Admissions noticeboard

Up-to-date information for applicants

Welcome to the Admissions Noticeboard. On these pages, you can find up-to-date information and tips to guide you through the application and admissions process. 


Applicant Notices and Email Communications

In the table below will be information about the Notices for Applicants, as well as any information emailed to applicants and the date.  If you have not received the email communication sent, please check your Junk/Spam folder in the first instance before sending an email to the Admissions Office and we will re-send it to you.

Date Notices for Applicants / Email Communication
3 December 2021

Important Notices for Applicants invited for interview at Homerton:

1. The interview invitations for all subjects have been emailed out, except for Education. These will be sent out in due course. Please wait to hear from us.

2. Information for Interviews:
Should unforeseen circumstances arise, for example a change in interview panels, we will notify you by email in advance of your interviews. 

3. A few reminders:

  • When emailing the Admissions Office, please always remember to put the put the following information in the subject line of your email when writing to us: Lastname_Firstname_Course_UCAS ID_QueryDetails 
  • If your email contains questions for which you require a response, please wait to hear from us as we may need to liaise within the College with the relevant person. We will come back to you as soon as possible.  

  • Please ensure that you get in touch with us directly. We value your data and privacy and are not able to liaise with your parents and/or guardians. We appreciate your understanding.    

25 November 2021

Important Notices for Applicants about email communication sent today:

1. Land Economy applicants: If you have applied for Land Economy, please check your email as we have emailed you this morning between 7:15 - 7:30am (UK Time).

2. English Applicants: If you have applied for English, please check your emails as we have emailed you this morning at 11:29 am (UK Time).

3. Engineering ApplicantsIf you have applied for Engineering, please check your emails as we have emailed you this afternoon at 2:11pm (UK Time).

4. Interview Invitations have been emailed for the following subjects:

Land Economy / Engineering (for 2, 3, 4 December only)

If you have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

24 November 2021

Important Notices for Applicants about email communication sent out:

1. For applicants taking the History and Modern Language (Modern Languages assessment) and the MML (Modern Languages assessment) on Friday, 26 November 2021:

The email called: Homerton College: Instructions for Candidates for the HML/MML at-interview assessment on Friday, 26 November 2021, has been sent out at 15.30 this afternoon.

If you have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.


2. Interview Invitations have been emailed for the following subjects:

History&Politics / Natural Sciences (Biological) / Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences / Mathematics / Geography / HSPS

If you have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

For all other subjects: You will hear from the Admissions Office in due course about your application. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM US.

23 November 2021

Important Notices for Applicants about email communication sent out:

1. Interview Invitations have been emailed for the following subjects:

HML / History of Art / Theology / Architecture / Archaeology / Philosophy / MML / Law

If you have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

For all other subjects: You will hear from the Admissions Office in due course about your application. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM US.


2.  Email communication has been sent to applicants for Music only (at: 08:15 UK Time)

If you have applied for Music, and have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

For all other subjects: You will hear from the Admissions Office in due course about your application. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM US


3. Email communication has been sent to applicants for PBS (at: 07:56 UK Time)

For Psychological and Behavioural Sciences: in advance of your at-interview assessment on 30 November 2021, a sample paper is now available to download on the page in the Applicant Portal: Admission assessments (pre-interview and at-interview, under Downloads.


4. Email communication sent yesterday

If you have applied for: Archaeology / Architecture / Classics / History of Art / Law / / Philosophy / Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

Please ensure that you have received the email with the login details to access the Moodle Platform for your at-interview assessment. If you have not received this email, please let the College immediately by email to:  admissions@homerton.cam.ac.uk, so that we can send the link and instructions for you to access the system. Otherwise, you will not be able to take the required at-interview assessment for the subject applied for.

22 November 2021

Important Notice for Applicants about email communication sent today:

Interview Invitations have been emailed for the following subjects:

Economics / ASNC / AMES / Linguistics

If you have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

For all other subjects: You will hear from the Admissions Office in due course about your application. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM US.

