What to do when you get your exam results: 2024


Letting us know your results

If you've accepted a Conditional offer of a place at the University of Sheffield, we'll need to be informed of your exam results.

If you're taking A Levels, Scottish Highers, Irish Leaving Certificates or most BTECs:

UCAS will supply universities with these results automatically. UCAS will also supply universities with International Baccalaureate results if you've given permission for your results to be shared with UCAS.

We'll then assess your results to establish whether or not you've met the conditions of your offer. You won't need to give us any additional information, unless your offer requires you to achieve specific results in other qualifications, such as GCSEs or English language qualifications.

If you're taking other qualifications:

Where UCAS don't provide us with your results, you'll need to inform us of these yourself. You can do this by emailing scanned copies of your certificates/transcripts:

Email address: confirmresults@sheffield.ac.uk
Subject: Qualifications confirmation – [please indicate your course and UCAS ID number]

If they're written in a language other than English, the certificates/transcripts should be accompanied by an authenticated translation.

If your exam board offers an online qualifications verification service, please also grant the University of Sheffield access to this. If your exam board doesn't have an online verification service, we may ask them to send an official email confirming your qualifications to verificationteam@sheffield.ac.uk.

If you're unsure whether or not UCAS will supply us with your results, please check with your school or college.

Changes to your qualifications

Our offer of a place is based on the qualifications information you supplied as part of your UCAS application. If this information has changed, please let us know by Thursday 25 July 2024. We may not be able to take account of any grades you achieve in qualifications that we weren't previously aware of, and we may not be able to confirm your place if you don't receive grades for all the qualifications required by your offer.

We should have received confirmation that you've met all the conditions of your offer by 4 September 2024 (31 August 2024 for applicants to Medicine and Dentistry). This deadline applies even if you've applied for deferred entry in September 2025. Unfortunately, if we haven't received your marks by the end of the day of the deadline we may not be able to confirm your place.

What happens next?

If you meet the conditions of your offer

  • If we're your FIRM choice:

UCAS will contact you and tell you to check the UCAS Hub for information. You'll only need to contact us if you want to decline or defer your offer.

  • If we're your INSURANCE choice:

If you've met the conditions of your Firm choice offer, your place should be confirmed at your Firm choice university. If you're unsuccessful at your Firm choice, but you meet the conditions of your offer from Sheffield, your place should be confirmed here. UCAS will contact you and tell you to check the UCAS Hub for further information. You'll only need to contact us if you want to decline or defer your offer.

When we've confirmed your place, we'll send you pre-arrival information with full details of how to register and what to do before and during Welcome Week (23-27 September).

If you don't meet the conditions of our offer

One of three things could happen:

  1. In some cases, if there are places available and we believe you're sufficiently prepared for the course, we may still be able to confirm your place. To check, please visit the UCAS Hub.
  2. We may be unable to confirm your place. If we were your Firm choice of university, you may have a place with your Insurance choice. If neither of your places is confirmed, you'll automatically enter Clearing. You can find information about this on the UCAS Clearing webpages.
  3. Occasionally, we may be able to offer you a place on a different but related course (this is known as a Change of Course offer). This will appear on your UCAS Hub, where you'll be asked to accept or decline the offer within 5 days (after 5 days the offer will be declined by default). If you choose to decline the Change of Course Offer, you'll then go either to your Insurance choice or into Clearing, depending on your circumstances.

Contact us

If you have a query about your application before Monday 12 August 2024, please contact us here.

We'll have different arrangements in place over the A Level results (Confirmation) and Clearing period (12 August to 23 August):

  • Monday 12–Wednesday 14 August: The Admissions Service will be closed while we process exam results. We won't be able to respond to enquiries on these days.
  • From Thursday 15 August: Our Confirmation and Clearing Helpline will be available from 8am on 0114 212 9900 if you're in the UK, +44 114 212 9900 if you're outside the UK.


If you're due to start your course in September 2024, ideally you'll already have applied for University accommodation. For Firm offer-holders, to meet our Accommodation Guarantee you need to have submitted your accommodation application by no later than Sunday 28 July. If you come to Sheffield as an Insurance student, or missed the 28 July deadline, you're also guaranteed accommodation, and you'll be able to apply from 12 noon on Thursday 15 August.

If you're due to start your course in September 2025, we'll send you information about how to apply in March 2025.

For more information about applying and the guarantee, or to find out about the different types of accommodation and what to expect when you arrive, please visit the Accommodation website:

Our accommodation

If you have any questions about accommodation, please contact Accommodation Services on 0114 222 4488 if you're in the UK or +44 114 222 4488 if you're outside the UK, email accommodationoffice@sheffield.ac.uk, or chat with the team between 10am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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