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After You Apply

Decisions on Applications

A decision on your application will be notified to you via UCAS Track and, if your application is successful, via email. Please ensure that your system is configured to accept messages from @warwick.ac.uk addresses. You may wish to alter your spam or junk mail filter to ensure that emails from @warwick.ac.uk get through to you. If you receive an offer through UCAS Track, but haven't had an email from Warwick within one week, please contact us.

We receive many thousands of applications per year, and are committed to giving equal consideration to all applications that reach us by the UCAS deadline of January 15th. If you apply by January 15th we will endeavour to make decisions by 31 March, or shortly afterwards. We must make decisions by May 7th at the latest.

We aim to make decisions as quickly as possible but considering an application fully means a decision will not be immediate. We are able to make decisions on some applications relatively swiftly whilst others require further comparison, so please bear with us if you do not hear straight away, you can be assured that your application is being considered. If we require any further information from you in order to progress your application we will be in touch.

Departmental Open Days

For most courses, if you live in the UK and are made an offer, you will be invited to a Departmental Open Day to find out more about your specific course and department and to ensure that you have the information you need to make the decision which is right for you.

Departmental Open Days typically take place from late October to May and further information will be sent to you when you are made an offer. We encourage candidates who are invited to attend a Departmental Open Day to do so if possible, even if they have already attended a general Warwick University Open Day.

Interviews

A small number of courses hold interviews, at which candidates are also able to visit the department and the University. Alternative arrangements will be made for those who do not live in the UK.

You should make the most of the interview to obtain further information about the course (including teaching methods) and University and to determine whether it is suitable for you. Also, use the interview to communicate important information about yourself and to expand on areas that you have covered in the personal statement section of your UCAS application form.

Further information about the courses for which interviews are held is included in the prospectus entry of the relevant department. In addition to interviews for these courses, those returning to study and applicants who will be under 18 at the start of their course may also be offered an interview.

Please note that as all decisions are communicated to applicants via UCAS, course selectors cannot make official offers at interview.

Have we asked you to provide "Verification" of your qualifications and/or reference?

If you submitted your UCAS application direct to UCAS online, rather than applying through your school or college, and we make you an offer, we may ask you to "verify" the qualifications you have achieved and the reference on your UCAS application, as conditions of your offer. Click here for more information on what you need to supply us with in order to fulfil this condition. Applicants in the UK who apply to us through their school will not normally be asked for verification.

Results

If you are taking A Levels, the International Baccalaureate or pre-Us, we will normally receive your exam results directly from UCAS. However, if you are taking qualifications from a country other than the UK, or UK qualifications such as an Access to HE course or a foundation degree, we will NOT receive these results from UCAS. It is yourresponsibility to ensure that your results are sent to us, and we ask you to do this as soon as they are available. Offers cannot be confirmed if we do not receive verified examination results by 31 August. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions team if you have any questions about getting your results to us.

Visas and information for International Applicants

If you are a non-EU national, you are likely to need a Visa to come to study in the UK. Please visit our Office for Global Engagement site to find out more information about the Visa process, including what we do to issue you with a CAS number.

Our Office of Global Engagement will be happy to discuss arrangements with you for visiting us. Please contact them on +44 (0)24 7652 3706 or email global dot reception at warwick dot ac dot uk

Helping you with Problems

We are very sorry if you have received an unsuccessful decision on your application via UCAS track. Our courses are extremely competitive, and unfortunately we are not able to make offers on every application, including many strong applications. If you wish to request feedback on our decision, you should do so by email to the undergraduate admissions office at ugadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

The University of Warwick does not permit appeals against academic decisions made on applications. However, if you wish to complain about how your application has been handled, or feel that we have not followed proper procedure, then please see our complaints procedure for how to do this. Note that complaints must be received in a timely manner, and only the applicant, not a third party such as a parent or school, may raise a formal complaint under this procedure.

 

Interview Tips

  • Do some research on the University and the course
  • Analyse the description of the skills and qualities required for the course
  • Prepare and anticipate questions about the subject and what motivated you to choose it