Undergraduate Applicants for 2019 Entry and for 2020 Deferred Entry

Thank you for your application to Homerton College. Please read all the information below carefully as it is relevant for all applicants who have applied for entry in 2019 or 2020 (deferred entry). It will also assist you with understanding the application process and to make sure you have provided all the information we require from you in order to complete our assessment. For all questions and queries during the admissions cycle, please contact our Admissions Office via email: admissions@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

ADMISSIONS ASSESSMENTS
​Most applicants are required to take a written admissions assessment either pre-interview or at-interview (depending on the course applied for). Please note the following important information and dates:
1 October 2018: Deadline for Medicine applicants to have registered (by assessment centre) to take the BMAT.
15 October 2018: Deadline for applicants to be registered (by assessment centre) for pre-interview assessments.
31 October 2018: BMAT and pre-interview assessments taken.

INTERVIEWS
Applicants are welcome to apply to be interviewed in Cambridge or Overseas, depending on their preference and eligibility. If you'd like to be considered for interview overseas then your COPA, UCAS application, SAQ and (if required) Reference and Transcript must be submitted by the relevant deadlines.
Overseas interviews: If you have applied to be consider for an overseas interview, you will be contacted by the Office coordinating these applications and informed of any interviews/tests that have been arranged in your preferred interview location. You are not required to send any written work to the College.
Interviews in Cambridge: If you have applied to be considered for interview in Cambridge, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office at Homerton College. You are required to send written work to the College (if applicable for your subject). Please have a look at the Notes for Applicants document for further information about those subjects requiring written work and what you need to send in. This document also outlines what to expect during the interview process for each subject. Please have a look at the Provisional Interview dates listed below to get an idea of the interview dates in Cambridge, as well as further information about attending interview in Cambridge. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis as interview dates are confirmed, so please check this regularly. 

RECEIVING EMAILS FROM HOMERTON COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICE
During this stage of the application process, Homerton College will send important information and reminders to the email address that you have provided in your UCAS application. It is essential that your email account is configured correctly so that emails sent from Homerton College are not rejected or filtered into your 'junk'/'spam' folder by your email provider (you should check this folder regularly, as well as your inbox). It is also recommended to change your email address at UCAS to a personal one rather than a school one, as school spam filters tend to be more robust and may block some emails. Your application to Homerton College may be disadvantaged if you do not take the steps described below. ​Please ensure that this email address, admissions@homerton.cam.ac.uk, is ADDED to your email client's Contact List and your email client's Safe Sender List (if available), and REMOVED from your email client's Block Sender List. Help for some of the more commonly used email clients can be found at the following links: ​Hotmail/Outlook BT Internet/Yahoo Apple MailGoogle Mail / AOLiOS Devices

FORMS TO COMPLETE AND RETURN TO HOMERTON COLLEGE
1. Admissions Confidentiality and Feedback Form

Who needs to submit this form? All applicants must submit this form.
How should the form be submitted? Download the form here and save the completed form as a PDF, naming the document with your Family Name, First Name - Confidentiality and Feedback Form. Send by email to: ugdocs@homerton.cam.ac.uk
Deadline? Thursday, 8 November 2018

2. Written Work
Who needs to submit a cover sheet and written work?
Only applicants who will be attending interview in Cambridge and for those subjects requiring written work.  Please have a look at the Notes for Applicants document for further information.
How should the written work and cover sheet(s) be submitted? Each piece of written work must be submitted with a separate cover sheet. Download the cover sheet template here. Each cover sheet must be completed by you and a school/college representative.  For each piece of written work, scan the completed cover sheet and written work as one document, saving as a PDF, naming the document with your Family Name, First Name - Written Work (1). Send by email to: ugdocs@homerton.cam.ac.uk
Deadline? Thursday, 8 November 2018

