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Will “linked applications” be honoured in the Scottish Foundation School? 

In Scotland we allow linked applicants to express a preference to maintain a link in the process of being matched to a Group e.g. E01. All applicants will be allocated independently when being matched to a rotation e.g. E01004. Linked applications to UoA can only be honoured if both applicants have been allocated to the primary list. If one of the linked pair is allocated to the reserve list then the link is automatically broken. Links will typically be honoured in the Group matching process if both applicants have listed exactly the same order of Group preference and there are sufficient vacancies for both applicants. The national algorithm will match a linked pair using the lower of the two scores of the two applicants. If the link is broken applicants will be allocated independently on the basis of their own score.


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