22 November 2021

Important Notice for Applicants about email communication sent this morning

Email communication has been sent to applicants for Geography and HSPS only (between  07:15 - 07:30 UK Time)

If you have applied for Geography or HSPS, and have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

For all other subjects: You will hear from the Admissions Office in due course about your application. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM US.

21 November 2021

Important Notice for Applicants taking an at-interview Admissions Assessment  (this is a notice only - no email coms has been sent)

A reminder about the following information on the page in the Applicant Portal, called: Admission assessments (pre-interview and at-interview)**

At-interview admissions assessments and formats (including sample papers)

  • For the following subjects, please visit: At-interview assessments | Undergraduate Study (cam.ac.uk) 
    Archaeology / Architecture / Classics / History and Modern Languages (ML) / History of Art / Law / Linguistics / Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) / Philosophy / Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion
  • For Psychological and Behavioural Sciences: a sample paper is now available to download on the page** in the Applicant Portal, under Downloads.
20 November 2021

Important Notice for Applicants about email communication sent this morning

Email communication has been sent to applicants for Economics only (between 11:38 - 11:57).

If you have applied for Economics, and have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

For all other subjects: You will hear from the Admissions Office in due course about your application. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM US.

19 November 2021

Important Notice for Applicants about email communication sent today about the at-interview admission assessment

An email called: 'Homerton College: at-Interview Assessment Information for (Subject)', has been sent to applicants today between 11am to 12:40pm UK Time, for the following subjects only:
Archaeology / Architecture / Classics (3-year) / History and Modern Languages / History of Art / Law / Linguistics / Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) / Philosophy / Psychological and Behavioural Sciences / Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

If you have applied for one of the subject listed above, and have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

17 November 2021 (afternoon)

Important Notice for Applicants about email communication sent this afternoon

Email communication has been sent to applicants for ASNC and AMES only (between 14:37 UK Time) 

If you have applied for one of the subject listed above, and have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

For all other subjects: You will hear from the Admissions Office in due course about your application. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM US.

17 November 2021 (morning)

Important Notice for Applicants about email communication sent this morning

Email communication has been sent to applicants for History and Politics only (between 09:31 - 09:41).

If you have applied for History and Politics, and have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

For all other subjects: You will hear from the Admissions Office in due course about your application. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM US.

16 November 2021

Important Notice for Applicants about email communication sent this morning

Please note: applicants will either receive Email 1 OR Email 2 and Email 3 (if applicable and for certain subjects only as outlined in the email 2) OR Email 4.

Email 1:

An email called: 'Homerton College: Outcome of Application Communication', has been sent to applicants this morning at 7:03am UK Time for the following subjects only: 
Archaeology / Architecture / Classics / Law / Linguistics / Mathematics / Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) / Psychological and Behavioural Sciences


Email 2:

An email called: 'Homerton College: Interview Confirmation and at-Interview Admissions Assessment Information', has been sent to applicants this morning between 07:26 - 07:33 UK Time, for the following subjects only:
Archaeology / Architecture / Classics / History and Modern Languages / History of Art / Law / Linguistics / Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) / Philosophy / Psychological and Behavioural Sciences / Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

Email 3:

An email called: 'Homerton College: at-Interview Admissions Assessment Instruction Documents', has been sent to applicants this morning at 07:33 UK Time, for the following subjects only:
Archaeology / Architecture / Classics (3-year) / History of Art / Law / Philosophy / Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion


Email 4:

An email called: 'Homerton College: Interview Confirmation', has been sent to applicants this morning at 07:48 UK Time, for the following subject only:
Mathematics

If you have applied for one of the subjects listed above and have not received the email communication, check your Spam/Junk folder in the first instance before emailing the College to re-send the email to you.

For all other subjects: You will hear from the Admissions Office in due course about your application. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM US.

15 November 2021

Important Notice for All Applicants (this is a notice only - no emails have been sent out)

Applicants for the following subjects with only:
Archaeology / Architecture / Classics / History and Modern Languages / History of Art / Law / Linguistics / Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) / Philosophy / Psychological and Behavioural Sciences / Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion:

As the above subjects have an at-interview remote assessment taking place on various dates between 25 to 30 November 2021, we will be emailing applicants for the these subjects tomorrow, Tuesday 16 November 2021 about the outcome of their application.  Only applicants invited for interview, are required to take the remote at-interview assessment. Please check your emails tomorrow. We will post on the Noticeboard, once emails have been sent out.

