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    I have not met the requiements of my firm and insurance choice and I saw the information that I am eligible for Clearing. I looked for available places and called Birkbeck where I'd really like to go at the moment. I sent them my PS, results and IELTS, but they told me that it usually takes them 4-6 weeks to decide whether I get the place or not. It doesn't really seem optimistic that at the end of August when Clearing is almost over I would still not have a confirmed place so I called another uni. If I got and accepted offer from the other uni before the offer from Birkbeck, could I still go there and switch uni?
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    (Original post by falcon003)
    I have not met the requiements of my firm and insurance choice and I saw the information that I am eligible for Clearing. I looked for available places and called Birkbeck where I'd really like to go at the moment. I sent them my PS, results and IELTS, but they told me that it usually takes them 4-6 weeks to decide whether I get the place or not. It doesn't really seem optimistic that at the end of August when Clearing is almost over I would still not have a confirmed place so I called another uni. If I would get and accept offer from the other uni before the offer from Birkbeck, could I still go there and switch uni?
    you would have to get them to put you back into clearing which is possible but wont be quick and simple. ask birbeck why they cant get back to you sooner.
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    you would have to get them to put you back into clearing which is possible but wont be quick and simple. ask birbeck why they cant get back to you sooner.
    So I will give them a call tomorrow

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    The whole point of Clearing is that you get a quick decision. Unless Birkbeck are waiting for A level results to see if they can get 'better' applicants, keeping you on hold for 6 weeks seems excessive. I suggest you approach some different Unis - you should be able to get a place organised now without having to compete with everyone else in August.
 
 
 
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