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Confirming your place at UCL

What is the deadline for accepting my offer?
  • If you made an on-time application by 26 January 2022, the reply deadline is 9 June 2022. 
  • If you received your last decision on or before 19 May 2022, your reply date is 9 June 2022 (except if you are using Extra to find a place).
  • If you receive your last decision on or before 13 July 2022, your reply date is 21 July 2022 (including Extra choices). 
I've received my IB Diploma results. When will my place at UCL be confirmed?

Some students may not hear back until A level results day (18 August 2022) for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If your UCAS Track has not changed, then it is likely that the Admissions Selectors are awaiting all results to make a final decision on all applications.

I've received my Scottish Higher results. When will my place at UCL be confirmed?

Some students may not hear back until A level results day (18 August 2022) for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If your UCAS Track has not changed, then it is likely that the Admissions Selectors are awaiting all results to make a final decision on all applications.

What is the deadline for meeting the conditions of my offer?

All conditions specified in your offer of admission must be met by 2 September 2022. This applies to offers for entry in September 2022 and deferred entry in September 2023.

I didn't meet my offer conditions but I am getting a remark/appealing my calculated results with examination board(s), do I need to let UCL know?

If you meet your offer conditions as a result of a remark or appeal then please get in touch by email undergraduate-admissions@ucl.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 8059 0939. Your revised grades should come through to us from UCAS. Please remember that we will need to have received official confirmation from the awarding body of your new grade(s) by 2 September 2022. We will not consider informal submissions from individuals or schools. 

I want to drop one of my A level subjects, will that affect my offer?

If it is not a required subject or mentioned in the conditions of your offer it should not affect your offer. Please contact us with:
Your UCAS ID number 
Your student number
The name of the programme you have applied to
Which subject you are no longer taking

Deferring entry

I would like to defer entry to September 2023. How can I do this?

UCL tries to facilitate deferral requests wherever possible. Please log an enquiry with Undergraduate Admissions with Deferral + UCAS ID in the subject line. Your enquiry should contain the following details: your full name, the programme you've applied for and a brief outline of the reasons for your deferral request. All offer conditions must be met by the 2 September 2022.  Deferral requests, if received by 14 October 2022, will be approved for the majority of programmes at UCL. The only exception is the Slade School of Fine Art where deferral is not possible, you would be expected to reapply through UCAS for September 2022 entry. UCAS Track will be updated once the referral request is processed.

Is there a deadline by which I must request a deferral?

Yes, if you're wishing to defer entry from September 2022 to September 2023, your request must be submitted by 14 October 2022. Please send an email to undergraduate-admissions@ucl.ac.uk with Deferral + UCAS ID in subject line. Your email should contain the following details: your full name, the programme you've applied for and a brief outline of the reasons for your deferral request. The Admissions team will then update your record, if your request is approved, and you will need to log into UCAS Track to check and accept this change. 

Do I still need to meet the conditions of my offer if I choose to defer entry to September 2023?

Yes, all conditions specified in your offer of admission must still be met by 2 September 2022.  

Can I defer my entry to September 2023 after I have accepted an unconditional offer?

Yes, if you would like to request a deferral, you will need to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team. Please send an email to undergraduate-admissions@ucl.ac.uk with Deferral + UCAS ID in subject line. Your email should contain the following details: your full name, the programme you've applied for and a brief outline of the reasons for your deferral request by 14 October 2022.  The Admissions team will then update your record, if your request is approved, and you will need to log into UCAS Track to check and accept this change.

Can I cancel my deferral and attend this year?

This may be possible. To find out, please contact us with: 
Your UCAS ID number
Your Full Name
The name of the programme you have applied to
Your confirmation that you wish to cancel your deferral

English language requirement

Will UCL be offering Pre-sessional English courses this summer?

Yes, we are pleased to still be offering these courses, however they will now be delivered online. For up-to-date information on the courses offered, including if applications are still being accepted, please see: www.ucl.ac.uk/pre-sess.  

IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society degree offer holders interested in doing a short pre-sessional course should apply for the separate IOE Preparation for Academic Studies in Higher Education courses.  

Will UCL accept my iGCSE English language results received in the summer 2020 for meeting the English language requirement?

We are happy to consider calculated IGCSE English Language grades awarded in the summer 2020 for meeting the English Language requirement However, please note that for certain qualifications we require a separate Speaking/Spoken language endorsement conferred on the certificate (see the list of acceptable qualifications in our Undergraduate Prospectus). As in previous years, if a separate endorsement is required but it is not listed on your certificate, we will not be able to accept your results and you will need to take an acceptable English language test. If you are unsure whether your exam board will be issuing separate endorsements this year, please contact your school to confirm. 

