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A Level results day FAQs

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    14 August 2019

    I've got the results I need, what happens now? Do I need to do anything?

    Congratulations on getting the grades to meet your offer! You don't need to do anything – your place is automatically confirmed. The College will contact you and UCAS Track will update so it's not necessary to call the College. We will be in touch in late August or early September with further information about accommodation, arriving at College and freshers' week.

    I didn't get the grades I need to meet my offer. Can I still study at Murray Edwards College?

    We don't normally make concessions for students who have missed the grades they need to meet their offers as we make more offers than we have places available.

    However, if you have just missed your offer, don't panic. If a decision does not appear on UCAS Track, we will contact you – there might be a place at another College but this all depends on the number of students who have met their offers.

    If your results are substantially below your offer, there are options. Hopefully you've got the grades you need for your second choice university. If not, you might find a similar choice through Clearing.

    I didn't get the grades I need to meet my offer but I am going to get a re-mark. What is the deadline for this?

    If you missed the grade(s) you need to meet your offer and you decide to go for a re-mark, you need to secure the required grade by 31 August in order to guarantee your place at Murray Edwards College for October. Please email our Admissions team if you are planning to get a re-mark.

    When will I get a reading list?

    We will send you a reading list in late August to help you prepare for the start of term.

    Do I need to apply for accommodation?

    No. All first year students are allocated rooms in Pearl House. The Tutorial Office will contact you in late August or early September.

    I've decided I want to take a gap year. Can I defer my entry until autumn 2020?

    We do not normally allow students to defer their offer at this late stage. However, we do make decisions about students wishing to defer entry on a case-by-case basis. Please email our Admissions team if you would like to defer entry until 2020.

    I haven't received all of my results. What do I do now?

    Please don't panic! We know that sometimes there are processing problems and if you're missing a particular result, we will already be aware of that. Please contact us as soon as you've received your missing result(s).

    What is UCAS Adjustment and does it apply to me?

    The University of Cambridge is participating in the UCAS Adjustment process for the first time this year.

    Adjustment is an optional UCAS service for students who meet and exceed the conditions of their firm choice. It gives them an opportunity to reconsider where and what to study, without losing their secured place.

    To be considered for Cambridge during Adjustment, you must have also applied and been interviewed during the 2018/19 cycle, meet the relevant participation criteria, have achieved at least the typical offer for the Cambridge course you applied for and exceeded the terms of your firm choice at UCAS. All those who are potentially eligible have been contacted by Cambridge University earlier in the year. If you did not receive an email, you are not eligible and cannot be considered.

    For more information, please visit 'Adjustment at Cambridge'.

    I have a question that isn't listed above. Who should I get in touch with?

    Please get in touch with our Admissions team.