Offer-holder next steps

When you have your results, visit UCAS to check if we’ve confirmed your place.

What happens next

You don't need to call us to confirm your place; we'll do it through UCAS for you.

We've put together some advice on what happens when you get your results; find which one best applies to you. 

You’ve received your offer

Congratulations on receiving your offer to study with us!  
Information about your offer of a place and any conditions will be communicated to you via UCAS. 
We can only confirm your place once you receive your exam results. If you've already satisfied the entry requirements for your course, we may have made you an unconditional offer.   

The majority of exam results are received automatically. However, there are some examinations that you'll need to tell us about. Read our receiving results page for further information. 

If you have any questions about your offer, please contact the relevant admissions team. 

To discover more about the student experience at Manchester, visit our offer-holders pages.


You’ve accepted your offer

Once you’ve accepted your offer, you’ll need to complete the Criminal Conviction Declaration (unless your course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check). You‘ll receive an email with detailed instructions on how to complete this declaration.  

Around six months before you’re due to register and only once your place is confirmed, you’ll be asked to complete our Right to Study check. This is a compulsory check for all students. We’ll email you instructions on how to complete the check.  

It’s vital that you complete these processes once your place is confirmed in order to register.  

If you have any questions about your offer, please contact the relevant admissions team.

Learn more about the student experience at Manchester by visiting our offer-holders pages.

Your place is confirmed

Congratulations, you're coming to Manchester!

You’ll receive official confirmation via UCAS and an email from us. In early September, you’ll receive an email about how to register. Before registering, you’ll also have to complete a Criminal Conviction Declaration and Right to Study check. 

Discover more about becoming a student at Manchester on our Welcome to Manchester website.

Requesting a deferral

If you would like to request a deferral, email your academic School, making sure you include:

  • your UCAS personal ID;
  • your name;
  • your UCAS course code.

You've received an unconditional change course offer

If UCAS shows a change of course offer, this means we're unable to confirm your place on your chosen course but would like to offer you a place on an alternative course. You can accept or decline this via UCAS.

You can contact the Admissions Team in your School or Department.

You’ve been unsuccessful

If UCAS shows that you've been unsuccessful, unfortunately, we cannot offer you a place on your chosen course at Manchester.

You can also check the UCAS website to see what vacancies are available at other universities, and you should ask for advice from your school or college on what to do next.  

UCAS hasn't updated

If your application is still showing as a Conditional Firm (CF) on UCAS, contact the Admissions Team in your School or Department.

Your decision could be outstanding for a number of reasons, so get in touch, and we can help with what to do next.

You want to be released into clearing

Releasing yourself into clearing means you're giving up your spot at Manchester, so make sure that's what you want to do before you decline your place via UCAS.

If you're interested in a different course at Manchester, you don't need to decline your place; you can contact the relevant admissions team for the course you'd like to switch to and ask about your options.