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    HI, so I have decided to apply to university, i was going to apply next year but i thought id give it a shot this year.
    first off I will Have a Btec diploma, thats 240 ucas points, then i will have 2 levels, Id say id get a conservative C in both, however they are both new courses so im not 100% sure how it will go. But that will give me 360 Ucas points. Would it matter if i had 2 As levels rather then 1 whole A-level seeing as id be alright ucas point wise?
    Secondly What happens with late finance applications?
    Can i only apply to clearing on results day?
    Do i Still apply through Ucas?
    Do teacher reference still need to happen?
    Im just a little but confused, and need things making a little more clear.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Emperor Nero)
    HI, so I have decided to apply to university, i was going to apply next year but i thought id give it a shot this year.
    first off I will Have a Btec diploma, thats 240 ucas points, then i will have 2 levels, Id say id get a conservative C in both, however they are both new courses so im not 100% sure how it will go. But that will give me 360 Ucas points. Would it matter if i had 2 As levels rather then 1 whole A-level seeing as id be alright ucas point wise?
    Secondly What happens with late finance applications?
    Can i only apply to clearing on results day?
    Do i Still apply through Ucas?
    Do teacher reference still need to happen?
    Im just a little but confused, and need things making a little more clear.
    Thanks
    A late application straight into Clearing is very similar to any other.

    You'll need to apply through UCAS as usual with a PS and a reference.

    If you apply after 30 June (which seems likely at this point and is probably preferable) then you'll go straight into Clearing. That means you don't put any specific choices in.

    You can only formally apply through Clearing to a university once you have your results in full. But you will have your BTEC results before then and can contact universities informally to ask about your chances of an offer and to ask about places and accommodation for clearing applicants.

    Basically get your name known to various universities you're interested in and then once you have your grades in August you can ring back to check if they will make you an offer. If so, pick your favourite and make it official through Track.

    In the mean time once you've got your application in to UCAS apply for student finance ASAP. You've missed the deadline to be guaranteed cash at the start of term in Autumn. That doesn't mean you wont get the cash just that it might come through a few weeks into term or worst case after Christmas. The sooner you get your application in the more you minimise that risk (and you can apply not knowing where you'll go - just put in a best guess of a course and uni you're thinking of for now and change it in August once you're sure).
 
 
 
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