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Can I drop out of college once I have an unconditional uni offer?

Hii, I have received an unconditional offer from a university and I’ve accepted it. I was thinking about potentially dropping out of college (I am coming towards the end of a level 3 course) to work to save money for uni and also make more money to support myself at the moment. I wanted to do this because I don’t have parents, and while this means I should have a high maintenance loan (hopefully) I want some savings as I will literally have nobody to support me financially if I need. If I can’t drop out can I worry about college less, like do the bare minimum and take up more work hours or will I risk my place at uni? Thanks :smile:
If your offer is unconditional, then you need to email you uni choices and get something in writing.

Most will probably not mind, but the offer has been made on the basis that all info you provided was correct, so not completing something that you listed is a change to notify them about.
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Original post by Admit-One
If your offer is unconditional, then you need to email you uni choices and get something in writing.
Most will probably not mind, but the offer has been made on the basis that all info you provided was correct, so not completing something that you listed is a change to notify them about.

Thanks so much for your advice 🙂 , I’ve sent them an email outlining my circumstances
Original post by Rubbylou
Hii, I have received an unconditional offer from a university and I’ve accepted it. I was thinking about potentially dropping out of college (I am coming towards the end of a level 3 course) to work to save money for uni and also make more money to support myself at the moment. I wanted to do this because I don’t have parents, and while this means I should have a high maintenance loan (hopefully) I want some savings as I will literally have nobody to support me financially if I need. If I can’t drop out can I worry about college less, like do the bare minimum and take up more work hours or will I risk my place at uni? Thanks :smile:

Keep going until you get the qualification 🙂 You're literally so close. Also, you only get free education until 19. Any qualification is good compared to none at all.
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And - if you get to Uni and decide you don't like it, what will you do then with no qualifications?
Also worth noting that employers will often look at your college grades as well as uni so I would definitely just finish your course - I know money issues might make it a tough choice, but I think sticking with it makes more sense in the long term
Original post by Rubbylou
Hii, I have received an unconditional offer from a university and I’ve accepted it. I was thinking about potentially dropping out of college (I am coming towards the end of a level 3 course) to work to save money for uni and also make more money to support myself at the moment. I wanted to do this because I don’t have parents, and while this means I should have a high maintenance loan (hopefully) I want some savings as I will literally have nobody to support me financially if I need. If I can’t drop out can I worry about college less, like do the bare minimum and take up more work hours or will I risk my place at uni? Thanks :smile:

Any university is entitled to withdraw any offer made if you change the conditions on your ucas form. You have changed your part of the contract so can they. Before dropping anything you need to get the university's agreement in writing.

To prevent that problem it is far easier to complete the course and sit any necessary exams. Even if you fail you will still have met the conditions you set out and the offer cannot be withdrawn.

I note from your comments you have no parents. Have you been in some form of care because universities tend to offer financial support to those who have been in care. Check this out with the university you intend going to.

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