As all of the residential colleges offer similar facilities and a high standard of pastoral care, we recommend that you accept any offer received, even if it isn't from your preferred college. You may not necessarily receive another offer in time for the start of semester.
Once you accept a college's offer and pay the entry and activities fee, you are in a legal binding contract with them and no other college can subsequently consider your application.
If you wish to withdraw from your college after an agreement to the contract is made, you can get 50% of the acceptance fee refunded if you make your withdrawal prior to February 1.
If you decline an offer, you will need to contact the college to be placed back on the general waitlist, or for reconsideration at that college. This does not mean you will be at the bottom of the waitlist, as the list is only divided between male and female and does not have a numbered priority of applications.
If you do not receive an offer in the first round, you will be automatically placed on the general waitlist for consideration by residential colleges as spaces become available.