Next steps for your undergraduate application

Congratulations for completing your application. We're looking forward to welcoming you here at the University of Central Lancashire.

You'll receive emails and other correspondence from us over the coming months. These will include useful information on topics such as accommodation, student life, student finance and how to enrol.

With your application submitted you might be wondering what comes next.

  1. When you complete your application, you'll receive an email from us asking you to validate your email address.

    If any of your contact details change, it’s important you let us know as soon as possible so we can keep in touch.

    Please let us know if you change any of the following:

    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Email address
    • Name

    If you applied through UCAS, then the easiest way to make changes to your contact information is to update your details through UCAS Track. All updates are then shared with every university you’ve applied to.

    If you applied directly to us through our online application system, then please email us at with any changes to your details.

    Please include your University Registration Number in all correspondence – this can be found at the top of any letter or email that you have received from us.

  2.  The time this takes varies by course, but we will let you know as soon as possible. Make sure you keep checking your emails and UCAS Hub (previously UCAS Track) for updates.

    We may need to know a little more about you before making a decision. If this is the case, you’ll be contacted by email or via UCAS Track. This might include being invited to an interview or audition.

  3. If you are invited to an interview or audition you will be emailed with more details about how to book your place. 

    We know interviews can be nerve-wracking, but we want to make your experience an enjoyable one. By viewing your work and meeting with you we can assess your suitability for the course. And, it is a good opportunity for you to ask questions to make sure we're right for you.

    You can read more about interviews and auditions on our dedicated page.

  4. There are two main types of offer:

    • Conditional Offer:
      An offer to study here that is based on you meeting certain requirements, or conditions. These conditions are usually academic, and we will normally specify the grades you need to confirm your place.
    • Unconditional Offer:
      This offer means that you’ve already met the conditions required to study here, so the place is yours if you want it.

    You can find full details about the conditions of your offer on UCAS Track (if you applied via UCAS). Please make sure you read and understand these.

    Have you received an offer? Visit our offer holder page to find out more.

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Life at UCLan

Now that you've completed your application you might want to know more about what life will be like studying with us. We have plenty of information for you, as well as dedicated teams ready to answer any questions you might have.

Useful links

Ask a student

Need advice on course choices or which accommodation to choose when you study with us? Our friendly student ambassadors are ready to share their experiences. Simply register and start chatting to our current students.

Bursaries and scholarships

We believe that opportunity creates success, and that’s why we offer a range of attractive bursaries, scholarships, funds and discounts to our prospective students to give them a helping hand along the way.

Applicant and offer holder FAQs

Wondering what happens when you apply to go to university? To help you we’ve pulled together some answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Important information

As part of our dedication to safeguarding individuals and providing a safe environment for all, we ask all applicants who have accepted a place with us if they have relevant unspent criminal convictions obtained in the UK or other jurisdiction.