Current Applicants Noticeboard

Welcome to Homerton's information page for current applicants for October 2021 (and 2022 deferred entry).

We have created these noticeboards to guide you through the admissions process as well as highlighting the important upcoming application dates and deadlines.  It will also keep you updated on all the communication which will be sent to you from the time of receiving your UCAS application.    

Due to the current and developing situation with Covid-19, it's possible that there will be a few changes still to come, but we will ensure to keep you updated, if and when anything changes.

How to contact the Admissions Office at Homerton:
Please ensure that you always put the following information in the subject line of your email when writing to the Admissions Office
Your Surname, First Name (as written on your UCAS application) / UCAS ID / Subject

Date Published NOTICEBOARD FOR CURRENT APPLICANTS
21 Oct:  Important Reminders:
  • Reminder emails were sent to applicants today about documentation required from you, as applicable, and by the deadline of 5 November (ie: Written work, Portfolio for Architecure Applicants, Adjustment Forms). 
  • By 22 October 18.00 (UK Time) for the SAQ: Shortly after submitting your UCAS application, you'll be asked via email to complete an online Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ). In order to make a valid application to the University of Cambridge, you must submit your SAQ by the deadline set. In the majority of cases this deadline will be 18.00 (UK time) on 22 October.
19 Oct: Important message for all application who need to submit written work: There was a technical issue with the webpage about Written Work, which has since been resolved. If you click on the link provided in the Applicant Information Portal, you should now have access. 
18 Oct: FOR ALL APPLICANTS TO HOMERTON: The email entitled: 'Homerton College - Application Acknowledgement and Important Information for Applicants'  has been sent out to all applicants today.  If you do not receive this email, first check your Spam folder and then send an email to the Admissions Office and we will re-send it to you. Please include the following information in the subject line of your email: Your Surname, First Name (as written on your UCAS application) / Subject / UCAS ID Number / Request for Application Acknowledgement email.
16 Oct: Thank you for your application to Homerton College!  We will shortly be in touch with all applicants to Homerton via an email entitled: 'Homerton College - Application Acknowledgement and Important Information for Applicants'. The email will include a link to the Applicant Information Portal. 
Here you will find all the details about the next stages of the application process, the forms and information you will need to send to the College and by when, including further guidance on written work, as well as interview information for Cambridge, UK. 
As soon as the email has been sent out, we will confirm here.
15 Oct:

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:  How to make a valid application to the University of Cambridge.

Once you have submitted your UCAS Application (and COPA, if required) you will also be asked to complete a Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ). Further details below:

By 22 October 18.00 (UK Time) for the SAQ: Shortly after submitting your UCAS application, you'll be asked via email to complete an online Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ). In order to make a valid application to the University of Cambridge, you must submit your SAQ by the deadline set. In the majority of cases this deadline will be 18.00 (UK time) on 22 October. Further help is available in the Guide to Completing the SAQ and a list of frequently asked questions is available on the SAQ FAQ page

By 19 October for the COPA (as applicable): Whether or not you are required to complete the Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA) is based on where you are geographically at the time of application, and is not related to fee status or citizenship. The COPA should be completed in addition to a UCAS application and a Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ), and your application won’t be valid unless all three are received by the relevant deadline. Please see COPA Frequently Asked Questions for further guidance.

13 Oct: IMPORTANT REMINDERS: Thursday 15 October:  UCAS application deadline AND Pre-interview assessments registration deadline (other than BMAT).
5 Oct: A reminder about the upcoming application deadlines in October.
30 Sept: FOR MEDICINE APPLICANTS: Reminder about 1 October BMAT registration deadline, for Medicine applicants taking the November BMAT.
28 Sept: A reminder about the upcoming application deadlines in October
21 Sept: For students applying to be interviewed remotely in Malaysia or Singapore: 
  • The UCAS applicationCOPA and Transcript deadline has now passed. 
  • A reminder about the upcoming deadline of: 26 September - SAQ deadline for applicants to be interviewed in Malaysia or Singapore.
16 Sept:

Interview Information for Cambridge:
In order to minimise COVID-related risks to our applicants, students and staff in the coming undergraduate admissions round, the University is making plans to interview applicants this year without requiring them to travel to Cambridge in December. Further details about alternative arrangements will be released as soon as available.

Overseas Interviews Information:
In order to minimise COVID-related risks to our applicants, students and staff in the coming undergraduate admissions round, the University is not planning to conduct any overseas interviews in person this year in the countries in which they usually interview (Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), PR China (Shanghai), Hong Kong, India (Mumbai) and Canada (Toronto)).  They plan to conduct these interviews remotely and will release further details about these arrangements in due course.  We recommend that you check this website, Overseas Interviews, regularly for updates.

If you have applied to be considered for an overseas interview, you will be contacted by the Office coordinating these applications and informed of any interviews and/or assessment that have been arranged in your preferred interview location. If you have requested to be interviewed in Cambridge, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office at Homerton College.

15 Sept:

  APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES
SEPTEMBER 2020

20 September: UCAS application, and COPA and Transcript deadlines for students to be interviewed remotely in Malaysia or Singapore.
26 SeptemberSAQ deadline for applicants to be interviewed in Malaysia or Singapore.

OCTOBER 2020

1 October: 
BMAT registration deadline, for Medicine applicants taking November BMAT.

15 October: 
UCAS application deadline
Pre-interview assessments registration deadline (other than BMAT).

19 October: 
COPA deadline for students to be interviewed in Cambridge, Canada, Hong Kong, India or PR China.

22 October:
SAQ deadline for most applicants

(Shortly after submitting your UCAS application, you'll be asked via email to complete an online Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ). In order to make a valid application to the University of Cambridge, you must submit your SAQ by the deadline set. In the majority of cases this deadline will be 18.00 (UK time) on 22 October).
Transcript deadline for applicants (if applicable) other than Organ Scholarship applicants and applicants wishing to be interviewed remotely in Malaysia or Singapore.

26 October:
Extenuating Circumstance (ECF) deadline for submitting the online extenuating circumstances form
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NOVEMBER 2020

4 and 5 November: BMATELAT and other pre-interview assessments taken.

5 November: Written work deadline for applicants. For the following subjects only: ASNC, AMES, Classics, Education, English, History, History & Modern Languages, History and Politics, History of Art, HSPS, MML, Music and Theology.

DECEMBER 2020 The majority of interviews in Cambridge take place in the first three weeks of December. Further details to follow when available.
JANUARY 2021 Communcation Date to be confirmed: Applicants selected for interview will be notified about the outcome of their application via email.  Further information about the different outcomes, is available here.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

Please have a look at the following pages for further helpful information, as applicable to you:

  • If your education has been significantly disrupted or disadvantaged, it may be appropriate for your school/college referee (or your doctor or social worker) to complete and submit an Extenuating Circumstances Form by 26 October 2020. (This form is not for COVID-19-related educational disruption, as a separate form will be provided to applicants for this purpose, if applicable). 
  • If you have a disability, specific leaning difficulty, long-term health condition or mental health condition, we strongly encourage you to disclose this and provide any relevant information in your UCAS application.
  • If you have spent time in Local Authority Care in the UK.