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Confirmation of your Place

Prepare yourself for results day and find out why you can relax and get on with celebrating if you have been successful in securing your place at Northumbria.

Confirmation of Your Place

Congratulations on securing your place, we can’t wait to welcome you to Northumbria University.  No need to call us to confirm your place. Please read on to find out what happens next.

What is UCAS confirmation?

Confirmation is where universities make final decisions on the conditional offers made to students earlier in the year for firm or insurance places. It takes place once exam results are published. We’ll confirm places for BTEC and International Baccalaureate students as soon as we can. For A-level students, this takes place on results day.

You can check the progress of your application using UCAS Track. If you meet your offer conditions, then your offer will be confirmed and change to an ‘unconditional firm’ in UCAS Track.

You don't need to ring us to confirm your place, we’ll have everything we need. Our phone lines will be extremely busy with our advisors helping other students find a suitable course, so please help us to keep our lines free for these calls. If we need anything additional from you, we’ll get in touch directly.

If Northumbria is your second/insurance choice

If you have chosen Northumbria as your second or insurance choice and your results meet your offer conditions, we’ll confirm that you have a place if you’re not accepted by your first choice university.You can see this on UCAS Track.

We won’t contact you directly if your firm choice university confirms your place. But if you don’t get a place at your firm choice, you will automatically become a firm choice at Northumbria. UCAS will write to let you know this and you’ll need to follow any instructions they give you.

We’ll send you a welcome pack from Northumbria University with all the information you need to get ready to join us in September, including details of how to enrol online and pay your fees.


Just Missed?

If you have just missed meeting the conditions of your offer, please use UCAS Track to check the status of your application.

If we have not given you a confirmation of your place on Tuesday 10 August, we may not have received all your results or we may be waiting for further information from you.

If you didn’t meet the conditions of our offer and we haven’t given you confirmation of your place, then you can opt to choose another course through UCAS Clearing.

While we may not be able to confirm your original course choice, we may be able to make you an alternative, 'change course' offer.

If you applied for more than one course and are holding a firm and an insurance offer:

  • You are offered a change by your firm choice university - you must either accept or decline this revised firm offer. If you decline it, then you will either be placed with your insurance choice or, if they reject you, move automatically into UCAS Clearing.
  • You are offered a change by your insurance choice university - you can only accept this if your firm choice rejects your place. You can decline the insurance change. If you are also rejected by the firm choice, you will be automatically entered into UCAS Clearing.
  • You are offered changes by both firm and insurance choices - you can accept either change in UCAS Track, or decline both and move automatically into Clearing.
  • If you applied for more than one course, but are only holding one offer, then you can either accept the change, or decline it and go into UCAS Clearing automatically.
  • If you applied to just one choice, the application fee is £20. For late applications sent after 30 June 2021 and multiple courses the fee is £26.

If Northumbria University makes you a change course offer, you have five days to say if you want to accept or decline the place. It’s important that you tell us quickly, because if you are no longer interested in that course, we could offer the place to another student. If you don’t let us know by the deadline period, your application will be declined by UCAS and you’ll lose your offer of a place.

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