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The University of Cambridge doesn’t enter Clearing and so has NO COURSE VACANCIES through Clearing. Further information about Clearing is available from the UCAS website.

Conditional offer holders

If you’re holding a conditional offer of a place at a University of Cambridge College and:

  • you’ve met or exceeded all the conditions of your offer, congratulations! You don’t need to do anything. Your College will already be aware of your A Level (or equivalent) results, and your place will have been automatically confirmed. You’ll receive a letter from the College and from UCAS in a few days. Please don’t phone the College at this busy time.
  • you haven’t quite met the offer, please don’t panic! Depending on the number of students who have met their offers, there may be a few spaces available at the College you applied to or at another College. Please be patient – your College will contact you as soon as possible and you can check the status of your application on UCAS Track which will be updated as soon as possible once a final decision is made, rather than telephoning the College/University at this busy time
  • your grades are substantially lower than those required by your offer, hopefully you’ll have made the grades for your insurance offer. Unless there are special circumstances to consider, your application to Cambridge will have been unsuccessful. You’ll receive a letter from UCAS stating this so that you can take up your insurance place or enter Clearing
  • you haven’t received all of your results, please don’t panic! We know that sometimes there are processing problems and the College will already be aware that you’re missing a particular result. Please contact your College as soon as you’ve received your missing results. Normally we have to make decisions on all conditional offers by 31 August. After that date decisions on whether or not to accept applicants are at the discretion of the College


The University of Cambridge is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the UCAS Adjustment process for the first time this summer (2019). For further information, see Adjustment at Cambridge.