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Withdrawing from UCL application

Hi all. So far I’ve received 4/5 offers (Nottingham, Exeter, Southampton and Imperial College) and I’m still waiting to hear from UCL. Being honest, after swinging to and fro about all five, I don’t think UCL will be either my firm or insurance. I’m thinking of locking in my decision soon. If UCL don’t get back to me by then, should I withdraw my application there? I’m worried about preferences for accommodation for example, so want to get my applications in for it as soon as I can. Thanks!
If you do not plan on going there, then withdraw and allow someone else a potential offer.
(edited 2 months ago)
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Original post by random_matt
If you do not plan on going there, then withdraw and allow someone else a potential offer.

That’s a really good point. Of all my five, UCL is the one that is the tightest for giving out offers. Would not be fair if someone really wanted to go there and I just reject them the second I get it
Original post by random_matt
If you do not plan on going there, then withdraw and allow someone else a potential offer.

pretty sure that no unis have actual offer quotas (although they will change requirements and offer conditions if there are too many applicants over multiple years) so withdrawing will make no difference. (excluding admission tests) people get offers if they meet certain conditions, not if they're in the top % of applicants
UCAS have issued guidance to universities that they need to not pressure students to make decisions early to get accommodation or risk missing out. You should wait until you receive all decisions and make use of the full time available to make your decision.

If a uni pressures you to accept an offer earlier or suggests if you don't firm or insure them before the normal UCAS deadline by which you'd need to make your decision you won't get accommodation, you should report them to UCAS.
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