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Receiving a Further Study Offer

019 Acceptance and Rejection

Receiving a Job Offer | Receiving a Further Study Offer | Dealing with Rejection

Responding to offers

There are two ways you can reply to an offer (whether conditional or unconditional) that will depend on your preference. Before making a desicion, it’s important to consider the following:

Your interest

How interested and passionate are you about the subject? Will your interest sustain you for the level of commitment you will need for your studies?

Your goals

Is this course essential to your goals? If not, how will it help you?

Your academic record

It’s worth noting that postgraduate study will not compensate for poor grades, and may be too large a financial burden to simply extend your time as a student to delay entering the workforce.

Your finances and other needs

Can you afford the course? Will you need to move? How will this affect your personal life?

Accepting an offer

While you can accept as many offers as you receive, it’s important to know that in some cases, universities are able to see what offers you have accepted and this may affect their decision. Once you have made a solid decision, inform the provider you wish to study with. In some cases they will inform other providers, though ensure you know if there are any who you will need to turn down by yourself.

Declining an offer

If you need to respond to decline an offer, keep your message brief, polite, and straight forward. Simply thank them for their time, and apologise that their offer is unfortunately not one you wish to take up at this time.

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