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    Genuine question (title). I don't understand the logic in it. If they know we're not good enough and don't intend to offer a place why not tell us asap? I understand why it takes a while when they have a candidate that is good and they have to compare them to others but if we're not good enough why drag out the process just to finally say 'you're rejected'?
    I don't get it :confused:

    Because at times they may be waiting to see the calibre of other students applying. For example, one year you might be good enough compared to the rest of the applicants, but another year there might be more people with decent grades. It's not really a first come first served process as far as Im aware

    Tell me about it... close to five months of waiting, only to find out that I've been rejected. Cruelty.

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