Results Day 2023
Your guide to Results Day 2023
Questions about Results Day? Take a look through our most frequently asked questions to help you decide your next steps.
- Does UCL have any Clearing vacancies?
UCL does not have any vacancies for 2023 entry. UCAS will open for applications for 2024 entry in September.
- I am unconditional Firm with UCL, but I want to be released into Clearing, what should I do?
You are able to release yourself into Clearing by signing into UCAS Track/Hub and clicking the self-release button on the homepage.
This process cannot be reversed. Please be sure that you wish to go into Clearing, as once you have released yourself you will no longer hold a place at UCL.
- I haven’t got a decision yet, but I want to be released into Clearing, what should I do?
If your offer is still conditional it is possible that UCL are still awaiting confirmation of your results and will not be able to make a final decision until the results are received. Please log into your Applicant Portal and follow the instructions to provide acceptable evidence of your final results so that UCL may process a final decision for you. The deadlines for providing qualification evidence are stated in your offer letter.
Please phone +44 (0)20 8059 0939 for details of pending information. Only applicants who are unconditional firm are able to be released into Clearing.
- Does UCL take mitigating circumstances into account?
We understand that an applicant’s exams may have been adversely affected by extenuating circumstances, however UCL will only consider the results you are awarded by the examination board(s).
We expect any circumstances that could have affected your academic performance to be raised with the examination board(s). They will then be able to take this into account when awarding the final grade.
Please ensure you have spoken with your school or institution to help notify the examination boards as soon as possible.
- There no decision on my UCAS Track/Hub or Portico (the UCL Applicant Portal)?
If your offer is still conditional it is possible that UCL are still awaiting confirmation of your results and will not be able to make a final decision until the results are received. Please log into your Applicant Portal and follow the instructions to provide the requested and acceptable evidence of your final results so that UCL may process a final decision for you.
The deadlines for providing qualification evidence are stated in your offer letter.
Please phone +44 (0)20 8059 0939 for details if you are unclear what information we are waiting for.
If your English Language test results are pending, these must be provided to us by the deadline of 15th September 2023. Please see our English Language requirements pages for details of the tests that can be used to meet this condition. UCL is now accepting Duolingo English Test and IELTS Academic Online test for September 2023 entry.
- I didn’t meet my offer conditions, but I am appealing my grades. Do I need to let UCL know?
You will need to request a priority review of marking. Your school or College can advise on this further. If you meet your offer conditions as the result of an appeal, then please contact us or phone +44 (0)20 8059 0939. Your updated result(s) should come through to us from UCAS.
We must receive your new grade by 15 September 2023. We may not be able to consider appeals after this date.
If you do receive an appeal outcome after this date that meets your UCL offer conditions, then we may be able to consider you for a deferred place if your results are received by 13 October 2023. If your grades change because of an appeal, but you still do not meet the conditions of your offer, the decision on your application will not change.
- I held a Firm conditional offer with UCL but have been rejected. However, I am aware that accepted students may drop out or defer. Can I take their place or be added to a waitlist?
Unfortunately, this is not possible as UCL calculates its offer making and final admissions decisions with the knowledge that some students may no longer attend.
- My results have been provided ahead of 17 August, but I am still awaiting to hear if my place is confirmed, what should I do?
If you still hold a conditional offer after your results have been provided to UCL, it could be that you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer and we are waiting to see if we have space to still consider you. We hope to be able to communicate a decision with you no later than 17 August, as long as we have evidence of all of the requested qualifications.
- My final exams were cancelled, and I have received calculated/teacher assessed grade as a final awarded grade. Will UCL accept these awarded grades?
UCL will use the official grades awarded by the examination authority as your examination results. The official results must be provided by 15 September 2023.
UCL is aware that Cambridge International exams of the May 2023 series (10-12 May) have been cancelled in Pakistan. From students affected by the cancellations, UCL will consider the alternative grades officially confirmed by the exam board such as calculated grades or grades obtained through rescheduled examinations. We expect to receive the official results by 15 September 2023.
Discussing your application
- I will be out of the country on Results Day, can my parents, guardian or nominated person discuss my application with you?
We will not be able to discuss your application with any third parties due to data protection legislation.
If you will be away over the results period and you would like to give UCL permissions to speak to a specific person about your application, then you will need to contact us via our Admissions contact form with:
- your name
- UCAS PID number
- the programme you applied for
- the name of your nominated contact
Once we have the above information, we will be able to speak with the named contact on your behalf. Please note the nominated contact listed on your UCAS form does not permit UCL to speak to them about your application.
Changes to your offer
- I have been accepted by my Firm choice university; however I want to go to UCL which is my insurance choice instead. I have met the conditions of the UCL offer, what will I need to do?
When a student is confirmed by their Firm choice university their Insurance choice becomes invalid and is automatically declined by UCAS, even if the student has met the conditions of their Insurance offer.
Unfortunately, you cannot swap your offer replies at this stage, however if UCL is advertising vacancies in Clearing Plus for your programme of choice please do contact us on 17 August.
- Can I defer my entry to September 2024?
UCL tries to facilitate deferral requests wherever possible (unfortunately deferal requests for the Slade School of Fine Art cannot be considered), but please be aware that we are unable to defer offers that are still conditional at this stage. 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
Deferral requests should be made no later than 13 October, if you do not hold an unconditional offer at the point of requesting a deferral, we will need to see evidence of meeting your offer conditions before we can consider your request. If your request is approved, the Undergraduate Admissions team will then update your record, and you will need to log into UCAS Track/Hub to check and accept this change.
- I hold an unconditional firm place with UCL, but I would like to change my programme, am I able to do this?
UCL is unable to consider any programme change requests at this stage.
In some limited cases it may be possible to change your programme of study after you enrol but this would be dependent on available space and the qualifications that you hold. Please approach the relevant academic department to discuss this after enrolment. By joining UCL you should expect to study the programme you currently hold an unconditional offer for.
- I need a Student visa to study in the UK. When will I receive my CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies)?
If you have firmly accepted our offer, you will have received an email in June 2023 inviting you to check the details which will be used to generate your CAS. Please ensure you have checked the details we hold for you in the Applicant Portal. Your CAS will be issued to you once your offer status has been updated to Unconditional Firm and your qualifications have been verified.
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.
- Further information about obtaining a CAS
I would like to speak with someone about advice on Immigration matters related to my study at UCL. Who do I contact?
UCL Student Immigration Advice provides a specialist student-focussed immigration advice service on immigration matters relating to study at UCL. Advice and guidance is available to both prospective and current UCL students and their dependants free of charge.
Please browse the Student visa applicants page for more info.
Complete this form to attend a 'virtual drop-in' session where you may ask any immigration related queries you have.
- I am holding an unconditional place to study at UCL, what do I do next?
We hope you are looking forward to joining us. You will be sent an email towards the end of August inviting you to start the online enrolment process. In the meantime, you may wish to visit our dedicated New Students website for information about starting your studies at UCL, the services available to you and the Welcome Week events.
If you are an international student then please take a look at the guidance on our International Student Online Orientation Course.
- If UCL is my Insurance choice, will I be guaranteed accommodation?
If UCL is your insurance choice, unfortunately we cannot guarantee you accommodation.
Please view the Accommodation webpages for details of alternative options that may be available and how to contact the Accommodation team.
- What if I do not meet all the eligibility criteria?
If you do not meet our eligibility requirements, we suggest you secure alternative accommodation.
UCL has a range of accommodation available for returning students and those who do not meet the eligibility criteria.
Contact Undergraduate Admissions
Our phone lines are open 09:00-17:00. Lines will be extremely busy and this will result in wait times.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8059 0939