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, to visiting us if you can, finding out more and confirming your place, we will support you at every stage.
If you're looking to apply for October 2019 entry, Clearing is now open. Head to our Clearing webpages to find out everything you need to know.
If you’re looking to apply for 2020 entry, applications will open in the autumn. Below is some useful information to help you get prepared for 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.
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.
The Undergraduate Admissions Feedback Policy provides information on how to request feedback if your undergraduate application is unsuccessful. Please note that feedback is not available for all undergraduate courses, and this is explained within the Policy.