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 the department, the Admissions team, or from UCAS.

1. Track your application

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

2. The selection process

We'll consider all aspects of your application including your qualifications profile and any other relevant experience.

If you submit your application before 15 January 2020 you should receive a decision from us by 31 March 2020. 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 from February. Or if you haven't used all five choices you can add more.

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

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.
  • Replying to your offers:
    • If you have received a decision on all of your choices before 31 March 2020, then you need to reply to your offers before 5 May 2020.
    • If you have received a decision on all of your choices before 6 May 2020, then you need to reply to your offers before 4 June 2020.
    • If UCAS does not receive your reply, they will decline on your behalf.
    • Your deadline may also be different depending on where you live. Check UCAS Track for your personal deadline.
  • Once you have an offer from us, we will give you access to You@York (excluding Hull York Medical School). Here you track the progress of your application and upload supporting documents. If you are an international applicant you can request your CAS.
  • We recommend that you read the Terms and conditions relating to your offer (PDF , 152kb)

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.

If you're unsuccessful

For oversubscribed courses, the number of well-qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. So, unfortunately, some applicants may not receive an offer from us. In some cases, we may be able to make you an offer on an alternative course. If you don't receive an offer from us we will provide you with some feedback via UCAS Track.

For more information about how we select applicants, see our Admissions Policy.

3. Come to a visit day

post-offer visit day gives you the chance to get to know us better. Talk to your future lecturers about your course and chat with current students about their experiences of York life.

4. Find out how you can enhance your learning

From the moment you arrive at York, we provide you with opportunities that will enhance your learning and set you up for a bright future in whatever you want to do.

5. Explore student life at York

University life is about much more than study. There are lots of ways that you can enrich your experience, learn new skills and meet new friends.

  • The city: Our beautiful city is regularly named one of the best cities to live in and visit in the UK
  • Colleges: Our colleges ensure you're part of a community from day one
  • Students' Union: YUSU is run by students for students - they help students share ideas, create change and gain new skills
  • Societies: Join a student-run society or set up your own
  • Sport and fitness: Choose from 65+ sports clubs and train in our £9m York Sports Village

6. Apply for accommodation

You'll be able to apply online in the spring, after you've accepted York as your firm (first) choice or insurance (second) choice.

You're guaranteed a room in University accommodation during your first year if you accept York as your firm (first) or insurance (second) choice and apply for accommodation by our published deadline date.

7. Apply for your visa (international students)

If you require a Tier 4 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 apply for your CAS is 11.59pm GMT, 9 September 2020.

8. Prepare for results day

Depending on your qualification your results will come out at various times, for example:

  • International Baccalaureate results - 6 July 2020
  • SQA results - 4 August 2020
  • A level results - 13 August 2020.

9. 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. Even if you don't meet the conditions you should still check UCAS Track as we may still be able to confirm your place or offer you a place on an alternative course.

10. Get ready for your arrival

Now you can start the countdown to Freshers' Week! We'll explain enrolment, what you need to do before you get here and what will happen in your first few weeks - information for new undergraduate students.

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