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I've had a last minute change of heart and decided not to stay on for 6th year. So, I'm applying late for deferred entry to university in Scotland - before the June 30th deadline.
What are my chances of receiving offers?
Will I have to wait until clearing?
Is anyone else doing anything similar, or even just applying late?

Can anyone help me out? I'm pretty much completely confused.
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Not sure what you're expecting people to say, we aren't admission tutors - we don't know what your chances of success will be, especially as you haven't said where you're applying to or what your grades are. Few universities will accept students for a deferred entry via clearing. Why don't you just apply for the 2017 entry?
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Not sure what you're expecting people to say, we aren't admission tutors - we don't know what your chances of success will be, especially as you haven't said where you're applying to or what your grades are. Few universities will accept students for a deferred entry via clearing. Why don't you just apply for the 2017 entry?
I'm applying for Stirling, Edinburgh and Dundee. I'm not looking for anything in great detail, I'm in 5th year so my grades are pending, but I'm expected AAAB. I'm applying now for deferred because I want to take a year out, build up funds, but I still want to know that I have something to go to next year I have the option of going to college to do three more highers, but it's my last option and i'd rather have some security.

I've obviously never applied for uni before, I'm just wondering if applying late is worth it as I'm applying for deferred? And whether I'd go straight into clearing?
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(Original post by jmalley1)
I'm applying for Stirling, Edinburgh and Dundee. I'm not looking for anything in great detail, I'm in 5th year so my grades are pending, but I'm expected AAAB. I'm applying now for deferred because I want to take a year out, build up funds, but I still want to know that I have something to go to next year I have the option of going to college to do three more highers, but it's my last option and i'd rather have some security.

I've obviously never applied for uni before, I'm just wondering if applying late is worth it as I'm applying for deferred? And whether I'd go straight into clearing?
To be honest, I'm not sure that many universities would consider an application for 2017 at this stage. Most senior admissions staff are also lecturers, and at this time of year will be busy with exams and marking assignments including dissertations. Less senior admissions staff will be dealing with contact from students who are worried their exams haven't gone as well as hoped, as well as organizing things for when results start coming in and working on summer open days.

Also, applying for unis is a competitive process. Most admissions staff will want to compare your application directly against others. In autumn, when a number of students will be applying for deferred places, they can do this. At the moment they can't. It also seems quite "tone deaf" to apply for 2017 entry now, and some admissions tutors might view this as a failure to understand the system and count that against you.

You could contact the unis you're interested in and ask if they would consider a deferred application at this stage, but I think the answer would be no.

You can't apply for 2017 entry via clearing either.
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To be honest, I'm not sure that many universities would consider an application for 2017 at this stage. Most senior admissions staff are also lecturers, and at this time of year will be busy with exams and marking assignments including dissertations. Less senior admissions staff will be dealing with contact from students who are worried their exams haven't gone as well as hoped, as well as organizing things for when results start coming in and working on summer open days.

Also, applying for unis is a competitive process. Most admissions staff will want to compare your application directly against others. In autumn, when a number of students will be applying for deferred places, they can do this. At the moment they can't. It also seems quite "tone deaf" to apply for 2017 entry now, and some admissions tutors might view this as a failure to understand the system and count that against you.

You could contact the unis you're interested in and ask if they would consider a deferred application at this stage, but I think the answer would be no.

You can't apply for 2017 entry via clearing either.
You've been really really helpful! Ive already paid for my UCAS application, so I'll speak to my school. Thanks!
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