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    Basically what the title says. Just wondering, because I have an AAB offer from Manchester (and it's my only offer), but if I managed to achieve AAA, I would possibly re-apply to Oxford and UCL due to various reasons (not just prestige). So yes, can you decline your firm choice upon receiving results?
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    Yes it is possible, but you would have to contact the university in question. I would assume they would have no problem with it. Would you reapply to Oxford or UCL for 2010 entry?- Because Oxford don't participate in clearing, but i assume you already know this.
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    You can ask to be released from the offer and then reapply through UCAS for 2010 entry,
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    (Original post by Robert_P)
    Yes it is possible, but you would have to contact the university in question. I would assume they would have no problem with it. Would you reapply to Oxford or UCL for 2010 entry?- Because Oxford don't participate in clearing, but i assume you already know this.
    Yes, I would be applying for 2010 entry. Thanks for the help, both posters.
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    You can ask to be released from the offer and then reapply through UCAS for 2010 entry,
    You only need to ask to be released if you want to apply somewhere else through Clearing
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    (Original post by Robert_P)
    Yes it is possible, but you would have to contact the university in question. I would assume they would have no problem with it. Would you reapply to Oxford or UCL for 2010 entry?- Because Oxford don't participate in clearing, but i assume you already know this.
    Nor do UCL...

    OP, do you have any reason why you were rejected before? Maybe it would be a good idea to find out and then maybe you could do things to improve your application for next time around. E.g. If it was your PS, then maybe you could spend your gap year doing things to improve it.
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    Look up UCAS Adjustment. Started this year. You have 5 days after results day now to choose another uni (if they let you in) if you beat your predictions/offers by a lot, but after this 5 day window, you're going to your firm.
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    You don't have to take the offer, you can get out of the system at any time, reapply if you do well and do something worth while in your year out, are your A levels the ones that you can get an A* in by the way? Because UCL have started asking for A*AA in some courses so you may want to check this out, Oxford will probably follow this line too since Cambridge decided to do so
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    Nor do UCL...

    OP, do you have any reason why you were rejected before? Maybe it would be a good idea to find out and then maybe you could do things to improve your application for next time around. E.g. If it was your PS, then maybe you could spend your gap year doing things to improve it.
    I'm pretty sure that everywhere I applied to rejected me due to my predictions - they were only AAB, although I was under the impression that they were AAA and didn't discover the truth until UCAS had been sent off. I applied for English Literature, so yeah, AAA required most places even if they don't actually say so themselves. Manchester was one of my original choices and they rejected me, so I'm quite surprised that they've accepted me now through Extra for the same course.

    (Original post by Economic Historian 1)
    Look up UCAS Adjustment. Started this year. You have 5 days after results day now to choose another uni (if they let you in) if you beat your predictions/offers by a lot, but after this 5 day window, you're going to your firm.
    I'm not looking to apply to anywhere else through Clearing; my intention would be to go through the whole standard application procedure again for 2010 entry.

    (Original post by a_t)

    You don't have to take the offer, you can get out of the system at any time, reapply if you do well and do something worth while in your year out, are your A levels the ones that you can get an A* in by the way? Because UCL have started asking for A*AA in some courses so you may want to check this out, Oxford will probably follow this line too since Cambridge decided to do so
    No, an A grade is the maximum that I can get, but I'm hoping this won't matter much if I re-apply because admissions tutors would see that my exams weren't eligible for being awarded an A* grade.
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    yes but don't think of reapplying there
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    (Original post by Izzen)
    I'm not looking to apply to anywhere else through Clearing; my intention would be to go through the whole standard application procedure again for 2010 entry.
    Adjustment is NOT clearing. i.e. it is riskless: you do not lose your Firm offer.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=827966
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    (Original post by a_t)
    You don't have to take the offer, you can get out of the system at any time, reapply if you do well and do something worth while in your year out, are your A levels the ones that you can get an A* in by the way? Because UCL have started asking for A*AA in some courses so you may want to check this out, Oxford will probably follow this line too since Cambridge decided to do so
    The OP doesn't need to worry about any of that; although A* grades will soon be available in all A Levels, they are only being introduced with the group sitting A2 modules next year.

    As the OP is finishing his A Levels this year, the highest mark he can achieve (and the most universities will ask him for, even when reapplying) is an A...although frankly if you're not achieving the equivalent UMS (>90%) this year anyway, you should probably consider whether it's really worth applying to Oxbridge at all.
 
 
 

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