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Admission Decisions: UK Universities

Individual offers are made by UK universities on a rolling basis and are communicated (along with the specific conditions required) on the tracking section of the UCAS website. You do not have to make any choices until you have had a decision from all the UK schools to which you have applied.

Once all the decisions have been communicated to you, however, a choice must be made. You may hold only two offers: one will be your firm choice, the other your insurance choice. We encourage you to consult with your university counsellor before making a final decision on these choices; it is crucial that our office has a record of all your offers and the conditions attached.

In most cases, the offers will be based on an expectation that you will achieve a certain point total. If your offers are conditional on IB results, it is important that you accept an offer of admission from a Canadian university in order to ensure that you have a place next year in case of an unexpected drop on your May exams.

In many cases, UK universities will also make an offer of admission based on your OSSD results. If you have not received such an offer, please consult with your university counsellor who can advise you on the procedure for requesting such an offer.

If you meet the conditions of your offer(s), the university will confirm your place; it may also confirm your place if you do not meet the conditions, but your results are acceptable and places are available.

If you have not met the requirements for a place, it is essential that you check with the individual university after you receive your IB results in July in order to verify your status. In many cases, you might not have your offer confirmed until the A level results are released in mid-August. Your university counsellor will be happy to help you through this process, if necessary.

Unless you are a British or EU citizen, you will require a visa to study in the UK. The visa application cannot be finalized until you have a confirmed offer from a university, but you should read up on the requirements for your application and do as much ahead of time as possible. More information is available here.