What uni admissions and application words do you find confusing?

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Poll: What uni admissions terms did you/do you find confusing?
Adjustment (115)
14.3%
AAM (Additional Assessment Materials) (86)
10.7%
Changed course offer (35)
4.35%
Clearing (58)
7.21%
Conditional offer (11)
1.37%
Deferral (33)
4.1%
Ucas Extra (94)
11.69%
First Generation or First in Family (25)
3.11%
Point of Entry (56)
6.97%
Self-release (116)
14.43%
Tariff Point (65)
8.08%
Unconditional offer (11)
1.37%
Withdrawal (23)
2.86%
I understood all of the language used in the application process (70)
8.71%
I found another term confusing (let us know in the thread!) (6)
0.75%
StrawberryDreams
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Track, Clearing, Tariff Points, Adjustment, HEI, Conditional - when you're first starting out your uni application journey, there are a whole heap of new words you have to learn pretty quickly so you can get up to speed!

What terms or terminology do you find/did you find confusing? Are there any words to do with uni admissions that you're still not sure what they mean?

For me it was definitely Ucas tariff points - I didn't really know what they were, where they were used and why some unis used them and some didn't! To be honest, they can still confuse me :lol:

Let us know what words and terms you found confusing or you didn't know below

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"outstanding offer"
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UCAS Extra had me all excited until I realised it was only if you decline all your offers :rofl:
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I didn’t know about self-release until seeing this - might be useful as I’m terrified about moving away to go to university it’s nice to know if it’s still this bad I can go into clearing as it’s looking like I’m probably going to meet the conditions for my first choice (which is 75 miles from home even though I live within 15 miles of 2 unis).
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