Questions about replying and declining

After you've received your admissions results, you're probably wondering what you should do to accept or decline your place. Only second round applicants need to reply to their offer here at Universityadmissions.se. You can read more at our information pages, then check to see if your question has been here.

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Common questions

If you applied in the First round

If you applied to the First round, you're not required to reply to your admissions offer here on Universityadmissions.se. However, please note that the university that you've been accepted to may require you to reply to them. Be sure to follow any instructions given to you by your university.

We hope that you'll choose to study in Sweden! However, if you decide not to accept the place you've been offered, please be sure to decline it here on Universityadmissions.se. In that way, you let the university know you won't be attending and free up the place for someone on the waiting list.

Key dates for First and Second round

If you applied in the Second round

If you applied to the Second round, you must reply to your admissions offer. You can do that right here at Universityadmissions.se.

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Key dates for First and Second round

If you applied to the First round

Applicants to the First round only receive one admissions notification. You do not need to reply 'Yes' to courses and programmes on Universityadmissions.se to keep your place. Please note that the university may contact you and require a deadline for you to accept your offer.

You should, however, be sure to decline any places you don't wish to keep in order to let the university know you won't be attending and free up your place for someone else on the waiting list.

Link to information on the two admission rounds for each semester

If you applied to the Second round

Yes, you can answer yes to more than one. There are a few ways you can do this:

  • If you reply 'Yes' to both the reserve and admitted selections, you will hold your admitted place for the second selection and then be considered again for a place in the programme in which you've been placed on reserve. If you are offered a place in the reserve programme, the other programme will be deleted. If you are not offered a place in the reserve programme, you will still have a place in the lower ranked programme you were admitted to.
  • If you reply 'Yes' to the reserve, but not to the admitted programme you will only be considered for the reserve programme in the second round. There is no guarantee you will be offered a place and if you are not, the programme in which you were admitted and replied 'No' to will have been deleted. You will therefore have no programmes you've been admitted to.
  • If you reply 'No' to the reserve and 'Yes' to the admitted programme, you will still have your admitted place after the second round but will not be considered for the programme in which you've been placed on reserve. That programme will be deleted after your reply.

You must answer yes to any courses/programmes you wish to keep going into the second selection. If you're no longer interested in a reserve place, answer no.

If you applied to the First round

If you don't wish to accept your place, you should decline it here at Universityadmissions.se. This is important as it notifies the university that you won't be attending and also makes the place free for someone on the waiting list.

If you applied to the Second round

If it's after the first selection

If you´ve applied for a course and/or programme, you indicate that you do not wish to accept any places you´ve been offered by answering ‘No’ to them on the 'Application' page with your admissions results.

If it's after the second selection

If you don't wish to keep your place after the second selection, it's important that you decline your offer. This will make the place available for other interested applicants.

You can decline your offer in the 'Application' area of your account here at Universityadmissions.se.

Read more about the two admission rounds

If you applied for the Second round

It's very important. After you receive your first notification of selection results, you must reply to your offer – and answer yes – to the courses and programmes that you'd like to keep your place in. Be sure to do this before the deadline.

See Key dates for information on when you need to reply.

By answering yes, you keep your place for the second selection. If you don't answer yes, this will indicate that you do not wish to accept your place in the course and it will be offered to someone else.

The same applies to courses and programmes you've been placed on a waiting list (reserve) for. If you wish to be considered in the second selection, you must answer 'Yes' to reserve places. Otherwise, your waiting list place will be deleted.

You'll receive a second notification of selection results (admission results) with the results of the second selection. This one you won't need to reply to.

If you applied for the First round

Applicants receive only one notification of selection results - admissions results - when they've applied for the first round. You do not need to reply to your offer in order to keep your place. However, it's important that you decline any places you don't wish to keep. This will let the university know you won't be attending, and also free the place for someone on the waiting list. Please note that the university may contact you with a deadline for your reply - be sure to follow their instructions.

No, you can't respond to your admission offer if it's after the reply deadline. You can reapply for courses that are still open for application; this will be considered a late application.

You'll know if a course is open for late application by searching for it in the course search on the start page. The course will have a 'Select' button next to it if it's still available for application.

Please note that this only applies to applicants to the Second round. For First round applications, no reply is required.

If you've applied for the Second round and were placed on reserve (waiting list) on a higher ranked choice, and offered a place in a lower ranked choice, you can reply to your notification in a few different ways, with different results:

  • If you reply 'Yes' to both the reserve and admitted selections, you will hold your admitted place for the second selection where you will be considered again for a place in the programme you've been placed on reserve. If you are offered a place in the reserve programme, the other programme will be deleted. If you are not offered a place in the reserve programme, you will still have a place in the lower ranked programme you were admitted to.
     
  • If you reply 'Yes' to the reserve, but not to the admitted programme you will only be considered for the reserve programme in the second round. There is no guarantee you will be offered a place and if you are not, the programme in which you were admitted and replied 'No' to will have been deleted. You will therefore have no programmes you've been admitted to.
     
  • If you reply 'No' to the reserve and 'Yes' to the admitted programme, you will still have your admitted place after the second round but will not be considered for the programme in which you've been placed on reserve. That programme will be deleted after your reply.

Have you applied for the First round?

Applicants to the First round only receive one admissions notification. You do not need to reply 'Yes' to courses and programmes to keep your place. You should, however, be sure to decline any places you don't wish to keep in order to let the university know you won't be attending and free up your place for someone else on the waiting list.

Link to information on the two admission rounds each semester

If you wish to withdraw from a course you've already started attending - even if it's just the first meeting - you should contact the university and let them know. You can't withdraw by declining here on Universityadmissions.se.

Read more at Withdrawing from a course or programme

If you applied to the Second round

Yes, there is a deadline. The date can be different depending on what semester you've applied to and what admission round. 

Find out more at Key dates and deadlines

Get more information regarding the two admission rounds

If you applied to the First round

Applicants to the First round do not need to reply to their admissions offer on Universityadmissions.se. It's quite possible, however, that the university where you've been accepted may have a deadline for you to accept your place.

If you decide you don't wish to attend the course/programme, It's important to decline that place. This will alert the university that you won't be attending and free up the space for people on the waiting list.

If you applied to the Second round, you'll receive a second, final notification of your admissions results.  If you wish to keep any places you've been offered after this second selection, you do not need to reply to your notification. Your university will be in touch with you regarding registration, roll call, etc.

If you don't wish to keep your place, you should decline your admissions offer. You can do this right on your application here on this website. This will free up your place to a person on the waiting list.

Did you apply to the First round?

First round applicants only receive one notification of selection results (admission results) which they do not need to reply to.

Read more about the two admission rounds

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