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University clearing with an Access Offer

Hello, after applying to universities already and having A-Levels closing in, I just realised I was eligible for an Access Offer (So instead of AAA I could have applied needing ABB). I called my firm choice uni and asked them if I could swap to the Access offer and they said it is too late to do that, which makes sense.

My question is, if I don't get accepted, can I go through clearing and try and get in the same uni but this time asking if I can use the same requirements as the Access offer as I was eligible for it?
Let me know what you think, thank you.
What do you mean by 'an Access offer' - is this a contextual offer, or one that depends on you taking some sort of 'course' etc offered by that Uni?
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Reply 2
Original post by McGinger
What do you mean by 'an Access offer' - is this a contextual offer, or one that depends on you taking some sort of 'course' etc offered by that Uni?

Yes so Leeds University I guess called the Contextual offer a different way, but it is basically the same thing.
Reply 3
Original post by nik180m
Yes so Leeds University I guess called the Contextual offer a different way, but it is basically the same thing.

I had to meet some criteria to be eligible for it, just as a contextual offer, for example "If your parents did not attend any type of higher education" or "If you are a carer" etc
If you are eligible for a contextual offer because of postcode, school attended, FSM etc, this is information available from your UCAS application and therefore it should be automatic. If its something else or extra info that isnt on your application then ask your school to email Leeds admissions a brief letter confirming this. Just check that it isnt 'two of these criteria' etc first.

IF instead it relied on you doing a summer school or a special task as part of an 'access to Leeds' scheme or whatever, and you have not done this, then clearly Leeds can say no.
Reply 5
Original post by McGinger
If you are eligible for a contextual offer because of postcode, school attended, FSM etc, this is information available from your UCAS application and therefore it should be automatic. If its something else or extra info that isnt on your application then ask your school to email Leeds admissions a brief letter confirming this. Just check that it isnt 'two of these criteria' etc first.
IF instead it relied on you doing a summer school or a special task as part of an 'access to Leeds' scheme or whatever, and you have not done this, then clearly Leeds can say no.

I called Leeds and they said it is too late to change my offer but I am eligible, then I called UCAS and they said it can definitely be done but I will need to make my uni contact them to be able to change my offer. Either way, lets say I am not able to change my offer now, could I go through clearing and mention I am eligible for a Contextual offer? Would they take that into consideration or still look at the standard grade offers requirements?

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