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What happens when I receive my results?

This information is for students who are receiving their A-level results, IB results, Scottish Highers or results for other equivalent qualifications in 2021. Further guidance is available from UCAS.

Students holding conditional offers from Oxford University

A-level, Scottish Higher and IB offer holders

If your results meet all the conditions of your offer, your place is assured and you will be able to see confirmation of your place on UCAS Track. Congratulations! Your college will be in touch shortly after this but in the meantime you can share your good news and join the celebrations on Twitter at #GoingToOxford. You might also like to read our general guidance for new students. If you have met the conditions of your offer but you can't see confirmation of your place on UCAS track, contact your college.

If you do not meet all the conditions of your offer (for example if you have not achieved the required grades) your college will make a final decision regarding your offer. If you find yourself in this situation and require further information or you feel we should be alerted to any exceptional circumstances you have experienced, please contact your college. We also recommend that you talk to your school or centre to discuss your options as soon as possible. 

You can read more about the A-level appeals process this year in Ofqual's Student Guide to awarding: summer 2021. Please note appeals must be submitted by your school and the deadline for them to submit appeals on which a university place is dependent is 23 August. However, your school may have their own earlier deadline so you are advised to speak to your school or centre as soon as possible if you are concerned about your grade(s). 

Please be aware that revised results which meet your offer would need to be received by your college by 8 September to guarantee you a place for the academic year 2021/22. 

Conditional open offers  

An open offer is the same as any other offer, except that your college has not yet been confirmed. An open offer is always underwritten by one particular college: the college which told you about the offer. Once you have received your results, please check UCAS Track. If you have met the conditions of your offer, the first status update you should check for on UCAS Track is UF (unconditional firm). This means your place has been confirmed at Oxford. Congratulations!

What you need to do next:

  1. If UCAS Track still shows your underwriting college, then this college is offering your place and you should follow the process set out by UCAS to accept this.
  2. If UCAS Track shows a different college from the underwriting one, that usually means that it is this college which is now offering your place. The change in college shows up as a change on UCAS track and you will need to accept this

All international qualification offer holders

Whether or not you have met the conditions of your offer, please contact your college to let them know. They will advise you on what happens next. (See college contact details.)

Students not holding conditional offers from Oxford University

Oxford University does not participate in UCAS Clearing, Extra or Adjustment. There are no further places available at Oxford University for any courses starting this year.  We routinely make more offers than there are places available, to ensure that all places are filled.  Further information about places available at other institutions can be found on the UCAS website.

If you achieve top grades at A-level, or other equivalent academic qualifications which meet our admission requirements, you are welcome to apply for entry next year.  More information on how to apply can be found in the Applying to Oxford section of our website but please note the deadline for applications for entry next year is 15 October.  This is earlier than at most other universities. Please also remember that competition for places at Oxford is intense and even excellent results will unfortunately not guarantee you a place.  If you are holding an offer from another university, you may wish instead to pursue your studies there.

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