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Changing preferences after you receive an offer

Your offer will be to the highest preference for which you are eligible and competitive enough. If you're not made an offer to your first preference, but are eligible and competitive enough for your second preference, you’ll be made an offer to your second preference.

If you receive an offer to your first preference in one offer round, you won’t be considered for your lower preferences in subsequent offer rounds unless you change your preferences.

If you’d like to be considered for other courses:

  • accept the offer to your first preference
  • log in to your application and replace your first preference with your new preferred course before the next offer round.

If you receive an offer to a lower preference in an offer round, you'll automatically be considered for your higher preferences in subsequent rounds. If you’d like to be considered for other courses, you need to remove the course you’ve been offered, and any other courses you’re no longer interested in, from your list of preferences.

For example, let’s say you have the following five courses listed as preferences and you receive an offer to your second preference:

Preferences

 

1

B Life Science

2

B Animal Science

3

B Science (Physics)

4

B Human Sciences

5

B Natural Science (Animal Science)

First, you should accept your offer to B Animal Science. If you leave your preferences as they are, then you’ll only be considered for your first preference, B Life Science, in subsequent rounds.

If you want to be considered for courses other than B Life Science, you can change your preferences in any way you like – even add new courses to your list. Just make sure you have a realistic chance of meeting the selection rank and can satisfy any additional course requirements.

If, for example, you change your preferences to the following, you’ll notice that B Animal Science has been removed from the list:

Preferences

 

1

B Science (Physics)

2

B Science (Flexible)

3

B Biotechnology

4

B Human Sciences

5

B Teaching/B Science

As long as you’ve accepted your offer to this course, you won’t lose your place. If you now receive an offer to a course in your new list, you can decide whether to accept it and withdraw from B Animal Science or not accept the new offer and keep your place in B Animal Science.

If you reject an offer or let it lapse and then change your mind, contact the institution’s admissions office, as only the institution can reinstate the offer.