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Applicants holding a Conditional Firm (CF) Offer

If I meet the conditions of my offer, when will I find out if I have been offered a place at Warwick?

Please refer back to the conditions of our offer as stated in our offer email. If you meet all the conditions as stated your place at Warwick is guaranteed.

We will consider examination results as soon as they are available and will confirm the places of those who have met the conditions of our offer shortly afterwards. Your place will be confirmed by UCAS Track.

Please note that we send decisions to UCAS at least twice a day over the confirmation period, at which point the data held in UCAS Track will be updated. We suggest that you check UCAS Track in the first instance before contacting us.

What happens if I do not meet the conditions of my offer?

Firstly you should check UCAS Track. If it shows that you have been ‘unsuccessful’ then we are unable to take you or offer you an alternative course.

Remember, if we are not able to confirm your place at Warwick, you should check to see if you have met the conditions of your Insurance choice. If you have fulfilled its requirements then you are guaranteed a place with that institution. If your place is confirmed you will receive a communication from UCAS (AS12) indicating that you should check on UCAS Track for details of what you should do next.

If your status on UCAS Track has not changed, we may still be making a decision on your application. Occasionally we have the flexibility to accept a small number of candidates who have just missed the terms of their offer but we cannot guarantee anyone in this situation a place. If we are able to admit any such candidates we normally take the following factors into account when making our decisions:

  • The grades achieved and how close they are to our offer.
  • Academic strengths and weaknesses and their relevance to your chosen degree course.
  • The strength of your personal statement and reference.
  • Personal circumstances such as illness or bereavement.
  • Any other supporting information available to us.

If I do not meet the conditions of my offer, can Warwick offer me a place on a different course?

In a small number of cases, those who do not meet the conditions of their offer may be made an offer of a place on a different but related degree course. There is no obligation to accept this, but we endeavour to give candidates the flexibility to choose for themselves.

Please note that if you accept a change of course you will not be able to transfer to your original course choice after enrolment, so it is important that you are happy with your decision. We will not process a change of course decision without your consent and we are unable to hold the offer of a change of course decision open indefinitely, so it is vital that we are able to contact you in mid August to determine if you want to accept a change of course offer.

We’re guaranteeing University managed campus accommodation for all new full-time first-year undergraduates (excluding MBChB as this is a graduate entry course), provided that you accepted an offer from Warwick as your firm choice and you applied online for accommodation by the deadline of 31st July.

For more information relating to change of course and accommodation, please see our allocation policy.

If I do not meet the conditions of my offer, when will I find out if I have been offered a place at Warwick?

If your status on UCAS Track has not been updated, we may still be deciding on your application. We may not be able to make a decision on whether or not you have a place at Warwick until mid to late August 2017. This is because many of our applicants are taking GCE A and AS Level examinations and these results are only available from 17 August 2017. We typically wait until all examination results are available before making decisions on those who have narrowly missed the conditions of their offer to ensure that all candidates can be considered together in a fair and equitable manner. We may also need to wait for other universities’ decisions on our Insurance offer holders before we know for sure if there are any places left on a course.

We aim to give all applicants for whom we have results a final decision on their place by 31 August 2017.

What happens if I do not meet the conditions of Warwick’s offer, I’m still waiting for a decision and I would rather go to my Insurance choice (or into Clearing) than wait for the decision on my application to be made?

In this case, you should contact the Confirmation Hotline to ask us to process an ‘unsuccessful’ decision on your application – this will automatically make you Firm at your Insurance university if you have met its offer, or put you into Clearing if your Insurance university has been unable to give you a place.

The Confirmation Hotline +44 (0)24 7653 3544 will be open from 8.00am until 6pm on Thursday 17 August and Friday 18 August, 9am until 1pm on Saturday 19 August and again from 9.00am until 5.00pm Monday 21- Friday 25 August 2017.

Please only use this number if you have NOT met the conditions of your offer and have NOT received an ‘unsuccessful’ decision from us.

It is best if you contact us personally, rather than your parent/supporter or teacher. We want to ensure you have the appropriate information to make decisions that are right for you.

What happens if I meet the conditions of Warwick’s offer and would rather go to my Insurance choice or into Clearing?

Please be aware that if your Firm choice has confirmed that you have a place (even if you did not meet the terms of its offer) you cannot be released to your Insurance choice. Acceptance by your firm choice means your insurance choice becomes obsolete. Some applicants ask to be ‘released to their Insurance’ but this is not possible. Your Firm choice, once it has accepted you, can only release you into Clearing. Your Insurance choice may agree to take you via Clearing but it is not obliged to do so and your firm choice is not obliged to release you.

If you do wish to be released into Clearing from your Warwick place you should call the Confirmation Hotline, and make sure you tell us the reason why you can no longer take your Warwick place.

What happens if I meet all the conditions of Warwick’s offer but no longer wish to go to university?

You will need to notify us via UCAS Track if you no longer wish to take up your place. If this is the case it is important you do this as soon as possible so we can release your place to another applicant.

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I wish I hadn't worried about being lonely, during Freshers Fortnight there are so many events taking place that I spent hardly any time on my own at all, and as a result made some great friends and had a lot of fun.

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I wish I had prepared a rough budget before coming to Warwick. For the first few weeks I lived beyond my means, leaving myself short for the rest of the term. I should have spoken to current or past students and got an idea of the realistic amount a student spends in a week.