Receiving and accepting your undergraduate offer
Find out when you might receive an offer, how to reply and the differences between unconditional and conditional offers.
When you might receive your offer
We aim to make decisions before the end of March on all applications received by the 15 January deadline. You will receive an offer before 5 May at the latest. Read more about UCAS key dates.
Reasons for a delay
It is difficult to anticipate how many applications we receive for each course. To give equal consideration to all applicants, we sometimes wait until after the 15 January UCAS deadline to make decisions.
We may also make offers to applicants in batches in order to invite equal numbers of applicants to each Department Open Day.
Different types of offers
If we offer you a place, you will receive either a conditional or an unconditional offer.
If you receive a conditional offer, you must meet certain conditions to study at Bath.
Some of the conditions you may have to meet include:
- achieving certain grades in your exams
- uploading certificates of your qualifications to Bath Application Tracker
- meeting an English language requirement
If you don't understand any of the conditions of your offer, or you are not sure that it matches the qualifications you are taking, email email@example.com
Read more about what you need to do when you get your exam results if you have a conditional offer.
An unconditional offer means that you have a place to study here with no conditions attached. If you accept the offer, your place on the course is guaranteed.
We only make unconditional offers if you have already achieved your qualifications.
We do not make unconditional offers to applicants who are yet to complete their Level 3 qualifications (A levels or equivalent). This is because of the high level of demand for our programmes and the strength of the applications we receive.
We also want to make sure that you are suitably prepared for when you start your studies.
Read more about the considerations around accepting an unconditional offer on the UCAS website.
Replying to your offer
When you receive your offers, you must decide which to accept as your firm choice and insurance choice. The insurance choice is your backup in case you do not get the grades to meet the conditions of your firm choice.
You can only accept two offers. If you get more than that, you must decline any others.
Reply to your offers through UCAS Track.
Guidance from UCAS on replying to offers explains reply deadlines and different kinds of offer combinations.
Your contract with the University begins as soon as you accept your offer. You have the right to cancel your acceptance within 14 days for any reason.