Offer holders: what you need to know
Results in 2021 will be different than previous years with alternative assessments replacing exam grades for many of our applicants. If you have a firm or insurance offer for an undergraduate course at the University of Reading, this information will guide you through the next steps in the admissions process.
For most of our applicants, results will be released on Tuesday 10 August. This process is also known as Confirmation and is when universities confirm whether they've been able to make your conditional offer unconditional. From 8:30am on Tuesday 10 August you will be able to access UCAS Track using your UCAS personal ID number and password to check the status of your application with your firm and insurance choices. This will update with the following:
Unconditional – firm choice with Reading
Congratulations! We've been able to accept you onto your chosen course at Reading. We'll contact you via email in the next few weeks to provide more information about next steps including information about Welcome Week and online enrolment.
Unconditional – insurance choice with Reading
If you haven't met the conditions of your firm choice but you have met the conditions with Reading as your insurance choice, congratulations! We've been able to accept you onto your chosen course. We will contact you via email in the next few weeks to provide more information about next steps including information about Welcome Week and online enrolment
Conditional (no change) – firm choice with Reading
If your offer is still showing as conditional, then please do not worry – we may still be waiting on additional documents, or there may be delays in information provided to us by UCAS. Our Frequently Asked Questions will help answer any queries you may have.
Unsuccessful – firm and/or insurance choice with Reading
Unfortunately, you haven't met the conditions of your offer and we've had to withdraw your place.
If you are unsure whether we receive your results direct from UCAS or whether you need to send them to us, check the UCAS website to see which results we receive automatically. If your qualification(s) aren't on the list, you will need to scan and email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Frequently Asked Questions will help answer any queries you may have. However, please do feel free to contact us should you require anything further. You can contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team on +44 (0) 118 378 8372 or email email@example.com. We are open 09:00–17:00 Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on results day, Tuesday 10 August, of 8:30 to 18:00 GMT.
CHANGE OF COURSE AND (UN)DEFERRAL REQUESTS
Complete our Change My Offer Request Form if you hold an offer for the University of Reading and would like to:
- request a change of course
- defer your place to 2022
- commence your studies in September 2021 if you have previously requested a deferral to 2022.
QUESTIONS ABOUT RESULTS DAY AND THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS
Schools in Wales will share provisional Centre Determined Grades in June so that a learner can ask their school or college to review grades and/or check for any errors before they are submitted to WJEC. Final grades will be published on 10 August, in line with results day. We understand your provisional results may indicate that we can confirm your place on your course, but we cannot confirm you until we receive your final results from WJEC.
We understand this may be stressful, but the June results are only provisional. Schools in Wales will share provisional Centre Determined Grades in June so that a learner can ask their school or college to review grades and/or check for any errors before they are submitted to WJEC. Final grades will be published on 10 August, in line with results day. We will re-assess your application after we receive your final results from WJEC in August, and if you are Firm with Reading, don't forget that for many of our courses we will still accept you if you have dropped one grade or narrowly missed your offer.
Check the status of your application through UCAS Track using your UCAS personal ID number and password. We will also send you an email with your status on A level Results morning.
Yes! Congratulations and we're thrilled you're joining us in September. You don't need to do anything – you still have your place at Reading.
Congratulations, your place is confirmed! As long as we have received your results, your offer should be updated to 'Unconditional'. You do not need to do anything at this stage; we'll contact you via email in the next few weeks to provide more information about next steps. In the meantime, please explore our Welcome pages which has useful information about the start of term.
We understand that changes to assessments this year can be stressful. We are able to offer some flexibility if you miss your conditions, so you don't have to commit to deferring to September 2022. On results morning, check UCAS Track as we may be able to offer you a place. However, if you wish to take your exams in the autumn, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team at +44 (0) 118 378 8372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we are aware of a potential change to your results. Remember to include your UCAS personal ID number or Reading ID in your email or have it to hand if you call.
We receive most results via UCAS. If you are unsure whether we receive your results direct from UCAS or whether you need to send them to us, check the UCAS website to see which results we receive automatically. If you have your final results and your place is still showing as 'conditional' on UCAS, it may be that we haven't received them. Please send us a scanned copy by email to email@example.com as soon as possible.
Please don't worry. We will still aim to make a decision by Tuesday 10 August or as soon as possible thereafter. We're able to offer some flexibility if you've missed your offer conditions, so keep checking UCAS Track for our decision.
