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    Hi!
    I stupidly chose an insurance uni which I haven't even visited but loved from all the information provided and am now deeply regretting it (it's 8 hours away from home so if I show up and hate it, I'm screwed). I'm fairly certain I will get accepted but I know that I will ask to be released and that it will basically mean no uni as the Clearing process goes so quickly.
    My question is - if I miss my Firm's grades by, say, 10-20 ucas points (so I get 270 or 260 instead of the 280 I need) and get rejected, can I still ring up the uni and ask for an alternative course despite being accepted by my insurance uni? Or would I have to reject Insurance first and then go through clearing if there is anything left by then?
    Also, what time should I start ringing uni's and deal with clearing on the day?
    I'm really stressed because all this could've been avoided if I wasn't so damn stupid.
    Thanks!
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    Hi, I'm not knowledgeable enough about university admissions to answer your question, but why not send an email to the admissions officer for your firm uni and ask them about it? They are normally very helpful with this sort of thing.
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    (Original post by empanadillo)
    Hi, I'm not knowledgeable enough about university admissions to answer your question, but why not send an email to the admissions officer for your firm uni and ask them about it? They are normally very helpful with this sort of thing.
    Thank you, I'll try and see what they say.
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    (Original post by jannu123)
    Thank you, I'll try and see what they say.
    I am in the exact same situation, if you get a response could you share it here.Thanks
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    (Original post by lc970916)
    I am in the exact same situation, if you get a response could you share it here.Thanks
    "You can try to ring your CF university to find another course there (if necessary). You would then need to withdraw from the CI course and complete the formalities with UCAS. Technically, you would be in Clearing for the new course. But don't pre-empt Results."

    This is the response I got. Hopefully it helps.
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    (Original post by jannu123)
    "You can try to ring your CF university to find another course there (if necessary). You would then need to withdraw from the CI course and complete the formalities with UCAS. Technically, you would be in Clearing for the new course. But don't pre-empt Results."

    This is the response I got. Hopefully it helps.
    Your firm CAN make an offer for a different course instead of rejecting you. But that would be something you would have asked them ideally last week or earlier when they could add it to your notes for consideration.

    It won't hurt to ask now but you're likely to be fobbed off until Thursday.
 
 
 
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