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    How soon should I apply for accommodation to avoid being left with all the worst places? Or to phrase it differently, when would it be too late to get decent accommodation?

    Basically I still havent seen some unis that i applied to and have offers from. I am going to applicant days for them all but by the time I will have finished seeing them all, it will be near the end of February. Is this too late?
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    (Original post by samirahbegum)
    How soon should I apply for accommodation to avoid being left with all the worst places? Or to phrase it differently, when would it be too late to get decent accommodation?

    Basically I still havent seen some unis that i applied to and have offers from. I am going to applicant days for them all but by the time I will have finished seeing them all, it will be near the end of February. Is this too late?
    Universities aren't allowed to incentivise applicants to pick their firm/insurance choices earlier than the UCAS deadline. That's why many universities don't even open applications for accommodation until April/May (and lots have a deadline in July/August).

    You need to do your research on when and how to apply for each of your choices - some will let you apply before you pick firm/insurance, others wont let you apply unless you're firm, others allow insurance students to apply etc etc.

    Don't rush into a decision for accommodation though - remember that most universities will be rejecting and accepting applicants in August when the results come out - usually that is when places get allocated (even though sometimes it looks like you "book" a place earlier).
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    Universities aren't allowed to incentivise applicants to pick their firm/insurance choices earlier than the UCAS deadline. That's why many universities don't even open applications for accommodation until April/May (and lots have a deadline in July/August).

    You need to do your research on when and how to apply for each of your choices - some will let you apply before you pick firm/insurance, others wont let you apply unless you're firm, others allow insurance students to apply etc etc.

    Don't rush into a decision for accommodation though - remember that most universities will be rejecting and accepting applicants in August when the results come out - usually that is when places get allocated (even though sometimes it looks like you "book" a place earlier).
    Okay thanks so much for explaining that to me, really helped a lot !
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    (Original post by samirahbegum)
    How soon should I apply for accommodation to avoid being left with all the worst places? Or to phrase it differently, when would it be too late to get decent accommodation?

    Basically I still havent seen some unis that i applied to and have offers from. I am going to applicant days for them all but by the time I will have finished seeing them all, it will be near the end of February. Is this too late?
    Each university has their own accomodation deadline and many aren't first come first served. So it doesn't make a difference when you apply.
 
 
 
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