What happens if I am not accepted at my Firm choice university but meet the conditions of my Insurance offer at Warwick?
Please refer back to the conditions of our offer as stated in our offer email. If you meet all the conditions as stated your place at Warwick is guaranteed. When your Firm choice institution has confirmed with UCAS that they are unable to offer you a place, UCAS will automatically confirm your place at Warwick.
Final confirmation of our decision will come to you in a communication from UCAS (the AS12) indicating that you should check on UCAS Track for further details on what you should do next.
What happens if I have not been accepted at my Firm choice university and also not met the conditions of my offer at Warwick?
Firstly you should check UCAS Track. If it shows that you have been ‘unsuccessful’ then we are unable to take you or offer you an alternative course. You will then be eligible for Clearing and UCAS will automatically send you details about the Clearing process. Further details about Clearing are available on the UCAS website.
If your status on UCAS Track has not changed, we may still be making a decision on your application. It is rare that we are able to offer places to Insurance offer holders who do not meet the terms of their offers, but if we are able to admit any such candidates we normally take the following factors into account when making our decision:
- The grades achieved and how close they are to our offer
- Academic strengths and weaknesses and their relevance to your chosen degree course
- The strength of your personal statement and reference
- Personal circumstances such as illness or bereavement
- Any other supporting information available to us
If your Firm choice institution is not able to confirm your place and Warwick is able to, final confirmation of our decision will come to you in a communication from UCAS (the AS12) indicating that you should check on UCAS Track for details of what you should do next.
If I do not meet the conditions of my offer, can Warwick offer me a place on a different course?
In a small number of cases, those who do not meet the conditions of their offer may be made an offer of a place on a different but related degree course. They are not obliged to accept such an offer, but we endeavour to give candidates the flexibility to choose themselves.
Please note that if you accept a change of course offer you will not be able to transfer to your original course choice after enrolment, so it is important that you are happy with your decision. We will not process a change of course decision without your consent and we are unable to hold the offer of a change of course decision open indefinitely, so it is vital that we are able to contact you in mid-August to determine if you want to accept a change of course offer.
We’re guaranteeing campus accommodation for all new full-time first-year undergraduates (except those studying on the graduate entry MBChB and Degree Apprenticeship programmes) provided that you hold an unconditional firm offer of study (including offers through insurance, clearing and adjustment) from Warwick as of 19 August 2020 and you apply online for accommodation by the deadline of 19 August 2020.
For more information relating to change of course and accommodation, please see our allocation policy.
If I do not meet the conditions of my offer, when will I find out if I have been offered a place at Warwick?
If your status on UCAS Track has not been updated, we may still be deciding on your application. We may not be able to make a decision on whether or not you have a place at Warwick until mid to late August. This is because many of our applicants are only receiving their GCE A and AS Level results from 13 August 2020. We typically wait until all examination results are available before making decisions on those who have narrowly missed the conditions of their offer to ensure that all candidates can be considered together in a fair and equitable manner. We may also need to wait for other universities’ decisions on our Insurance offer holders before we know if there are any places left on a course.
We aim to give all applicants for whom we have results a final decision on their place by 31 August 2020.
What happens if I do not meet the conditions of Warwick’s offer and would rather go into Clearing than wait for a decision on my application to be made?
If you have missed the terms of your offer and we have not given you a decision, you may prefer to enter Clearing straight away rather than waiting for us to make a decision. In this case, you should contact the Confirmation Hotline to ask us to process an ‘unsuccessful’ decision on your application – this will automatically put you into Clearing.
The Confirmation Hotline +44 (0)2476 533 544 will be open from 8am until 6pm (UK time) on Thursday 13 August and Friday 14 August, 9am until 1pm on Saturday 15 August and again from 9am until 5pm Monday 17 - Friday 21 August 2020.
Please only use this number if you have NOT met the conditions of your offer and have NOT received an ‘unsuccessful’ decision from us.
If you have not met the conditions of our offer and you do need to contact us it is best if you contact us personally, rather than asking your parent/supporter or teacher to do it. We want to ensure you have the appropriate information to make decisions that are right for you.
What happens if I meet all the conditions of Warwick’s offer but no longer wish to go to University?
You can place yourself (‘self-release’) into Clearing if you’ve already applied to a university through UCAS but have changed your mind and no longer wish to take up your place at your firm choice. Perhaps you’ve found a course elsewhere that suits you better. UCAS advises that you speak to your university or college and/or an adviser at the place where you currently study before you go ahead with this process. Visit our advice pages to find out more.
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