Our Guide for Offer Holders
If you have received an offer to study with us at the University of Lincoln – congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly academic community.
We know university applicants have lots to consider, like selecting firm and insurance choices, applying for student finance, and choosing where to live.
When we make applicants an offer on an undergraduate or postgraduate course, we’ll send them detailed information about the conditions of the offer. If you’re applying through UCAS, you can track the status of your application and any offers received in UCAS Hub.
Below you’ll find more details on the types of offers we make, our approach to entry requirements and accepted qualifications, and some key dates.
Types of Offers
A conditional offer from the University of Lincoln means that your place is subject to you meeting certain conditions, usually based on upcoming exam results. For example, if you are currently studying for A Levels, International Baccalaureate, T levels, or a BTEC National Diploma, we will ask that you achieve specific grades. Some courses may have additional requirements, like an Enhanced DBS Check for certain healthcare courses.
The University of Lincoln can make unconditional offers to exceptional students, selected and based on the high quality of their application and additional information provided, particularly their personal statement and references. Our Guaranteed Places Programme aims to identify undergraduate applicants who we think would excel at Lincoln and make a significant contribution to our academic community. Some students may also receive an unconditional offer if they already have their exam results and meet the course entry criteria.
Peace of Mind Guaranteed
An offer of a guaranteed place under our Guaranteed Places Programme is unconditional and means you can select Lincoln as either your firm or insurance choice and there will be a guaranteed place for you at Lincoln in September 2022.
We recommend that applicants consider all of the offers that they receive and take their time to choose the university and course which is right for them.
Entry Requirements, UCAS Tariff, and Accepted Qualifications
Below are some examples of offers we may make. You can find detailed entry requirements for each programme on our course pages, so please check these carefully for any additional subject specific criteria:
A levels: If you are currently studying A levels, a typical offer may be “A minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A levels or equivalent”. This is the same as achieving BBB in your A levels, but we also accept a variation of these grades such as ABC. In addition, and if three A Levels are successfully achieved, we will also consider your results from other level three qualifications such as the EPQ.
BTEC Level 3 qualifications: If you are currently studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, a typical offer may be “Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) or an equivalent grade combination." DMM attracts a total of 112 UCAS Tariff points and is equivalent to achieving BBC from three A levels.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma can be considered in lieu of two A levels against our general entry requirements and the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in lieu of one A level
If you are doing a mix of A Levels and BTECs: Many of our applicants study a mix of A levels and BTEC qualifications and a typical offer may be “A minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A levels or equivalent”. If three level three qualifications (for example one A level and a BTEC Level 3 Diploma) are successfully achieved, we will also consider your results from additional level three qualifications such as the EPQ.
Replying to Your Offer
Accepting your offer is a simple process. Just follow ‘Reply to your offers’ which will appear on the 'Your Choices' section of your UCAS track after receiving all of your offers. Once in this section you will be able to select your 'firm' and 'insurance' choices.
There are still other dates to be aware of after you have made your application. These can cover the opening of accommodation applications, the deadline for making your firm choice, as well as other events such as the Offer Holder Days.
Your Exam Results
If you have made the University of Lincoln your first choice, your place will be confirmed once your exam results are released. You will usually be able to see whether you have met our entry requirements and if your place has been confirmed on UCAS Track.