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Uni offers....which should he put first?

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OnlyTheDepthVaries Sun 29-Jan-17 13:54:53

DS currently doing a btec...predicted grades DDD.
Has applied to universities...lets call them A B and C.
Offers have come in.
A ....conditional DDM
B.....conditional D MM
C....unconditional!!!

Unfortunately C was always his third choice and he doesn't really want to go there....bugger!!
He is quite undecided about which of the others to put as his firm choice. What might swing it is that Uni A interviewed him yesterday and stated that they will recommend that his offer is changed to an unconditional!! We are waiting to hear.

My question, if I haven't bored you to tears yet, is:
If uni A make him an unconditional offer but he puts them as 2nd choice and puts Uni B as first choice will he lose the unconditional offer at Uni A by making them 2nd? (In the event that he doesn't get the DMM)

It is all so difficult!!

TheOtherSock Sun 29-Jan-17 13:57:03

Depends; lots of places do "unconditional if firmed" offers, which are really conditionals with a carrot I suppose. It should say in the offer whether it's a proper unconditional or not, but why not suggest he call and ask if you're not sure, once it's come through

NewIdeasToday Sun 29-Jan-17 14:17:46

He should put the one he really wants to go to as his first choice and then work hard to meet the offer.

titchy Sun 29-Jan-17 15:06:39

Unconditionals are on the basis of the applicant firming with them. If they only insure the offer won't be unconditional.

He should put his favourite first come what may.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sun 29-Jan-17 15:16:39

Yes, he should pick his favourite as his first choice.

Unconditional offers could mean a variety of things - including that the course/university is struggling to recruit.

Conditional offers are not lower value and do give an incentive to keep working - useful preparation for university life anyway!

OnlyTheDepthVaries Sun 29-Jan-17 18:25:53

Thank you all for the information....very useful stuff to work on.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sun 29-Jan-17 20:24:22

He should take a look at the uni rankings, the employability stats and the NSS scores for each course to back up his personal preferences.

Good luck 🙂

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