Applicants for all other subjects:
You will hear in due course about the outcome of your application.  Please ensure to regularly check your emails. We will post on the Noticeboard, once emails have been sent out.

11 November 2021

Important Notice for all applicants - Cambridge interview dates

Please regularly check the Interview Information for Cambridge page for the provisional interview dates. The dates for some more subjects have been added and for some subjects the dates have been amended. For those subjects with no interview dates, these will be added, as soon as they are available, so keep checking the page. Again, they are provisional and may still be subject to change. 

8 November 2021

Important Notice for all applicants - Cambridge interview process

  • Cambridge online interviews will be held on various dates from 2nd to 17th December. You will find out between mid-November to early December if you have been invited for a Cambridge interview. We will begin inviting selected applicants to attend online interviews as soon as possible during this time, so applicants are asked to wait to hear from us.
  • For applicants whom we decide not to interview, we will communicate this decision during this time.
  • If you have applied for a subject requiring an at-interview assessment (Law, Linguistics, Architecture, HML (ML), MML, Philosophy, Archaeology, Theology, Classics, History of Art, PBS), you will be notified about the outcome of your application in good time before the assessment date. Only those who are invited for interview (either via the International Interview team or for a Cambridge interview), are required to take the remote at-interview assessment. For information about the at-interview assessments, all the arrangements and dates, have a look at the page in the Applicant Portal: Admission assessments (pre-interview and at-interview).
  • We will keep you updated on which subjects have been sent their interview invitations.
  • The interview dates shown on the page in the Applicant Portal: Interview Information for Cambridge, are provisional and may still be subject to change. All interview dates will be added, as soon as they are available, so keep checking the page.
  • 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. This only applies, if you have not already provided this information in the SAQ.
  • All communication will be via email to the email address as indicated on your application, so check your emails and also your Spam/junk folder.
4 November 2021

Reminder for Applicants for these subjects: (ASNC; AMES; Archaeology; Architecture (portfolio); Classics; Education; English; History; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; History of Art; HSPS; MML; Music; and Theology). 

  • Written Work is due today, Thursday 4 November 2021 (12pm midnight UK Time). 
    The details of how to send this to the College is in the Applicant Portal on the page called: Additional application documents and online upload form
2 November 2021

Notice for all Applicants:
This is a new series of webinars for this year, specifically aimed at applicants covering assessments, interviews and a session for parents/supporters. Forthcoming webinars can be booked online via the link below and those which have already taken place can be viewed again. 

Applicant Webinar Series 2021 | Undergraduate Study (cam.ac.uk)

29 October 2021

Notice for Linguistics Applicants:

  • There have been a change in Date for the Linguistics at-interview Assessment. This will now take place on Thursday 25 November 2021.

Reminder for Applicants for these subjects: (ASNC; AMES; Archaeology; Architecture (portfolio); Classics; Education; English; History; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; History of Art; HSPS; MML; Music; and Theology). 

  • Written Work due by 4 November 2021 (12pm midnight UK Time). A reminder email has all been sent out this morning.
28 October 2021

An email has been sent this morning (10am UK Time), to applicable applicants about this, called: 'Homerton_ IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION: Pre-Interview Assessments: COVID-19 Guidance'

Pre-interview assessments: COVID-19 guidance

While we are optimistic that the Cambridge pre-interview assessments on 3 and 4 November will run as planned for our applicants, we recognise that there may be COVID-related reasons for a small number of candidates not being able to access a test centre on the day, such as an onset of possible symptoms or a requirement to self-isolate.

If this should happen, please immediately do the following:

1. To notify your College admissions office by email so that we can look into alternative solutions. One of the following forms of evidence would be needed in support:

  • Positive COVID-19 test result.
  • Proof of instruction to self-isolate due to COVID-19.
  • Evidence of a local or national lockdown due to COVID-19, forcing the closure of your test centre.

