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

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I was interviewed by, let's say, collage A and B, and received an offer by college C. What does that mean?
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    Community Assistant
    Political Ambassador
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by amatyi)
    I was interviewed by, let's say, collage A and B, and received an offer by college C. What does that mean?
    Means you got pooled and a college who didn't interview you thought your credentials were good and wanted you! Congratulations
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    It means your interview skills need work, man. Be grateful they didn't ask to interview you.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Means you got pooled and a college who didn't interview you thought your credentials were good and wanted you! Congratulations
    Thanks. Does getting pooled mean that colleges that did interviewed me didn't want to give me an offer?
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    Community Assistant
    Political Ambassador
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by amatyi)
    Thanks. Does getting pooled mean that colleges that did interviewed me didn't want to give me an offer?
    I believe so
    • TSR Support Team
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by amatyi)
    Thanks. Does getting pooled mean that colleges that did interviewed me didn't want to give me an offer?
    It probably means that you were interviewed by colleges that didn't have enough space for the number of applicants they wanted to give offers to, so it means that some of the successful interviewees were moved to other colleges that have space. If you've got an offer you've got an offer
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    It probably means that you were interviewed by colleges that didn't have enough space for the number of applicants they wanted to give offers to, so it means that some of the successful interviewees were moved to other colleges that have space. If you've got an offer you've got an offer
    I submitted an open application, so wouldn't they assign me to a college with fewer applicants?
    • TSR Support Team
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by amatyi)
    I submitted an open application, so wouldn't they assign me to a college with fewer applicants?
    Yes, but remember that was all done before interviews. Applicants are moved around before interviews so that each college is responsible for a sensible number of applicants that is broadly proportionate to the number of people they are able to admit, but because of the fairly small numbers college A might have an unusually high proportion of "good" applicants and college B an unusually low proportion.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • 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

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