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starving Thu 20-Mar-14 16:51:01

DD has decided on her first choice uni after much deliberation and I agree with her. This is in fact her lowest offer. Her other offers are one grade in one subject higher, so not much of a difference really. The question is - can she, or would it be sensible to insurance one of the higher offers. It then wouldn't be a traditional 'insurance' offer, more of a lets see who will still take her if she doesn't get the required grades.

It is very likely that she will achieve the grades required for her chosen course, but there is always the possibility that something goes wrong so she wants to keep her options open!

Any advice gratefully received as her school haven't been very helpful.

AMumInScotland Thu 20-Mar-14 17:10:12

I don't think keeping it as an insurance would work, she will 'lose' the place if she doesn't get the grades, and would still have to try to get a place through Clearing, whether or not she had 'accepted' the offer.

If you want to check that, you can always phone or email the people at UCAS to get them to confirm what would happen in that situation, then you'll know what's what from the horse's mouth.

titchy Thu 20-Mar-14 18:05:24

It would only be worth doing that if the insurance place had a habit of accepting folk who missed by more than one grade, and the firm didn't. Realistically I'd say if a university took someone who missed by two grades they would probably be in clearing anyway! Worth checking their previous offers and clearing offers.

creamteas Thu 20-Mar-14 19:11:03

In this scenario, it is very unlikely that she would be accepted by her insurance if she misses her firm.

But it won't do any harm to try

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