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 will consider all aspects of your application including your qualifications profile and any other relevant experience.

If you submit your application before 15 January 2019 you should receive a decision from us by 2 May 2019. You will 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.
  • If you have received a decision on all of your choices before 2 May 2019, then you need to reply to your offers before 6 June 2019; if UCAS does not receive your reply, they will decline on your behalf. 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 your plans change after you have applied, please let us know as soon as possible if you would like us to reconsider your application for an alternative year of entry.

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 voted 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 60+ sports clubs and train in our £9m sport 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. Prepare for results day

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

  • International Baccalaureate results - 5 July 2019
  • SQA results - August 2019 (exact date to be confirmed)
  • A level results - 15 August 2019

8. 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.

9. 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