Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Results better than expected? You may be able to use Adjustment...

As we approach results day, you may start thinking about other courses and options. It might be possible to apply to them using Adjustment. Read on to find out how…

What is Adjustment?
Adjustment runs from 13 August to 31 August and is open to anyone who has met and exceeded the conditions of their firm choice only. Your firm choice will confirm through Track whether you have met and exceeded your offer. You cannot use Adjustment if you’re confirmed at your insurance choice.

How to use Adjustment in 4 steps

1. Make a shortlist
You need to research the unis you’re interested in. You’ll find all the course information you need in our search tool. You can ask to be considered for any course in Adjustment, and when you speak to the universities you’re interested in, they’ll let you know if they have any places available. 

2. Register 
So that universities can see your application when you contact them, you need to register for Adjustment – you do this in Track. Remember, just because you’ve registered for Adjustment, it doesn’t mean you’ll lose your current place! If you register, you have five 24 hour periods to find a place. This starts from the moment you register in Track.  

3. Get talking
Contact the universities on your shortlist and ask if they’ll consider you for your chosen course through Adjustment. It’s important you let them know you’re using Adjustment and not Clearing. 

You can speak to as many unis as you like, but make sure you don’t accept a place if you’re not 100% sure you want it!

4. How do I accept a place in Adjustment?
Once you’ve been offered a place that you want to accept in Adjustment, let the uni know and then it’s up to them to update Track to show you’ve been accepted. Remember, you only have five days before your Adjustment period ends, so if time is running out, it’s a good idea to contact the uni to remind them. 

And that’s it – the university that had originally confirmed your place will be notified that you’ve found an alternative place through Adjustment, and your new Confirmation letter will appear in Track within a week.

Remember – if you register for Adjustment by mistake, don’t worry! Your firm choice won’t be affected as long as you don’t ask another uni to accept you! 

Want to know a bit more about how to use Adjustment? Check out this video

Do you have any further questions about Adjustment? Have a look at our website or get in touch with our advisers on Facebook or Twitter.

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