Questions about late forms / documents? Please see the current questions page rather than emailing us.
This page is part of the current applicants section at Christ's College, Cambridge. It provides information for both applicants who disclosed a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness in their UCAS application and any other applicants who normally receive adjustments for learning or exams at school.
We wish to ensure that, wherever possible, we can make any appropriate adjustments/allowances if you are invited for a remote interview, or that we can ensure that your interviewers are aware of any information you have provided which may be relevant in the context of your remote interview(s) or any College registered assessment or pre-interview preparation. We therefore require applicants who have declared a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness in the UCAS application to upload an adjustments form and accompanying evidence document by 23 October.
Note that the information you give on the form will need to be confirmed by your teacher/tutor or other relevant member of staff at your school/college (the form includes a section which your school must complete).
On a separate note, if you are sitting an assessment on 18 Oct, please liaise with your Test Centre (for most UK students, this will be your school) as early as possible about any requirements you have for that element of the application process.
Exactly who needs to upload a form and document?
- Every applicant who has declared a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness on their UCAS application should send this form and accompanying evidence document (that confirms the disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness and makes specific reference to any adjustments that you receive, if relevant). Please bear in mind that if you do not require any adjustments for remote interviews / any assessment, we still need you to send the form and accompanying evidence of your disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness. This is because we need confirmation and to know that you don't require adjustments, as well as if you do.
- Applicants who have an Extenuating Circumstances Form submitted that mentions a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness, or any adjustments you normally have at school, we still need you to upload an adjustments form and evidence document as well. Please note that when processing disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness information, we will only be looking at your Adjustment form and accompanying document.
- If you have a long-term illness of any kind (mental or physical), this is also included (it's not only for disabilities as such) - please upload a form and document.
- If you did not disclose a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness in your UCAS application but you normally receive adjustments in exams at school, please email email@example.com by 23 October (starting with your name, subject, UCAS number and which country you are in, as usual) for further information.
The process for students sending the form and document
STEP 1: Please download and complete the following form, which includes a part that a teacher/tutor or other relevant member of staff at your school/college must complete and sign:
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STEP 2: Please get hold of the appropriate accompanying evidence document, as requested on the form. The document should do two things:
- confirm your disability, Specific Learning Difficulties or long-term illness
- (if relevant) confirm the allowances you are currently being given or most recently have been given and the allowances that you are expected to have in your final school exams, e.g. a letter confirming previous assessment, dates undertaken.
If you have Specific Learning Difficulties, please do NOT send a full Educational Psychologist report at this stage unless there is particular reference to the support you require that will help the College make appropriate adjustments to its assessment and selection procedures. If your document is not in English, please provide the original and a translation (the translation can be done by you).
STEP 3: Please make TWO pdf files, one containing the form, the other containing the evidence document. The files should not be larger than 3MB. If you need help with scanning, we recommend that you ask a friend or relative who has a scanner, ask your school, or use CamScanner, which is an app that allows you to scan on a smartphone.
STEP 4: Please save your pdf files with the file name in this specific format:
5 - Subject (including biological or physical if Natural Sciences) - FAMILY NAME First name - Adjustments form - UCAS Personal ID (with no dashes)
5 - Subject (including biological or physical if Natural Sciences) - FAMILY NAME First name - Evidence document - UCAS Personal ID (with no dashes)
Here's an example: for the fictional Joe Bloggs applying for Natural Sciences (Physical) with UCAS Personal ID 1580174729, the file name would be
- 5 - Natural Sciences (Physical) - BLOGGS Joe - Adjustments form - 1580174729
- 5 - Natural Sciences (Physical) - BLOGGS Joe - Evidence document - 1580174729
Note that there is a space before and after each hyphen, and there is a number at the beginning.
STEP 5: Please upload your Adjustments form via the Adjustments form and document upload tool. You can only upload one thing at a time so you will need to upload the evidence document separately afterwards.
STEP 6: Please upload your Evidence document via the Adjustments form and document upload tool.
(POSSIBLE STEP 7: We will liaise with you if we have any questions about adjustments you have requested or if we need a further document relating to your disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness)
STEP 8: Receive invitation for remote interview (if selected)
If you are selected for the remote interviews, we will make the necessary arrangements for your adjustments (if required). Your invitation to interview will not normally make any reference to these, however.
STEP 9: Receive adjustment confirmation email at the end of November / early December
We will email an adjustment confirmation to you shortly before your College admissions assessment (if relevant) or your interviews, confirming the arrangements that we have made for you (or confirming that we have not made adjustments if you do not require adjustments). Note that with the exception of adjustment emails for College admissions assessments, we can only do the work needed to send you this confirmation after we have sent invitations to interview in every subject (you can check our progress). We will update the box below once all adjustment confirmation emails have been sent.
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If you have further queries, please contact the Admissions Office address for correspondence (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please remember to start your email with your name, subject, UCAS number and which country you are in, as usual.