We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy


Unconditional offer as insurance

Jan 2019

I got an unconditional offer from the University of Northampton, and I want to put it as my insurance in case I do badly on Results Day. Can I do this or will they withdraw that offer?


Yes, it's fine to have an unconditional offer as your insurance – see our advice about unconditional offers. But you should check that there are no conditions to the 'unconditional' offer that require you to make it a firm choice. UCAS advice on making your decisions is here.

Related questions

Declining an unconditional offer

Mar 2019

My son has received an attractive unconditional offer, but he is also exploring an alternative employment option, which will only be confirmed after Results Day. Can he accept the unconditional offer, but walk away from it later if he decides to take up the employment option?

Declining insurance choice

Feb 2019

Preparing for the worst, if I don’t meet my firm choice but do meet my insurance, what’s the chances of being eligible for Clearing? I don’t really want to go to my insurance. Any advice or the best way to go around it?

Accepting offers

Feb 2019

My son has applied to four universities. He has had three conditional offers, one of which is an offer of ABB, two grades below the course requirements. He is still waiting to hear if he has an offer from his fourth university. If he does, this would be his lowest offer of BBB...

Need help?

Email us and one of our experts will get back soon.


Can't find what you're looking for?

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...



Thanks for your feedback!