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723 Response code


A code to identify the response of an applicant to an offer of admission to a course


Version: 1.0
First year: 2010
Last year: 2011
Element name: Response code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 1


1 Accepted the offer
2 Rejected the offer
3 Deferred the offer
4 Offer deemed to have lapsed
5 Offer superseded by later offer
6 Response unknown or not yet recorded

Coding notes

Report ‘6’ in cases where a response to an offer is not required

A response to an offer can be an explicit response from the applicant or applicant’s agent or inferred by the institution from the applicant’s failure to respond by the lapse date (coded as ‘4’) or from the applicant’s enrolment in an institution course corresponding to the course (coded as ‘1’)

If ‘6’ is recorded at such time as the applicant enrols change to ‘1’

A failure to enrol does not supersede an acceptance of the offer

The most recent response is reported where an applicant explicitly changes his/her response to an offer

Concurrent acceptance of multiple offers is not invalid.

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

​Applications and Offers:

  • Offer Details (OD)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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