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Applied? Here’s what to do next

I have an 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.

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

If you choose an unconditional offer as your firm choice, the place is yours and you will be joining the University of Salford. 

If you choose a conditional offer 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.

Just a few examples of the types of conditions you might see, 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.

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.

If you have a conditional or unconditional offer for one of our courses, you’ll be invited to an applicant visit day.

Our applicant visit days are the next step on from our open days. Even if you have attended an open day, we strongly advise you to attend an applicant visit day as these events provide an invaluable insight to what it’s like to study and socialise at the University of Salford.

Because these events are for offer-holders, most applicant visit days will take place between February and April of the year you intend to start your studies.

When you receive an offer to study with us, we’ll send you an email so you can book your place on the applicant visit day. When you book, you’ll get the chance to tailor your day according to your interests and circumstances. Before you visit, we’ll send you more information about travel, transport and tips for making the most of the day.