Frequently Asked Questions
The Student Recruitment and Admissions Office is responsible for managing the admissions process within Durham University for full and part time undergraduate courses. Academic Departments are responsible for considering each application and making offers and passing successful applications to one of the sixteen colleges for consideration, whilst the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office ensures that this process occurs as fairly and as transparently as possible and that decisions are communicated to UCAS within agreed deadlines.
The questions below have all been asked by our applicants or their parents at one time or another, and are intended to provide further information regarding the application process, some of our requirements, our collegiate system, the University and life as a student.
If you find that your query is not addressed or if you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions Team directly. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am predicted AAA why did I not get an offer?
Due to the huge amount of applications we receive we often have to turn away students we would like to see on our courses. We currently receive many more applications than we have places, and Admissions Selectors are faced with making decisions which are based not only on predicted grades, but on previous grades, references, experience, commitment to the subject, personal statements and potential contribution to the student body and learning experience. Your department will be able to provide feedback if you contact them directly.