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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    But they're not really in a better position because they have all of their offers by late December, they're just earlier.
    When I said 'better', I meant that the individual will feel better about knowing what's what, I know I would.
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    No that's great, you've completed it and sent it off well before the deadline so you'll be grand. It's what's in the application that counts. Good luck, hope you get the offers you want!
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    u aren't screwed,....ur drilled!!
    jk you'll do fine!!
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    (Original post by sango)
    Hmm but what if everybody firms them? Not like of course but surely they may end up with to many people who has them as a firm? I was worried that I would end up being a victim of some automatic cut off.
    No, you won't - even if everyone firms them, they can't take away an offer unless you lied on your application (did you? :lolwut:) and, if everyone who accepts it achieves the grades, they also have to take everyone.

    'Worst' they'll do is ask people to take gap years, but I reckon they might have a low uptake unless they offered to fix the fees for them as if they'd gone in 2011.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    But they're not really in a better position because they have all of their offers by late December, they're just earlier.
    I'd disagree - the earlier you know what's happening the better, in terms of being able to mentally prepare, to know what grades you need to get, and just not be worrying constantly.

    However, that's assuming that the unis reply quickly. Mine was sent off by the end of October, and while 3 of my offers came in November, it took until the end of March (I think) for Durham and Edinburgh to reply, which was slightly annoying, as it prolonged the stress.
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    This talk of unis over-offering etc. It's true, all unis know not everyone will decide to choose them as firm/insurance, and some ever given lower requirements to captuare some people into choosing them as insurance, and its quite frequent a uni is oversubscribed for a course. All that happens is the uni gets fined by the government in the region of £3000 for every additional student they took on that they shouldnt have, otherwise its all fine, the students won't get asked to do anything since the uni accept everyone who they offer a place and fulfil their needed requirements
 
 
 
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