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If you've received your exam results and you're holding a conditional offer from the University of Cambridge for 2021 entry, check the guidance below for what happens next, depending on your results and circumstances. Please also see Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for offer holders for the University's statement on admissions and further information for offer holders.

Students holding conditional offers for 2021

If you’ve met or exceeded all the conditions of your offer

Congratulations! You don’t need to do anything. We will already be aware of your A Level (or equivalent) results, and your place will be confirmed. Your status will update on UCAS Track and you’ll soon receive an email with further details. Please don’t try to call at this busy time. In the meantime, take a look at our information for new students.

If you haven’t quite met the offer

There may be a few spaces available at the College you applied to or at another College, depending on the number of students who have met their offers. 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 calling the College/University at this busy time.

If your grades are substantially lower than those required by your offer

Unless there are special circumstances to consider, your application to Cambridge will have been unsuccessful. Hopefully, you’ll have made the grades for your insurance offer. Your status will be updated on UCAS Track so that you can take up your insurance place or enter Clearing.

If you haven’t received all of your results

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.

Adjustment

The University of Cambridge will be participating in the UCAS Adjustment process in 2021 and some places will be available for selected students who have been previously notified of their eligibility. For further information, see Adjustment at Cambridge.

Clearing

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