How to Apply

 

 

Check, double-check, and check again...

  • Make sure all parts of your application are complete
  • List all your qualifications correctly
  • Check entry requirements before you apply
  • Ask someone to proofread your application before submitting
  • Keep an eye on deadlines
  • Email Admissions if you get stuck

 

Key dates

Please view the UCAS webpage for all key dates.

Applying Through UCAS

Our UCAS institution code is A80.

Completing your UCAS application isn’t a quick job, but keep in mind you don’t have to fill it out all in one go. Take your time to make sure it reflects the best of you.

Add @aston.ac.uk and @ucas.com to your email address book and check your emails regularly (keep an eye on your Junk folder too, just in case).

You’ll be sent important information throughout the application process via both email and text message. It normally takes around a few working days for us to process an application, however in certain cases it can take a little longer. Please be patient – we haven’t forgotten about you!

Find out more about applying through UCAS.

Types Of Offer

Unconditional Offer

You’ve already satisfied the entry criteria so we’ve guaranteed your place on the course.

Conditional Offer

You’re just what we’re looking for, but you still need to fulfil certain criteria (e.g. grades) before you can be accepted on the course.

Alternative Offer

You don’t meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, but we really like your application so have made you an offer for an alternative course.

Contextualised admissions

We have a long-standing commitment to social mobility, so applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds may be made a lower conditional offer.

And then...

When you’ve received decisions for all your applications, you’ll need to reply to your offers via UCAS Track.

If you’ve received an unconditional offer that you’d like to accept, your place is confirmed. If you’ve received multiple conditional offers, you can choose one course as your firm choice and one as your insurance (second) choice. You’ll need to decline any other offers you’ve received.

For more information, head to UCAS

Applicant Appeals

More information can be found here.

Interviews

Some of our courses require you to attend an interview as part of the application process. If you’re invited to an interview, you will be notified by the Admissions team in advance and we will send you information in regards to this (including any pre-interview tasks to complete) to make sure you have enough time to prepare and know what to expect. Some interviews take place on campus and some are conducted online using Microsoft Teams. If you have been invited for an interview, please note this is a compulsory element of the application process. You can find out if an interview or multiple mini interviews (MMIs) are required on our individual course webpages.

Your Offer: What's Next?

A-level results will be published on 18 August 2022 and can be viewed on UCAS Track. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you!

Remember, if you don’t meet the requirements for either your firm or insurance choice, you may still be accepted onto your course or be made an alternative offer. And whatever happens on the day, you’re welcome to get in touch with one of our advisors and see how we can help.

Clearing

If you don’t receive any offers, you’ll be eligible to enter Clearing. This process is how universities fill any places they still have on their courses, and entry requirements are often lowered. Find out more.

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