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Realistic UCAS applications

I think my son may be being over ambitious when applying for uni. If he selects 5 universities and is rejected because he doesn't have a chance of making the grades, can he reapply with more sensible choices?

What do you recommend when it comes to applying in the first place?
Answered by Alison Patterson
If your son receives five rejections, he will then be eligible for UCAS Extra:

If he hasn't yet applied to university, he should be advised to have one "safety net" choice as well as one "stretch" choice. Applications are so competitive that it is certainly wise to be realistic. Here's a link to our guide to applying, make sure to read through it all, there's plenty of useful stuff in there:


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