The types of undergraduate offer we make and what to do on exam results day.
Types of offer
An unconditional offer means that you have a place to study at the University of Surrey.
A conditional offer means that you need to meet specific conditions before we can confirm your place.
If you’ve received a conditional offer, make sure you check the conditions carefully. If you don’t understand the conditions, please contact us at email@example.com immediately.
A conditional offer might mean you need to:
- Achieve certain grades in your exams
- Upload certificates of your qualifications to Surrey Self-Service
- Meet an English language requirement.
Providing evidence of your qualifications
If you’ve been asked to supply copies of qualifications you’ve already got, we'll let you know how to do this through Surrey Self-Service. We’ll let you know once we’ve received the required documents.
Acceptable certification includes:
- The qualification certificate
- The results statement, including the overall final mark awarded.
Making an offer your firm or insurance choice
Once you’ve received a decision from all of your university choices, you need to decide which offer you’re going to accept as 'firm' and which one will be your 'insurance' choice. You reply to your offers using UCAS Track.
What happens when I get my results?
UCAS will notify us of your exam results if you’re taking GCE A-level, BTEC or any other qualifications on the UCAS list.
If your qualifications are not on the UCAS list, you must upload your results to Surrey Self-Service as soon as they are available.
If you meet the conditions of your offer, your place at Surrey will be confirmed.
What happens if I don't meet the conditions of my offer?
We'll re-consider your application if you've only just failed to meet our offer. Even if you haven't achieved the grades you need, you should make sure that any missing results are uploaded to Surrey Self-Service so that we can re-assess your application.
Once we've made a decision about your application, you’ll receive an email confirmation and will be able to see it on UCAS Track.
What happens if Surrey was my insurance choice?
If you meet the conditions of your firm choice, your place will be confirmed at that university and you will no longer have a provisional place at Surrey.
If you didn't meet the conditions of your offer for your firm choice university and they can't offer you a place, you will become ‘conditional firm’ with Surrey. We’ll then check whether you have met the conditions of our offer.
If you receive a conditional offer to start an undergraduate course in September, you should provide evidence that you‘ve met all of the conditions outlined in your offer by 30 August, unless otherwise agreed with us.
However, if you applied for University accommodation, you must meet all the conditions of your offer by 25 August to meet the accommodation deadline.
Adjustment and clearing
If you've done better in your exams than you expected, or you don't have a confirmed place at a university once you have your exam results, you may want to think about applying for a place through adjustment and clearing.
You might be able to transfer to a different course, but any transfer is subject to space, academic approval and you meeting the typical entry requirements for the new course.
If you are an international student holding a Tier 4 Visa, making any change to your course may have implications for your immigration status and the completion of your studies. Please contact our Admissions Team for further advice.