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Katy
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My friend Claire applied to Corpus Christi for Classics and got a
rejection letter on saturday, but yesterday she got a letter saying
she had an open acceptance and could choose a college. Is this
common? it does sound kind of strange but bear in mind that the
person I heard this from was very drunk when Claire told her but I
think she has it straight.

Katy www.geocities.com/kath783
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Josh Smith
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[q1]> My friend Claire applied to Corpus Christi for Classics and got a[/q1]
rejection
[q1]> letter on saturday, but yesterday she got a letter saying she had[/q1]
[q1]> an open acceptance and could choose a college. Is this common? it[/q1]
[q1]> does sound[/q1]
kind of
[q1]> strange but bear in mind that the person I heard this from was[/q1]
[q1]> very drunk[/q1]
when
[q1]> Claire told her but I think she has it straight.[/q1]

Never ever heard of an open acceptance. Open application, yes. Given
that you are admitted into the University by the colleges not the
faculties, I think this could be complete and utter bollox.

Just my 'umble view.

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James Law
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Isnt that what the oxford summer pool is for though ? (candidates who
have been offered a place, but not a college yet since their one of
preference is full, so the pool assigns them a college when results are
known from other applicants). Half the story is *******s

James

[q1]> Never ever heard of an open acceptance. Open application, yes. Given[/q1]
[q1]> that you are admitted into the University by the colleges not the[/q1]
[q1]> faculties, I think this could be complete and utter bollox.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Just my 'umble view.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Josh[/q1]
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Caroline Whitwo
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In article <[email protected]>,
[email protected] says...
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> "Katy" <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]> news:[email protected]...[/q1]
[q2]> > My friend Claire applied to Corpus Christi for Classics and got a[/q2]
[q1]> rejection[/q1]
[q2]> > letter on saturday, but yesterday she got a letter saying she had[/q2]
[q2]> > an open acceptance and could choose a college. Is this common? it[/q2]
[q2]> > does sound[/q2]
[q1]> kind of[/q1]
[q2]> > strange but bear in mind that the person I heard this from was[/q2]
[q2]> > very drunk[/q2]
[q1]> when[/q1]
[q2]> > Claire told her but I think she has it straight.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Never ever heard of an open acceptance. Open application, yes. Given[/q1]
[q1]> that you are admitted into the University by the colleges not the[/q1]
[q1]> faculties, I think this could be complete and utter bollox.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Just my 'umble view.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Josh[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
I've heard of open acceptances before, but I was told that it was
because the apllicant was thought to be very capable by interviewers,
but not enough places there for them, so the university gives them an
open offer and allocates them a place after results when some colleges
will have people who have missed grades so will have places free. Never
heard of being able to pick a college yourself like that. Then again, I
could, and most probably do, have it wrong.

Caz
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Mark Thakkar
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James Law,

[q2]>> Never ever heard of an open acceptance. Open application, yes. Given[/q2]
[q2]>> that you are admitted into the University by the colleges not the[/q2]
[q2]>> faculties, I think this could be complete and utter bollox.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Isnt that what the oxford summer pool is for though ? (candidates who[/q1]
[q1]> have been offered a place, but not a college yet since their one of[/q1]
[q1]> preference is full, so the pool assigns them a college when results[/q1]
[q1]> are known from other applicants). Half the story is *******s [/q1]

Oxford doesn't have a pool; that's Cambridge. At Oxford you choose one
college and are allocated two back-ups (you're told which ones). Then
you get interviewed at your chosen college and possibly one or two of
the others, and eventually you either get into your chosen college, get
into one of your allocated colleges, or don't get in.

In other words, unless there are exceptional circumstances (which there
may be?), Katy's friend would have been offered a place at another
college, but she'd have been told which one.

Mark.
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K. Edgcombe
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In article <[email protected] .CIS.DFN.DE>, Mark Thakkar
<[email protected] > wrote:
[q1]>James Law,[/q1]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> Isnt that what the oxford summer pool is for though ? (candidates who[/q2]
[q2]>> have been offered a place, but not a college yet since their one of[/q2]
[q2]>> preference is full, so the pool assigns them a college when results[/q2]
[q2]>> are known from other applicants). Half the story is *******s [/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Oxford doesn't have a pool; that's Cambridge.[/q1]

and, just for info: the Cambridge summer pool is not as described above.
It is for people who had a conditional offer and have not made the
offer, and whose original college can't take them. They are pooled in
case another College has room in the subject and is willing to stretch a
point on the offer.

Katy (not the same Katy)
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James
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From the Oxford University website:

'A few candidates are made Pool (or open) offers: firm places at
Oxford, but with the college not yet specified. Don't be concerned by
this. It is part of the mechanism by which Oxford tries to make sure
that the maximum number of promising students are given a chance to
study here. You will be allocated a college after the A-Level results
come out in August.'

http://www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/interviews/index.shtml
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Mark Thakkar
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James,

[q1]> From the Oxford University website:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 'A few candidates are made Pool (or open) offers: firm places at[/q1]
[q1]> Oxford, but with the college not yet specified. Don't be concerned by[/q1]
[q1]> this. It is part of the mechanism by which Oxford tries to make sure[/q1]
[q1]> that the maximum number of promising students are given a chance to[/q1]
[q1]> study here. You will be allocated a college after the A-Level results[/q1]
[q1]> come out in August.'[/q1]

Well, you learn something new every day. Does anyone know if there's
been a change in the system, or has it always been like that?

Mark.

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How many Oxford dons does it take etc.
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"Mark Thakkar" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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[q1]> James,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > From the Oxford University website:[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > 'A few candidates are made Pool (or open) offers: firm places at[/q2]
[q2]> > Oxford, but with the college not yet specified. Don't be concerned[/q2]
[q2]> > by this. It is part of the mechanism by which Oxford tries to make[/q2]
[q2]> > sure that the maximum number of promising students are given a[/q2]
[q2]> > chance to study here. You will be allocated a college after the[/q2]
[q2]> > A-Level results come out in August.'[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Well, you learn something new every day[/q1]

Ditto.

Josh
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