We're able to offer some flexibility if you miss your conditions, so the decision on UCAS Track is not an error. Congratulations on being accepted and we look forward to meeting you!
You can apply to Reading through Clearing. You will need to release yourself from the other university (which you can do via the "Release into Clearing" option on UCAS Track). Please view our Clearing pages for lots of helpful information about applying to Reading through Clearing.
We review all applications to see if we're still able to offer a place in spite of conditions being missed, but please bear in mind that competition for places is high and unfortunately, we cannot accommodate everyone. If you have extenuating circumstances that have affected your final results, please get in touch with the relevant information and we will review your application. If you had already told us about any extenuating circumstances before your results were released, then we would have taken them into consideration.
If the University of Reading was your Firm/Insurance choice, but on receiving your results we weren't able to confirm your place, we are unfortunately unable to consider you through Clearing for the same course. If you would like to be considered for another course, please ring our Clearing hotline or fill out our online application form.
Unfortunately, we can't give out any results, so please make sure you arrange to collect these from your school or college. If you are going to be unavailable during results time, you should make alternative arrangements with your school or college to receive your results.
We are bound by all applicable Data Protection laws to treat your application confidentially so we normally cannot discuss it with anyone else. However, you can nominate an alternative person to communicate with us on your behalf. If you'd like to nominate someone else, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and contact details of that person. Remember to include your full name and UCAS personal ID and/or Reading ID number.
Change of course questions
If you have chosen the wrong course and would like us to consider you for an alternative one, please complete our Change My Offer Request Form and let us know which course you would like to change to. If there are places available, we will consider you for that course and let you know whether the change has been approved or not.
We may make you an unconditional offer on a different course than the one you originally applied for, if for example you missed your grades on your original course but met the requirements for an alternative course. If you have an unconditional 'change of course' offer, please consider whether the course would be something you would be interested in studying. You can also get in contact with our Undergraduate Admissions Team on +44 (0) 118 378 8372 or email email@example.com and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about your change of course offer.
To respond to this unconditional "change of course" offer, please log on and reply through UCAS Track within five days. After five days, if you've not accepted or declined our offer, UCAS will automatically decline it for you.
Please complete our Change My Offer Request Form
Please note: you will still need to meet the terms of your offer by 31 August 2021 in order to defer your place. Don't worry if you don't hear back from us right away; we're busy processing Clearing applications but will process deferrals as soon as possible.
Please note: we're only able to defer your application to the next year of entry (e.g. if you hold an offer for September 2021 entry, we can only defer your offer to September 2022 entry).
If for any reason you are unable to meet the conditions of your offer, you can re-apply for entry the following year through UCAS.
Please complete our Change My Offer Request Form
Please note: you will still need to meet the terms of your offer by 31 August 2021 in order to guarantee your place.
The University will automatically confirm your place with the Accommodation Team, so you do not need to contact them unless you have any particular concerns. The Accommodation Team are usually able to issue your room offer within five working days of your place with us becoming unconditional. The Team will contact you via email (using the email address you provided on your application), so check your inbox regularly, including your spam/junk folders.
Your offer will detail the type of room and the hall that you have been allocated (e.g. a premium en-suite room in Mackinder Hall). It will also include the date that you will be invited to arrive, the cost of your accommodation, and your payment instalment dates. You may also want to visit our Accommodation pages, where you can find additional information.
First, you'll need to release yourself from your Firm choice and select Reading as your Firm choice instead on UCAS Track. Once you're firmly placed with us and your offer has been made unconditional, you're eligible to apply for accommodation.
Non-guaranteed accommodation applications for Insurance candidates will open from Wednesday 11 August. You will be sent an email with further instructions on how to log on to the RISIS portal. You will first select 2021/2 as the academic year, and then whether you want part-year or full-year accommodation. Finally, you will select the 'New Student Applications' pathway.
Please note: a place in halls cannot be guaranteed if Reading is or was your Insurance choice. The number of rooms available varies from year to year depending on the number of Firm acceptances to the University. However, in 2020/1 we were able to offer accommodation to all insurance applicants who applied for accommodation. Students originally holding Insurance offers should also explore alternative accommodation arrangements if University accommodation is full. You'll be provided with further information and guidance if this situation arises. You can also view advice from Reading University Students' Union on finding alternative accommodation.
Visit our dedicated COVID-19 pages for prospective students and applicants, where we've put together information for our future students about what to expect ahead of the start of term.