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UCAS - desperately need help!!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited March 27 in Work & Study
Right, i've left it stupidly late, but was wondering what i should do.
I'm travelling in January so need to sort it out before i go.

I've got a confirmed place at Leeds Uni next autumn which i accepted, but now want to change. Got a new UCAS form, but how do i pull out of my uni choice already gone for? Need some help. Cheers


p.s hope u understood that!!

"I must find a truth that is true for me......the idea for which I can live or die."(Soren Kierkegaard)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    OK, I looked on the UCAS site and they say this: http://www.ucas.ac.uk/getting/after/univ.html

    However I once interviewed this girl who managed to get around it: http://www.guardian.co.uk/clearing/advice/student/0,6841,506863,00.html

    My best advice is to go to your college careers advisor who should be able to try and help you sort it out. If you pull out of your course you may lose entitlement for funding from your LEA...a little more on that in here: http://www.thesite.org.uk//careers/student_life/the_wrong_course.html

    I hope you get it sorted
    Susie <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ooooooooooohhh a journo within our ranks!!!

    Anyway, thanks for the advice.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think technically, according to UCAS, u would have 2 completely withdraw from the scheme 4 this year and re-apply next yr 4 enty in sept 2003. however, as susie's wonderful article pointed out, u can take a (slightly risky) shortcut thru clearing . .

    good luck! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    Because I want more stars.
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    Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    i have a friend who did something like that... her first choice was oxford brookes, but when she got her grades they were better than she expected, and everything changed at the last minute and she wanted to go to exeter instead... i barely saw her for an hour or two after getting my own results, she was on the phone to ucas and the two universities involved! but brookes did release her and she went on to study at exeter.

    you should be wary though about doing this, apart from the risks of not being released, not having a place... accommodation is a big problem too. my friend had to spend a few weeks staying at a b&b, so she found it harder to settle in with the people on her floor, and she even had to share a room after all that because the single ones were all taken.

    so do think carefully about all your options before committing yourself <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    (arse, i said i wasnt going to post with this name anymore...)

    Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
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