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    Genuine question - is anyone on here willing to speculate how much the timing of offers matter? For example, if two students both sent off their UCAS applications on the same date and applied to the same university for the same course, but one got an offer a week or two (or more!) earlier than another, would that say anything about how the university views either student?

    Timing seems to be something people (especially us early applicants) are quite acutely aware of... Getting an offer from somewhere before anyone else you know feels great, but does it mean anything? Or does it just so happen that they read that specific application first, and it means nothing? This question is probably too complex to answer properly given the amount of applicants each university has to filter through for each course, every year, but I'd be interested to hear either way.

    I know that I'm getting pretty antsy waiting for Warwick, now that I know they're handing out Law offers
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    (Original post by bethipayne)
    Genuine question - is anyone on here willing to speculate how much the timing of offers matter? For example, if two students both sent off their UCAS applications on the same date and applied to the same university for the same course, but one got an offer a week or two (or more!) earlier than another, would that say anything about how the university views either student?

    Timing seems to be something people (especially us early applicants) are quite acutely aware of... Getting an offer from somewhere before anyone else you know feels great, but does it mean anything? Or does it just so happen that they read that specific application first, and it means nothing? This question is probably too complex to answer properly given the amount of applicants each university has to filter through for each course, every year, but I'd be interested to hear either way.

    I know that I'm getting pretty antsy waiting for Warwick, now that I know they're handing out Law offers
    Offers go out at all sorts if times for all sorts of reasons. If the person who does applications for your subject or your surname/initials is ill or on holiday it could take a lot longer for an offer to show on track.
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    Some universities like Nottingham give out offers for Law earlier to people who are exceptionally qualified.
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    It may just be something as simple as an admissions tutor is going to go through 100 applications every fortnight, and then filters them accordingly, and yours just happens to be 101. Every university, every department, and every course works differently
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    You are over thinking all of this.

    It doesn't matter when you get an offer. An offer made in March is no different from one made in October. It doesn't mean the University want you any less, or that you are a inferior being.

    You get an offer? Fabulous. Because that is ALL that matters.
 
 
 
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