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If you have achieved higher grades than expected, applying for a different course through Adjustment might be the right decision for you. Read below for some frequently asked questions regarding the Adjustment process, to ensure you are well prepared for all eventualities on Results Day.

What is Adjustment?

Adjustment is for those students who have performed better than expected and have achieved higher grades than required for their firm University choice. Students with higher grades may wish to consider a course at a different university through Adjustment, without losing their secured place.

How do I know if I’m eligible for Adjustment?

Students who have met all of the conditions of their conditional offer at their firm choice university, and have exceeded in at least one of them, will be able to look for other courses through Adjustment without losing their place at their firm university.

What is the Adjustment Period?

Adjustment allows you to get onto a course with higher entry requirements than the course you have been confirmed on. Once you enter Adjustment you have approximately 5 days to choose another course. If you don’t choose another course in the 5 days, you will remain on your original confirmed course.

I’ve registered for Adjustment but haven’t found a course I prefer. Is it too late to go back to my firm choice university?

No, it is not too late to stick with your firm choice! You are able to register for Adjustment and not risk losing your firm choice university place. If you haven’t contacted any other unis about applying through Adjustment, then your UCAS Track will return back to normal after the 5 day Adjustment period and you’ll stay with your firm choice.

How do you check if you have a place at university?

On results day you should always check UCAS Track, which will update as soon as updates are received from universities. Even if you haven’t gotten the required grades, you should always check UCAS Track first as you may still be offered a place.

What happens to my Student Loan Application?

If you have already applied for your student loan, and have changed your university or course of study then you will need to update your details as soon as you have confirmed your clearing choice.

If you haven’t applied yet - then you will need to do this as soon as possible. The deadline for students to apply will have passed but the student loans company will still process your application. Since you will be applying latem there is a chance you may not receive your funding in time for your first few weeks of term. Budget for this delay to ensure you have enough money to make it through Freshers!

Will I need a new Personal Statement for Adjustment?

Not at all, your original personal statement will have all of the necessary information. If you have more experience you wish to add, then it is worth mentioning this to the university when discussing your Adjustment options.

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Posted in Advice, Clearing & Adjustment Advice, UCAS & Application on Jun 18, 2021 by

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