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emily_scared
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Hey,

I know there is a few threads already on this, but i'm still confused. I got unconditional offers from my firm and insurance universities.

Though now i have decided to change the course i want to do and the university. So decided to have a gap year and re-apply next year. Do i ring up UCAS to withdraw my application completly or have to be released by the universities? Is it too late to withdraw my application as it is so close to results?

Your advice would be appreciated.

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When I was on track or possibly apply the option was there to cancel.
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Hey,

I know there is a few threads already on this, but i'm still confused. I got unconditional offers from my firm and insurance universities.

Though now i have decided to change the course i want to do and the university. So decided to have a gap year and re-apply next year. Do i ring up UCAS to withdraw my application completly or have to be released by the universities? Is it too late to withdraw my application as it is so close to results?

Your advice would be appreciated.

You have to ask to be released from your universities or I think you can just decline offers. Whatever you do, DO NOT withdraw your application from ucas if you still want to go to uni this year.
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When I was on track or possibly apply the option was there to cancel.
Where abouts is it on track is it? Can you still cancel it on track this late, is that still available?
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You have to ask to be released from your universities or I think you can just decline offers. Whatever you do, DO NOT withdraw your application from ucas if you still want to go to uni this year.
Hey, i want to reapply for 2010 so don't want to go this year, so i think i have to totally withdraw my ucas application. I just don't know how :confused:
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Where abouts is it on track is it? Can you still cancel it on track this late, is that still available?
you can always withdraw. If Track has locked it may not currently be available, but you decline on results day or after, or you can phone up UCAS and ask to withdraw from the application cycle. Getting out of your application entirely is relatively easy.
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(Original post by emily_scared)
Hey, i want to reapply for 2010 so don't want to go this year, so i think i have to totally withdraw my ucas application. I just don't know how :confused:

My bad for only reading 1st line then haha :p: , just phone ucas and withdraw then.
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you can always withdraw. If Track has locked it may not currently be available, but you decline on results day or after, or you can phone up UCAS and ask to withdraw from the application cycle. Getting out of your application entirely is relatively easy.
Thanks for the advice, understand more now. So if i completly withdraw UCAS, i won't have to ask to be released from the uni's either?
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My bad for only reading 1st line then haha :p: , just phone ucas and withdraw then.
okay, lol. Thanks
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Thanks for the advice, understand more now. So if i completly withdraw UCAS, i won't have to ask to be released from the uni's either?
No, though it might be a nice courtesy to let them know yourself, especially if considering applying to them next year.
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I thought you can't have an insurance if your firm is an unconditional
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I thought you can't have an insurance if your firm is an unconditional
I meant conditional, wish it was unconditional though lol
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When I deferred my place (in about April last year) ucas told me I had to speak to the universities themselves rather than them.
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Isn't there a way of declining and them using clearing? OP, do you know what you will do in your gap year? Have you got plans?
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Isn't there a way of declining and them using clearing? OP, do you know what you will do in your gap year? Have you got plans?
I'm not doing anything much exciting sadly. Hoping too get some work experience in what i want to do after university. And work work work to fund university!!
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I'm not doing anything much exciting sadly. Hoping too get some work experience in what i want to do after university. And work work work to fund university!!
Well, this maybe won't make much difference to your decisions but I feel, after the year I've had, obliged to tell you.

When I left school last year I had a university place all ready and waiting for me, but like you, I decided it wasn't what I wanted at all. So I declined my offer on results day and had no idea what I was going to do. I ended up going to college, dropping out, then looking for work. It's been 8 months since I first started looking for a job and I still don't have one. I start uni in a few weeks time so it doesn't matter anymore. Instead I filled my time with voluntary work. So basically, don't imagine that it's going to be as simple as 'just get a job, earn some money', because it isn't - especially right now.

I'm not telling you that you ought to do a degree you don't want to do to avoid a gap year, i'm just saying that you should consider at least looking to see if you can apply through clearing this year for the right course for you. If you don't want to do that, then start looking for work right now and just keep in mind that it could be difficult. I'm only telling you this because it would have made my life a lot easier if someone had told me this last year . Good luck
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Well, this maybe won't make much difference to your decisions but I feel, after the year I've had, obliged to tell you.

When I left school last year I had a university place all ready and waiting for me, but like you, I decided it wasn't what I wanted at all. So I declined my offer on results day and had no idea what I was going to do. I ended up going to college, dropping out, then looking for work. It's been 8 months since I first started looking for a job and I still don't have one. I start uni in a few weeks time so it doesn't matter anymore. Instead I filled my time with voluntary work. So basically, don't imagine that it's going to be as simple as 'just get a job, earn some money', because it isn't - especially right now.

I'm not telling you that you ought to do a degree you don't want to do to avoid a gap year, i'm just saying that you should consider at least looking to see if you can apply through clearing this year for the right course for you. If you don't want to do that, then start looking for work right now and just keep in mind that it could be difficult. I'm only telling you this because it would have made my life a lot easier if someone had told me this last year . Good luck
Hey, i appreciate the advice. I didn't particulary want a gap year its just because i didn't make my mind up till so late. My dad said he wouldn't let me have a gap year if i didn't have a job. So my part-time job, know i'm on a gap year so have luckly gave me full time hours. If i havn't have got them, i think i would have gone into clearing.

I think i will wait to see what clearing has to offer, if i havn't got anything that appeals to me. Then at least i have the choice of a gap year.

But thanks for telling me about your gap year, good luck at starting university!
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