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    I have made a last-minute UCAS application back in June and have not accepted any offers yet. The problem is that I am still not sure whether I would like to enroll in any of the courses I have applied for this year and I don't know whether I will have decided by the end of July. I am thinking of accepting the offer and withdrawing my application should I decide that I do not want to attend the course. Is there a deadline for withdrawing the application? Will I be able to do it through all of August?

    I have read at the University Glossary that:

    Withdrawal - You may withdraw your application at any time in the admissions cycle up until, and including, Results Day.
    And on the UCAS website that:

    If you decide to withdraw completely from the UCAS scheme, please tell us as soon as possible and no later than 21 September 2009 so that the course(s) can be offered to someone else.
    Which of the two is correct? Thanks.
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    Which of the two is correct? Thanks.
    They both are. The UCAS site takes priority, of course! However, the University Glossary encourages people to make their minds up early so that unis can fill their places - if you really did leave it until 21 September to withdraw it would be too late for them to do that. A bit tough on the Clearing applicant who was turned down because a uni was holding a place you now decide you don't want, don't you think?
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    Indeed, I do plan to make my decision within August but I wanted to have a clear view of the deadlines, I didn't even know when Results Day was when I posted this which is pretty late in August after all. Thanks again for your answer.
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    If you wish to withdraw after results day or after your place is confirmed, then you would usually notify the uni directly and not UCAS
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    If you wish to withdraw after results day or after your place is confirmed, then you would usually notify the uni directly and not UCAS
    Really? Because on the UCAS site it says that they "will let your chosen universities and colleges know that you have withdrawn" (see link). Any more information on that?
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    (Original post by sfgyrus)
    Really? Because on the UCAS site it says that they "will let your chosen universities and colleges know that you have withdrawn" (see link). Any more information on that?
    Particularly if you are withdrawing after Results Day it makes sense - and is courteous - to notify both.
 
 
 

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