After you have selected the courses and programmes you are interested in applying to, the next step is to rank them in your order of preference. 

Your ranking is important

The order that you rank your choices is very important as you can only be offered a place in courses or programmes for a total of 45 credits. You will be made an offer for the ones you have given the highest ranking to in your list where there is a place available and you meet the entry requirements.

This means that you will be evaluated for your first choice first, then your second choice, and so on, up to 45 credits. Any choices you have ranked lower, that make your total more than 45 credits, will be deleted.

Ranking example

If your first choice is a course that is 15 credits, your second choice is a course that is 7.5 credits, and your third choice is a programme for 30 credits, the programme will be deleted if you are offered a place in the first two courses. This is because offering you a place in the programme would give you a total of 52.5 credits, which is more than the 45 maximum.

Ranking deadline

Applicants have until the application deadline to change their ranking order without their selections being considered late (as long as they submit all supporting documentation and the application fee, if required, by the completion and fee deadline).

Adding and deleting courses after the deadline

After the application deadline, students may not change the ranking order of the courses and programmes they have already applied to. Applicants may, however, add courses or programmes and place them anywhere in the ranking order. They may also delete courses and programmes and add them back to their application in a different position. The courses you add, or the courses you delete and then add back, will be considered late.

Please be advised that, as any courses or programmes added after the application deadline - or deleted or added back in a different place in the order – are considered late, they will only be considered at the discretion of the university in question if there are places available after admissions selection.

Before making any changes to your application, make sure that the course/programme you wish to delete and add back has the status “Open for late application” in the course search.