Now you have your offers back from universities you need to start making decisions and planning. This page has key information on what you need to do next.
For some of you, exams will have been delayed well into the summer with preparations severely disrupted, and for others the way your grades will be awarded is different, without formal exams and based on your historic performance and teacher assessment. We’re here to help you through the challenges and uncertainty this brings. There are many ways we can help, and we can be most flexible and supportive with students who make us their firm choice by the 18 June accept deadline. Contact us now if you have any questions or concerns. And when your results day comes, even if you don’t get the grades you wanted or needed, do contact us and we will give you the support you need.
There are two main types of offer you will receive:
|Conditional Offer||Unconditional Offer|
You will need to meet the academic and non-academic conditions of your offer before you can be accepted onto the course
You have already satisfied the academic and non-academic conditions and are eligible to attend the course
We may make you a change of course offer for a different programme to the one you applied to, which will either be conditional or unconditional. This could be due to:
Although you can apply for up to five choices in UCAS, once you recieve all your decisions back from those choices you need to decide which offers you wish to accept. You need to choose one Firm choice and, if your Firm choice is a conditional offer, you can select an Insurance choice as well. Further advice can be found on the 'making the right decision' UCAS page.
This should be the university you want to attend the most and you believe you will be able to meet your offer conditions
Even if your first choice university has lower requirements, you may still want to choose it as your Firm choice if that's where you want to study. By firmly accepting an offer you are making a committment to taking that place if you meet the conditions of your offer
Usually, you would choose an offer which has lower requirements than your Firm choice to give you some security if you do miss the conditions of your Firm choice
Although this is a 'back up' choice, you should try to choose a university that you would still be happy to attend in case you do not meet your offer conditions
|Date you applied||Date you recieved all your decisions back||Your deadline to reply|
|by 15 January||by 31 March||1 May|
|after 15 January||on or before 2 May||6 June|
|on or before 6 June||20 June (except if you're using UCAS Extra)|
|by 30 June||on or before 11 July||18 July (includes UCAS Extra choices)|
For further information see UCAS pages:
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