3. Uniform Mark Scheme (UMS) Marks for Modular AS/A2 Level Subjects
Who needs to submit this? If you are taking any modular courses, you are required to send in the details of your uniform mark scheme (UMS) performance for any modular AS and A Level units taken to date. Please send in copies of your Statement of Results from the exam board(s) or signed printouts from your school.
How should the document(s) be submitted? Scan the document(s), saving each one as a PDF, naming the document with your Family Name, First Name - UMS Marks. Send by email to: ugdocs@homerton.cam.ac.uk
Deadline? Thursday, 8 November 2018

4. Fee Status Assessment Questionnaire
Who needs to submit this form? ONLY applicants for Medicine 
must submit this questionnaire regarding their fee status.
How should the form be submitted? Download the form here to complete. Save the form as a PDF, naming the document with your Family Name, First Name - Fee Status Form. Send the completed form, with copies of the requested evidence as outlined in the document, by email to: ugdocs@homerton.cam.ac.uk​
Deadline? Wednesday, 31 October 2018

5. Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF)
​Who needs to submit this form?
The ECF should be used where an applicant's education or home life has been seriously disrupted or disadvantaged through health, disability, difficulties with schooling, or challenging personal or family circumstances. Further information is available here. The Extenuating Circumstances Form should normally be submitted by the applicant's school/college, but, in those cases where the applicant's school/college remains unaware of the full circumstances, the applicant's doctor or social worker may complete the form on the applicant's behalf.
How should the form be submitted? Download the form here to be completed by your school/college, (or if applicable by the doctor or social worker as mentioned above). The person who completed the form must send it to the College by saving the form as a PDF, naming the document with your Family Name, First Name - Extenuating Circumstances Form. Send by email to: ugdocs@homerton.cam.ac.uk
Deadline? 22 October 2018

6. Adjustment/Allowances Form
Who needs to submit this form?
Applicants who have disclosed a disability/Specific Learning Difficulty on their UCAS application. We wish to ensure, that wherever possible, we can make any appropriate adjustments/allowances if you are called for interview, or to ensure that your interviewers are aware of any information you have provided which may be relevant in the context of the interview. To enable the College to do this, we will send you a form to complete and return to the College. Please have the information confirmed by your teacher/tutor or other relevant member of staff at your school/college, and supply the appropriate evidence as requested. If you have Specific Learning Difficulties, please do NOT send a full Edudcation Psychologist report at this stage unless there is particular reference to the support you require that will help the College make appropriate adjustments to its assessment and selection procedures. Please still complete the form, even if only to confirm that no adjustments are required. 
How should the form be submitted? The form to complete will be emailed to you by the Admissions Office. Save the form as a PDF, naming the document with your Family Name, First Name - Adjustment Form. Send the completed form with any relevant evidence, by email to: ugdocs@homerton.cam.ac.uk
Deadline? 22 October 2018

A GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND IMPORTANT DATES (September to January)
Please read through all the details below very carefully as it highights all the important application dates and deadlines, as well as a reminder about the information and documents required from applicants during the admissions process.

Early September 2018:

1 September 2018:

20 September 2018: (Overseas applicants wishing to be interviewed in PR China, Malaysia and Singapore)

  • UCAS and COPA applications: Deadline for students wishing to be considered for interview overseas in China, Malaysia, or Singapore. 
  • Transcript: A High School Transcript will need to be uploaded via the COPA or SAQ form, if relevant. To find out if you need to submit a high school transcript (a record of your academic achievement) as part of your application to Cambridge, see "Do I need to submit a transcript''?, on the webpage, and select the statement that applies to you. Also, have a look at the Transcript Flowchart and see the PDF Creation Guide for instructions on creating your transcript PDF, if you need to upload a transcript. Please note that you must enter all your qualifications from secondary education onwards (even any that were ungraded) in your UCAS application, regardless of transcript requirements. 

26 September 2018:

  • SAQ (Supplementary Application Questionnaire) and Reference (if required): Please ensure that you complete and submit your SAQ by the deadline of: 18:00 (UK time) on 26 September 2018 for applicants who would like to be considered for interview in PR China, Malaysia and Singapore. 

