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    I know they have to offer to more people than they have spaces, to account for the people who won't accept or won't get the grades. So what happens if too many people meet the requirements and choose the course. Can they retract offers?
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    No they can't retract offers; they just have to take the students, as an offer is a legal contract. They do calculate how many offers they give in the first place against who's reliastically going to make the offer, how likely they think the person will accept it, etc.
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    (Original post by Adfg1)
    I know they have to offer to more people than they have spaces, to account for the people who won't accept or won't get the grades. So what happens if too many people meet the requirements and choose the course. Can they retract offers?
    They can't retract offers, I'm sure I've seen one uni in the past try and encourage people to defer entry though.
    It usually creates a big shortage of accomodation- unis often end up turning more rooms into doubles and or housing people in hotels temporarily. But since the lifting of the cap on student numbers universities are able to actually accept more students without financial penalty.
 
 
 
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