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You've recieved a response - what next?


Universities reply at different rates, so don't worry if you've not heard back yet.

If you have, the first thing to remember is to carry on as normal! This might sound like silly advice but you’re already working really hard to prepare for your exams and deadlines so there is no need to put any additional pressure on yourself!

Secondly, you can still carry on asking questions! Message universities on Facebook, drop them a tweet and keep an eye out for any live chat opportunities with current students.

We’re here to advise you and support you because your university journey is just starting and you’re not expected to know everything.

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Replying to UCAS Undergraduate offers

UCAS Extra

Attend an Applicant Visit Day

I've recieved an offer - what next?

Replying to your offers

Congratulations you’ve received an offer and now you’re in the driving seat!

If you’ve received an unconditional offer, you can select to confirm your place immediately.

If your offers are conditional, you’re allowed to pick two so you have a Firm and Insurance choice. Make sure your Insurance choice is somewhere you'd still be happy going to and remember if you've applied for two courses at the same University, you can still choose one as your Firm choice and one as your Insurance.

When picking your Firm and Insurance you just have to think about what would be the best decision for you. So this means you can place a conditional offer as Firm and an unconditional offer as Insurance.

Come along to an Applicant Visit Day

This time you visit the University you’ll have a stronger course focus and will spend time in your future Faculty.

This is an opportunity to visit your buildings, speak to your future lectures and imagine the student experience you can tailor to your needs.

If you're applying to an interviewing course, you will be invited to an introduction to the course and get the chance to speak to the course tutors.

Talk to students already at the University

You don’t always have to travel to the University to speak to current students at Coventry University.

You can chat to your peers online and ask the questions your parents and teachers might not be able to answer.

Not sure what to chat about? From revision tips to summer plans and what outfits you'll need for Freshers, this is an opportunity for you to talk to people in the same situation as you.

They're like your friends in the canteen or the walk to school but you're all going to the same university!.

I've not got the offers I wanted

Guide to UCAS Extra

There are still many options available if you’ve not received the offers you wanted.

With UCAS Extra it doesn’t matter if you’ve used all 5 choices and you’re not holding the right offers for you.

Extra will list all the courses that still have availability for applications so start to think about related subjects or courses to your original list.

You can apply to one course at a time anytime between 25th February and 4th July, providing you're not holding any live offers anywhere. For more information on eligibility, take a look at the Extra pages on the UCAS website.

Research, Research, Research

Remember all the research you did before applying?

This is not wasted work as you can use this as a starting point.

You already know which subjects you’re interested in and you can check this in UCAS Extra, so ask the questions:

What type of campus would suit me?Do I want to move to student accommodation or commute?What opportunities would I like at university: global travel, work experience and more?.

Visit the university

It’s never too late to visit the university!

We understand that your weeks will be getting busier the closer we get to exam season, so why not book onto a student led tour? 

The tours run frequently and last approximately 90 minutes so you can get a great overview of the University in a short amount of time.