Here's how to prepare for results day if you have conditional offers.
If your offers are conditional on either SQA or A level results, it's now that you see if your exam results are high enough for the university/college to confirm your place on their course.
It can be a stressful day, so check you know how it works.
Preparing for results
What happens after results day?
Have everything ready
- Have your Track login details handy.
- Update your contact details if you need to.
- Make sure you're available on results day. We cannot speak to anyone else about your application details unless you've given them nominated access to speak on your behalf.
- If you're interested, take a look at the latest on student number controls and ABB+ scenarios for English universities and colleges.
Check how your exam results get to your universities/colleges – most come directly to us from the awarding organisations, and we send them on to your choices. But if not you just send your exam results to your universities/colleges yourself.
Hopefully you'll get the exam grades you need, but if you just miss out the university/college might accept you anyway.
- You might get a place on either your firm or insurance choice, depending how well your exams go.
- You might be offered an alternative by the university/college – a 'changed course offer' (which you'll need to accept or decline), or you won't get a place, but you can search through our Clearing service to see what courses have vacancies.
We've added more details here on what your results could mean, as well as the different statuses that might show up in Track. If no decisions are showing give your universities/colleges a call to find out more.
If you do better than expected
- If you had a conditional firm offer you met and exceeded, you might be curious about courses with higher entry requirements.
- If so you can see what's available in our Adjustment service.
If things didn't go to plan
- See vacancies in our Clearing service. There's often a wide range of courses still available, so it's worth seeing if there's anything you like the look of.
- Find info about exam re-marks. You'll need to try to arrange the re-mark as quickly as possible, and keep in touch with your university or college to keep them up to date.
- Look into other options – like a gap year, work or an Apprenticeship – either instead of higher education, or just while you reapply for next year.
Then if you’ve got a place
Congratulations! We'll send you a letter confirming your place and your Confirmation letter should appear in Track five - seven days after your place is confirmed!
- Make sure you check your Confirmation letter – it will say if there's anything else you need to do, or if your university/college will be in touch with further instructions, maybe to provide proof of your qualifications or medical requirements for example.
- Then all that's left is making sure any student finance arrangements are sorted, and prepare to start your studies.