When do I need to make a decision on my offer?
UCAS will notify you of the date that you need to respond to your offer by.
I have accepted Birmingham as my Insurance choice but want to make it my firm choice instead. Can I do this?
Yes, applicants have a 7 day period whereby UCAS will be happy to swap your choices automatically. After this 7 day period, both universities will need to be in agreement to the change and UCAS will need to be contacted to confirm the change.
If I'm made an offer does that definitely mean I have a place?
Only if the offer is unconditional, which means that you have already met the University’s entry requirements. If the offer is conditional, you will need to meet the requirements set out in your conditional offer in order to be given a place.
Why is my offer for a different course to the one I applied for?
This might be simply because you used an incorrect course code on your form or because you have since asked us to make the change. If not, it may be that your first-choice programme is over-subscribed, and we have been unable to admit you to that course. It may be that you are equally suited to another course, which may be similar to your original choice. There are also occasions where courses are changed or, due to unforeseen circumstances, withdrawn. The University, like any university, has the right to withdraw a programme, without giving notice. If you have any questions regarding this then please contact the University using the contact details on your offer.
When will I receive a registration pack from Birmingham?
Towards the end of summer, all students will be sent a registration email, designed to help you register online prior to arriving at the University and enable you to make the most of the first weeks of your programme of study.
A guide to registration is available online. If you experience any problems you can contact our Registration Helpline OR phone: +44 (0)121 414 9009.
Can I defer my application?
If you are thinking of taking a gap year and are offered a place at Birmingham, we’ll normally be happy to delay your entry for a year. If you have not stated on the UCAS application that you would like to defer, please let us know as soon as possible after you receive your offer, so that we can transfer your place for the current year to another candidate.
I have changed my address. Who do I need to notify?
If you change your address before starting at the University you can update your details through the UCAS website Track service. It would also be appreciated if you could contact the University Admissions office.
When do I become eligible for registration?
You will become eligible for registration once your application has become unconditionally firm with us. Please make sure you check your status regularly via UCAS Track and ensure you have met all the conditions of your offer. If you are already unconditionally accepted then you'll receive your registration instructions from July onwards. If you are made unconditionally accepted after this date then it usually takes between 24-48 hours until you receive your registration email.