I got an offer for a lower preference. Will I still get into my first choice?
t might be disappointing, but there is no need to freak out out if you don’t get into your first preference.
First, keep in mind that you are still eligible to receive an offer in the second round (check the TAC websites for key dates). Some universities specifically allocate extra spots for the second round, and new spots also open up due to first-round students rejecting or deferring their places. There’s no way to tell if you’ll receive an offer, but looking at the ATAR/OP cut-off score for the first round can give you an indication of your chances.
If you’re very close to the cut-off and met other course requirements such as subject prerequisites, you may be eligible for entry — contact universities to discuss your options, as not all courses participate in the second round.