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My son would prefer to go to his insurance choice uni, can he do this?

My son has an unconditional offer as his firm choice and a conditional offer as his insurance choice. He would prefer to go to the insurance choice. Can he do this providing he gets the grades they want?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Strictly speaking he is contractually bound to his firm choice.

However, no university wants to admit unhappy students and so they will release him if requested. But it is important to check first with the insurance university that they will offer him a place; they are under no obligation, regardless of his A Level results.

He should phone as soon as results are known. I am not sure if it is worth alerting them now to his change of mind; it might be.

If he gets a stellar set of results I guess that the Insurance university will be interested in him so he should be fine.

The UCAS formalities will follow the verbal confirmation of a place.

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