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A Level/SQA results day FAQs

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    09 August 2021

    Please read the below in conjunction with the University of Cambridge’s advice for offer holders and the College’s FAQs for undergraduate offer holders.

    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 as your place is confirmed automatically. The College will contact you and UCAS Track will update, so it’s not necessary to call the College. We will be in touch later in August or at the beginning of September with further information about accommodation and arriving at College.

    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. However, if you have just missed your offer, please 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, you still have options. Hopefully you’ve got the grades you need for your second choice university. If not, you might find a similar course through Clearing.

    If I am unhappy with my grades and decide to appeal, how will this affect my admission?

    If you are notified that you do not have a place but feel the grades you were awarded do not reflect your true ability, you may be able to make an appeal to your school/college or to the exam board.   

    If you meet the conditions of your offer following your appeal, the University will admit you. However, depending on when your revised results become know, we may ask you to defer entry until autumn 2022.

    Do I need to apply for accommodation?

    No. The majority of first year students will be allocated rooms in Pearl House. The Tutorial Office will contact you later in August or early in September with further details.

    Can I defer my entry until autumn 2022?

    We do not normally allow students to defer their offer at this late stage. However, we do make decisions on a case-by-case basis. Please email our Admissions team if you would like to defer entry until 2022.

    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 email the Admissions team as soon as you’ve received your missing result(s).

    What is UCAS Adjustment and does it apply to me?

    Adjustment is an optional UCAS service for students who exceed the conditions of their first choice university’s offer. 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 2020/21 admissions 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 first choice university. Anyone who is potentially eligible was informed in their Cambridge decision letter or email in January.

    For more information, please visit the Adjustment at Cambridge pages on the University website.

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

    If you have a question that isn’t listed above and isn’t answered on the University web pages, please get in touch with our Admissions team. Please be aware that this is an extremely busy time of the year for us. We will respond to your email as soon as we can.