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    I completed my A Levels this summer and got BBD. I am currently taking a gap year and I am applying to uni to start next year.

    I will be applying to study English Literature and I have 104 UCAS points... And the requirement for the course at the uni that I will be putting as my first choice is 96-120 points. It's not an excellent university but given my grades I am very limited with options.

    As I already have my A Level qualifications complete, if all goes well with the application and any of my 5 Unis want to give me offers including the one mentioned above, will it likely to be that they will be Unconditional Offers (as I already have my grades)??

    If so, if I were to confirm an unconditional offer, would it be at all possible that when clearing opens next summer that I would be able to withdraw from an unconditional offer if I find a better university through clearing?

    And would it be likely that another university would take me?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated 🙏🏻
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    (Original post by 31lxe)
    I completed my A Levels this summer and got BBD. I am currently taking a gap year and I am applying to uni to start next year.

    I will be applying to study English Literature and I have 104 UCAS points... And the requirement for the course at the uni that I will be putting as my first choice is 96-120 points. It's not an excellent university but given my grades I am very limited with options.

    As I already have my A Level qualifications complete, if all goes well with the application and any of my 5 Unis want to give me offers including the one mentioned above, will it likely to be that they will be Unconditional Offers (as I already have my grades)??

    If so, if I were to confirm an unconditional offer, would it be at all possible that when clearing opens next summer that I would be able to withdraw from an unconditional offer if I find a better university through clearing?

    And would it be likely that another university would take me?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated 🙏🏻
    Yes would be able to,but not every university lowers their entry requirements in clearing so don't go banking on that.
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    Clearing is only available to those who miss the grades of their offer, so it won't be available to you. Unless you're currently taking an you new qualifications (or resitting an old one) then your offers will be either unconditional, conditional requiring you to do something non academic by a certain date (English language assessments, volunteering, prep courses etc) or you will be rejected. Adjustment may be available but this is usually for people who surpass their offer on results day so it seems unlikely.
    UCAS extra is meant to help people find university places after the deadline for UCAS submission so you could find something through that if you reject all of your offers or if you get 5 rejections. If you accept an unconditional offer, you will be expected to go to that university no matter what, so you can't really withdraw from it. If you're worried about finding somewhere you like, call the admissions office of the uni you're interested in and ask about whether your grades are acceptable. Since you know your results, they can tell you whether you'll be considered for an offer or immediately rejected before you apply. Keep in mind that many unis will accept people with slightly lower grades than their stated entry requirements so don't be afraid to make a few calls.
 
 
 
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