The following notes give a brief overview of the application process for candidates to Cambridge, with further details for those applying to Emmanuel College.
For students applying to Cambridge in 2016 for entry in 2017-18, the Collegiate University is introducing a system of common format written assessments, specifically tailored to each subject. You must register (separately from your UCAS application) for pre-interview assessments. Further details can be found online.
IMPORTANT: All correspondence will be emailed to applicants, so it is very important that you check your inbox (including your junk email inbox) frequently during the application and interview period. If you email us, please state your full name, subject and UCAS personal ID number.
|1 September||Deadline for Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA) from Organ Scholarship applicants.|
|20 September||Deadline for UCAS and COPA applications from students wishing to be interviewed overseas in China, Malaysia and Singapore.|
|1 October||Applicants for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine must have registered to take the BMAT.|
|15 October||Deadline for submitting UCAS form. |
STUDENTS REGISTERED AT ANOTHER UNIVERSITY: It is not possible to transfer or apply mid-course from another University (either in the UK or from overseas) to Emmanuel College. Applicants must be prepared to undertake a full course of study at Emmanuel in order to proceed to a degree of the University of Cambridge. Prospective applicants would need to withdraw from their current course, in order to be considered, and even then there is no guarantee that you will be accepted by the College.
|15 October||Deadline for registration for pre-interview assessments (excluding the BMAT, which has a registration deadline of 1 October; see above).|
|15 October||If the information on the Extenuating Circumstances form is to be taken into account when the College is deciding which applicants to call for interview, it must arrive by 15 October. Forms received thereafter will be considered as part of post-interview decision-making, and should arrive no later than 30 November.|
|19 October||Deadline for COPA from students who would like to be interviewed in Cambridge, Canada or Hong Kong.|
|22 October||Deadline for submission of the online Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ). Please note: you should generally expect to receive details of your SAQ login within 48 hours of submitting your UCAS application. It is your responsibility to check your email inbox for your SAQ login details and failure to submit a completed SAQ on time will render your application invalid.|
|3 - 24 October||Application Acknowledgement emails will be sent from Emmanuel College Admissions Office during this period.|
|31 October - 4 November||Emails to applicants confirming the range of interview dates at the College for each subject will be sent during this period.|
|2 November||Pre-interview assessments taken.|
|14 - 25 November||Emails to applicants who are not selected for interview in Cambridge will be sent during this period.|
|14 - 25 November||Emails inviting applicants to interview in Cambridge will be send during this period.|
|5 - 14 December||Admissions Interviews (for those invited to interview at the College).|
|11 January 2017||Offer letters ONLY will be posted to applicants.|
|12 January 2017|| |
All decisions (offer, pool and unsuccessful) will be emailed to applicants by 5:00pm.
|January 2017||Winter Pool decisions will be emailed to applicants throughout January.|
|31 January 2017||Deadline for College to receive written requests for feedback.|
|28 February 2017||Requested feedback will be sent to Schools/Colleges by this date.|