Applying to Essex is straightforward. We make things as easy for you as possible, so you can get on with the important business of planning your Essex experience.
From starting your application through UCAS and writing your personal statement, to attending your Applicant Day and confirming your place, we will support you at every stage.
If you're applying from the UK or EU for October 2019 entry, you should send your application to UCAS by 15 January 2019, although we normally consider applications after this date, subject to the availability of places on the relevant course. If you live outside the EU, you should aim to send your application to UCAS by 30 June 2019.
Reviewing your application
Once we receive your application from UCAS it is considered by our Admissions Team. When making a decision on your application, we take into account a range of factors, including GCSE performance, AS-level results (if taken), subjects taken at A-level (or equivalent qualifications), predicted grades, your personal statement and your academic reference.
UCAS will officially inform you when a decision has been made on your application. You'll also receive information from us if we make you an offer. Once you've received a decision from all your choices, UCAS will ask you to accept one offer as your firm (first) choice and one offer as your insurance (second) choice via UCAS Track.
If you're based in the UK, we'll invite you to an Applicant Day, which may include an interview (depending on your subject). This gives you the chance to meet members of staff and students, and have a look around the University. If you're not resident in the UK but would like to visit our campuses, we would love to show you around. Alternatively, you can take a look online at our 360° campus tours.
Confirming your place
If your offer is conditional and you go on to meet the conditions specified in the offer, we'll confirm your place. If your results don't quite meet the conditions, we may still confirm your place, but this depends on the results and the availability of places. If you don't meet the conditions of your offer and don't secure a place on your chosen course, you may be offered a Foundation option. Our decision is usually made within a few days, once we have received all the information we need, and you'll be notified by UCAS.