Insurance and Firm choices Watch

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Ziggy Stardust
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I don't really know much about this, can somebody please explain the difference to me? I have five offers at the moment, I am waiting on one of the other universities that is my preference.. obviously if I get an offer from them I really wanna go there the most..

The grade offers are nearly all identical.. if any Sheffield is the highest offer.. whereas Nottingham is the lowest grade offer..

So...? Ta in advance :cool:
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You have to accept 2 unis, after all your universities have made a decision (and reject the rest).

Firm is your first choice, and will definitely get into if you meet their offer.
If you miss your firm but meet your insurance, you will be going to your insurance uni.

There are other possibilities - eg you meet your firm, but you'd rather go to your insurance it is possible to request your firm to release you (as long as your insurance will take you). Or if you miss your firm offer, the firm uni may still accept you, but this is done on an individual application basis (ie depends on how much they want you).
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Your firm choice is the one you really want to go to. If you get the grades on results day, you go there. If you miss them slightly, they may still take you.

Your insurance choice is one you'd still be happy to go to. It usually has lower grades than your firm choice. If you miss the grades for your firm choice (and they don't take you anyway) but you get the grades for your insurance choice, then that's where you go. If you miss the grades ever so slightly, again they may take you anyway.

If you miss the grades for both, then you go through Clearing.
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Ok, cheers

Er.. but after my first choice (Edinburgh) I am tied between 2 universities (Leeds or Nottingham)
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Ok, cheers

Er.. but after my first choice (Edinburgh) I am tied between 2 universities (Leeds or Nottingham)
only you can make that decision
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only you can make that decision
True.


AFI, have you visited either places?
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only you can make that decision
Damn ya and damn ya rep! LOL!
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True.


AFI, have you visited either places?
Good call. I will be visiting both within the next month, month and a half. Yeah hopefully that'll give me a clearer picture.

Say.. for example, I fail to hit my grade ever so slightly, i.e I got a B instead of an A or a C instead of a B, and I wasn't accepted by either of my top two.. what would happen to the rest of my choices.. I'm thinking nothing because i'll have 'rejected' them to pick my firm and insurance choice?
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Damn ya and damn ya rep! LOL!
lol not my fault my predictions are so good!!!

*looks once again at the extra 3 shiny gems and 300 points gained :evil: *

edit: (sorry, 400 )
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(Original post by afireinside©)
Good call. I will be visiting both within the next month, month and a half. Yeah hopefully that'll give me a clearer picture.

Say.. for example, I fail to hit my grade ever so slightly, i.e I got a B instead of an A or a C instead of a B, and I wasn't accepted by either of my top two.. what would happen to the rest of my choices.. I'm thinking nothing because i'll have 'rejected' them to pick my firm and insurance choice?
Yep unfortunately, they are not at all obliged to accept you as you have rejected them.
You could still get into them via clearing.
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lol not my fault my predictions are so good!!!

*looks once again at the extra 3 shiny gems and 300 points gained :evil: *

edit: (sorry, 400 )
*gets jealous* damn Harry Redknapp and David James foiled my predictions
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lol not my fault my predictions are so good!!!

*looks once again at the extra 3 shiny gems and 300 points gained :evil: *

edit: (sorry, 400 )
I only have 700 + in total, LOL that was funny when you're gems instantly shot up, haha
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Yep unfortunately, they are not at all obliged to accept you as you have rejected them.
You could still get into them via clearing.
Ah, suckers.

Think is.. this is my order of choice (if I get an offer from Edinburgh!)


Edinburgh - firm
Leeds/Notts - insurance
Newcastle/Sheffield - wouldn't mind at all
Exeter - last resort

Sob sob sob, I hope I can an offer!
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I only have 700 + in total, LOL that was funny when you're gems instantly shot up, haha
I was stuck on 3 gems for 4 months, but 4th to 5th only took 5 minutes
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I was stuck on 3 gems for 4 months, but 4th to 5th only took 5 minutes
teehehe, ya little scoundrel!! :cool:
I suggest we keep playing prediction game until I win, hahaah
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Ah, suckers.

Think is.. this is my order of choice (if I get an offer from Edinburgh!)


Edinburgh - firm
Leeds/Notts - insurance
Newcastle/Sheffield - wouldn't mind at all
Exeter - last resort

Sob sob sob, I hope I can an offer!
what course/s have you applied for!?
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what course/s have you applied for!?
German, ya big rep hogger
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what course/s have you applied for!?
and what are the grades of your offers?
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German, ya big rep hogger
oh yeh!
lol i'm gonna win it again, and really rub it in!
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I'm definitely gonna win this weekend. I've bribed all the refs for 50p each.
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