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    Guys, I want to reapply to Cambridge and Imperial college for 2017 entry. I have offers from Bath and Manchester and those will be my firm and insurance choices. I'm scared to take a gap year cos I'm afraid if i reapply and I end up with worse choices than bath and manchester (which i know are excellent universities). So, is it possible to defer my entry for bath and manchester and still reapply through ucas to Cambridge and imperial (with the same ucas ID or ???) When do I defer them? Do I first accept the offers and firm and insurance for now and defer when my results are out in August 2016? how easy is it to defer? Thanks !
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    Unfortunately you cannot defer offers and hold onto them while you reapply elsewhere. You will have to withdraw your offers to be able to reapply.

    What's the course you're applying for? Perhaps there is a good chance you'd get offers from Bath or Manchester again next year?
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    Unfortunately you cannot defer offers and hold onto them while you reapply elsewhere. You will have to withdraw your offers to be able to reapply.

    What's the course you're applying for? Perhaps there is a good chance you'd get offers from Bath or Manchester again next year?
    Thanks for your reply! I'm applying for Chemical engineering. If that's the case, I hope I can get offers from them again but wouldn't it be weird and I'd be at a disadvantage if I withdraw now then apply again? Would I need to provide reasons or anything of that sort?
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    (Original post by Haiiyaa)
    Thanks for your reply! I'm applying for Chemical engineering. If that's the case, I hope I can get offers from them again but wouldn't it be weird and I'd be at a disadvantage if I withdraw now then apply again? Would I need to provide reasons or anything of that sort?
    Will let someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I imagine that unis might have information stored about your previous application, but that it is unlikely that they will see your application next year and think "Ah! I remember this person from last year! Let me check the records!", due to the volume of apps they receive and review.

    The only thing you need to worry about is providing compelling reasons for taking a gap year and how it has benefitted you. Beyond that, you should be fine!

    With Chem eng in particular: I think it's not as competitive as other branches of engineering in general (again someone please correct me if I'm wrong). Stats on "Which?" indicate 78% of applicants to Bath receive offers, and 87% for Manchester:
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...ears-9000-h804
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...00-h801-263799

    If the data used is reliable, that's good news for you!
 
 
 

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