When you apply for most courses, you can apply for up to 5-8 courses. It’s important that you list courses in your order of preference. So, for example, the course listed as your first preference should be the one you absolutely want to get into. Then the course you put down as your second preference is your next favourite course to get into, and so on.
If you’re eligible for your first course preference then you’ll receive an offer for that course. If you’re not eligible for your first course preference then you’ll be considered for the next in your list, and so on.
Ideally, fingers crossed, you’ll be eligible for your first choice. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
How to rank your uni course preferences
These are the dream courses you would absolutely love to do and are hopeful of being offered a place. These would be your 1st, 2nd and 3rd preferences.
Plan B Courses
These are backup courses you would be happy to do and are fairly confident of being offered a place. These would be your 4th, 5th and 6th preferences.
These are pathway courses that could allow you to upgrade to your preferred course. These would be your 7th and 8th preferences.
If you change your mind, don’t worry, you can change preferences at any time. In fact, you can change your career direction anytime you want during your life.