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    I'm posting for my sister who wants to go through clearing to try and get into liberal arts at the university of Kent. We've already asked her firm choice to release her, but does her insurance need to do this as well or if she drops her firm choice will the insurance automatically go also?

    The thing is, her insurance choice IS the university of Kent so if she doesn't ask them to release her from the offer, will she automatically go to her insurance choice (if she meets the requirements) on results day, or straight into clearing?

    That last part is important because then maybe she can just ask Kent if she can switch courses since they have spaces on liberal arts anyway. I can't seem to find any information about this anywhere, I guess it's a very specific scenario.

    Thanks for your help
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    (Original post by chees006)
    I'm posting for my sister who wants to go through clearing to try and get into liberal arts at the university of Kent. We've already asked her firm choice to release her, but does her insurance need to do this as well or if she drops her firm choice will the insurance automatically go also?

    The thing is, her insurance choice IS the university of Kent so if she doesn't ask them to release her from the offer, will she automatically go to her insurance choice (if she meets the requirements) on results day, or straight into clearing?

    That last part is important because then maybe she can just ask Kent if she can switch courses since they have spaces on liberal arts anyway. I can't seem to find any information about this anywhere, I guess it's a very specific scenario.

    Thanks for your help
    If her insurance offers the course she wants to apply for in Clearing then she needs to speak to them ASAP to ask if they'll consider her for that course rather than her original.

    Depending on what her results are will influence what her firm can do.

    If she meets her firm offer then they can only place her straight into clearing - from there she'd have to apply through Track to her insurance for the new course (after speaking to them on the phone).

    If she misses her firm offer then they have the option to reject her which would pass her to her insurance (who could then make a changed course offer for the course she wants to take).

    It would have been better to speak to Kent first about switching courses and then put them in touch with her firm (not criticising but if anyone reading this is in a similar situation then speaking to the university you WANT to go to first is the best course of action).
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    If her insurance offers the course she wants to apply for in Clearing then she needs to speak to them ASAP to ask if they'll consider her for that course rather than her original.

    Depending on what her results are will influence what her firm can do.

    If she meets her firm offer then they can only place her straight into clearing - from there she'd have to apply through Track to her insurance for the new course (after speaking to them on the phone).

    If she misses her firm offer then they have the option to reject her which would pass her to her insurance (who could then make a changed course offer for the course she wants to take).

    It would have been better to speak to Kent first about switching courses and then put them in touch with her firm (not criticising but if anyone reading this is in a similar situation then speaking to the university you WANT to go to first is the best course of action).
    Ah right, thanks, the only reason we did that is UCAS said if she wants to go to a different course on clearing she either needs to get rejected or ask them to release her. Like you said if they accept her offer she has to go through clearing anyway and also it'll take a couple of days for them to release her on track and she'll enter clearing late. We were also told you don't get to choose between your firm and insurance on the day :/ the reason I asked is because if she doesn't have a firm then would the circumstances change and it defaults to her insurance?
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    (Original post by chees006)
    Ah right, thanks, the only reason we did that is UCAS said if she wants to go to a different course on clearing she either needs to get rejected or ask them to release her. Like you said if they accept her offer she has to go through clearing anyway and also it'll take a couple of days for them to release her on track and she'll enter clearing late. We were also told you don't get to choose between your firm and insurance on the day :/ the reason I asked is because if she doesn't have a firm then would the circumstances change and it defaults to her insurance?
    She can only be rejected and passed to her insurance if she misses her firm offer conditions - her firm choice is not allowed to reject her and pass her to her insurance if she meets her offer (even if all parties agree for that to happen). It is possible for an insurance to notify a firm that they would be happy for this to happen where an applicant has changed their minds.

    In that situation her insurance could then make a changed offer course via Track.

    You should be able to get agreement from both firm and insurance to do what they can to get your sister sorted out on results day. If the firm choice has written confirmation that she will not be taking up a place with them and asking clearly to be rejected (if she misses her offer) or placed into clearing (if she meets her offer) then her firm choice should be able to get that sorted out so that it shows on Track first thing.
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    She can only be rejected and passed to her insurance if she misses her firm offer conditions - her firm choice is not allowed to reject her and pass her to her insurance if she meets her offer (even if all parties agree for that to happen). It is possible for an insurance to notify a firm that they would be happy for this to happen where an applicant has changed their minds.

    In that situation her insurance could then make a changed offer course via Track.

    You should be able to get agreement from both firm and insurance to do what they can to get your sister sorted out on results day. If the firm choice has written confirmation that she will not be taking up a place with them and asking clearly to be rejected (if she misses her offer) or placed into clearing (if she meets her offer) then her firm choice should be able to get that sorted out so that it shows on Track first thing.
    Okay thank you so much!
 
 
 
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