Get your results

‘Confirmation’ refers to the period in August each year when the University receives examination results for applicants taking GCE A-Levels, or other qualifications, who have accepted conditional offers.

You can find a list of the exam results we receive directly from UCAS on the UCAS website – please check the list and if the qualification you are taking is NOT listed, you will need to send the results to us directly, either by email or in the post. You will need to do this as soon as you know your results so that we can confirm your place quickly and there are no delays in allocating your accommodation, enrolment details etc.

Helpful tips for results day

We will be open for visits after you receive your results, (exact dates and times of our Clearing Open Days will be published a little closer to the time). During these you can visit your department of interest, see our accommodation, tour the campus and visit the superb sports facilities. There will be students on hand to guide you round and provide an insight into the award-winning Swansea University student life.


Clearing and Adjustment

If you are not accepted by your firm or insurance choice university, you will be automatically eligible for Clearing. You should visit the UCAS website for the latest advice on which universities have places available through Clearing.

If you exceed the terms of your offer ‘Adjustment’

Each year some applicants pass their exams with better results than expected; this may mean that some will have not only met the conditions of their firm choice but will have exceeded them. The Adjustment period is for these applicants - it provides an opportunity for them to reconsider where and what to study. Check out the UCAS website or our Clearing and Adjustment website for more information on this. Adjustment is entirely optional, and not everyone will want to try to find an alternative place. Nothing really beats the careful research you did to find the right course and university during your application journey.

When will you hear about accommodation?

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Residential Services will not confirm your accommodation allocation until your place has been made unconditional. For most students, you should expect to receive an offer of University accommodation after Friday 14 August by email.

Eligibility for Excellence and Merit Scholarships

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If you gain AAA or AAB at A-Level or equivalent, you may be eligible for a scholarship. We will write to you about this after A-Level results day.  Scholarships are not applicable to all courses. View more information on our Scholarships and Bursaries pages.

If you change your mind, want to change course or decide to defer your studies

Email us

Your acceptance is a serious contractual agreement, and you cannot simply decline the place at this stage. You will need to email us to discuss your options; your request will be referred to an Admissions Tutor and they might call you to discuss your reasons for wanting to be released. Think about why you've changed your mind about your original offer before making any decisions, because if we agree to withdraw your offer, the place will then be offered to someone else.

Once you receive your results, you might decide that you want to do a different course with us. If this happens please email us your request along with a brief outline of why you have changed your mind. We will then forward your request to the Admissions Selector for the alternative course for a decision.

We can defer your place for you - this is no problem.  Just email us confirming you would like to do so and we will arrange this for you through UCAS.

Receive a final decision about your place

If you are holding a conditional firm or insurance offer from us and you meet the requirements, you will gain automatic acceptance onto your programme (your status will change to ‘unconditional firm’ or ‘insurance’), check the status of your application online with UCAS. If your place has been confirmed, there is no need to contact the University as well. We will send information welcoming you to the University within the next few days.

If you did not get the grades we asked you to get in your examinations, we will reconsider our offer in the light of your actual performance and the performance of others seeking entry to the same programme, and in some cases we may still be able to offer you a place on that course or a place on an alternative programme.  We will email you on results day to let you know if you fall in to this category.