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Results day 2021 – next steps

Applicants find out today if they have met their offers to study at Jesus College. We and the University have the following advice.

You have met or exceeded the conditions of your offer

Congratulations - you don’t need to do anything. We are already aware of your exam results. Your place has been automatically confirmed and will appear on UCAS Track on the morrning on Tuesday 10th August and you’ll receive an email from the College in a few days. 

You haven’t quite met your offer

Please be patient – check the status of your application on UCAS Track, which will be updated as soon as possible with a final decision. 

We recognise that this has been a highly unusual year with significant disruption to study and results being awarded without examinations having been taken, and that this will have created anxiety for applicants, parents and teachers. We are therefore reviewing each case in detail and offering as much flexibility as we can.

Those who do not meet the conditions of their offer by a narrow margin may still be admitted, but some may need to await further consideration by the relevant College. This may take 2-3 days. The University currently plans to make a limited number of places available in Adjustment this year; only students who have already been notified will be eligible and not all courses will have places on offer.

Your grades are substantially lower than those required by your offer 

Hopefully you’ll have made the grades for your insurance offer. Unless there are special circumstances, your application to Cambridge will have been unsuccessful and we will have updated UCAS Track. You’ll receive a letter from UCAS stating this so that you can take up your insurance place or enter Clearing.

You haven’t received all of your results

Don’t panic, we already know if you’re missing a particular result. Please contact our admissions team as soon as you’ve received your missing results. Normally decisions on all conditional offers must be made by 31 August.


The University of Cambridge is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the UCAS Adjustment process this summer (2021). For further information, see Adjustment at Cambridge.

My results are better than expected, can I apply for a Clearing place?

The University of Cambridge doesn’t enter Clearing. If your results are better than expected and you’d now like to apply to study at Jesus College, you’ll need to take part in the next application round. The deadline for UCAS applications for the 2022 Cambridge intake is 15 October 2021.

Applying to study at Jesus College

Find out more about applying to study at Jesus College and do consider booking a place at our next virtual undergraduate open day on 18 September.