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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 25 January 2023, the reply deadline is 8 June 2023.  
  • If you received your last decision on or before 18 May 2023, your reply date is 8 June 2023 (except if you are using Extra to find a place). 
  • If you receive your last decision on or before 12 July 2023, your reply date is 17 July 2023 (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 (17 August 2023) 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 (17 August 2023) 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?

If your offer includes an English Language condition, you have until 1 August 2023 to meet this condition. All other conditions must be met by 31 August 2023. This applies to offers for entry in September 2023 and deferred entry in September 2024.

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 or exceed your offer conditions in full as a result of a remark or appeal then please contact us. 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 31 August 2023. We will not consider informal submissions from individuals or schools.

Please note the original decision will remain on your application until we have received official confirmation of the new grades.

If you do receive an appeal outcome after 31 August 2023 (and no later than 1 October 2023) that meets your UCL offer conditions, then we may be able to consider you for deferred place.

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

I am taking more than 3 A Levels subjects and want to drop one, will that affect my offer?

You must be able to meet all the conditions of your offer with the remaining subjects. If the subject you wish to drop is not stated in your offer conditions, or a requirement of the programme, dropping the subject should not typically affect your offer.  

Please contact us with:

  • Your full name
  • Your UCAS ID number 
  • Your UCL student number
  • The name of the programme you have applied to
  • Which subject and qualification you are no longer taking

Deferring entry

I would like to defer entry to September 2024. How can I do this and is there a deadline?

UCL tries to facilitate deferral requests wherever possible. Please contact us with the following details: your full name, the programme you've applied for and a brief outline of the reasons for your deferral request.

If your offer includes an English Language condition, you have until 1 August 2023 to meet this condition.

Deferral requests, if received by 13 October 2023, will be considered approved for the majority of programmes at UCL. 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. 

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 2024 entry. 

Any English language tests must be taken within two years of the proposed start date of your programme. If your test is older than this at the deferred start date, you must take a new English language test before we can defer your application. 

You can only defer your application once. If you have already submitted a deferred application through UCAS, you will not be allowed to defer again.

If your country requires you to take part in national military service, please contact us.

If you have been issued a CAS number, we will need to withdraw your CAS before deferring your application. You will receive a new CAS number the following summer.

Do I still need to meet the conditions of my offer if I choose to defer entry to September 2024?

Yes, all conditions specified in your offer of admission must still be met by 31 August 2023. If your offer includes an English Language condition, you have until 1 August 2023 to meet this condition.

Can I cancel my deferral and attend this year?

This may be possible. To find out, please contact us with: 

  • Your full name
  • Your UCAS ID number
  • Your UCL Student number
  • The name of the programme you have applied to
  • Your confirmation that you wish to cancel your deferral

The admissions team will review your request and confirm whether it is possible to cancel your deferral.

English language requirement

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

Yes, we are pleased to be offering both online and face-to-face Pre-sessional English courses in 2023. For up-to-date information on the courses offered, and applications, please see our Pre-sessional English Courses page. 

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.

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

If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country, you must be able to provide recent evidence that your English is adequate for the programme for which you have applied. Please note  English Language  offer conditions, must be met by the 1 August 2023.

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 from June 2023 to check your details on Portico (the UCL applicant portal), which will be used to generate your CAS. Your CAS will only 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 have received their CAS number.

Please ensure your Student Visa information is up to date on Portico (UCL’s applicant portal). Please note if you need to update your name, date of birth, passport details or nationality, you will need to contact UCAS. Any changes made through UCAS will automatically update your UCL application within 24 to 48 hours. 

Once your details have been updated you can then confirm they are correct on Portico.

You do not need to send us any further information (e.g. a scan of your passport) unless your details change after a CAS number has been issued to you.

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. You will need to upload this form and any supporting documentation to your Portico.

We cannot accept any forms or documents sent to us by email.

Once received, we will contact you directly regarding the outcome of the fee status 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 2023 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 2023 onwards,
  • Applicants holding a conditional firm offer for an undergraduate programme at UCL: mid August 2023 onwards (after the A level results are published in the UK),
  • Applicants on an exchange programme at UCL: July/August 2023.
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 for those wishing to switch will be available in October 2023.

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 2023  groups on Facebook.

You can also chat to current UCL students via our Unibuddy platform.

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 and Gatwick and you will find that London’s extensive public transport system is convenient and easy to use.

What day does term start in September 2023 - 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, 25 September 2023. 

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.

The start date of my programme on UCAS track/hub is 01 September 2023, is this correct? 

No, this is the standard start date listed for all programmes at all institutions at UCAS. The correct start date of the programme is the one listed on your UCL offer letter.

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.

When is the deadline for enrolment?

Please see UCL's webpages for more information regarding enrolment in 2023.