Confirming your place

If your offer is unconditional, your place is already confirmed.

If your offer is conditional and you are taking any of the following examinations, UCAS will send us your results:

  • A-level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge
  • Irish Higher
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • BTEC
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • International Baccalaureate (provided permission for results to be shared with the University has been agreed through your school or your IBIS account).

If you meet your offer conditions, we will automatically confirm your place. You will be able to see this on UCAS Track.

International qualifications

If you are taking any UK or international examinations other than the above, you must send copies of your results or transcripts to the Admissions Office as soon as they are available: bristol-results@bristol.ac.uk.

English translations

Any certificates not in English must also have a certified translation into English. This must be signed or stamped by an official translation service or education provider.

If you meet your offer conditions, we will then confirm your place and update UCAS Track.

Missed offers

If you narrowly miss your offer conditions, we may reconsider your application. It is possible that we may still confirm your place, or that we may offer an alternative course.

Changes to your application

Deferred entry

If you are due to start this September but decide after your exam results that you want to defer your place, you must contact us. See our guidance on deferred entry.

Changing courses

If you change your mind about what you want to study, please contact our undergraduate admissions team who can advise you on whether you can change courses.

Withdrawing your application

We will assume you will be taking up your place unless you withdraw through UCAS Track.

Common Application

If you have applied through the Common Application, once you meet your offer conditions we will send you an acceptance form to confirm your details.

Your application will then be transferred into UCAS to create your student record at Bristol.

Application confirmation

The University has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure that all its students have valid academic qualifications. If you are taking UK qualifications listed here, these will be verified by UCAS.

If you are taking any other qualifications, we will ask you (whether you hold a conditional or unconditional offer) to bring the original certificates, and copies, with you when you register in September. We will email you later in the year to tell you which certificates we want to see.

Important: If you are unable to produce valid original documents at registration, you may not be permitted to register as a student of the University. 

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