Applicant Monika applies, in the application phase, for twelve courses of study. In the coordination phase 1 she receives three offers of admission to courses of study. The course of study that she would most prefer is not one of the three. For this reason applicant Monika decides to set priorities, according to her preferences, for her applications, in the decision phase. The course of study that Monika would most like to have is at the top of the priority list. She has not, up to now, received an offer for one of the first three places on her list. In the coordination phase 2 Monika has the option of waiting to see whether, due to places being freed by other applicants, she does get an admission offer for a course of study more suited to her wishes (places one to three on her prority list). The highest offer of admission is for a course that is in place four on Monika's priority list. This place is reserved for her.
Monika will be removed from the ranking lists of all the other lower courses of study (all the courses in the places five to twelve of the priority list). If she does not get an offer of admission to one of the courses in the positions one to three in the priority she can fall back on the reserved offer of admission (place 4).