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UCAS Extra and changing course


I intend to apply for Mathematics and Finance in University of Glasgow via UCAS Extra. I have previously applied for Actuarial Science courses but I had a change of my mind and may want to decline them. Would it be a huge risk for me to decline all four of my offers in an attempt to apply for that different course? What are the chances that the university may have vacancies for the particular course?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Hi Brianna,

You must not do anything until you have informally contacted Glasgow University to ask if they have places and if they will make you an offer at this stage for 2016 entry. They may not have any places left. You must talk to someone at Glasgow university first and then go through the UCAS formalities afterwards; otherwise it is too much of a gamble.

To some extent it depends on your UCAS application. Universities tend to have places for very good students.

Apart from Extra, you could hang on until Results and then go into Adjustment or Clearing. But the best advice is to approach Glasgow admissions teams for this course now.

Best of luck, whatever you decide to do!


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