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Undergraduate Students

Getting your UCAS Decision

The priority of the Admissions and Access Service is to provide applicants with decisions on their applications as early as possible. In order to do this we publish our UCAS decisions on our website, which you can access via the button below. You should also refer to the Guidance Notes below.

Get your Queen's UCAS Decisions

For a number of reasons (including missing results and student number controls), decisions on borderline applications may take some time, but are communicated to applicants as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your patience at this anxious time.

We are trying to accommodate as many applicants holding CF and CI offers as possible at this stage, but if you are concerned that you may lose out on a place elsewhere, you may email admissions@qub.ac.uk and request that an unsuccessful decision is registered with UCAS.

You should be aware that, if you request an unsuccessful decision is registered on your application, you cannot be reconsidered even if the University would have subsequently been in a position to offer you a place. Please quote your UCAS Personal ID and the course you no longer wish to be considered for.

The Guidance Notes are intended to provide help in understanding the information which appears in the UCAS Decisions for Northern Ireland Universities web pages. The information appearing is illustrated by the following example:

 

Institution Code UCAS Personal ID
Course Course Name Offer Decision
QUB 1234567890 M2R1 LAW WITH FRENCH CF Decision Pending

 

Column 1: Institution Code
This tells you which institution your offer was held with (QUB - Queen's University Belfast).

Column 2: UCAS Personal ID
This is your UCAS Personal ID. This is a ten digit number used on all your correspondence from UCAS. Please check your number carefully to ensure that you access the correct information.

Columns 3 & 4: Course & Course Name
This gives the UCAS code and name of the course(s) to which you have applied. If you have held offers for more than one course at the University then both courses will be listed.

Column 5: Offer
This indicates the June/July Position of your application and may be Unconditional Firm (UF), Unconditional Insurance (UI), Conditional Firm (CF) or Conditional Insurance (CI).

Column 6: Decision
This shows the current status of your application. For Queen's there are nine possible decision categories.  They are summarised below.

Decision Pending

This means that a decision has not yet been made on your application. If a decision on your application is pending it may take several days for a final decision to be taken.

When a decision is listed as Decision Pending this means that your application is borderline and is still being considered by the Selector for the original course to which you applied.

The University aims to make all of its UCAS decisions by Thursday 22 August. You may send an Enquiry Form and it will only be acted upon if your original application is unsuccessful.

  • If you wish to be considered for an alternative degree at Queen's
    You should review the information on the Clearing and Adjustment Vacancies website and use your Enquiry Form to apply for an alternative degree.
  • If you do not wish to be considered for an alternative degree
    You do not have to take any action.

Enquiry Form

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Accepted and Placed

This means that you have been accepted for this choice of course.


Placed Elsewhere

This means that your application has been accepted by another institution/choice to which you applied and you are committed to that institution/choice.


Unsuccessful

This means that it has not been possible to accept your application for this choice.


Accept Course Change/No Reply

This means that you have been accepted to a different course than that to which you applied and are yet to reply to this new offer. The course code and abbreviation listed are for the new course to which you have been accepted.

If you were CF at Queen's:

  • you will be able to see this information through your UCAS Track account along with the decision of your Insurance choice, if appropriate, and you will be given the option of accepting or declining this offer.

If you were CI at Queen's and:

  • your CF application is successful you will be placed at your CF choice and your CI changed course offer will lapse;
  • your CF application is unsuccessful, you will be able to see this information through your UCAS Track account and you will be given the option of accepting or declining this offer;
  • your CF application is also for a changed course, you will be able to see this information through your UCAS Track account and you will be given the option of accepting or declining these offers.

It is essential for candidates who receive changed course offers (notified via their UCAS Track account) to take the necessary action so that admissions papers can be dispatched if appropriate. If you fail to do so within a reasonable period, UCAS will decline the offer on your behalf.

Assuming that you accept the changed course offer you will be able to see this through your UCAS Track account. It is essential that you follow the instructions to confirm with the University whether or not you intend to take up your place. If at this stage you decline the offer, you should understand that you will not be permitted to negotiate with other institutions in the UCAS system. Where offers are declined there is no guarantee of places being reinstated. The Admissions and Access Service does not acknowledge receipt of AS12 forms.

Candidates who are away from home in August may authorise someone to do this on their behalff.

Failure to respond promptly will delay the dispatch of your Welcome Guide.

If you have submitted your AS12 reply but have not received your Welcome Guide by 7 September, please contact the Student Helpline (028 9097 3223).

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Accepted/Insurance Offer

This means that you have been accepted to your Insurance Offer at Queen's. If you are holding a CF at Queen's, or elsewhere, your decision for this course may still be pending. If you are:

  • Accepted by your Firm choice you will be obliged to take up the place and the Insurance offer will lapse;

  • Unsuccessful for your Firm choice you will be placed at your Insurance choice;

  • Offered an alternative course to your Firm choice you will be allowed to choose between this new course and your Insurance choice at Queen's.

Please note that under the rules of the UCAS scheme you do not get to choose between your CF and CI choices if you are accepted to both.

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Accepted/Declined

This means that you have been accepted to a different course than that to which you applied and you have replied declining this new offer. The course code and abbreviation listed are for the new course to which you were accepted.


Accepted and Placed C/C

This means that you have been accepted to a different course than that to which you applied and you have replied accepting this place. The course code and abbreviation listed are for the new course to which you have been accepted.


Withdrawn

This means that you have withdrawn your application from the UCAS Scheme.