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Were you notified about Adjustment within the decision letter or email you were sent in January 2021? If so, then you may be eligible to put yourself forward for consideration for an Adjustment place at the University of Cambridge.

Adjustment - how to apply

Once you have your results, please check carefully that you:

  • Are definitely eligible for UCAS Adjustment (having met all of the conditions of your conditional-firm offer and exceeded at least one)
  • The Cambridge course you applied for has Adjustment places available (a list of courses available through Adjustment will be available here, late on the afternoon of Monday, 9 August 2021)
  • You have achieved at least the typical offer for the Cambridge course you applied for

If you can answer yes to all of the above and wish to be considered for an Adjustment place at Cambridge, then you need to register your expression of interest by completing an online form, which will be available between 08:30 and 13:00 (UK time) on Tuesday, 10 August 2021. Once we have received and checked your expression of interest, we will contact you to confirm your details and explain the next steps in the process.

At the same time, you must also login to UCAS track and register yourself for Adjustment.

We're aware that you can nominate an individual to act on your behalf when dealing with matters relating to your UCAS application. However, please note that we will not liaise with this person on matters relating to Adjustment and all communications regarding this process must take place with you directly.

Please ensure you have your UCAS Personal ID number to hand as it will be required for identity verification. 

What happens next?

All Adjustment eligible applications received will be considered by the Cambridge Colleges on a gathered field basis.

There will be no further interview as part of the Adjustment application process. Those offered a place will have until 12 noon (UK time) on Friday, 13 August 2021 to respond confirming if they wish to accept the offer. 

If you do choose to accept the offer, we will then enter an Adjustment Acceptance with UCAS and you can expect to hear from the College shortly after this.

If you choose not to accept the offer, or you don’t accept your offer by the deadline (see above), then no further action will be taken. You will be free to pursue other options or continue with your firm choice institution.

Apply via Adjustment

Applications to Cambridge via Adjustment in 2020 are now closed.