What happens after you've submitted your application What happens after you've submitted your application

Your UCAS application is sent to us

On receipt of your application form UCAS records the details of your application and sends a copy of your form simultaneously to each university or college you have listed. This may take a while and you should not therefore expect an immediate response to your application.  We do send an acknowledgement email to you, to confirm that we have received the application.

Your UEA application number - When your application is received at UCAS you will be given a serial number. This number is unique to your application, and you should ensure that you quote this number in any correspondence with UEA or with UCAS, as it will allow us to quickly identify your specific records.

We mainly keep in touch by email, so if your email address changes, please update it through UCAS. You might also want to add admissions@uea.ac.uk to your address book so we don't get caught in any spam filters.

Our Admissions Service makes a decision

When we receive your application from UCAS it is passed to the Admissions Service dealing with the course in question who will decide whether an offer is to be made or whether you are to be invited for interview.

Your UCAS application will be checked to make sure you have all the qualifications needed to meet the minimum entry requirements.

After we have reviewed your application, we'll either;

  • offer you a conditional or unconditional place on the course, or tell you that your application has been unsuccessful
  • ask you for more information. (For example, details of your qualifications or a Fee Status Assessment.)
  • invite you to an interview
  • tell you that we're holding your application until we know more about other applicants. This may be because your qualifications don't quite meet the entry requirements, or because you've applied for a particularly competitive course.

Whatever happens, we'll be in touch as soon as your application has been reviewed by email to let you know.  

To find out more about Interviews and Offers click here.