2. To log this with CAAT (Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing), as you will need to apply for special consideration. CAAT can be contacted by submitting a support query through their website. 

28 October 2021

Important Message about how the Homerton Admissions Office communicates with our applicants:

The Admissions Office at Homerton communicates with all our applicants via email. We use the email address as included on your UCAS Application. To ensure that you do not miss any important communication from the Admissions Office, please do the following:

  • Regularly check your Spam/Junk folders

Sometime emails do end up in your Spam/Junk folder, therefore please check this regularly.

  • Receiving emails from the Admissions Office

We will communicate with all applicants via the email address provided in the UCAS application. It’s essential that your email account is configured correctly so that emails sent from the College aren’t rejected or filtered into your 'junk'/'spam' folder by your email provider (you should check this folder regularly, as well as your inbox). As the College will contact you from Admissions [at] homerton.cam.ac.uk, please ensure that this email address is: 
ADDED to your email client's Contact List
ADDED to your email client's Safe Sender List (if available)
REMOVED from your email client's Block Sender List.

  • Changing your email address at UCAS to a personal one rather than a school one

It is also recommended to change your email address at UCAS to a personal one rather than a school one, as the school spam filters tend to be more robust and it is likely that some of our emails to you may be blocked.  We don't want you to miss out on any important email communication during the application process. 

20 October 2021 As of today, all applicants to Homerton have been sent an email to acknowledge their application. The emails contains important information as well as including a link to complete the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) (by 27 October), and the link to access the online Applicant Portal
19 October 2021 Email called: 'Homerton College: Guide to complete the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) (by 27 October)'. sent to all applicants. It contains helpful guidance on completing the online form, as available here.  Have a look under the headingAdditional Applicant Information Form (AAIF)
18 October 2021 Email called: 'Application Acknowledgement and Important Information for all Applicants', was sent this afternoon to acknowledge your application and with important information and a link to the Applicant Portal.  

 


Reminders for applicants

Have you registered for the pre-interview admission assessments (1 Oct or 15 Oct depending on course)?
Click on the link to check if your course has a required pre-interview admission assessment. If it does, make sure that you are registered by the relevant deadline (1 Oct or 15 Oct depending on the course applied for). It is important to note: you have not make a valid application, if your course requires an admission assessment, and you're not registered.

Have you completed the SAQ?
By 22 October deadline for applicants: 
Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) | Undergraduate Study (cam.ac.uk) Shortly after submitting your UCAS application, you'll be asked via email to complete an online SAQ. To make a valid application to the University of Cambridge, you must submit your SAQ by the deadline set. In the majority of cases, the deadline will be 22 October 2021 (18.00 UK time)

Have you checked the 'Important upcoming dates and deadlines' below?
This will help so that you do not missing any important dates and deadlines throughout the application process.

Have you signed up for the Applicant Webinar Series?
You might like to sign up here for the Applicant Webinar Series. These are a brand new series of webinars, running from October to early November 2021, designed to assist applicants and those supporting applicants through the process of applying to Cambridge. The topics range from the early stages of an application, such as filling in your UCAS application and Supplementary Application Questionnaire(SAQ), all the way through to interview advice.


Applying for 2022 Entry (and 2023 deferred entry)

Applications to Cambridge University open in early September 2021. The application deadline is 18:00 UK time on 15 October 2021 through UCAS. There is an earlier of deadline of 20 September 2021, for international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team. Have a look here, for further information as well as those all-important application dates and deadlines.

For international applicants, whether you are interviewed via the College or international team, the aims and format of the interview will be the same.You will be expected to submit written work (if required for your course), and to take any pre-interview or at-interview assessments. The College will notify you of any arrangements for any at-interview assessments, and you should arrange to register for the early November pre-interview assessment, if your course requires it.


Important upcoming dates and deadlines:

September 2021:

  • 20 September: UCAS application deadline for international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team (see international timeline and international interviews for more information).
  • 27 September: Transcript and SAQ deadline for international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team.

