Coronavirus and uni applications

Apr 2020

How will the coronavirus pandemic affect my university application?


All universities will have sent a statement to their applicants outlining how they’re approaching exam results and university applications. Any offer you've received (unconditional or conditional) will stand. Universities will have considered your application, prior experience and qualifications and their merits. If you've already accepted an offer, you don't need to do anything. If you've not yet decided, the deadline dates for replying to offers are changing. Check UCAS for your personal deadline. While you need to reply by your personal deadline, the usual advice applies – take your time and make the best decisions for you. You'll have chosen your courses and universities for good reasons.

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