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Admissions Procedures - UCAS

1.17. Confirmation

1.171. Admissions will automatically receive published results from UCAS for a number of qualifications (see Appendix 1 for a full list).

1.172. Selectors will make decisions on results in all cases where this is possible.  In programmes of study where offers exceed available places the Selectors will adopt the following procedure:

i. Accept all applicants who have met or exceeded the offer conditions made.

ii. Hold all applicants who have not met the offer conditions.

iii. Reject all applicants who cannot meet the minimum entry requirement of two A-levels or their equal.

iv. Total all acceptances and calculate the number of places unfilled, taking into account those with conditions outstanding but which are likely to be met.

v. Accept applicants whose tariff score is closest to the offer made and continue until all places are filled or it is decided that applicants with higher qualifications might be found during the Clearing process.

1.173. For programmes that do not have sufficient offers to fill the available places allocated, the University will decide at what minimum tariff score they will accept applicants and will confirm the places of all applicants up to this threshold.

1.174. Selectors for under-subscribed programmes of study will, wherever possible, confirm the place of any applicant who has applied to the University and who can meet the minimum entry requirement and any other specific entry requirement.

1.175. Admissions will advise UCAS of those decisions which have been made based on meeting or exceeding the conditions of the offer and for which results have been received. Admissions will e-mail enrolment information directly to confirmed applicants.

1.176. In addition the Clearing Call Centre will be able to provide information to applicants on their status.  Applicants who have not yet had a decision made on their application will be referred by the Call Centre to Admissions.  Admissions will advise callers of the status of their application and where necessary inform them of any procedural matters they may need to complete to expedite a decision, or finalise their position with the institution.

1.177. Results of some applicant’s assessments may be made available to Admissions prior to the publication of A2, AS and AVCE results.  This applies particularly to National Diplomas and Access programmes.  In circumstances where such results are sufficient in themselves to make a decision, i.e. there are no other outstanding conditions the following procedure will be implemented:

i. The offer conditions are met or exceeded – applicant’s place confirmed.

ii. The offer conditions are not met entirely – applicant informed that a decision will be made when the results of all other applicants are published and the availability of places is known.

iii. The result is such that the qualification offered will not be awarded – applicant advised that their place cannot be confirmed for the current year of entry.  Such applicants will be encouraged to apply again in the next cycle if they are able to meet the entry requirement by re-sitting or offering an alternative qualification and are not successful in obtaining a place elsewhere.


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