Hi, i’m struggling to understand the new college allocation process (it’s probably not that complicated but i’m overthinking it). (i did try and read the websites detailed explanation but the wording is a bit unclear idk)
Does the algorithm look at everyone’s first college preference first, and then everyone’s second preference etc. , or is it done by person?
If it’s everyone’s first preference simultaneously, is it best to put a more popular/oversubscribed college as your first choice, and then a less popular college as your second as surely most places in the popular colleges will be taken after the first pass of the algorithm?
or is it by person, in which case you may as well list a bunch of popular ones first?