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julian3584
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Hi,

If I were to apply to a university in the UK this year and have my offer rejected, would I be able to apply to that same university again the next year, or would I be sort of blacklisted?

Also, if I were to apply and then change my mind and turn down their offer, would I be able to apply to the same uni for a different course the following year?

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It would depend on why you were rejected. Were the spaces filled up? If so, it should be fine applying again. Were your grades not up to their expectations? If your grades haven't changed since last time, or you haven't added anything to level up your UCAS points, it's unlikely. However, I would still say try no matter what. The only guaranteed way you will never get a position is if you don't apply. That's the only way you know you won't get it.
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(Original post by julian3584)
Hi,

If I were to apply to a university in the UK this year and have my offer rejected, would I be able to apply to that same university again the next year, or would I be sort of blacklisted?

Also, if I were to apply and then change my mind and turn down their offer, would I be able to apply to the same uni for a different course the following year?

Thanks
To answer your question: yes, you're free to apply the following year and no, there is no such thing as a blacklist.
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To answer your question: yes, you're free to apply the following year and no, there is no such thing as a blacklist.
this is correct except for oxford and cambridge which will not let you re-apply to the same one a year after being rejected
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this is correct except for oxford and cambridge which will not let you re-apply to the same one a year after being rejected
That's utter nonsense. Have a look at the threads hosted by Cambridge and Oxford admissions tutors in their respective forums and you will see that reapplying is perfectly acceptable. The only caveat is that they suggest applying to a different college.
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I know several people who have reapplied to Oxford and Cambridge and got in second time round
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(Original post by julian3584)
Hi,

If I were to apply to a university in the UK this year and have my offer rejected, would I be able to apply to that same university again the next year, or would I be sort of blacklisted?

Also, if I were to apply and then change my mind and turn down their offer, would I be able to apply to the same uni for a different course the following year?

Thanks
Universities don’t hold grudges.
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Universities don’t hold grudges.
Tutors do. But that’s another matter. He was a smelly fart-bag. Wish I knew that before i applied.
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Tutors do. But that’s another matter. He was a smelly fart-bag. Wish I knew that before i applied.
Tutors don't make the vast majority of admissions decisions. They set a policy and criteria that are followed by administrative staff.
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