Can I Get Rejected From Clearing? (lots of questions)

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So I got rejected from the uni that I really wanted to go to (got offered an alternative course). However I got offered another place at a different one and I accepted it, as the deadline was coming up and I did not want to have nothing. But I don't want to go to the uni I accepted.

I am wondering how does the clearing work? Can I apply to the one that rejected me? Can I phone up and find out if they'll take me? Do I need to do an interview again and is there a chance they could reject me again?

I know that I officially can't apply to the uni clearing while holding a place but I don't want to cancel my place unless I have a backup. Can a uni offer me a place without ucas?
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(Original post by RemixForever)
So I got rejected from the uni that I really wanted to go to (got offered an alternative course). However I got offered another place at a different one and I accepted it, as the deadline was coming up and I did not want to have nothing. But I don't want to go to the uni I accepted.

I am wondering how does the clearing work? Can I apply to the one that rejected me? Can I phone up and find out if they'll take me? Do I need to do an interview again and is there a chance they could reject me again?

I know that I officially can't apply to the uni clearing while holding a place but I don't want to cancel my place unless I have a backup. Can a uni offer me a place without ucas?
Unless they rejected you on the basis of grades it's not worth applying to the one that rejected you originally, especially if they interviewed you and decided not to offer you a place.

Universities shouldn't be giving you an offer without a clearing number (not to say no universities break that rule but even in that case getting put into clearing takes time and universities normally set a deadline of a day or 2 to add an offer to your track), so basically you're playing with fire to try and getting a place through clearing when you haven't officially be put in it.
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(Original post by RemixForever)
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My apologies if you felt that way, I have a condition myself so I normally write quite literally and/or not quite correctly as that's how I structure sentences and it doesn't always come across in the way I mean to.
I shall rephrase my answer:

You can't normally apply to someone who rejected you in the first place and you need to do it through ucas.
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Universities can still reject you through clearing. It happens. I do it for my job.

There is little to no point in applying to a uni you were rejected from during the main cycle, unless you know you will have the grades.

It is up to the uni if they want to interview, and also depends on the course.

You can apply if you hold another offer from another uni, but if you want to accept a clearing offer, you will first have to be released from your firm choice, and sometimes that doesn't happen. It's a risk to apply while holding another offer.
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He literally said nothing bad. His advice actually directly answered your question. Are you sure you're old enough to go to uni? :/


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