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    Hello, I have just finished my college course (Woop Woop!) BUT! I didn't get the grade which I needed to get into my FIRM choice, I needed a Merit but I got a Pass, I have filled in all of the student finance way before I got my grade and I did get a reply like a month ago with a letter saying that I will get £9000 for the course fees and the £8200 for living etc. But it was all to do with my FIRM choice. Anyway now the question is... what do I do? I know that my FIRM choice can still consider getting me onto the Games Design course (Apparently) but I feel like I do want to go to my INSURANCE choice. So do I need to call up UCAS and tell them about it? What do I need to do!? My grades haven't been sent off yet as my college gives us the grades beforehand so that we can sort things like these out. So to break it down, what do I need to do?

    Call UCAS and explain that I want to go to my INSURANCE choice or will that be automatically done, even though I do want to go there, I feel like I don't want to go to my FIRM choice anymore since it's a 50/50 chance that I will and I rather sleep calmly about these things.

    Do I call student finance and tell them that the money has to go to my INSURANCE choice even though there was nowhere to state the INSURANCE choice on the application I believe.

    And there are some other questions too... How will I get the money when they didn't ask for my bank details... I mean the £8200 for living? and when? Also if anyone goes to Hull College, when does the academic year start as I was given some odd information through the call when I was asking about accommodation etc. I'm really sorry if this all sounds confusing but that is literally my situation. I am panicking please help!

    I posted this in a different section too but I think it was a wrong one... sorry...
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    Your Firm may still take you. You'll have to wait until they get your BTEC results and process them - you could phone them to see how long this might take. If you are a 'near miss' you may have to wait until August for them to compare you against A Level 'near miss' applicants and decide who they might take. Only if your Firm actually reject you will your Insurance place come into play.

    You can ask for your Firm choice to release you straight away so you can go to your Insurance - but be VERY sure this is actually what you want as you cant get your Firm back if you do this. Your Insurance will also need your results before they can confirm your place.

    Think carefully. Talk to teachers for their advice. Then phone your Firm Uni if you decide you want to let that go. Your Insurance will become your Firm automatically once this happens.

    Once your place is confirmed (ie. definite) you then contact Student Finance to tell them you have switched Unis.

    Lots of advice here on 'What happens on Results Day' about all these sort of situations (the 'What if' examples also apply to BTEC applicants) : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...el-results-day
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    Warning:don't ask to be released to your insurance. A "release " in the UCAS scheme means you are placed into clearing. Asking to be released to your insurance could result in a refusal (because a release wouldn't pass you to your insurance - you need to be rejected by your firm for that to happen) or worse they take it literally and put you into clearing.

    Just explain what you want to happen "I want to go to my insurance " and avoid technical UCAS terms like release,reject or withdraw.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Warning:don't ask to be released to your insurance. A "release " in the UCAS scheme means you are placed into clearing. Asking to be released to your insurance could result in a refusal (because a release wouldn't pass you to your insurance - you need to be rejected by your firm for that to happen) or worse they take it literally and put you into clearing.

    Just explain what you want to happen "I want to go to my insurance " and avoid technical UCAS terms like release,reject or withdraw.
    Thank you for the warning, I have got everything sorted now, I explained to UCAS that I want my firm choice to become my insurance and my insurance to become my firm, I got told that because I have applied in March they need permission for these changes from the choices both firm and insurance so I just done all of that and now I need to wait. I have changed everything they all understood me and yeah I'm all happy and and I feel like there has been a weight lifted off my shoulders. Really thank you all for the help
 
 
 
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