Your A-level results questions

Do you have questions about A-level results?

Figure out your next steps with our answers to your frequently asked questions.


Clearing at Imperial

Do you have any spaces available in Clearing?

We will not be recruiting through Clearing this year.


I have a question about my results

How do I know if I have been accepted at Imperial?

You will need to log on to UCAS Hub to see if Imperial has confirmed your place. If your status on track is unconditional firm, your place has been confirmed.

I am appealing my results or my grades have changed – what should I do?

If your grades have changed as a result of a formal appeal process and you now meet your offer conditions, you should send official confirmation of your new grades to the relevant Admissions team.

Adjusted grades through appeals will be accepted up to 31 August. Adjusted grades received after this date will only be accepted if there are spaces available at the department you have applied to.

If your grades are adjusted but you still do not fulfil all of your offer conditions our original decision will still stand.

I have been made unconditional on UCAS – do I need to do anything?

Congratulations on your offer! Fortunately, there is nothing you need to do.

If your status has been changed to unconditional on UCAS there is nothing you need to do to secure your place at Imperial. We look forward to sending you further details about registering with the College nearer to the start of term.

I want to claim mitigating circumstances

The deadline for sending us mitigating circumstances is 19 July 2022.

We will not normally consider mitigating circumstances if they are submitted after the exam results are published. However, if something happened to you during the year or exam period that affected your exam performance, please send an email to the relevant Admissions team with the following information: 

  1. An outline of the circumstances that affected your performance, including dates or time periods if possible.
  2. Any medical documentation or school letters that can be provided as evidence.

These will then be passed to the Admissions Tutor for consideration.

Documentary evidence must be submitted for any circumstances to be considered.

I have an unconditional place at Imperial, is it possible to switch programmes?

If you wish to change programmes within the Department you are currently holding an offer for, then please contact the relevant Admissions Team to see if this is possible at this stage.

Most programmes offered within a given department share a common year 1 curriculum and it is usually possible to change your programme at any stage up to the end of year 1. It may be better for you to transfer programme within your department as a student, rather than late in the admissions process, as this can delay enrolment and the issuing of CAS where this is required. We advise that you discuss this with your department for guidance.

If you wish to move to a programme within a different Department it is very unlikely that this will be considered as programmes are generally full. However, please do contact the relevant Admissions Team in the first instance.

I have met the terms of my offer, why have you rejected me?

We check all exam results extremely carefully, but if you believe we have made a mistake please contact the relevant Admissions team team as soon as possible. Please note, you must meet the exact terms of your offer and all specified deadlines in order for us to confirm your place.

If you have not met the exact grades/subject specifications, but have achieved an equivalent tariff score across your grades, this is not the same as meeting the exact terms we specify, as our offers are not tariff based.

My results were supposed to be sent to you by UCAS but you say you haven’t got them. Why is this and what should I do?

Sometimes results are not sent to us by UCAS.  If you have a copy of your results, please forward them to the relevant Admissions team so we can make a decision on your application. If you don’t have your results you will need to contact your school/college in the first instance to see if there is a problem, and then contact UCAS to find out if the results are available.


When is the latest I can send my results in?

The deadline associated with your conditions will be specified in your offer details. Results need to be sent by these deadlines. If we are missing certain results and are holding your application under active consideration, we will contact you to request that you send these.

I hold an unconditional place but want to defer. What should I do?

If you applied this cycle and you now wish to defer please send an email requesting this to the relevant Admissions Team. Please note, deferrals cannot be guaranteed. If we do defer your place it is unlikely that we will be able to reverse this decision, so please be aware of this before you make your final deferral decision. If a deferral is not granted, your options will be to either take up your place this year, or withdraw and reapply for reconsideration in the next admissions cycle.

What happens if my UCAS Hub status does not change?

If your offer is still showing as conditional, there may be a few explanations. We may still be waiting to receive all your results. If you were asked to meet a certain qualification, it is your responsibility to submit these to us – we cannot confirm an offer without verifying these results. Please contact the relevant Admissions team to submit outstanding results.


