment you just hit a button on Track - it's then up to a university to fish you out of adjustment and take you on. It's therefore VERY important to be extremely clear on the phone to universities about whether you are enquiring about the possibility of a place or are asking them to specifically fish you out of adjustment.

    If you're using adjustment it is very important to ask about accommodation - as you'll be applying late for accommodation there may not be any rooms left available for you.

    If you exceed your offer then a gap year is often a better option than using adjustment. It gives you more time to make your decisions instead of rushing in over less than a week.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3467547 gives an idea about which universities gave early indications about clearing or adjustment vacancies last year (and which had statements excluding them from adjustment altogether).
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    You basically have to achieve above your firms requirement by a grade on each subject in order to go through adjustment. If the university has space for you on their course, they would consider you.

    You can check each univiersoty website to see if their course is available for adjustment. For popular courses such as Engineering, it'll be difficult.
    No, any amount of improvement entitles you. It may only be by one grade overall.
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    On results day if you have exceeded your offers you can enter adjustment. There is no adjustment list. What you have to do on results day is press the 'adjustment' button on you UCAS page and then get on the phone as quick as possible and start phoning around. Activating the adjustment button means that universities will be able to access your UCAS form.

    You need to be crystal clear so that the university knows you are looking for an adjustment place and not a clearing place. If you find somewhere you like the sound of and they are prepared to offer you a place you can ask them to hold it for you while you double check that you really want it.
    You can't officially 'hold' more than one place but I think in practice that you could.
    Admission staff may be unsure how to deal with adjustment so ask to speak to a supervisor if need be. adjustment isn't that common - last year only 1100 (roughly) students were placed through adjustment - so you need to make sure they know what they are doing. Double check any advice that you are given.

    Try not to let the university make you wait too long before confirming whether they want you or not. If the admissions can't help you then try the department directly. Don't be shy!

    Once you have been offered a place the UNIVERSITY need to change the details on track. This is different from clearing. They can and should do this immediately. Don't let them fob you off and tell you they will do I later. Clearing places arent updated until the afternoon on results day but adjustment places can be updated immediately by the universities. If the university is not giving you clear answers then contact UCAS for advice.
    Having your place confirmed before the clearing places are confirmed may give you an advantage with getting accommodation. Don't waste time celebrating your results as you probably need to sort out your accommodation ASAP. Last year I knew two people who had their adjustment places confirmed and track updated by midday on results day.

    You have five days from entering adjustment to find an alternative course to the one that you had originally firmed. You don't cancel your original firmed place during the adjustment process so if you don't find an alternative place then you can just go to your original choice Uni. (Alternatively, you could cancel your place, take a gap year and reapply with your achieved grades)

    BTW if you have accepted an unconditional offer then you are not eligible for adjustment.
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    I believe this website should help to answer all your questions regarding adjustment.
 
 
 
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