We'll guide you through what happens after you've submitted your application.

UCAS will send us your application. Each academic department handles applications differently, so you may hear next directly from your department, the Admissions team, or from UCAS.

Already received an offer? Congratulations! Check out your next steps as an offer holder.

1. Track your application

You can track the progress of your application and respond to offers on UCAS Hub.

2. The selection process

Here at York, it's not just about your grades – we consider your whole application because we’re interested in the whole person. Our offers are made based on your potential to succeed and develop within our academic community. This means we'll consider all aspects of your application, including your qualifications, profile and any other relevant experience.

  • Contextual offers

Some departments interview, either formally or informally, and if this is the case we will contact you directly.

If you submit your application before 25 January 2023 you should receive a decision from us by May 2023. You'll receive one of three decisions:

  • conditional - you still need to meet some or all of the conditions of your offer
  • unconditional - you've got a place, although there might still be some things to arrange or documents to provide
  • unsuccessful - if you've used all five choices and you're not holding any offers you may be able to add another choice in UCAS Extra (ucas.com) from February. Or if you haven't used all five choices you can add more.

If we offer you a place:

  • You may be asked to meet conditions, usually predominantly based on your qualifications.
  • Once you've received decisions from all your university choices you will be asked to choose a firm (first) choice of university and an insurance (second) choice.
  • Once you have an offer from us, we will give you access to You@York (excluding Hull York Medical School students). Here you can track the progress of your application and upload supporting documents. If you are an international applicant you can request your CAS.

Information for offer holders

Can I request a deferral?

All departments are willing to consider applications for deferred entry. If you would like us to reconsider your application for an alternative year of entry, let us know at ug-admissions@york.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Can I transfer course?

Find out about transferring to York from another university and how you could use prior learning as credit towards your York degree:

What happens if I'm unsuccessful?

Unfortunately, some applicants may not receive an offer from us. If we don't offer you a place we'll provide feedback via UCAS Hub. In some cases, we may be able to make you an offer on an alternative course.

3. Come to a visit day

To help you get to know us better you can come and meet us.

You can also subscribe to our event emails for booking alerts and the latest updates:

4. Apply for accommodation

Applications will open in early 2023. You'll be able to apply for accommodation when you accept an offer to study at York.

If you apply to York as a new first-year undergraduate student for 2023/24 entry and receive an offer from us, you may be covered by our accommodation guarantee of a room in single-occupancy accommodation that is owned, managed or approved by the University, provided that you follow specific steps which will be detailed when you accept on offer to study at York.

Insurance offer holders can still apply for accommodation but will not be eligible for our accommodation guarantee.

5. Apply for your Student Visa (international students)

If you require a Student Visa to study in the UK, you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). You can request your CAS after you have accepted an offer. We can issue your CAS once your offer becomes unconditional and not longer than six months before your course starts.

The deadline to request your CAS is 11.59pm BST on Wednesday 6th September 2023. The last date on which we will issue a CAS for a September 2023/4 start date will be Monday 18th September 2023.

6. Receive your results

Depending on your qualification your results will come out at various times in July and August. Next year's dates are yet to be confirmed, but here are some general timescales based on previous years:

A level results and Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals (both QCF and RQF) in England released - August
GCSE results released - August 
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers and Advanced Highers results released -  August
Northern Ireland CCEA - exact dates are still to be confirmed.

7. Confirm your place

When you receive your exam results, or if you already have them, and you meet the conditions of your offer - we can then confirm your place at York. Please note that we can only confirm your place based on your official results - we cannot make any decisions based on 'provisional' results. Even if you don't meet the conditions you should still check UCAS Hub as we may still be able to confirm your place or offer you a place on an alternative course.

  • The conditions of your offer must be met by 31 August in the application cycle (this also applies to deferred entry applications). If your results are received after 31 August, we may be able to confirm places but this will depend on availability.
  • If your application is unsuccessful, and your grades are subsequently changed (due to a remark, for example), the University cannot guarantee to reverse the original decision. Acceptance would be at the University’s discretion and may be for a different entry point than the original offer.

8. Welcome to York

Congratulations on getting your place at York!

The academic year will start on 18 September 2023.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the application process, our Admissions team will be happy to help.

Undergraduate Admissions

+44 (0)1904 324000

Contact us

If you have any questions about the application process, our Admissions team will be happy to help.

Undergraduate Admissions

+44 (0)1904 324000