Late registration

What to do if you have to arrive at University after the official registration period has ended.



Your last possible start date (ie the latest date that you can start attending your course) is 16 October 2023, unless your course is listed on this page and has an earlier possible start date.

Some courses have start dates earlier than 25 September 2023, meaning the last possible date you can start will be different.

Check if your course has an earlier start date.

You must complete your registration before you can attend your course. 

In some instances registration may take several days to complete so you must allow enough time to register in advance of your last possible start date.

If you haven’t registered by 22 September 2023

You should do all that you can to arrive on time. However, we know that delays may occur due to immigration delays or ill health.

If you're going to arrive in Sheffield late, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Contact your academic department

You must contact your academic department as soon as possible to let them know your intended arrival date. 

Your academic department will provide you with any lecture and seminar materials you’ve missed, as well as any important induction information. 

Step 2: Complete your registration

You must have registered with the University before you can start your course. For information about how to complete your registration steps, follow the links below: 

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