Were your A Level results better than expected? Well UCAS Adjustment might be right for you. If you are looking to go to a different institution or maybe your firm choice isn’t quite cutting it, Adjustment gives you the flexibility to change your mind to somewhere that may have been asking for higher grades than you thought you'd achieve.

You can apply for a course through UCAS Adjustment if:

  • You’ve been accepted into your firm choice and it’s now turned into an unconditional firm choice.
  • You’ve exceeded the conditions of your firm offer, i.e. if your offer is ABB but you receive AAB

How does it work?

It’s quite a quick process as you have to make your decision within five days from results day. So make sure you consider your options before results day just in case you do receive better grades and are considering changing University/College. #

You register for Adjustment through Track which is found after you log into UCAS. Whilst you’re searching for a new place your firm offer remains safe until you confirm to go somewhere else - so there's no need to give up your firm choice first. There’s no vacancy list for adjustment, so you need to contact the institution directly to find out if they want to make you an offer.

How to decide?

Switching institutions is an extremely big decision, as there’s been a lot of preparation work to choose your firm choice. Just because you can change, doesn’t mean you should change. Make sure you’re certain on where you want to go, it’ll make things a lot easier.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions either - finding out more is how you are going to come to a decision. Chatting to a teacher or advisor is also a great idea, they may be able to give you some insightful information but remember that the choice is yours!

Whatever you decide, just remember this is where you are going to spend the next three or four years. Make sure you carefully consider your options and everything will work out for the best.

You can find out more information on UCAS Adjustment here and Good luck on results day!