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Insurance choice higher than firm choice?

I want to accept an offer from the University of Kent and if I do this, they will lower the entry requirement from AAB down to BBB and if I do not then the higher grade offers will apply.

However I also want to insure Surrey but the entry requirement for them is ABB. I do not want to insure Royal Holloway and Reading as I am not really keen on attending those universities. So, what would be my best options?
Should just firm Kent and insure Surrey?

I really do not want to be stuck going to a university that I am not happy with.
Answered by Alison Patterson

We would definitely advise against accepting an offer from somewhere you don’t want to go.

If Kent is your first choice, we see no reason not to accept their offer as the CF.

Accepting a higher offer as insurance (CI) certainly happens and the willingness of universities to drop grades these days means it isn’t totally daft.

Here's more information about accepting offers:

Good luck.

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