Dates and deadlines for offer holders

This page is part of the offer-holders section for students who have been offered an undergraduate place at Christ's College.

If your offer is for 2020 entry, this table sets out the dates and deadlines for you. If your offer is for 2021 or 2022 entry, please see the deferred entry page, which sets out which deadlines you need to meet this academic year, and which ones you must meet in the January - August before you start your course at Christ's.

Due to Coronavirus disruptions, there may be changes to some of these dates (e.g. if exams are cancelled). We will update the page when we have further info. Until then, please work to the deadlines stated.


Date / Deadline What?  Who?  Instructions/ Further info
As soon as you have received your January offer letter and know whether you intend to accept your offer. Please complete an offer reply form online. All offer holders. Replying to your offer
31 January 2020 Email a copy of your passport to following the instructions. All offer holders. Sending your passport
31 January 2020 Email certificates for completed qualifications mentioned in your UCAS application to . All offer holders. Certificates to send
31 January 2020 If you have taken an English Language qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL, please send your Score Report if you did not send it during the application process. We would like to receive this even if we did not set you an English Language condition as part of your offer.  All offer holders. How to send your results to Christ's
31 January 2020 Cambridge Trusts application deadline for 2020 entry (we will send emails about this to overseas candidates in mid-January). Overseas (non-EU) fee status and 2020 entry. Financial information
31 January 2020 Students taken from the pool are asked to read the welcome page and send 'catch up' documents (A level score breakdowns if relevant; International Science Olympiad certificates if relevant).  Students taken from the pool. Students who applied to a different College
31 January 2020 If your offer is for 2020 entry and you will need a visa to study at Cambridge (check if you need a visa), please read the visa page, email Christ's Admissions and answer the '31 January questions'.  Overseas (non-EU) students who need a visa and are 2020 entry. Visa page
31 January 2020 All offer holders are asked to read this page by 31 January so that you know what to do if you get ill this year, if your home life or education gets disrupted in some way, or if you have a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness.  All offer-holders. Read this page including the linked information if relevant. 
31 January 2020 If you are a student who is or has spent time in Local Authority Care, please email us to confirm this so that we can send you further information.  Affected offer-holders. Care leavers
31 January 2020 Offer holders in Classics who are not taking A level Greek or equivalent are encouraged to read the information in their offer letter about the JACT summer school and apply as soon as possible, if relevant.  Classics offer holders. JACT Summer School
15 Feb 2020

Apply for a Choral Award if you would like to join the College choir. 

All (including deferred entry).  Choral Award applications
28 Feb 2020

Apply for an Instrumental Award if you play an instrument to a high standard. 

Interested offer holders (2020 entry).  Instrumental Award applications
1 March 2020 Deadline for Choral Award Reference form  Choral Award applicants.  Download form here
6 March 2020

Please return the completed Health Assessment Form and Immunisation Record Form by post directly to Occupational Health. The deadline for Occupational Health to receive them is 6 March 2020. 

Offer holders for Medicine (2020 entry).  Medicine information
As soon as possible once the form for 2020-21 is available. Apply for student finance as soon as possible, if you've not already done so, or email us to confirm that you do not intend to apply for a student finance.  2020 entry offer holders with UK or EU fee status UK fee status page / EU fee status page
Mid-March 2020

The University will send an Information Pack to Medicine Offer Holders containing information, your enhanced disclosure form and self-declaration form. 

Offer holders for Medicine (2020 entry).  Medicine information
16-18 March 2020 Choral Trials in Cambridge, UK.  Choral Award applicants.  Choral Trials
Date tbc. April 2020 DBS documents deadline.  2020 entry offer holders for Medicine.  Medicine information
30 April 2020 Deadline to email Christ's and request changes to the exam entries stated in your UCAS application. All offer holders. Making changes to your exam entries 
1 May 2020
(17:00 UK time)

STEP exams registration deadline. Centres may set their own deadline in advance for accepting entries, so please make sure you speak to them as early as possible.  Offer holders with a STEP condition.  STEP exams registration

18 June 2020

Reply to your offer with UCAS (info on UCAS website).
NB. The date has been updated in line with information from UCAS.
All offer holders. Replying to your offer
Ongoing Ask a teacher to email us to keep us informed if your studies are interrupted or affected by illness or other factors during the year. All offer holders. Illness & other circumstances
Before you start exams (if you are taking exams) If your school has closed or you are affected by circumstances caused by Coronavirus disruptions, please read Coronavirus page and follow any instructions there. All offer holders Coronavirus page
30 June 2020 Deadline for Financial Guarantee form. If you will have difficulty meeting this deadline, please email us as soon as possible for further information.  Offer holders from outside the EU and 2020 entry only. Non-EU finance page
Date tbc. (normally July) Webinar for Christ’s College applicants applying for a Tier 4 visa (info about this sent by email to relevant students, 2020 entry only). Overseas (non-EU) students who need a visa and are 2020 entry. Visa page
June/July 2020 International examination results published. Depending on which qualification you've taken, you may need to send us your results.  Some offer-holders. A level and other exam results & English Language conditions
 6 July 2020 International Baccalaureate results published.
A page for offer holders receiving IB results will be available nearer the time.
Some offer-holders. A level and other exam results.
late June / early July 2020 Information about accommodation sent to 2020 entry offer holders, with the Accommodation Preferences Form to return. 2020 entry students. Accommodation page
10 July 2020 Deadline for History students to reply about first year options (we will email 2020 entry History offer holders on 23 June with information about the choices for first year) 2020 entry History students Please wait for 23 June email.
4 Aug 2020 SQA Advanced Higher results published. Some offer-holders. A level and other exam results.
7 Aug 2020 Deadline to meet English Language conditions Some offer-holders. See your offer letter and English Language conditions
13 Aug 2020

A level, Pre-U and STEP Mathematics results published.
The A page for offer holders receiving A level and other results on 13 Aug will be published just before 13 August.

Some offer-holders. A level results day and A level and other exam results 
13-14 Aug 2020 UCAS Confirmation of conditional places (on UCAS Track). Offer holders with an academic condition.  A level and other exam results.
Within a few days of 13 Aug. Confirmation letters sent to students with a conditional place. Offer holders with an academic condition. Info received by post (UK students) or email (students outside the UK). 
Second half of August 2020 First year option choices forms sent to students in subjects such as Natural Sciences (there may be others) to be returned by a date tbc. in September. 2020 entry students in some subjects. Info received by email. 
Second half of August 2020 Consider signing up for one of the optional Freshers Events in the UK or abroad if you'd like to meet other students from your area going to Cambridge.  2020 entry students Freshers Events
31 Aug 2020 Last possible date for meeting academic offer conditions. Offer holders with an academic condition.  See your offer letter and A level and other exam results.
Mid-Sept 2020 Receive freshers information including full practical information about joining the College. 2020 entry students. Info received by email. 
dates tbc. Christ's International Freshers Week 2020 entry international students. International Freshers Week
date tbc. Oct 2020 Arrive at Christ's 2020 entry students. Arriving at Christ's
8 Oct 2020 Lectures start (Cambridge weeks start on a Thursday) 2020 entry students. Arriving at Christ's
Mid Jan 2021 Finance information and updated Terms of Admission emailed to 2021 entry offer holders by Christ's Admissions.  2021 entry students. Deferred entry
Mid Jan 2022 Finance information and updated Terms of Admission emailed to 2022 entry offer holders by Christ's Admissions.  2022 entry students. Deferred entry

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