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Well basically, my first choice Uni gave me lowest grade requirements than all other ones. So is it worth putting one with higher grade requirements as an insurance? I was told that if you put a Uni down for insurance and you miss the grades for both choices, they might still give you a place!
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If i was you i would.

If you drop a grade and miss out on your firm choice but your insurance choice has places you may get a place there, you will have more chance going there with them as insurance rather than going via clearing.
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You can put any offer down as your insurance (unless you've put an unconditional offer as your firm choice). Its worth having an insurance, even if its a higher offer - you may change your mind between now and August, so at least you'll have 2 options .
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You got LSE!!!! well done mate! what was the offer?
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might as well put down 2nd choice, no harm done.
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You can put any offer down as your insurance (unless you've put an unconditional offer as your firm choice). Its worth having an insurance, even if its a higher offer - you may change your mind between now and August, so at least you'll have 2 options .
But even if I change my mind, I will still have to go to my first choice Uni right?
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But even if I change my mind, I will still have to go to my first choice Uni right?
unless you agree with them to release you from the offer, in that case you could go to second choice
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You got LSE!!!! well done mate! what was the offer?
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might as well put down 2nd choice, no harm done.
yea thanx! it's ABB. If I now have to choose an insurance, logically I would choose one that is more likely to accept me even if I miss the grades, but there's no way I can research into this. I guess I'll just choose a random one. Thanx everyone.
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Ask the uni how many offers they gave out, some unis will tell you
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I think it's optional to choose an insurance. If I were you, I would choose one incase you don't meet the requirements.
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But even if I change my mind, I will still have to go to my first choice Uni right?
Nope, you can ring the uni when you get your results and ask them to reject you. I'm pretty sure of this, and they should just release you from your offer, which means you'll be eligible for your insurance choice if you have the grades (I think! PQ knows more).
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I think it's optional to choose an insurance. If I were you, I would choose one incase you don't meet the requirements.
If you read the first line of the first post, he says his firm offer is his lowest offer, therefore all his other offers (from which he has to pick an insurance) are higher.
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ok then, sry for misreading it. I guess you can have no insurance then.
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hey, thewolf, I am just wondering...what IF:
1) we decline other offers now directly...
2) write letters to another Uni whos requirement are lower?

what would be the possibility of the "extra" uni giving us an offer so that we can use it as an insurance?

If that is allowed, I might choose a straight maths or straight economics somewhere...

Dunno~
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hey, thewolf, I am just wondering...what IF:
1) we decline other offers now directly...
2) write letters to another Uni whos requirement are lower?

what would be the possibility of the "extra" uni giving us an offer so that we can use it as an insurance?

If that is allowed, I might choose a straight maths or straight economics somewhere...

Dunno~
Im pretty sure that you can't apply to a Uni without going through UCAS!
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my first choice uni was my lowest offer... so i didn't have an insurance (and decided that if i missed those grades i'd be resitting my a-levels)... i don't reckon it's worth putting an insurance that's higher than your original offer, there's always clearing if things go wrong (and if you get say BBB, it's highly unlikely a course wanting AAB would take you and one wanting ABB wouldn't)

lou xxx
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