You can’t choose between your firm and insurance when you get your results, so make sure you’re happy with which is your firm and which is your insurance before you reply.
Do you have to go to your insurance choice uni?
You’ll have to request your first university choice to agree to release you from your accepted place and get agreement from your insurance choice too. Of course, no university is going to force you to attend them – but strictly speaking, you have entered into a contract with them.
Can you choose your second choice university?
No. Once you submit your firm choice, you’re committing yourself to attending that university if you achieve the grades. The only way out of this is to withdraw from this year’s UCAS application altogether – giving up your place at your second choice university in the process.
Do universities know if they are firm or insurance?
Universities will only know where else you’ve applied once they’ve made their decision and you’ve decided whether or not to accept them as your firm or insurance choice.
Can I decline my insurance choice and go into clearing?
Can you reject your insurance offer and go through Clearing instead? Yes, you can now self-release yourself into Clearing. You no longer have to wait to be released by your insurance choice, but can do it yourself, saving valuable time.
How will Clearing Work 2020?
Clearing is how unis and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. From 5 July – 19 October, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places. You can use Clearing if: you’re applying after 30 June.
How long do you get to accept a university offer?
You have 14 days – starting on the date the automatic decline was recorded – in which the automatic decline can be swapped. Please call us in these 14 days to resolve this. After 14 days, it may still be possible, but we will need permission from the universities you want to accept offers from before we can do so.
Can you accept a university offer and then decline?
You can accept your new offer before withdrawing your enrolment from the first institution. However, ensure you follow the institution’s procedures for withdrawing your enrolment by the appropriate census date, otherwise you’ll be charged fees.
Can I change my mind after accepting a university offer?
Even if you’ve accepted an offer through UCAS, you can still change your mind. UCAS Clearing can help you join another course and make the right decision for your future.
Can I accept two university offers?
Can I reply to more than two offers? You can accept a maximum of two choices – one firm and one insurance. You can only have an insurance choice if your firm choice is a conditional offer.
Can you decline firm and go to insurance?
Will I lose my insurance place if I decline my firm place? Yes, by declining your firm place, you’ll enter Clearing, and you can apply to a uni or college with vacancies. If you want to go to your insurance place, you should phone them to see if they will accept you before declining your firm place.
When should I FIRM my uni choices?
Your firm choice should be your first choice
If you meet the conditions of your firm offer, then the place is yours; so make sure you’re 100% happy with the course at this university. Don’t just choose the course with the highest entry requirements out of all the offers you’ve received.
Do universities know which choice they are?
Will my university and college choices know where else I have applied to? They only find out when you have decided which offers to accept, or if you have no live choices, for example, if your application is unsuccessful, or you decline the offers you have.