Clearing 2006: Please note The University of Cambridge has NO COURSE VACANCIES through Clearing. Further information about Clearing is available from the UCAS website.

Clearing 2006: Please note The University of Cambridge has NO COURSE VACANCIES through Clearing. Further information about Clearing is available from the UCAS website.

If you are holding a conditional offer of a place at a University of Cambridge College and have met or exceeded all the conditions in your offer (including the grades required), congratulations! You don't need to do anything. Your College will already have been told your A level (or equivalent) results, and your place has been automatically confirmed. You will receive a letter from the College and from UCAS in a few days. Please do not phone the College at this busy time. In the meantime, take a look at the information for new undergraduate students.

If you have not quite met the offer, please don't panic! Depending on the number of students who have met their offers, there may be a few places available at the College you applied to or at another College. Please be patient for a little longer - your College will contact you as soon as possible. Please check the status of your application on UCAS Track ( rather than telephoning the College/University at this busy time.

If your grades are substantially lower than those required by your offer, hopefully you will have made the grades for your insurance offer. Unless there are special circumstances to consider, your application will have been unsuccessful. You will receive a letter from UCAS stating this so that you can take up your insurance place (if you meet the conditions for that place) or enter Clearing.

If you have not received all of your results, please don't panic! We know that sometimes there are processing problems. Please contact your College as soon as you have received your missing results. Normally we have to make decisions on all conditional firm offers by 26 August or, if there are delays/re-gradings, by 31 August at the latest. After that date decisions on whether or not to accept applicants are at the discretion of the College.

If you have not applied to the University of Cambridge: We do not consider any new applicants at this stage for entry in 2006 or for deferred entry in 2007 through Clearing. If your examination results are better than you expected and you wish to try for a place at Cambridge, you'll need to apply by 15 October 2006 for entry in 2007 or deferred entry in 2008 (see below).

Applying for 2007: New applications for 2007 entry can be made to UCAS from 1 September 2006. You will need to complete a UCAS application and a Cambridge Application Form. The closing date for 2007 entry is 15 October 2006. Mature students (on one-year Access courses or one-year A level courses) applying to one of the four mature Colleges can apply up to 21 November 2006 (except for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Architecture). These four Colleges may also consider applications later than this date.

If you are making the difficult decision as to whether to take a gap year and apply to Cambridge as a post-A level applicant for 2007 entry, please note that the University welcomes post-A level applications. We advise you to talk to your school/college, Careers/Connexions office or University/College admissions staff.

For those considering applying to the University for 2007 entry, some Colleges are holding College open days in September. Please note that advanced booking is required for all these events.

For further information about the University of Cambridge, the courses on offer and the application process please look at our undergraduate admissions pages. Alternatively, contact the Cambridge Admissions Office on 01223 333308 or

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