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Personal circumstances mean I can't go to university despite firming an offer

I firmed an offer, but at the start of the term I will not able to start my studies because something happened that changed my plans. Will I be able to tell the university I have replied to, that I am not able to start?
Answered by Alison Patterson
If you are talking about an undergraduate course and a UCAS application you have entered into a contract with the university whose offer you accepted firmly.

Universities understand that there are circumstances which make it difficult for student to comply with the offer. They do not want unhappy students. The university will likely release you if you ask. You will also need to notify UCAS of your withdrawal.

www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/undergraduate/tracki...s

If you would like to defer your place and begin one year later you should discuss this with the university.

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