If you are an undergraduate student who applied to British universities using the UCAS system and received all of your decisions by May 2nd, June 6th is your deadline to choose your FIRM and INSURANCE choices, otherwise you will lose all your offers!
Don't understand what "firm" and "insurance" means? We understand. This is a purely British way of accepting university offers. There is no obligation to go to these universities; rather, you’re simply locking in your offers so they are not lost! There is also no obligation to pay any deposits at this time. Your student advisor can further clarify this for you. Check out this page for more information on the UCAS application. Here, you will also be able to sign up for a student advisor, who can help with the entire UCAS application.
You will want to be strategic with which universities you choose as your firm and insurance choices, particularly because decision deadlines in the US clash with deadlines in the UK. American schools require a commitment much sooner than British universities, throwing American students into a bind in terms of whether to accept their American option and pay a non-refundable deposit or hold out for an offer from their dream British university. Our advisors are skilled at walking students through this confusing and difficult decision, so get in touch!
June 6th is just a week away!
For more information on the UCAS application, refer to this page of our website.