I declined an unconditional for UEA, but now i want to go thereWatch
I got into UEA with BBC while the grades required were ABB.
Would my chances of getting in through clearing be gone ?
Its worth asking UCAS if they can rescue this for you. Sometimes it is possible to 'get back' declined offers at this stage - start by phoning UCAS asap and asking for their advice. No guarantees but its worth asking.
Unis don’t hold grudges for Clearing, they just want to put bums on seats at that point. They won’t care if you declined them previously.
You have until mid July to make reply swaps WITH the agreement from the universities involved (and I have never known a university refuse a reply swap). Many universities give blanket agreement to all reply swaps to UCAS so if you talk to them first they’ll be able to explain if you also need to talk to any of your universities too.
I’m sure UEA would be delighted to agree to have you swap them into firm choice.