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Achieved better grades than you were expecting? If so, you may want to consider using the UCAS Adjustment service.

This service gives students who have surpassed their predicted results the opportunity to adjust their choices, potentially securing a place at an institution with higher entry requirements. This video from UCAS will give you an overview of the process.

When is Adjustment?

Adjustment is a chance for you to reconsider where and what to study. If you've had a conditional firm choice accepted - and therefore made into an unconditional firm choice - you could potentially swap your place for one on another course you prefer.

Adjustment is available from A Level results day until 18 August 2021.

It's entirely optional, and a lot of competitive courses will be full - but other applicants might have missed their conditions or swapped a course too, so it could be worth seeing what's available.

How do I get started?

You will need to register for Adjustment from your UCAS Track account. Only students who have met or exceeded the grades associated with their conditional firm (CF) offer will be eligible. Once you have registered for Adjustment, you should start looking for an alternative course.

When you have found something you like, it's time to pick up the phone and talk to the admissions team at your new institution. They will tell you if they have availability and if you meet the course entry requirements. If they offer you a place, you can accept it over the phone. 

If you accepted a new offer, your UCAS Track account will be updated to reflect this change. You will also be sent a confirmation letter from UCAS.

Might I lose my existing place?

Your existing university place (UF offer) will only disappear if you accept a new course through Adjustment. If you use the Adjustment service but don't accept a new place, your previous selection will be retained.

Get in touch 

For help with any of the above, or to enquire about securing a place here at Solent, please don't hesitate to contact our admissions team. You can email them at, or call them on 023 8201 5066.

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