At what stage of the application process can I withdraw my conditional offer for the purpose of reapplying the following year? Can I accept and then withdraw when I get my results? Will this affect my eligibility for a reapplication?
Alison Patterson [ Admin ]
You are entitled to withdraw from UCAS. It is a calculated risk which should not be taken lightly. Bear in mind, also, that in 2012 tuition fees may be materially higher than they are for 2011 entry – the difference could be more than 5000GBP a year.
If you decline all your UCAS offers now, you could be eligible for UCAS Extra and Clearing. Go to http://www.ucas.com/students/offers/extra.
If you re-apply to UCAS, you will be required to state in your new application that you have made a previous application; inother words, your UCAS history will be known and taken into account by the new universities.
You should take advice from school teachers and parents before taking action. For more information contact UCAS by phone on 0871 468 0 468