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Undergraduate Study


All undergraduate admissions decisions are the responsibility of the Cambridge Colleges, and all enquiries about admissions decisions are dealt with on an individual basis between applicants (or their school/college) and the appropriate Cambridge College.

All Colleges provide, on request, feedback about unsuccessful applicants who were shortlisted for interview. This is normally provided to the author of the UCAS reference, or to the applicant directly if they have left school/college at the time of applying. Interview and assessment scores will not be routinely released, but an indication of performance may be included as part of the feedback on an application. Feedback arrangements may vary according to College. 

An applicant's parent or guardian may only request feedback/initiate a complaint if the request/complaint is accompanied by a signed statement from the applicant authorising the parent or guardian to act on their behalf.

Review of an admissions decision

Please note that an admissions decision taken by a Cambridge College will not normally be reviewed unless it appears, after investigation, that a serious procedural error has occurred.

The re-grading of results

Conditional offers are confirmed or not confirmed on the basis of examination results known by 31 August for both entry in October of the same year and, in the case of deferred applicants, for entry in October of the following year.

Where a conditional offer is not confirmed, but a subsequent re-mark comes through after 31 August and results in the applicant fulfilling all of the conditions of the offer, the College will discuss with the applicant how best to proceed.

Factors to be considered will include the availability of accommodation at the College and the timing of the re-mark relative to the start of the academic year. If the confirmation of a direct entry place is no longer practicable, it may be appropriate for a deferred entry offer to be confirmed at this stage.