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    Do I lose those 3 other possible seats? If not, what happens with them?

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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Do I lose those 3 other possible seats? If not, what happens with them?

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    Yes, once you confirm your firm and insurance decisions any other offers disappear.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Yes, once you confirm your firm and insurance decisions any other offers disappear.
    So, ultimately, the UCAS only lets you fully apply to 2 universities?
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    So, ultimately, the UCAS only lets you fully apply to 2 universities?
    No, you fully apply to (up to) five, receive some offers, pick two, get your results and go to one.

    There are some other routes (eg. Extra, Adjustment and Clearing) but that's the usual process.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    No, you fully apply to (up to) five, receive some offers, pick two, get your results and go to one.

    There are some other routes (eg. Extra, Adjustment and Clearing) but that's the usual process.
    But at the end of the day, you can only really have a chance of getting admission at 2 unis? To me, that is what a full application means
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    So, ultimately, the UCAS only lets you fully apply to 2 universities?
    Yeah. So make sure your insurance is low or moderate requirement wise or you'll end up in clearing. It's better this way so Unis know they can then accept others who want to specifically do their course at their uni.
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    (Original post by gussssss)
    Yeah. So make sure your insurance is low or moderate requirement wise or you'll end up in clearing. It's better this way so Unis know they can then accept others who want to specifically do their course at their uni.
    Can I do clearing, when I already meet my insurance choice's requirements?
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Can I do clearing, when I already meet my insurance choice's requirements?
    I assume they gave you an unconditional? I recently accepted an unconditional and now I have no clearing option. I'm certain the same goes for your insurance if you fail your firm. You've got the place, no clearing no nothing.
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    But at the end of the day, you can only really have a chance of getting admission at 2 unis? To me, that is what a full application means
    No. And at the end of the day you can only be admitted at one university...

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    Can I do clearing, when I already meet my insurance choice's requirements?
    Yes you would have to ask your insurance to release you, which can take some time... It's best not to insure a university unless you actually want to go there.
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    I'd just stick with your insurance, much safer. Good luck
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    (Original post by gussssss)
    I assume they gave you an unconditional? I recently accepted an unconditional and now I have no clearing option. I'm certain the same goes for your insurance if you fail your firm. You've got the place, no clearing no nothing.
    Ooo so basically the system is set up to put you in a pickle haha. I do have an unconditional but I know that course doesn't have as good a reputation as my other ones
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Ooo so basically the system is set up to put you in a pickle haha. I do have an unconditional but I know that course doesn't have as good a reputation as my other ones
    There's no pickle. Or chutney for that matter...

    However, if you firm an unconditional you won't have an insurance either.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    There's no pickle. Or chutney for that matter...

    However, if you firm an unconditional you won't have an insurance either.
    Oh, I'm considering making my unconditional my insurance. I'll guarantee it that way, right (as long as I don't get into my firm choice)?
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Ooo so basically the system is set up to put you in a pickle haha. I do have an unconditional but I know that course doesn't have as good a reputation as my other ones
    That's what I felt like at first, it's daunting isn't it? It's not logical though haha. Do not worry about reputation. I picked the one of the worst rep bronze unis on my list because I care more about the experience and learning than anything else.
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Oh, I'm considering making my unconditional my insurance. I'll guarantee it that way, right (as long as I don't get into my firm choice)?
    Yes you can do that*. But do you actually want to go there? If so, great.

    *Assuming it's a standard unconditional offer, not an "unconditional if firmed" offer.
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Oh, I'm considering making my unconditional my insurance. I'll guarantee it that way, right (as long as I don't get into my firm choice)?
    Yes! That's what I told you lmao, your place is certified hence no clearing. So we actually got lucky in that respect.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Yes you can do that*. But do you actually want to go there? If so, great.

    *Assuming it's a standard unconditional offer, not an "unconditional if firmed" offer.
    Wow I've never heard of those. That's savage. Good idea though, unconditionals require investment from the uni.
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    (Original post by gussssss)
    Wow I've never heard of those. That's savage. Good idea though, unconditionals require investment from the uni.
    Nope, it's a marketing strategy to secure (aka bribe) candidates so they don't go elsewhere.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Nope, it's a marketing strategy to secure (aka bribe) candidates so they don't go elsewhere.
    Savagee. If I got one of those it'd multiply my stress by 1000 ;/ Ucas is stress as me and op display lolol. I went through all your questions and worries OP :L
 
 
 
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