All admissions decisions concerning the selection of students should be based on the criteria published in the programme Entry Profile and the commitment of college Senior Tutors to build balanced college communities. Ensuring that decisions are made with reference to published criteria should help departments and colleges make fair and consistent decisions as well as provide greater transparency for candidates.
1. Timetable of Decisions
1. 15 January is the official closing date for home applications to be received by UCAS. Late applications received by UCAS will be sent highlighted to the universities named, for consideration at their discretion.
2. The speed with which offers are made will be of greater importance to departments which are not heavily oversubscribed. However, unnecessarily delaying decisions may result in high quality applicants withdrawing their application to Durham University or being less likely to consider they are valued by the University. Mature students on the other hand tend to apply late in the scheme.
3. Departments should adopt the three pools consideration process, as described in 18.104.22.168, whilst also ensuring that all decisions are made as quickly as possible.
1. Departments must set standard offers in school leaving examinations in line with University guidelines that are required in making a Conditional Offer. These grades must be contained in the programme Entry Profile.
2. Banner will show the offer conditions sent to UCAS and as conveyed to the candidate.
3. Colleges will also write to candidates who are made offers without interview to invite these candidates to attend an Open Day.
4. June / July Lists
1. These lists are provided to colleges and departments by the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office in June / July and contain information concerning applicants who have accepted either a conditional or unconditional offer. The lists comprise:
June lists: all applicants who are CF, CI, UF or UI at the date of printing regardless of date of application or whether a late substitution has been made.
July lists: all applicants who become CF, CI, UF or UI after the issue of the June lists, and any applicant who was on the June lists but whose state has since changed.
The lists are provided alphabetically by surname.
2. Please note that candidates have ten days in which to amend the reply they send to UCAS; it is therefore possible that a few applicants may change their status from that conveyed on the June or July lists. Banner/DUGAMS will always reflect the latest status of the applicant.
3. Upon receipt of the lists colleges need to check the details they contain with their current understanding of the applicants' status. Particular points to note include:
All applicants must be listed with their correct fee status: H for UK (home), O for Overseas, I for Islands and E for EU (home). The fee status information will be used to determine the fee a student is charged; incorrect information on DUGAMS can have a significant financial impact on the University. Any queries concerning an applicant's fee status should be addressed to the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office.
The June / July lists are grouped by college; if an applicant is missing from a college list it may be because they are recorded as being at a different college. This information can be checked on DUGAMS and any changes required should be notified to the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office.
5. Forwarding of Applications between Durham City and the Queen's Campus
Applications of suitably qualified candidates may be passed from programmes in Durham City to those at the Queen's Campus and vice versa. See Section 1.2.7
6. Applications with Criminal Convictions
Please see section 1.2.6