Admissions Information: 2013 Entry

This page provides useful information about the next steps in the admissions process for undergraduate students who have made Lancaster their firm choice for 2013 entry.

To a large extent the information on this page is aimed at those who have applied through UCAS, but for the most part is also applicable to those transferring to us through other routes too.

If you hold an unconditional offer then paragraphs 3-7 will not be relevant to your application.

Please read the following instructions carefully and bookmark this page for future reference. If you will be away from home in the second half of August, then please make sure that somebody can deal with your mail, and inform them of the information below.

  1. If you change your postal address, phone number or email address you must let UCAS know immediately. You can do this on UCAS Track or by contacting the UCAS hotline on +44 (0)871 4680468. UCAS will pass this on to us. If you are at boarding school or studying away from home, please make sure that you change your postal address and email details at the end of the summer term.

  2. Please email the Undergraduate Admissions Office now about:

    • Any changes in your examination arrangements from those that appear on your UCAS form (if for example you have discontinued an A Level).
    • Any accident, illness or personal problem which could affect your results. If we are to take account of such matters we must know about them before we get your results. You should send a supporting letter from your school/college and, in medical cases, from your doctor.
    • If you wish to be considered for an alternative course (should your current application be unsuccessful) please let us know well before your examination results are published.
    • Any queries about your admission to Lancaster.
  3. If you meet the conditions of this University's offer

    If, as we hope, you meet the conditions of the offer, then the University will confirm via UCAS (if you have applied through that route) that you have a definite place. You need not do anything further at this point. Lancaster will assume that you are taking up the place and pre-arrival information from your College and the Registry will follow shortly thereafter. If circumstances dictate that you are unable to take up the place then you should withdraw from the UCAS scheme or inform the Undergraduate Admissions Office who will do this for you. If deferring your place to 2014 entry will help you, then please contact the Admissions Office – ideally before the end of July. If at all possible we will agree to your request but you should note that if you do defer then this is a commitment to coming to Lancaster and you will not be allowed to submit a further application through UCAS for entry in 2014.

    If you know that you have met the conditions of your offer, then there is no need to contact the University – you will be able to see that your place has been confirmed on UCAS Track.

  4. If you have narrowly missed the conditions of this University's offer

    If you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer, then the University will review your case and in some circumstances it may be possible for the offer to be confirmed. The University has to deal with a large number of decisions in a very few days, and will process decisions as quickly as possible. Decisions on borderline cases cannot be made until the University has a clear idea of how many places, if any, are likely to be left for the course concerned.

    If the University decides to confirm your offer, then that decision will be available to you on UCAS Track.

  5. If you are unsuccessful at Lancaster, but meet the conditions of your insurance offer

    If you are unsuccessful at Lancaster, but meet the conditions of the offer made by the insurance university, you will be firmly placed at the insurance university and UCAS will inform you that you have a definite place there.
    If you have met the conditions of your insurance offer, then there is no need to contact the University – you will be able to see that your place has been confirmed on UCAS Track.

  6. If you have been unsuccessful at Lancaster and have narrowly missed the conditions of the insurance offer

    If your application to Lancaster is unsuccessful, and you are also unsuccessful at your insurance university, or you do not hold an insurance offer, you will become eligible for Clearing. UCAS will automatically send you full details of the Clearing process. Please see the UCAS Clearing pages to find out more.

If your acceptance is confirmed, then we'll email you in August or early September with information about registration and introductory arrangements. Your College Office will also send information about your College and details of the accommodation reserved for you (unless you have elected to arrange your own). It is important that you respond to this as soon as possible.

Please ensure that you can deal immediately with the registration material; some of the information must be responded to well before the beginning of term.