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Missing major offer round
« on: December 20, 2020, 11:29:29 am »
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So I have decided to undertake a bridging course in chemistry to meet a subject prerequisite. The only worry thatís facing me is that the course finishes on the 3rd of June, which means I will miss out on the major offer round. Will going for a later offer round disadvantage my chances for mid-year entry? My atar is moderately above the minimum threshold and I was told this will increase my chances? What do you all think? Is it a big deal missing the major offer round? Will the course completely fill up in that offer round?

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Re: Missing major offer round
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 11:45:55 am »
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Hi forum,

So I have decided to undertake a bridging course in chemistry to meet a subject prerequisite. The only worry thatís facing me is that the course finishes on the 3rd of June, which means I will miss out on the major offer round. Will going for a later offer round disadvantage my chances for mid-year entry? My atar is moderately above the minimum threshold and I was told this will increase my chances? What do you all think? Is it a big deal missing the major offer round? Will the course completely fill up in that offer round?
I encourage you to do a different course if you can (a similar course to the one you wanted to do) and in that time do a bridging program after that you can transfer internally. I might be wrong, but I think mid year entry is a lot harder than normal entry.

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Re: Missing major offer round
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2020, 02:16:19 pm »
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I might be wrong, but I think mid year entry is a lot harder than normal entry.
It's usually not too different, just that there's likely to be less spots available since the majority of people start at the beginning of the year rather than mid-year entry. So, yes it can be harder, but only a little. 
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Re: Missing major offer round
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 06:44:31 pm »
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It's usually not too different, just that there's likely to be less spots available since the majority of people start at the beginning of the year rather than mid-year entry. So, yes it can be harder, but only a little.


Do you think it will be harder to gain entry if I wait until one offer round after the major offer round? I canít get in during the major offer round because my bridging course would not be done by then, so I have to wait until the next offer round. Would this lower my chances? My atar is well above the minimum threshold

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Re: Missing major offer round
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 07:06:11 pm »
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Do you think it will be harder to gain entry if I wait until one offer round after the major offer round? I canít get in during the major offer round because my bridging course would not be done by then, so I have to wait until the next offer round. Would this lower my chances? My atar is well above the minimum threshold
I'm not quite sure which round you're asking about, unfortunately. I would probably ask the uni you're hoping to get into after the bridging course to confirm that it's possible/ will reduce your chances of getting in. 

There are usually a small number of spots for mid-year entry, as it's not an uncommon occurrence for students to defer, drop out or transfer in/out of courses between semesters, if that's what you meant. I am not sure how many rounds there are within the mid-year entry.
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