Who are the Admissions team & what do they do?
The Admissions team are here to support applicants through the application process. They assess applications, communicate decisions, respond to enquiries from applicants and undertake other tasks relating to admitting students to a University.
Key UCAS and application dates
In most cases applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS though there are some circumstances where applicants may apply to us directly. Ideally applications should be made between 4 September 2019 and 15 January 2020, but we can still consider late applications up to 30 June 2020 provided courses still have spaces. Applications received after this date are automatically considered to be Clearing applications. To check the status of an application, applicants should visit track.ucas.com/ where they can also choose which offers they wish to accept as the Firm or Insurance choices. If an applicant has made a direct application to us, they can accept any offer we make to them through the Me@Reading Applicant portal.
All universities have until 6 May 2020 to make decisions on applications received by 15 January 2020. Applicants then have until 4 June 2020 to make their choices between any offers made. An initial offer from a University may be ‘conditional’ on the applicant achieving qualifications at a certain level or grade. The applicant can accept the offer before they have achieved these conditions. Once they have met these conditions the offer will transfer to an ‘unconditional offer’ (for undergraduate students this is likely to be the A-level results which are released in August).
Changing course application and deferring a place
It is possible for applicants to change the course they have applied for. Applicants have to contact the Admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org (for undergraduate applications) or email@example.com (for postgraduate applications) detailing the new course and the reasons behind the change. The same contact details should be used to request deferral if necessary. This is where an applicant takes up their offer, but starts the following or subsequent years. All requests for a deferral are considered, but we cannot guarantee it will always be granted.
Under 18 year olds living in England are considered by law to be children. This means the University needs to have special arrangements in place to fulfil its obligations to them. Please see our guide to policy and procedures for the admission of under 18s on undergraduate programmes. Please note that the University cannot assume parental responsibility for students under the age of 18.
You can find further support and information for applicants under the age of 18 by contacting our Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clearing and Adjustment
Clearing and Adjustment gives you the opportunity to explore your university options if you haven't yet applied to university or your exam results are different than expected.
Clearing and Adjustment is open to UK, EU and international students.
If you have any questions about Clearing and Adjustment, please read about how Clearing works. You can also read about students who have joined Reading through Clearing.