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A uni gave me an unconditional offer and i would like to go there but i also want an 'insurance' uni. If i put the unconditional offer as my firm choice, i cant have an insurance choice. So if i put the unconditional offer as my insurance choice, will i be able to pick that uni over the conditional firm choice uni?
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Why do you want an "insurance" uni if you already have an unconditional to the place you want to go to??
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Why do you want an "insurance" uni if you already have an unconditional to the place you want to go to??
cos my mum bugs me :')
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unless you already have the grades (i.e if you are taking a year out and got your grades last year) then unconditional tend to be contingent on the fact that you put it as your firm choice.
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(Original post by beansprout23)
A uni gave me an unconditional offer and i would like to go there but i also want an 'insurance' uni. If i put the unconditional offer as my firm choice, i cant have an insurance choice. So if i put the unconditional offer as my insurance choice, will i be able to pick that uni over the conditional firm choice uni?
The unconditional will usually only remain unconditional if you make it your first choice plus firm it. read what the offer said.

By putting it as your insurance then the offer is more likely to become conditional on achieving the stated grades.

If you have an unconditional and want to go there then it makes little sense not to accept it.
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(Original post by beansprout23)
A uni gave me an unconditional offer and i would like to go there but i also want an 'insurance' uni. If i put the unconditional offer as my firm choice, i cant have an insurance choice. So if i put the unconditional offer as my insurance choice, will i be able to pick that uni over the conditional firm choice uni?
Not easily, no. If you wait until results day then you'd have to use Clearing - and the insurance uni might not have spaces. Before that, you can ask the unis to let you swap them around - but if you're doing that you might as well do it the correct way in the first place
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Ffs, think. It's an unconditional offer. What would you do with an insurance?

How this guy got accepted into a uni in the first place is beyond me.
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thanks for the advice everyone :')
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Ffs, think. It's an unconditional offer. What would you do with an insurance?

How this guy got accepted into a uni in the first place is beyond me.
ikr, so weird how deserving people are also the dumbest :')
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Explain this to your Mum : 'Insurance' isnt 'I've changed my mind at the last minute'. Its 'I screwed up my grades and my Firm Uni don't want me'. No-one can 'swap' F & I choices on Results Day - and you can't have an Insurance with an Unconditional Firm because your Firm will take you even if you fail everything, no back-up choice needed.

Once you have an Unconditional Firm ALL your other choices/offers disappear. That is WHY Unis do this daft Unconditional offer thing - because then you are locked-in and can't easily go anywhere else, whatever results you get. As others have mentioned, you cant usually use this sort of U offer as your insurance because it will revert to Conditional if you do.

Its a bribe, nothing else. It doesnt mean 'We want you' as they have also made U offers to a thousand other people! If you are cagey about going to that Uni in anyway, just remember that having a U offer wont make the course better or the Uni nicer. If you really dont want to go to the U offer Uni then dont go there - dont pick as your Firm choice.
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