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    Hey guys,

    I sent off a postgrad application at the end of November but haven't heard back until today when I decided to give them a call and ask for an update. They said that they've given out some offers but are waiting until their deadline (today) before making more decisions - is this a bad sign? Surely if they were keen they would have already given an offer? What do people think?

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by MrBean1994)
    Hey guys,

    I sent off a postgrad application at the end of November but haven't heard back until today when I decided to give them a call and ask for an update. They said that they've given out some offers but are waiting until their deadline (today) before making more decisions - is this a bad sign? Surely if they were keen they would have already given an offer? What do people think?

    Thanks in advance.
    What would your strategy be if you were managing applications for a course and you wanted to get the best possible students in (not necessarily the best academically, it applies equally to the best able to pay!) ?

    You aren't going to make offers before you can see the entire applicant pool you can choose from, expect for those applicants that are so outstanding there is no possible way they are going to be bettered. Also, before the deadline you can clear out all the no-hopers who wouldn't get an offer no matter how. This those that don't get an answer until after the deadline are still competitive.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    What would your strategy be if you were managing applications for a course and you wanted to get the best possible students in (not necessarily the best academically, it applies equally to the best able to pay!) ?

    You aren't going to make offers before you can see the entire applicant pool you can choose from, expect for those applicants that are so outstanding there is no possible way they are going to be bettered. Also, before the deadline you can clear out all the no-hopers who wouldn't get an offer no matter how. This those that don't get an answer until after the deadline are still competitive.
    Thank you for your input fingers crossed!
 
 
 
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