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If your firm accepts you but you want to explore other choices in clearing, do you have to reject the firm? Can you not hold on to the firm offer?
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you can still "explore" by the ucas search tool
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If your firm accepts you but you want to explore other choices in clearing, do you have to reject the firm? Can you not hold on to the firm offer?
As above, you can search the UCAS Clearing tool, but that's it.

Universities are not allowed to discuss clearing options with you unless you're in clearing. If you want to go into clearing then you need to ask your firm choice to place you into clearing. You can't shop around for other options whilst holding a firm offer.
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If your firm accepts you but you want to explore other choices in clearing, do you have to reject the firm? Can you not hold on to the firm offer?
If you want to go to a uni through clearing before you can secure a place there you have to ring your firm and ask them to release you into clearing. This is a little risky as you wont officially hold an offer until your call the clearing uni again and explain that your firm has released you.
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As above, you can search the UCAS Clearing tool, but that's it.

Universities are not allowed to discuss clearing options with you unless you're in clearing. If you want to go into clearing then you need to ask your firm choice to place you into clearing. You can't shop around for other options whilst holding a firm offer.
Isn't it extremely risky to reject the firm offer, as the clearing choice can be gone by the time you try to apply?
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Isn't it extremely risky to reject the firm offer, as the clearing choice can be gone by the time you try to apply?
If you just want to see if you can get into a better university via clearing, then yes, that is very risky. Do you want to go to your firm?

A less risky option would be to use UCAS Adjustment. If you exceed the grade requirements of your firm offer then you can use Adjustment to swap your existing uni place for one at another university (in effect, trade up) - you don't reject your firm to use Adjustment, and you if don't find anywhere you like, you keep your original firm place. Do you think you're likely to get better grades than expected?
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If you just want to see if you can get into a better university via clearing, then yes, that is very risky. Do you want to go to your firm?

A less risky option would be to use UCAS Adjustment. If you exceed the grade requirements of your firm offer then you can use Adjustment to swap your existing uni place for one at another university (in effect, trade up) - you don't reject your firm to use Adjustment, and you if don't find anywhere you like, you keep your original firm place. Do you think you're likely to get better grades than expected?
Highly unlikely I'll get better grades than expected. Anyways, thanks for all the information
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If you just want to see if you can get into a better university via clearing, then yes, that is very risky. Do you want to go to your firm?

A less risky option would be to use UCAS Adjustment. If you exceed the grade requirements of your firm offer then you can use Adjustment to swap your existing uni place for one at another university (in effect, trade up) - you don't reject your firm to use Adjustment, and you if don't find anywhere you like, you keep your original firm place. Do you think you're likely to get better grades than expected?
If I do try to apply for a clearing course, would I need the same grades as the entry requirements they put up or do you think the grades will be lowered?
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If I do try to apply for a clearing course, would I need the same grades as the entry requirements they put up or do you think the grades will be lowered?
It depends on the university. Some places will lower their entry requirements, yes.
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