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Hey there, so I applied for a course at Oxford last Friday in time for the October 15th deadline. However, I have for the longest time thought about whether it was the right course. I'm now having serious doubts, and really want to change to another course at a different uni (LSE) later this cycle. Is there any way I can withdraw or cancel my application to oxford, and apply to LSE with a different personal statement. Bear in mind I am still within 7 days of submitting my application. Thanks
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(Original post by Jackreah219)
Hey there, so I applied for a course at Oxford last Friday in time for the October 15th deadline. However, I have for the longest time thought about whether it was the right course. I'm now having serious doubts, and really want to change to another course at a different uni (LSE) later this cycle. Is there any way I can withdraw or cancel my application to oxford, and apply to LSE with a different personal statement. Bear in mind I am still within 7 days of submitting my application. Thanks
You can exchange a choice within 14 days of receiving your welcome email, but you can’t swap out your current personal statement. Your best bet would be to call LSE tomorrow and see if they would accept a personal statement submitted directly to them.
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In theory yes. You can ring ucas and completely cancel your application within 7 days of applying and then start again from scratch and submit again this cycle for different universities and with a new PS and reference.

It’s a bit of an extreme option. Make sure that you explain when you ring ucas that you want to cancel and reapply this year.
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In theory yes. You can ring ucas and completely cancel your application within 7 days of applying and then start again from scratch and submit again this cycle for different universities and with a new PS and reference.

It’s a bit of an extreme option. Make sure that you explain when you ring ucas that you want to cancel and reapply this year.
I've not heard of this before, (and it is a bit of a nuclear option, I agree), I presumed that UCAS would still match it to the old app that may cause issues. Interesting!
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I've not heard of this before, (and it is a bit of a nuclear option, I agree), I presumed that UCAS would still match it to the old app that may cause issues. Interesting!
It's a consumer law thing - they'll cancel and refund the application fee and allow another application in cycle. But it's not a great option
There's a form online to do it https://www.ucas.com/corporate/appli...n-request-form
(and it's explained in the admissions guide https://www.ucas.com/providers/under...ellationrights "Applicants who cancel within this timeframe can resubmit a new application with up to five choices in the same cycle." )
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It's a consumer law thing - they'll cancel and refund the application fee and allow another application in cycle. But it's not a great option
There's a form online to do it https://www.ucas.com/corporate/appli...n-request-form
(and it's explained in the admissions guide https://www.ucas.com/providers/under...ellationrights "Applicants who cancel within this timeframe can resubmit a new application with up to five choices in the same cycle." )
Thanks for this. I knew about the right to cancel, just not that they'd let you submit a wholly new app afterwards. The more you know!
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It's a consumer law thing - they'll cancel and refund the application fee and allow another application in cycle. But it's not a great option
There's a form online to do it https://www.ucas.com/corporate/appli...n-request-form
(and it's explained in the admissions guide https://www.ucas.com/providers/under...ellationrights "Applicants who cancel within this timeframe can resubmit a new application with up to five choices in the same cycle." )
Sorry I'm unable to access the second link. Just confirm though, do I have to do it within 7 days? Or is it 14 days?
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Sorry I'm unable to access the second link. Just confirm though, do I have to do it within 7 days? Or is it 14 days?
I thought it was 7 but on checking the small print it’s 14
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