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At what stage can I pull out of going to university without getting charged

Feb 2019

I have applied to university for this September and I plan to go to Newcastle University, if I choose to go. However I am also applying for a degree apprenticeship. Unlike many apprenticeships, the grade boundaries are higher than what it is to attend Newcastle as it is a very good apprenticeship. If I was to get the apprenticeship provisional on my grades, I would rather take that than university. However I don't want to remove my application for university in case I fail to meet my grades for the apprenticeship and would like to keep university as my back up. When is the latest that I can remove myself from going to university without being charged? I won't know which one I will want to do until Results Day in August while both the apprenticeship and university would be for a September start.

APPRENTICESHIPS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS RESULTS DAY
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You can withdraw from UCAS and the Newcastle University offer on results day without any penalty. You just need to let UCAS and the university know. Will you hear if you have been admitted to the degree apprenticeship on results day? If so, you should hold both offers and then make a decision when you have your results. It is sensible to keep Newcastle University as an insurance plan. See our guide for more information about results day.

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