Preparing for your results

Your details

Before you receive your results, remember to keep UCAS updated of any changes to your personal details. Any confirmation information from the University will be sent the postal/email address on your application form. Your UCAS Track account will tell you how to make any changes, or you can ring UCAS and speak to an advisor. Once you have told UCAS, you do not need to inform the University as they will update us directly.

Please email the Undergraduate Admissions Office about:

  • Any changes to 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 from your doctor in medical cases.
  • 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.

Confirmation of results

Many qualifications are sent directly from UCAS to the University, including:

  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers

The UCAS website has a comprehensive list of qualifications - please check this to see if your results will be sent directly to us. Qualifications not on this list require you to send a copy of your transcript certificate and UCAS Personal ID to

Please note that GCSE and English Language requirements which are part of a conditional offer will not be sent to the University by UCAS. You will need to send these to

If on Results Day your status remains unchanged on UCAS Track, we may not have received your results. In these circumstances please send completed transcripts with your UCAS Personal ID to

A Level Results Day

We are not permitted to disclose any A Level results to applicants at any time. However, we will advise you whether you have been successful in your application to Lancaster and you can log onto UCAS Track to find out the status of your application.

If you wish for someone else to speak to the university on your behalf, you will need to give permission for them to do this. This may be the nominated person already on your UCAS form. If not, eg a teacher you will need to be with them in person on Results Day to give your permission. Otherwise we will be unable to discuss your case with them. 

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