October 2021:

  • 1 October: Early Pre-interview assessment registration deadlines for applicants to these subjects: Medicine applicants register for the BMAT and Computer Science applicants register for the TMUA.
  • 15 OctoberUCAS application deadline and Pre-interview assessments registration deadline (other than BMAT and TMUA).
  • 18 October: 'Application Acknowledgement and Important Information for Applicants': email sent to all Homerton's applicants with information about the next stages of the application process and the online Applicant Portal.
  • 22 OctoberTranscript deadline for all applicants (except international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team.
  • 22 October: SAQ deadline for all applicants (except for international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team). 
  • 22 October: Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF) deadline. Completed by an applicant's school/college if an applicant has suffered particular personal or educational disruption (or your doctor or social worker, if applicable). (Please do not use this form for COVID-19-related educational disruption, which should be declared by the applicant on a separate form that will be provided).
  • 22 October: Additional application documents deadline (as applicable). Further information available via the Applicant Portal
  • 27 October: Online Additional Application Information Form (AAIF) deadline for all applicants (link included in the 'Application Acknowledgement Email'). 
  • October: Interviews for international applicants by the international interviews team generally happen in October and November, or December if you are interviewed by the College.

November 2021:

  • 3 November: BMAT and ECAA, ENGAA and NSAA pre-interview assessments taken*.
  • 4 November: ELAT, TMUA and TSA pre-interview assessments taken*.
    (*Applicants taking the pre-interview written assessments overseas must check the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing websiteas the scheduled start times for international centres may vary.)
  • 4 November: Written Work deadline (subject dependent) and Architecture Portfolio (Architecture applicants only). Shortly after the UCAS deadline of 15 October, applicants who have applied for an arts/humanities subject requiring the submission of written work/portfolio (Architecture) will be contacted with full details of how to send the written work to the College. You will be asked to attach a signed cover sheet to each piece of work that you submit. Please DO NOT send in any written work until you hear from us.
  • 4 November: Additional application documents deadline (as applicable). Further information available via the Applicant Portal
  • November: Interviews for international applicants by the international interviews team generally happen in October and November, or December if you are interviewed by the College.
  • Late November/early December: at-interview written assessments (subject-specific and for all applicants whether interviewed by the College or the international interviews team). Exact date(s) to be advised as may be scheduled slightly in advance of interviews.  

December 2021:

  • The majority of interviews take place in the first three weeks of December (some may be a little earlier). For applicants, interviewed by the College, we will try to give each applicant at least two weeks' advance notice of the date and timings of interviews. However, there may be circumstances when this is not possible. 

January 2022:


Helpful tips and information for applicants

  • Guidance on Digital document upload

Applicants are asked to upload digital documents as part of their application. For example, samples of their written work, a sample of artwork (for applicants to Architecture), or other forms, such as requests for disability-related adjustments at interview. Further guidance is available here.

  • Contacting the Admissions Office at Homerton

If you have any questions about your application and can't find what you are looking for, please email the Admissions Office, we are always happy to help. We do ask that applicants always put the following information in the subject line of your email when writing to us: Lastname_Firstname_Course_UCAS ID_QueryDetails 

  • Receiving emails from the Admissions Office

We will communicate with all applicants via the email address provided in the UCAS application. It’s essential that your email account is configured correctly so that emails sent from the College aren’t rejected or filtered into your 'junk'/'spam' folder by your email provider (you should check this folder regularly, as well as your inbox). As the College will contact you from Admissions [at] homerton.cam.ac.uk, please ensure that this email address is: 
ADDED to your email client's Contact List
ADDED to your email client's Safe Sender List (if available)
REMOVED from your email client's Block Sender List.

  • Changing your email address at UCAS to a personal one rather than a school one

It is also recommended to change your email address at UCAS to a personal one rather than a school one, as the school spam filters tend to be more robust and it is likely that some of our emails to you may be blocked.  We don't want you to miss out on any important email communication during the application process. 

  • Additional Information 

If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, long-term illness, we strongly encourage you to disclose this and provide any relevant information in your UCAS application.

UK Care Leavers, if you have spent time in local authority care in the UK. 

 

 

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