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    I have accepted a conditional offer (AAB) to go to Liverpool to study English Language and Literature this September. Everything is sorted from accommodation to student finance, and so on. I have realised that English is not the course I want to do, and I already know I want to do Politics, 'cause it's much more my thing. Here's my problem- I'm not sure I'm going to meet the grades required because of various bad stuff that's happened over the year that I don't really want to go into. Politics has lower entry requirements (BBB), and both courses still have spaces according to UCAS extra...


    Should I-

    A) Hope for the best, ie - that make the grades for my conditional offer (or that because there's still spaces, they'll let me in anyway), and then just change when I get there?

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    B) Withdraw my application for English, and apply for Politics through Extra?

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    Any help here would be seriously appreciated
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    Withdraw your application. Firstly, you don't want study English so even if you do meet your offer you'd be silly to take a risk starting at Liverpool on the premise that they *might* let you change course. Secondly, you've already said that you don't think you've met your offer anyway and I assume you have good reason to believe that. In which case, if you leave it now you're going to have to wait until results day before getting a rejection and it would be much easier and beneficial to sort yourself out now (through Extra) than have a stressful experience with clearing on results day.
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    By withdrawing my offer though, am I potentially taking an even bigger risk? What if they don't let me in on Extra and I've lost my place altogether?
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    (Original post by charlotterg5)
    By withdrawing my offer though, am I potentially taking an even bigger risk? What if they don't let me in on Extra and I've lost my place altogether?
    You would have to get the uni to release you - if you withdraw that's the end of your UCAS journey for this year. Extra has finished anyway.

    My suggestion would be to hang on to what you have, and wait and see. If you meet your current firm offer, then you can try and see if they'll let you switch to Politics. If you miss your offer, you can still try and persuade them to accept you for Politics if you meet their standard entry requirements for that course.

    You don't mention an insurance choice and whether that is of interest - it would be worth getting released from there before Results Day if you really don't want to go at any price.

    The worst case scenario is that you end up with a confirmed place for English which the uni won't let you swap for a place for Politics. In that case you can either try and persuade them to release you quickly so that you can look for something through Clearing, or you can simply withdraw altogether and go round again next year.
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    Thankyou so much!

    And no, there's absolutely no way I'm going to my insurance. I'm new to this whole TSR thing, but you are getting some serious +rep my friend!
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    (Original post by charlotterg5)
    Thankyou so much!

    And no, there's absolutely no way I'm going to my insurance. I'm new to this whole TSR thing, but you are getting some serious +rep my friend!
    Have a look at the 'getting organised' thread stickied at the top of the forum - useful links in there explaining how the system works.
 
 
 
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