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Getting an offer

Click on the tabs below to find out what to do next after you've received an offer from us.

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There are two types of offer you can receive: an unconditional or a conditional offer. 

If you receive an unconditional offer from us and then decide to choose us as your firm choice, the place is yours – you’ll be joining the University of Salford! 

If you receive a conditional offer from us and then decide to choose us as your firm choice, the place is yours provided you meet the specific conditions of your offer. You will be able to see these conditions on UCAS Track. It’s really important that you satisfy all the conditions of your offer, not just those that relate to your academic grades.

A few examples of the types of conditions you might have to meet include:

  • achieving 120 UCAS points or 3 Grade Bs in your A-levels
  • producing your GCSE certificates for Maths and English
  • producing a portfolio of work
  • paying a tuition fee deposit

If you’re unsure, you can check this with our admissions team by calling +44 (0)161 295 4545 (choose option 3). It’s really important that each of your conditions are met, so please make sure you read these carefully.

In some cases, where we cannot make you an offer on your chosen course, we may make you an alternative offer. This will normally be an offer on an alternative course which is related to your chosen course, or an offer of a place on a course with a foundation year instead. This may happen before or after your interview (if it is an interviewing course) and you will see this change on UCAS in the first instance. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact us on 0161 295 4545.

How to accept your offer

You should reply to your offers through UCAS Track. You do not need to reply to any offers until all five of the universities or colleges you applied to have notified you of their decisions. You can find out more about the different replies you can make, and when you need to do this, on the UCAS website.

Firm acceptance

This is your first choice and is the course you will enrol on when you meet the entry requirements that have been specified in your offer.

Insurance acceptance

This is your backup choice, in case you do not meet the entry requirements of your first choice. It’s a good idea to choose an offer with lower requirements as an insurance choice.


Once you have decided on a firm and insurance choice, you should decline all other offers.