Reapplying to a university after I got rejected from the interview stage.

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Hey everyone,

I just got notice of my rejection from an engineering course that I really wanted as my firm choice, and realised that I don't really want any other course I applied for. I happened to apply to the same university for a materials science course and I received an offer for it but I can't decide if I should take this offer where I would potentially have less enthusiasm for the course compared to if I retook a year and risked it all to try get the course I want.

Would it hurt my chances to reapply after taking a gap year (assuming I got all the grades I needed this year and didn't have to resit any exams)?

Also, if I do decide to reapply, and I turn down the materials science offer I have now, would it be bad if I applied for the same materials science course next year? Considering the fact that they now know that in reality I want the engineering course and that the materials science one is sort of like my insurance.
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Hey everyone,

I just got notice of my rejection from an engineering course that I really wanted as my firm choice, and realised that I don't really want any other course I applied for. I happened to apply to the same university for a materials science course and I received an offer for it but I can't decide if I should take this offer where I would potentially have less enthusiasm for the course compared to if I retook a year and risked it all to try get the course I want.

Would it hurt my chances to reapply after taking a gap year (assuming I got all the grades I needed this year and didn't have to resit any exams)?

Also, if I do decide to reapply, and I turn down the materials science offer I have now, would it be bad if I applied for the same materials science course next year? Considering the fact that they now know that in reality I want the engineering course and that the materials science one is sort of like my insurance.
Write and get feedback from the university on the reason for rejection. Then ring up and speak to them about reapplying and whether that would risk them rejecting you for both courses (it won’t but I think you need to hear it from them!).

Universities don’t hold grudges.
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