Opportunity and Excellence offer scheme
York St John University was founded on the belief that helping more people from a wide mix of backgrounds to access education contributes positively to individuals and society.
To support this, we take several factors into account when we make an offer of a place on one of our courses. We look at your academic potential and we also look at factors that prove to be barriers preventing students from attending university. We get this information from your UCAS application. We look at your age, whether you declare a disability, whether you have spent time in care, the area in which you live and the relative performance of the school you attend.
Through this additional assessment, we will assign you points that may reduce the offer we give you, bringing university within closer reach.
For more information on the scheme, please visit our Opportunity and Excellence offer scheme.
Mature Student Entry
Are you interested in returning to study? Have you been out of education for at least three years but hold a GCSE English Language at Grade C or equivalent?
At York St John University we have an outstanding record of supporting mature students in their academic success. We recognise the importance of life experience and work experience in formal learning; our mature students add invaluable diversity, strength and richness to our community.
We believe that nothing should hold people back from pursuing education. That’s why we have developed a mature student entry scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience.
We are looking for people who have a passion for learning and a real determination to succeed on one of our programmes.
Read more about our Mature Student Entry scheme.
What type of offer will I see on my UCAS Track?
There are two types of offers that can be made on UCAS; conditional or unconditional.
A conditional offer means you still have to meet some requirements. This may be achieving a certain amount of UCAS Points, particular qualifications, passing an interview or providing certificates. We also make conditional offers for non-academic requirements, such as obtaining a Disclosing & Barring Service (DBS) check or Medical Check for certain courses. All requirements must be met by the 23 August 2019 for September 2019 entry.
If you receive an unconditional offer, this means that you have no requirements to meet – the place is yours! You can make us either your ‘Insurance’ or ‘Firm’ choice on UCAS, and your offer will remain unconditional.
What will happen once I accept an offer with you?
There can be quite a time gap between accepting your offer and starting your course. It may feel like you don’t have much information about what to expect at this point. Please be assured that we stay in touch with exciting updates and useful information throughout this time. We are always available to talk to you at any stage and answer any questions you might have. Our applicant journey map shows some of the key dates for you to be aware of.
KEY DATES FOR 2019 APPLICANTS
12 DECEMBER 2018
Winter visit day.
15 JANUARY 2019
UCAS deadlines for the majority of courses.
26 JANUARY 2019
4 FEBRUARY 2019
Accommodation applications open.
16 FEBRUARY 2019
25 FEBRUARY 2019
UCAS Extra opens.
10 APRIL 2019
Student finance application deadline.
1 MAY 2019
Deadline to reply to offers (if offers received by 11 March).
30 JUNE 2019
Final UCAS deadline (applicants after enter clearing).
START OF JULY 2019
International Baccalaureate and BTEC results start to be sent to universities.
5 JULY 2019
14 JULY 2019
Accommodation applications close.
28 JULY 2019
Accommodation acceptance deadline.
15 AUGUST 2019
A-Level Results Day.
14-15 SEPTEMBER 2019
2019 Arrivals Weekend.
16-20 SEPTEMBER 2019
2019 Welcome Week.
23 SEPTEMBER 2019
Start of Semester 1.