The A Level results day jargon buster
31st July 2019 – Tags: A Level Results
With A Level results day just around the corner, UCAS and its inner workings are the topic on everyone’s lips. It can, however, feel like a whole other language, with its terminology and acronyms. Never fear, we’ve compiled the ultimate results day jargon buster to help you decode the UCAS lingo!
A process available to anyone who exceeds the grade requirement of their firm offer (see Firm offer). You can use adjustment to swap your existing place for one at another university.
A letter sent by UCAS (see UCAS) to confirm your acceptance on a university course
A letter sent by UCAS (see UCAS) to confirm your acceptance on a university course and requesting for you to let them know if you are going to take up the place
A letter sent by UCAS (see UCAS) to confirm your acceptance on a university course, which only requires you to reply if you are not planning on taking up your place
For UCAS applications, your college or school will give you a buzzword so you can link your application to them
If you miss your grades, you can use clearing to ensure you still find a university place in 2019
A conditional offer is a place on a course subject to specific conditions being met
You can defer your course place if you’d like to carry an offer over and start in the next academic year
These are also known as remarks, where the exam board reviews the grades given
A UCAS (see UCAS) service you can use to apply for alternative places if you do not hold an offer from your first five choices
An offer you accept as your first choice
Higher Education Provider
An offer you accept as your second choice in case you don’t meet the conditions of your first choice
A ten digit number you receive when you first register to apply through UCAS (see UCAS)
Point of entry
The year of the course you start at
A course with an additional year where you work in the professional you’re studying for
The system for allocating point for the different qualifications you can use for undergraduate application
An online tracking system which allows you to see how your application is progressing
An offer of a place which is subject to no conditions.
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