1 October 2018:

  • BMAT: All Medicine applicants to ensure that you have registered for the BMAT by 11.59pm UK Time.

​15 October 2018:

  • UCAS application: Deadline for UCAS applications by 18:00 UK time on 15 October 2018. This is also the deadline for overseas applicants wishing to be considered for interview in Canada, Hong Kong, India, USA (the remote Int Scheme), or Cambridge.
  • Pre-interview Assessment: If you are applying for a subject which requires you to take a pre-interview assessment, please ensure that you have registered by this date.

​19 October 2018:

  • COPA (Cambridge Online Preliminary Application): The COPA is a required part of the admissions process for anyone applying from outside the European Union (EU), if you did not attend school or college in the UK or EU, and would like to be considered for interview in Cambridge, Canada, Hong Kong, India.

22 October 2018:

  • SAQ (Supplementary Application Questionnaire): Please ensure that you complete and submit your SAQ by the deadline of: 18:00 (UK time) on 22 October 2018.
  • Transcript: A High School Transcript will need to be uploaded via the COPA or SAQ form, if relevant. To find out if you need to submit a high school transcript (a record of your academic achievement) as part of your application to Cambridge, see "Do I need to submit a transcript''?, and select the statement that applies to you. Also, refer to the Transcript Flowchart. See our PDF Creation Guide for instructions on creating your transcript PDF, if you need to upload a transcript. Please note that you must enter all your qualifications from secondary education onwards (even any that were ungraded) in your UCAS application, regardless of transcript requirements. 
    Extenuating Circumstances Form: 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 this date.
  • Adjustment/Allowances Form: If you have disclosed a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness on your UCAS application, you must submit the form (available to download shortly), and supporting documents (even if only to confirm that no adjustments are required). If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of the questions on the form, you will need to provide evidence from your school or college confirming your Disability/Specific Learning Difficulty/long-term illness, and the allowances you are currently being given. (Please do NOT send a full Educational Psychologist report at this stage unless there is particular reference to the support you require that will help the College make appropriate adjustments to its assessment and selection procedures).
  • Extenuating Circumstances Form: If there are extenuating circumstances that have caused significant educational or home life disruption or disadvantage for a student, it may be appropriate for the school/college referee or the applicant’s doctor or social worker to complete and submit the Extenuating Circumsances Form (ECF) by 22 October.

31 October 2018:

By 8 November 2018:

  • Admissions Confidentiality and Feedback Form: All applicants must submit this form.
  • Written work: The College must have received any written work, if relevant, for your course by 8 November, at the latest. Read the Notes for Applicants as it will explain whether written work is required for your subject.​
  • UMS Marks: All applicants who have taken or are taking A level modular courses must send in certified copies of their UMS Statement(s) of Results from the exam board(s) or signed and stamped printouts from their school.

Late November 2018:

  • You will find out by late November if you have/have not been invited to attend interview in Cambridge in the form of an email from the Admissions Office. Please read the  Notes for Applicants* for information about what to expect if invited for interview. Please also see ‘Provisional Interview Dates and Information’ below for further information about the interview process.

*Please note that the interview information in the Notes for Applicants document is not relevant to those who have requested an overseas interview in Canada, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia or Hong Kong. Such applicants will be contacted by the Overseas Applications Office via email with further instructions.​

3-14 December 2018:

  • Interviews: The interviews in Cambridge will take place during these dates in December, expect for Land Economy interviews which will take place in the last week of November.

Mid-January 2019:

  • Decisions: All applicants who applied for entry in 2019 and deferred entry in 2020, who attended interview in December will be emailed with the outcome of their application on Monday, 14 January 2019 by email. A detailed offer letter and supporting documents will also be sent by post to successful applicants. There are three possible outcomes for any one application:
    1. A conditional offer is made
    2. Further consideration through the Winter Pool
    3. The application is unsuccessful (click here for information on feedback about admissions decisions)

INTERVIEW INFORMATION FOR CAMBRIDGE

 Provisional Interview Dates and Information 
Please regularly check this information for updates on the interview dates included below.

