You can cancel a choice or your whole application.

If it's just one choice you'd like to withdraw, you can cancel it in Track (as long as the university or college hasn't sent us their decision yet). If you've changed your mind about applying to higher education, you can cancel your application and get a refund.

In this manner, can you cancel your firm choice?

Once 14 days have passed you can still choose to cancel your Firm or Insurance choice, subject to UCAS deadlines and regulations. Please note there are UCAS regulations that both the University and applicants need to take into account when making any changes to an application to study.

Additionally, can I go to my insurance choice instead of my firm? If you decide you don't want to go to your firm choice, you will need to contact the university directly. Make sure you are clear about whether you want to go into clearing or go to your insurance choice. If you want to go to your insurance choice instead, they will have to agree with this.

Subsequently, question is, how do I decline my firm choice on UCAS?

If you no longer want to go to your firm choice, you can use the ‘decline your place' button in Track. From 6 July, if you are holding a firm unconditional place, you can use online self-release into Clearing, by using the ‘decline your place' button in Track.

Can you reject your firm choice on results day?

TRUTH: If you don't want to accept your firm choice, you can find an alternative. Anyone can use Clearing if they want to. If you no longer want your firm choice, you can decline it in Track and enter Clearing. Get advice from teachers, parents and unis to make an informed decision.

Related Question Answers

Can you change your mind after accepting a university offer?

Changing your mind

If you change your mind after you accept an offer, you may have to withdraw your application and will not be able to use Clearing to look for another course. Contact UCAS for advice.

Can you change your firm Uni choice?

Yes. If you accepted your offers in the last 14 days you can change your firm and insurance choice. Contact UCAS directly and speak to an adviser. They will be able to make the changes to your replies for you.

Do universities know if they are your firm choice?

Universities will only know where else you've applied once they‘ve made their decision and you've decided whether or not to accept them as your firm or insurance choice. But even then it won't affect things.

How do I drop out of university?

How to Drop Out of College the Smart Way
  1. Consider studying part-time or taking a leave of absence. In some situations, changing from full-time to part-time can be a good solution.
  2. Take care of your transcript.
  3. Notify the school authorities.
  4. Settle your financial obligations.

Can I edit my personal statement after submitting UCAS?

You cannot amend your personal statement once it has been sent to UCAS. If you decide you want to change it, contact your university and college choices to ask if you can send them an amended version directly. For personal statement advice visit

Can I reject a university offer after accepting?

Yes, you can always reject a university offer after accepting it. However, you will likely lose the deposit you put down, as it is nonrefundable. It doesn't matter if it two days before the semester starts, you can always decide you don't want to go.

Can you cancel a UCAS choice and add another?

University or college

You can only swap each choice once. Within 14 days of the date on your welcome email you can swap the choice in Track. However, you can‘t swap a choice after 30 June. If you swap after the relevant deadline for your new course choice, it will be considered late.

Can you apply to UCAS twice?

Can I only make one UCAS application a year? Yes. Duplicate applications will be detected and cancelled as part of the initial checking process conducted by UCAS.

How do you firm a choice on UCAS?

You can accept a maximum of two choices – one firm and one insurance. You can only have an insurance choice if your firm choice is a conditional offer. If you accept an unconditional offer as your firm choice then the place is guaranteed, so you cannot have an insurance choice.

How do you select a firm choice on UCAS?

Types of reply
  1. Firm acceptance – this is your first choice.
  2. Insurance acceptance – the back-up choice to a conditional firm acceptance.
  3. Decline – you'll need to decline any other offers you get.
  4. Please note: You can only accept one firm choice and one insurance choice (if you choose to have one).

Can I accept offers from 2 universities?

2 Answers. You are only allowed to accept admission at one university. As soon as you do so, you should contact all other universities to which you applied, and tell them you have chosen another school and are withdrawing your application.

Can you change your UCAS application once it has been sent?

If you want to change any of these but want to remain with the same university, you‘d speak to them directly about changing this for you. You can change these in the Personal Details section of Track. This can‘t be amended once your application has been sent.

Can you apply to more than 5 universities on UCAS?

You can choose a maximum of five courses on your UCAS application, which means you can apply for five courses at only one university or college, or a different course at five different universities.

How do I withdraw from UCAS?

If you change your mind about applying, you can cancel your application and request a refund within 14 days. The easiest way to do this is to call us. If it's been more than 14 days since you submitted your application, you can withdraw it via Track at any time, however no refund will be issued.

Can I use the same personal statement twice UCAS?

When I start a new application can I use my personal statement again? Hello Fiona, You will not be able to re-apply through UCAS unless you decline your deferred Unconditional offer. Your Personal Statement should change a little to acknowledge completed exams and explain why you are re-applying.

How long does it take for universities to reply to your application UCAS?

Most universities evaluate applications as they arrive, even before the deadline. Typically, they'll reply with an offer or an invitation to an interview within two weeks of receiving your application.

How long does it take for unis to reply?

So it could be a good idea to get your application in early, if you're ready. Here's what a few different unis told us: ‘All applicants should hear back within two to three weeks of applying.' ‘All applicants should receive an offer or an invitation to interview within ten working days.'

Do universities accept lower grades?

Most universities that have course vacancies during Clearing will be prepared to accept you if your grades are below their entry requirements as long as you sound passionate and are right for the degree subject. They may also accept you based on the UCAS points you've accumulated rather than you final grades.

How do I decline admission after accepting?

  1. Contact the admissions office. As soon as possible after you decide you no longer want to go to a school, you should talk to someone in admissions directly.
  2. Say what you want to happen.
  3. Explain why you've changed your mind.
  4. Thank admissions staff for their help.
  5. Forfeit your deposit.