How to Make a Firm and Insurance Choice
You’ve identified your course. You’ve selected your shortlist of universities.
You’ve applied to your first (Firm) and back-up (Insurance) choices.
Following a wait, you’ve received a response back.
What do you do next?
Well, there are 4 possible replies you could receive:
- Unconditional Firm: A guarantee that you have been accepted by the University
- Conditional Firm: If requirements are met, you will be accepted by the University
- Conditional Firm and Conditional Insurance: Your first and second choices. If requirements are met, you will be accepted by the first-choice university. If not, you may have to reach the requirements of your second-choice university to be accepted.
- Conditional Firm and Unconditional Insurance: Your first and second choices. If requirements are met, you will be accepted by the first-choice university. If not, you will be accepted by your second-choice university.
If you have received an Unconditional Firm or Insurance offer you can login to UCAS Track and confirm your place at those universities – with a Firm acceptance.
For Conditional Firm or Insurance offer you will need to wait until your exam results before logging in to UCAS Track for confirmation – with an Insurance acceptance.
Please note that you will need to respond to offers within the stated deadlines. You can also decline any offers you receive and enter the UCAS Extra service or later through Clearing.