We are aware that Cambridge Assessment International Education will only issue grades for the main syllabus and will not confer endorsement results for IGCSE  English - First Language (0500 or 0990) and IGCSE English as Second Language (0510 or 0993) as published on the CAIE website. Unfortunately, UCL will not be able to accept these syllabuses when awarded without the speaking endorsement this summer.

What do I do if English Language is a condition of my UCL offer?

If your first language is not English you must be able to provide recent evidence that your English is adequate for the programme for which you have applied. Find out about accepted English language qualifications.

Immigration

I need a Student visa to study in the UK. When will I receive my CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies).

You will be invited to check the details which will be used to generate your CAS in June 2022. Your CAS will be issued to you once your offer status has been updated to Unconditional Firm and your qualifications have been verified.

We do like to remind all international offer holders that we are unable to expedite CAS numbers and as such we strongly encourage offer holders not to book visa appointments or flights until they are in receipt of their CAS number.

Please ensure your Student Visa information is up to date on your UCL online portal.

Will the two-year post-study work visa be in effect next year? (Graduate Immigration Route)

Please refer to the information on our website.

I think my fee status is incorrect on my undergraduate offer letter, what can I do?

If you think your fee status is incorrect please contact us with:
Your UCAS ID number
Your Full Name
The name of the programme to which you have applied 
Your request for a fee status questionnaire

We will then send you a fee status questionnaire to fill out and return to us, asking for more information about your individual situation. 
Once received, we will contact you directly regarding the outcome of the questionnaire.

Access UCL 

I have been given a reduced grades offer for a programme, am I required to complete any further steps?

To use your lower grades offer, you simply have to accept UCL as your Firm or Insurance choice for the specified programme on UCAS.

I have questions about the scheme, who can I contact?

For queries about the scheme please contact the Access UCL Team on wp.accessucl@ucl.ac.uk

Student accommodation

When and how will I hear about my accommodation allocation?

You will receive a response by email from 1 July 2022 onwards. The specific date of your response from UCL will depend on your offer holder status:

  • Applicants holding an unconditional firm offer for an undergraduate programme at UCL: from mid July 2022 onwards
  • Applicants holding a conditional firm offer for an undergraduate programme at UCL: mid August 2022 onwards (after the A level results are published in the UK)
  • Applicants on an exchange programme at UCL: July/August 2022
Can I switch accommodation?

Each applicant will receive one offer of accommodation from UCL and we recommend that you accept this. A limited number of rooms may become available during the academic year and a list of rooms able to those wishing to switch will be available in October 2022.

Do you offer accommodation for students with families?

We have some limited accommodation for students with families. Please contact UCL Accommodation for details:

Do you offer accommodation for students with additional needs?

We have a small number of rooms available for students with disabilities. Please contact UCL Accommodation for details:

Do you offer accommodation beyond the first year to care leavers?

We guarantee students who are care leavers accommodation for the duration of their programme.

Pre-arrival information

It's important that students are aware of the rules and regulations regarding international travel in 2022. Please go to our International Students webpages for full details.  

Can you put me in touch with other new students on my programme?

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet students from your programme as well as other programmes during the Enrolment and Freshers week. You may also wish to search for UCL Freshers 2022  groups on Facebook.

Does UCL provide an airport pickup service?

UCL does not offer airport pick up as London is well-served by transport links and UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London. There are easy connections to UCL from London’s global hub airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and you will find that London’s extensive public transport system is convenient and easy to use.

What day does term start in September 2022 - my offer letter doesn't specify the exact date?

Your offer letter will confirm your start date.  However, the first day of term will be Monday, 26 September 2022. 

What safety measures have been put in place on campus to protect the health of the students and staff?

For the most up-to-date guidance on safety, please see Keeping safe on campus.

Pre-enrolment and Enrolment

What is pre-enrolment?

Pre-enrolment allows you to confirm that the information we hold about you and your programme is correct. This includes your personal details and information about your programme itself and your fees.  

If everything is correct, you’ll also have a chance to pay your fees online (or confirm sponsorship if applicable).  

You can easily complete pre-enrolment online on your phone or laptop – it only takes a few minutes to complete.  

As part of pre-enrolment, you’ll also be asked to accept a number of academic and financial regulations, data protection statements, and to confirm your membership with Students’ Union UCL.  

When do I complete pre-enrolment?

When pre-enrolment is available for your programme, you’ll receive an invitation email with a link for you to start the process.  

 This email can only be sent once you've accepted your offer and met any conditions. For further information about the pre-enrolment process, please see our Pre-enrolment website.