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    Hi, so I've applied for 2018 university entry through ucas (currently to two universities) and have received an 'unconditional if firmed' offer from one. I'm slightly shocked as I wasn't expecting one, but quite happy too - I've looked this up online and was wondering what the main motive for unis offering it 'if firmed' is?
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    It means that they get a clear idea of how many students they can be expect earlier.
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    (Original post by CompSci2018)
    Hi, so I've applied for 2018 university entry through ucas (currently to two universities) and have received an 'unconditional if firmed' offer from one. I'm slightly shocked as I wasn't expecting one, but quite happy too - I've looked this up online and was wondering what the main motive for unis offering it 'if firmed' is?
    Probably because it pretty much guarantees them a place. They'd rather know their numbers beforehand.
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    It means that they get a clear idea of how many students they can be expect earlier.
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    Probably because it pretty much guarantees them a place. They'd rather know their numbers beforehand.
    Was wondering if it's something like that thanks for responding
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    (Original post by CompSci2018)
    Hi, so I've applied for 2018 university entry through ucas (currently to two universities) and have received an 'unconditional if firmed' offer from one. I'm slightly shocked as I wasn't expecting one, but quite happy too - I've looked this up online and was wondering what the main motive for unis offering it 'if firmed' is?
    It's entirely for their benefit. You're tied into the offer once you've accepted it, and you're more likely to accept it in the first place
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    was wondering what the main motive for unis offering it 'if firmed' is?
    They know that the student will not be able to ditch them for a better opportunity elsewhere, as they are not eligible to use UCAS Adjustment if their results are better than expected. They may also poach students who might have accepted offers at better universities, and will have a smaller number of insurance acceptances.
 
 
 
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