The effect of only selecting one choice on UCAS. Watch

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After spending hours of sifting through the various courses offered by many differing universities, I have only managed to find one degree programme which I would like to be accepted on to.

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http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post45236381

Is having one choice to my advantage. I.e. Will it increase my chances of acceptance?

Or am I better off selecting another four options which I am far less enthusiastic about...

Varying opinions very welcome!

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(Original post by drhowick1)
After spending hours of sifting through the various courses offered by many differing universities, I have only managed to find one degree programme which I would like to be accepted on to.

See previous thread:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post45236381

Is having one choice to my advantage. I.e. Will it increase my chances of acceptance?

Or am I better off selecting another four options which I am far less enthusiastic about...

Varying opinions very welcome!

Thank you for reading
As universities don't see if you've applied anywhere else, or even at all... so it has no impact on your chances, for the one course you've applied to, whatsoever.
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Can universities see if they are the only one you applied to? I didn't think they could, if they could maybe they would put a little more consideration into your application but even then it wouldn't guarantee you a place or work in your favour. The university could reject you, so you really should have 5 choices


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If the Universities cannot see my choices then that is great.

The question popped into my head because a friend of mine was talking about how he had "only selected one option, therefore they had to accept him".

If that isn't the case then I will simply have to keep looking for other suitable options!

Thanks for the help
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Or am I better off selecting another four options which I am far less enthusiastic about...
If you're solely interested in one course, then you need to ask yourself what you would do and how you would feel, if you *only* had an offer for a course that you didn't really want to study. Are you just going to uni to get a degree - any degree? Or do you want only want the degree which you originally found?

Many people find themselves on degree courses which weren't their first choice, so that much is a common situation. However, your decision about adding other uni applications boils down to whether you could tolerate studying the subject for three years. Would you be motivated enough to see it through?
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It's a high risk, low reward strategy. What would you do if you were rejected - how would you feel about taking a gap year, and not necessarily doing this course after that?
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If you're solely interested in one course, then you need to ask yourself what you would do and how you would feel, if you *only* had an offer for a course that you didn't really want to study. Are you just going to uni to get a degree - any degree? Or do you want only want the degree which you originally found?

Many people find themselves on degree courses which weren't their first choice, so that much is a common situation. However, your decision about adding other uni applications boils down to whether you could tolerate studying the subject for three years. Would you be motivated enough to see it through?
Some excellent thoughts which I will certainly keep in consideration.

The course I would like to be accepted onto has an initial year of studying Social Sciences at a foundation level. Following on from this, the degree will be focussed towards Business Management and Economics.

My interest is genuinely sincere, yet there doesn't seem to be that many institutions (other than those which are very poorly ranked) which are offering anything similar. It seems that with a lot of them, the foundation year courses are being aimed at International students.

In all honesty I have only been looking at different options during the last two weeks or so - hopefully I will find something very similar at another University.

We shall see! Thank you very much everyone
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