You will find out by late November/early December if you have been invited for interview in Cambridge.  The dates shown below are provisional and may still be subject to change. We advise applicants not to make travel arrangements until they receive an interview invitation by email from the Homerton College Admissions Office. Please let the Admissions Office know immediately if it will be impossible for you to attend interview on any dates in the main interview period (3rd - 14th December). It is also possible that some interviews will take place before 3rd December. Interview invitations will be sent by email, and will detail the names of the interviewers, the times and locations of interviews and details of any other requirements (i.e. reading a passage before interview, admissions assessment, etc). Please therefore be careful to regularly check the email account you list in your UCAS application (and please be careful to check spam/junk mail folders).

We understand that applicants wish to find out news of their application and interview arrangements as quickly as possible. However, to enable us to send out decisions and interview information as promptly as we possibly can, we kindly ask that applicants try not to email and telephone the Admissions Office to request more news before the end of November if possible (by which time we hope all applicants will have heard from us).

Subject Provisional interview date(s)
Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Mon 3 December
Archaeology Thurs 6 December
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Tues 4 and Wed 5 December
Chemical Engineering Thurs, 13 December
Classics Mon 3, Tues 4 and Wed 5 December
Computer Science Thurs 6 and Fri 7 December
Economics Mon 3 and Tues 4 December
Education, Psychology and Learning Wed 5, Thurs 6 and Fri 7 December
Education, Policy and International Development Wed 5, Thurs 6 and Fri 7 December
Education, English, Drama and the Arts Wed 5, Thurs 6 and Fri 7 December
Engineering Mon 10, Tues 11, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 December
English Mon 10, Tues 11 and Wed 12 December
Geography Mon 10 December
History Mon 10 and Tues 11 December
History and Modern Languages Fri 7 December 
History and Politics Wed 12 December
History of Art Wed 5 December
HSPS Mon 3, Tues 4 and Wed 5 December
Land Economy Fri 7, Thurs 13 and Fri 14 December
Law Wed 5, Thurs 6 and Fri 7 December
Linguistics Tues 4 December
Mathematics Tues 11, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 December
Medicine Mon 3 and Tues 4 December
Modern & Medieval Languages Thurs 6 December 
Music Thurs 6 December
Natural Sciences (Biological) Fri 7,  Mon 10 and Tues 11 December
Natural Sciences (Physical) Wed 5, Thurs 6, Tues 11, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 December
Philosophy Wed 5 December
Psychological & Behavioural Sciences Tues 11, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 December
Theology, Religion, & Philosophy, of Religion Wed 5 December
Veterinary Medicine Wed 5 December

 

REPLYING TO YOUR INTERVIEW INVITATION
We aim to email our interview invitations out by late November/early December.  We ask all applicants invited to interview to complete our Interview Reply Form to confirm their attendance. As soon as you receive an interview invitation by email, please complete and return the Interview Reply Form as indicated on the form. We are able to offer accommodation in College to those who require it at no cost, and there is space on the Interview Reply Form to indicate if this is required.  If accommodation is required, it must be booked at least 7 days before the first night needed. The Interview Reply Form must be emailed to interviewreply@homerton.cam.ac.uk

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS
To enable applicants to come to interview in Cambridge, the Colleges are pleased to provide support for travel costs to students who are in local authority care and/or are currently in receipt of free school meals and who attend a UK maintained sector school/college. Public transport travel costs between £20 and £80 will be reimbursed, and the Colleges will contact eligible applicants directly with further information when they are invited to interview.

Please check this page regularly for updates. The table below will highlight exactly what has been updated on the webpage, the date this took place as well as information about key communication with applicants.

Information  Date 
Interview Dates in Cambridge Updated for some subjects 10 November 2018
Application Acknowledgement emails sent to applicants As of 3 October 2018
Webpage was last updated 2 October 2018