My place has been confirmed

When will I hear about accommodation?

If you have any queries about Accommodation please visit the accommodation website.

When will I get my CAS number? (international students)

We are hoping to have issued the majority of CAS numbers for unconditional offer holders by 24 August 2022, where an applicant has indicated that they need a visa and have provided us with their passport details.

If you have not yet provided us with your passport details, please do this via MyImperial, without delay. Once we have received your passport it will take two to three working days for your CAS to be issued.

Help can be found from our International Student Support team.


I haven't met my offer conditions

UCAS is showing that you have rejected me but I don’t know my exam results, can you tell me my grades?

If you have not received your exam results we cannot issue them to you. As a matter of urgency you should contact your school as they will be able to provide you with your results.  

I have been rejected and wish to speak to the Admissions Tutor in person to appeal this decision

It is not possible to appeal directly to the Admissions Tutors at this time of the year.  Due to competition for places we are only able to guarantee places to those who have met all the terms of their offer.  If spaces were available after we had allocated them to those who met the terms of their offer then the Admissions Tutor we will have considered very carefully those who narrowly missed the terms of their offer. If your status on UCAS is unsuccessful, then that is the final outcome on your application following reconsideration by the Admissions Tutor.

What happens if I’ve missed my offer by a small margin?

If Imperial is your Firm Choice:

If you have narrowly missed the conditions of our offer, Imperial will review your case. In some circumstances it may be possible for the offer to be confirmed. If we decide to confirm your offer, UCAS Hub will let you know. If you are unsuccessful at Imperial, you will be considered by your Insurance Choice.

If Imperial is your Insurance Choice:

If you are unsuccessful at your firm choice and have narrowly missed the conditions of our offer, then Imperial will review your case and in some circumstances it may be possible for the offer to be confirmed. UCAS Hub will let you know if we decide to confirm your offer.

If you have missed the conditions of both your firm and insurance choice, you will be entered into Clearing.


I want to change or amend my UCAS choices

Imperial is my insurance choice and I want to come here instead of my firm choice

If you secured an unconditional offer with your firm institution, it is unfortunately not possible to switch to Imperial at this stage.

Imperial is my firm choice but I now want to go to my insurance choice

If you have secured an unconditional place with Imperial and now wish to go to your insurance choice this may not be possible. You should first approach your insurance institution to see if they would be willing to accept you via clearing.

If they confirm that they will accept you, then you can release yourself into clearing via UCAS Hub up to the 7 September 2022. After this date, you would need to write to Imperial’s admissions team to request that they release you into clearing. You will then need to refer yourself in clearing to your insurance choice. 

I don’t want to come to Imperial anymore. Will you release me into Clearing?

We are sorry that you no longer wish to come to Imperial. If you wish to enter into Clearing, you can release yourself into clearing using your UCAS Hub up to 7 September 2022. After this date, you would need to write to Imperial’s Admissions team to request that they release you into Clearing. The last date you can add a clearing choice is the 18 October 2022.

You made me an offer during the admissions cycle which I declined. Now that I have my results will you reinstate my offer?

If you have previously declined your offer then this offer is no longer valid. We would not be able to reinstate the offer at this stage of the admissions cycle. We would only be in a position to consider an application via clearing for eligible applicants, subject to us advertising that a programme is open to applications via clearing.


I have a different question

I haven’t applied to Imperial can you put me on a waiting list in case someone drops out before enrolment?

Imperial does not operate waiting lists. If you wish to be considered by Imperial, you would need to apply to the College in the next admissions cycle.

My contact details are wrong. Can you change them?

All contact details need to be updated on UCAS Hub and this will update both UCAS and our systems. It may take a couple of days for these changes to be reflected on all our systems.

You have classified me as an Overseas student, but I should be Home (or vice-versa)

If you think we have assessed your fee status incorrectly, you should complete a Fee Status Questionnaire and send it to the relevant Admissions team.

Find out more about fee status and the Fee Status Questionnaire