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We have put together some useful information and tips to help you explore options of how you can meet your offer conditions and ensure you are prepared as early as possible to join us in September – we hope you find them helpful! We are aware that the current restrictions brought about by COVID-19 are affecting how lots of you will meet your offer conditions this year, so we have also added some ways in which you can meet your conditions, such as with online English language tests.

What is the deadline for me to meet the conditions of my offer?

We encourage you to satisfy any offer conditions as soon as possible and in good time for the early September start date of your programme, but you should aim to meet your conditions by our 5 August 2020 deadline at the latest, especially if you require a visa to study with us. 

We are here to support you in these uncertain times so if you have any concerns about meeting your offer conditions by 5 August 2020, please contact the Admissions team and we will be more than happy to discuss the options available to you.

How can I meet my English Language condition?

We accept many different English language tests, so you may already hold a qualification that meets our requirements – if you haven’t already, please visit our English language requirements page for full details on the English language qualifications and scores we accept. If you have already completed one of the accepted English language qualifications please send a scanned copy to our Registry team and they will be able to verify your results and mark the condition as complete.

To meet the needs of students there have been changes to English language testing this year, with many online options becoming available. We are currently accepting TOEFL at Home and the IELTS Indicator Test, both of which can provide results within 7 to 10 days. We will be accepting these online tests with parity to the in-person IELTS and TOEFL tests. Please note that these tests are not available in certain countries, so please do check whether the tests are available to you.

We are also currently accepting the Duolingo English Test, which is available anywhere in the world, including Mainland China, and results are available within 48 hours! The minimum requirement for the Duolingo English Test is a score of 125 or above.

How can I provide my academic documents to Imperial College Business School?

For admitted students joining us in September 2020, we are currently advising against posting your original academic documents or bringing these in person to the College as we are currently working remotely.

Our Registry team can verify documents online when provided by a secure e-transcript sharing service, or if you have been provided the option to verify your degree via the qualification check service (we will accept this as official verification).

Alternatively, if you are completing or have completed your degree at a UK university, you can use the statement of qualifications form in place of transcripts. Your university’s Registry needs to download, complete and email this form directly to our Registry team.

If you are not able to use the qualification check service or your university does not have a secure e-transcript sharing service, then you can email copies of your academic qualifications directly to our Registry team. However, please note that if you provide copies of your documents via email, you will be required to present the original hard copies as part of the formal enrolment process in September.

To make life easier for our applicant’s who have an English language condition, we have now introduced the capacity for you to upload your English language test report form to your Imperial Gateway account. This can be accessed here: https://imperialuk.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Account/Login. Alternatively, the English language Test Report Form can also be emailed directly to the Registry team

My programme requires a GMAT or GRE test – how can I meet this condition of my offer?

If you are a Full-time MBA or MSc International Management admitted student, you may have a GRE or GMAT condition attached to your offer. Your scores can be submitted by sending the test report form to the relevant admissions email addresses for verification.

GMAT and GRE are now also offering alternative online testing options to candidates:

  • GMAT Online provides an interim testing option whilst GMAT test centres are closed. Tests are available for booking, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Scores are available to you within 7 business days and if requested can be sent to an institution within 24 hours of the test. The online exam is available in most locations, but there are exceptions (such as Mainland China), so please do check if this option is available in your country.
  • GRE General Test at Home – This online test is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the GRE General Test taken at a test centre and accepted us as a complete equivalent to the in-person test. Unfortunately, the GRE at home test isn’t available in Mainland China or Iran.

What other conditions should I expect to meet?

We also want to make you aware of some non-academic conditions that may be attached to your offer:

  • Deposit – This is 10% of the total fee for full-time programmes and 10% of the first-year fee for part-time programmes. Once you have accepted your offer you will be issued with an invoice and you will have 30 days to make the deposit payment.
  • References – There may be a reference condition in your offer if we have not received a suitable academic reference in support of your application. If you have a reference condition attached to your offer, your chosen referee can email their reference directly to the Admissions team from their official university email address.

You can find further information on meeting your offer conditions on our admitted students website, and please do continue to check our dedicated COVID-19 key information page for the latest updates.

We hope this has answered some of your questions around how you might satisfy your offer conditions this year and we look forward to you joining us in September!

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About Aimee Robinson

Admissions Coordinator
I am an MSc Admissions Coordinator at the Business School, since starting in March 2020. I am currently responsible for looking after MSc Management and MSc International Management with further experience across many of our Master's programmes and Summer School.