am13.griff
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Hi guys, I feel stupid asking this but can some please tell me how to defer an offer?
I really don't feel like this is my year to start university and leave home but I don't know how to go about taking a gap year. My college didn't even make it clear to us that deferring was an option, nevermind how to go about it .
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It depends. If you have applied through an application portal, there might be an option to accept/reject/defer. Or you could have received an offer letter with an embedded form about making a decision. You will have to fill it and send it to the concerned university. Just talk to the university about deferring if you don't have these two options.
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(Original post by am13.griff)
Hi guys, I feel stupid asking this but can some please tell me how to defer an offer?
I really don't feel like this is my year to start university and leave home but I don't know how to go about taking a gap year. My college didn't even make it clear to us that deferring was an option, nevermind how to go about it .
Personally this isn't something that I've done myself, but when a friend of mine decided to defer, she spoke directly to the course leader and the higher academic staff about it. You should also get in touch with the admissions team at your uni, as they'll be the first ones to liaise with the right people to find you the info you need. Deferring is absolutely an option, but it will also depend on whether you university allows it, as most will ask you to reapply again next year instead of allowing you to keep you place open. I'd recommend speaking to admissions about it, as they'll have different rules for different uni's- you just may want to be prepared to apply again, should they not allow defferal. Hope this helps!
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Quite often people have planned to defer so when making an application make it clear that they are applying as a gap year applicant. Under normal circumstances if you decided you wanted a gap year after applying you’d contact the university directly to try and arrange it, whether or not they’d accept your proposition is a different matter. However in the case of this year I think many more universities will be reluctant to let students defer because they know so many people will be wanting to do it so bear that in mind-it’ll make getting in next year all that much harder. You can withdraw your application on the UCAS portal but this means a complete withdrawal so you’ll have to reapply entirely next year- none of your places will be held
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Hey, you may find this article useful on how to defer, it explains everything step by step https://www.whatuni.com/advice/coron...o-defer/88793/
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I decided to defer a couple weeks ago, i just emailed the admissions of the uni and they sorted it for me, and changed my ucas
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