UCAS Undergraduate: results

If your offers are conditional on results, it's now you see if your exam results are high enough for the uni or college to confirm your place.
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Preparing for results
If you're waiting for exam results, watch this video so you can prepare for results day and get to know what happens next.
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What happens after results day?
Watch this video to get an overview of what to do after you get your results.
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Have everything ready

Results day can be stressful, so make sure you know how it works and what to expect.

What happens

Hopefully you'll get the exam grades you need, but if you just miss out, the university or 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).
  • You might not get a place, but you can search through our Clearing service to see what courses still have vacancies.

If no decisions are showing, give your universities or colleges a call to find out more.

Other options

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 don't go to plan...
  • 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 for course vacancies in our Clearing service, or 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! Your Confirmation letter should appear in Track five to seven days after your place is confirmed. (Your letter is not emailed or posted to you.) 

Make sure you check your Confirmation letter carefully – it will say if there's anything else you need to do, or if your university or college will be in touch with further instructions; maybe to provide proof of your qualifications or medical requirements for example.