Next Steps after Summer Results Day

Applied to university and got the grades

Offers for September of the current year

Students achieving the required grades will automatically be sent a letter from UCAS containing a reply slip, which should be returned immediately. It is not necessary to ring the university.

Students holding any other offers, made outside the UCAS system, should reject them as quickly as possible so that the place can be offered to another student.

Students wishing to withdraw (perhaps to re-apply the following year) should do so promptly, using the reply slip sent with the offer from UCAS.

Students who are uncertain about whether to accept an offer should phone the university as soon as possible. Please be aware that you will need your UCAS registration number and course code, and may be held in a queue for some time.

Deferred offers for next year

Students who have received a deferred offer (to start in +12 months) should act before 30th September and either:

  • accept the place, or
  • reject it in order to re-apply in the new round of applications

You cannot hold a deferred offer and submit a new application for the same year.

Changing universities/colleges

Students are not normally allowed to change university or college. UCAS expects students to either:

  • accept the offer, or
  • withdraw totally and re-apply the following year

However, if there is a good reason for not taking up an offer it is worth phoning the university and asking to be released.

Students are permitted to turn down a confirmed offer for an HND course:

  • in favour of a combined insurance degree course
  • in order to enter clearing
References from Coulsdon College

The College is happy to provide students with a reference at any time. Please send a written request to the College for the attention of the Principal.

Keep in touch!

The staff at Coulsdon College hopes all students leave the College ‘on route to success’ and look forward to hearing about the achievements of their students – so… please keep in touch!  You can join our LinkedIn Alumni group by visiting  

Applied to university and haven’t got the grades

Students who have not met the conditions of their firm (F) choice, or insurance (I) choice, may still be considered by these institutions. Students should check Track for updates.
Applicants who have not met the conditions of their offer may be given a changed course/year offer, which will be shown in Track.  They are not obliged to accept this.  They will receive a Confirmation Letter outlining the available options when all confirmation decisions have been made.  They then must either accept or decline the offer.  Students have only 5 calendar days to reply to a changed course offer.
Students who have been unsuccessful and have paid the full application fee (approx £24) are eligible for Clearing.  Those who originally applied for one choice and paid £13 and are not holding an offer, need to make an additional payment of £11 if they wish to enter clearing. This can be done in Track using a debit or credit card.
Students eligible for clearing will be issued with a Clearing Number (Shown in Track).  Clearing vacancies will be listed on Students will need to contact the universities directly to discuss the possibility of gaining a place on the course.  If a university provisionally offers an applicant a place in Clearing, they will usually give them a date by which they must enter the course details in Track.  Further information can be found at

Want to apply to university, having received grades

Students who did not apply for a place at university, with good A Level or BTEC Level 3 results can use the College’s UCAS APPLY system.

UCAS APPLY is an on-line method for submitting a UCAS application. Details of how to use it can be found in Coulsdon College’s Guide to Applying to University.

It is recommended that students apply as soon as possible and no later than mid-September.

Want to apply to university as a former Coulsdon Sixth Form College student

Ex-students can apply to UCAS through the College. Details of how to do so can be found in Coulsdon College’s Guide to Applying to University.

Want to look for a job

Speak with the Careers Team in room 166 for more information or support.


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