How our selection process works

Once we receive your application from UCAS, here's what happens next:

  • An admissions officer within our central Admissions team will read your application first. They will check that your application meets the minimum entry requirements for your chosen Imperial course(s).
  • Applications that meet the required standard are passed to admissions teams in the relevant academic department.
  • In the department, your application will be evaluated by experienced admissions tutors who will consider your application in a holistic manner.
  • Departmental admissions tutors won't just look at your grades; they will also consider other aspects of your application – including your reference and your personal statement. If you have ben asked to sit an admissions test as part of the process, they will also consider these scores.
  • If you are invited for an interview/admissions day, this will form part of your entire application which the department will consider.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, we recommend contacting the relevant central Admissions team first of all. 

Application decisions

We'll let UCAS know the decision on your application and you will receive an email to say there's an update, which you can view by signing into your UCAS Hub account.

The department you applied to may also contact you separately to let you know their decision.

We aim to make all decisions by the end of March for the next academic year of entry.