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Applying to Cambridge instead of taking another place

One of my students has applied to UCAS and been offered a place at a very good university. However, he originally wanted to apply to Cambridge but thought they did not offer the exact course he wanted. Having now refined his ideas he has realised that Cambridge do offer a course he wants and, whilst he is very pleased with his other offer, he is now wondering whether to reject the offer and apply again next year with Cambridge as an option.

If he did this would the other university reject him automatically because he turned down a place? Obviously he wants other offers in case Cambridge don´t accept him.
Answered by Alison Patterson

It's a tricky one, but in general, I think we would advise against re-applying to a university that has previously made an offer.

Best of luck to your student.


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