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Applicants considering making a formal appeal or complaint must read the following:

PDF icon Undergraduate admissions appeals and complaints policy and procedure

We aim to offer admission to undergraduate applicants of the greatest academic potential. The Colleges receive many applications of very high quality. Unfortunately, we cannot offer everyone a place and the number of unsuccessful candidates – even those with very strong applications – is therefore also high.

Colleges take time considering all elements of your application (including formal applications, tests, submitted work and interviews), to ensure that admissions decisions are focussed on academic ability and potential, and all staff involved in the process are trained to treat applicants fairly, consistently, and professionally.

Occasionally, however, an applicant may be dissatisfied with the decision not to offer them a place and have grounds to believe this stems from procedural error (submitting an “appeal”), or they may be dissatisfied with some other aspect of the management of their application (submitting a “complaint”).

The document above details the Colleges’ shared approved policy and procedure for the managing of such appeals and complaints.

How to submit an appeal or complaint

Before submitting an appeal or complaint you must read the PDF icon Undergraduate admissions appeals and complaints policy and procedure.

  • To submit an appeal select the College which you have applied to or were allocated to, from the list of forms below.
  • To submit an Appeal Review, click the link to the Appeal Review form (at the bottom of the list below). This is a request for an appeal decision to be reviewed. You can find out more about this in the policy and procedure document above.
  • To submit a complaint you should do so in writing to the College.

Appeal forms