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Minimum score and prenotated/booked status according to preference list

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Questions and AnswersCategory: IMAT Admission examMinimum score and prenotated/booked status according to preference list
AvatarAnonymous asked 9 months ago

Hello,

I am an EU student, and I am a little confused regarding the “prenotation” working along the list of preferences.

In a hypothetical scenario: I scored 48 points in the IMAT. Then, let’s say that the minimum score for the first round for Pavia was approximatelly 46. However, Pavia is only my 4rd choice in my list of preferences. 

What would happen then? Would I get prenotated to Pavia in a 2nd round? Or would the universities, in a second round, give preference to those who put Pavia as their second choice, and subsequentely to the 3rd choice and so on untill all seats are filled?

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AvatarAnon answered 9 months ago

In your scenario you would get prenotated to Pavia in the first round, because your score (48) is higher than the minimum score of Pavia. If someone else has Pavia as first choice but a lower score than you, than you will be prenotated first. The seats are distributed according to the score.
For Non-EU that’s different.

AvatarAnonymous answered 9 months ago

Awsome! That’s good to know! Thank you for clarifying! 

AvatarAnonymous answered 9 months ago

So how it’s going to be for non-eu students?

AvatarAnon answered 9 months ago

Non-EU student are allocated according to their preferences, i.e. for each university those students are allocated having the respective university as first choice and in order of their scores. If a university still has seats open (i.e. not enough candidates having this university as first choice and a score > 0) then the candidates with second choice are taking into account. 
Don’t think that this year the second choice will be relevant for Non-EU at all.

AvatarAnonymous answered 9 months ago

Could you please explain why wont second choice be relevant for Non-EU this year?

AvatarAnon answered 9 months ago

In the anonymous list there’re a lot of candidates who made the test in Non-EU locations and performed quite well, especially the new location Istanbul was pretty attractive. So from the first glance I assume that there won’t be an university that will have open posts after allocating all candidates who have chosen the university as first choice. Maybe there’s a chance for Messina as new one and Napoli LV with most seats for Non-EU.

AvatarDMagnoni answered 9 months ago

Hey anon (who asked why 2nd choice doesn’t really work for non-EU)

From what I have seen, it’s not that 2nd choice won’t be relevant, but it will be very rare for that to happen.
Here is an explanation:

“So why don’t Non-Eus have rounds continuing for months and months having a chance to be booked into every university they choose? The answer is because non-EU candidates are not as likely to give up their seats. Roughly 95% of Non-EU candidates accept their first choice university offer in the first round. With nobody renouncing their seats there’s no opportunity for the scrolling to take place. Which is why the 1st choice university for a Non-EU student is incredibly important. It’s not because their subsequent choices are less valid or not considered, but because not enough students renounce their seats to have multiple rounds and scrolling.”

I got that quote from this website, where you can find further details about the scrolling process for non-EUs: https://acadimat.com/blog/about-the-imat/scrolling-non-eu-students/

AvatarRick answered 9 months ago

If any university still has seats open for Non-EU (i.e. not enough candidates having this university as first choice and a score > 0), will the candidates with second choice of these universities be taken into account first? For ex; Lets say A guy took 45 and chose Napoli LV as 2nd choice while B guy took 55 and chose Napoli LV as 3rd choice then A guy is priority (for Non-EU)?

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