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Don't forget to reply to your offers before the deadline set by UCAS.

Here's our top tips for making the right choice when it comes to replying to your offers and when you will need to make that all important decision.

You’ve put in the hard work, now it’s time to make your decision. Whether you’re still weighing up your options or you’ve just not had time to login to UCAS and respond, we just want to remind you that the deadline is approaching.

When do I need to reply to my offers?

You must reply to all your offers at the same time. Once you’ve received all your offers you’ll be given a deadline to reply.

Last offer received on or before Thursday 19 May 2022
Reply deadline is Thursday 9 June 2022

Last offer received on or before Tuesday 14 July 2022
Reply deadline is Tuesday 21 July 2022

If you can’t see the option to ‘Reply to Offers’ in your UCAS account it’s likely you’ve not received all your decisions yet.

What Are My Options?

You can choose a maximum of two offers:

• Firm acceptance – this is your first choice (often referred to as CF or UF depending on if the offer was conditional or unconditional)
• Insurance acceptance – this is your backup if your firm acceptance is conditional (often referred to as CI or UI depending on whether the offer was conditional or unconditional)

You’ll need to decline any other offers you get.

If you accept an unconditional offer as your firm choice your place is guaranteed and therefore you don’t need an insurance option.

What happens if I don’t reply to my offers?

If you don’t reply to your offers by the deadline, UCAS will decline all your offers on your behalf. Set yourself a reminder well in advance of the deadline and try not to leave it until the last minute.

You have 14 days – starting on the date the automatic decline was recorded – in which the automatic decline can be swapped. You will need to contact UCAS directly to make any changes.

Tips for making the right choice

It’s not always as straight forward as choosing the place you most want to go to. Here’s a few things to consider when making your decisions:

• Think about the grades you expect to receive and the conditions of your offer. There’s nothing wrong with aiming high but if your top choice Uni has conditions higher than your expected results, you might be disappointed.
• Consider making an insurance choice with grade requirements lower than your firm choice. That way if your grades are lower than expected, you could still get a place at your insurance choice.
• Make sure you choose places you’d be happy to go to because UCAS rules need you to honour that decision.
• Don’t make your decision purely on league tables. Try and visit in person and get a feel for the place. You might be surprised!
• Reply to your offers as soon as you are ready to make your decision. Don’t leave it until the last minute and risk forgetting to do it. If you don’t reply by the deadline your offer will automatically be declined.

If You Made a Direct Application to UA92

You will be in direct communication with our admissions team about your application and will reply via email to confirm your place. If you have any questions about the process, you can contact [email protected].

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