Extenuating circumstances

If you are a prospective student applying to study at the University of Bristol and your education has been significantly disrupted through serious health or personal problems, you can apply for consideration of extenuating circumstances.

We cannot say in advance whether an application is likely to be successful or not on consideration of extenuating circumstances.

Submitting an extenuating circumstances form does not guarantee that the University will make you an offer or that we will accept you if you do not meet the conditions of your offer.

How to submit an extenuating circumstances form

We strongly advise all applicants to read the following guidance on when and how we assess extenuating circumstances before completing the required extenuating circumstances form:

Extenuating circumstances - guidance for applicants (PDF, 116kB)

Please complete the Extenuating circumstances form (23/24) (PDF, 251kB) and upload it to your University of Bristol applicant dashboard. We cannot accept this form and the required supporting evidence via email or from a third party and any circumstances submitted without this completed form will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility alone to complete and submit this form.

When to submit an extenuating circumstances form

  • If you would like your extenuating circumstances to be considered alongside the assessment of your UCAS application, a completed form should be submitted within two weeks of your application. You will receive an application acknowledgement email from Bristol once we have received your UCAS application. Contact us immediately at admissions-ugec@bristol.ac.uk if there will be a delay in submitting your extenuating circumstances form within this two-week period.
  • If you wish to inform us of any extenuating circumstances after receiving an offer from Bristol, you can upload a form and supporting evidence to your applicant dashboard up to two weeks before your exam results are published or by 15 July 2024, whichever is sooner.
  • We do not consider any extenuating circumstances after the publication of an applicant’s examination results.

Current students

If you are a current University of Bristol student and want to report extenuating circumstances relating to your degree work, please follow the guidance for current students requesting extenuating circumstances.

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