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Deferring your offer

Can I defer my offer?

We understand that your personal circumstances may change and that you may need to consider deferring your place. Many departments do allow applicants to defer their place by one academic year. Please note that you will still need to meet your conditions of offer in full within the current admissions cycle.

You must provide verification of qualifications or results (excluding results released in August e.g. A Level, CIE A Level, ILC and GCSE) by 31 July 2024.

For non-academic conditions such as English language or ATAS, and any results released in August 2024, the deadline to provide confirmation that you have met conditions is 31 August 2024.

Where applicants are engaged in two years of military service (e.g Singapore/Korea) immediately following study, we consider two year deferrals. Please contact the undergraduate admissions team using the email address below if this applies to your application.

Making an informed decision

The UCAS website has some really good advice on deferring your application which we encourage you to read before you decide whether or not you want to defer your place. Read advice from UCAS on deferring your place.

Please bear in mind that some of the documents submitted as part of your application may no longer be valid for entry for the following academic year. If your request is approved by your department, the Admissions Service will consider this when deferring your application and may ask you to meet some conditions again, for example if your English language certificate is only valid for 2 years.

Deferring your place

Please email ugadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk to request your deferral, with the subject line "Deferral request".

What if I have applied for 2025 entry and wish to come this year (2024)?

If you received an offer for study starting in academic year 2025/26 and your circumstances have now changed you may wish to bring your study plans forward and start in academic year 2024/25.

Please email ugadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk to request to change your start date and include “Request change of start date to 2024/25” in the subject line.

Whilst we cannot guarantee that this will be possible, your department will consider your request carefully and let you know the outcome.