Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    My daughter wants to study veterinary medicine but knows that she wants to take a gap year first to gain more work experience.
    If she applies this year for deferred entry and gets offers, she may decline them if they are not from her first choice university. If she then reapplies to the same universities and same course next year, would the universities whose offers she declined put her at a disadvantage and not consider her for a place?
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    no
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nmcv)
    My daughter wants to study veterinary medicine but knows that she wants to take a gap year first to gain more work experience.
    If she applies this year for deferred entry and gets offers, she may decline them if they are not from her first choice university. If she then reapplies to the same universities and same course next year, would the universities whose offers she declined put her at a disadvantage and not consider her for a place?
    If she gets any offer at all she would be well advised to accept it. The odds are so far against applicants that it would be the height of folly to decline.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Good bloke)
    If she gets any offer at all she would be well advised to accept it. The odds are so far against applicants that it would be the height of folly to decline.
    I agree! She may just be better off not applying this year for deferred entry and just apply next year.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nmcv)
    I agree! She may just be better off not applying this year for deferred entry and just apply next year.
    Well, no. The sensible logic is to apply this year for deferred entry and accept whatever she gets offered (if anything), and to re-apply next year if she receives no offers (as is likely). Two bites at the cherry is better than one.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Well, no. The sensible logic is to apply this year for deferred entry and accept whatever she gets offered (if anything), and to re-apply next year if she receives no offers (as is likely). Two bites at the cherry is better than one.
    Thank you for the advice, I really appreciate it.
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    PS Reviewer
    I would add that most people learn to love the unis they are at even if it's not their 1st choice originally. Every uni has its pros and cons but all provide good standards of teaching and all provide you with the opportunity to practice as a vet!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SilverstarDJ)
    I would add that most people learn to love the unis they are at even if it's not their 1st choice originally. Every uni has its pros and cons but all provide good standards of teaching and all provide you with the opportunity to practice as a vet!
    Thank you, that's really helpful.
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.