When we receive your application from UCAS, we will include a link to your application dashboard in our acknowledgement email. You should always be able to access your dashboard via this link.
Your applicant dashboard is a secure portal where you can provide information or request changes relating to your UCAS application for an undergraduate course at the University of Bristol. Through this dashboard you can:
- request a change to your application (eg to defer your year of entry);
- provide specific information we request from you;
- upload documents for us to consider as part of your application;
- let us know about extenuating circumstances which have impacted your studies.
Your information needs to match that on your UCAS application exactly when you log in.
When you log into your dashboard, you will see tiles that you can click on to add relevant information to your application.
You will not have access to the applicant dashboard:
- if you have applied through a route other than UCAS;
- if you withdraw your application;
- if it is more than four weeks since your application was made unsuccessful;
- during periods when we are processing exam results;
- if you do not include Bristol in your firm and insurance choices (ie you decline our offer);
- when your application is complete and you can register as a University of Bristol student.
Your dashboard will not show our decision on your application, or any conditions attached to an offer. You can check the status of your application on UCAS Track.
Requesting a deferral or course change
You can request a change to your application before or after you receive an offer from us. Click the ‘Request a change to your application’ tile on your dashboard to request a course change, or to defer or un-defer your application. These requests are sent to the Admissions team for review.
Uploading information we have requested
If we do not have enough information to fully assess your application, we will request the additional information we need via email. You do not need to upload any additional documents for your application unless asked to do so.
Examples of additional information could include:
- Certificates and transcripts of achieved qualifications or in-progress qualifications;
- Fee status questionnaire and relevant documentation;
- Copies of passports and visas.
If you have applied to more than one course, you only need to upload your documents once – they will be matched to all UCAS applications you have with us in this application cycle.
You will be able to apply a category to your documents, eg ‘Fee status’, when you are uploading them. Please make sure you choose the most appropriate category so that your documents can be processed promptly.
Submitting further information that we have not asked you to provide can lead to delays in processing your application, so we politely ask that you do not submit documents that we have not requested.
You can view all the documents you have already submitted by clicking the 'My Documents' tile on your dashboard.
Uploading extenuating circumstances information
If you would like us to be aware of extenuating circumstances affecting your application, please notify us as soon as possible once we have acknowledged receipt of your application via email.
Visit our extenuating circumstances webpage to download our extenuating circumstances form (PDF) and learn more about what supporting information to upload with the form. You can also read how we use this information as part of our assessment of your application. Please ensure you have read and understand this information before you submit extenuating circumstances to us.
You can then use the ‘Extenuating circumstances’ tile in your dashboard to notify us of extenuating circumstances and upload relevant supporting documents.
If you have applied for more than one course at Bristol, any extenuating circumstances information you upload to your dashboard will be applied to all your applications in the current UCAS application cycle.
Uploading exam results to your dashboard
If you have an offer from us, and your results will not be sent directly to the University by your exam board, we will need to receive these from you directly via your dashboard. If they are not in English, you will also need to submit a certified English translation.
Select ‘Achieved qualifications’ as the category for your documents when uploading completed qualifications and exam results in your dashboard.
Completing a Supplementary Assessment Questionnaire
Applicants for the following courses will be asked to complete a Supplementary Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) when we receive the application from UCAS:
- Engineering Design (H150)
- Dental Hygiene and Therapy (B750)
- Veterinary Science (D100)
- Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry (D102)
- Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science (DC37)
- Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour (D313).
The SAQ will be available to complete within your applicant dashboard. You will be notified of the deadline to complete your SAQ within the email and your dashboard. The admissions statements for these courses provide more information about how SAQs are used as part of our assessment.
A PDF copy of your SAQ response will be available to save when you have submitted the SAQ, and will also be stored in the ‘My documents’ section of your dashboard.
If you have applied for more than one course requiring a SAQ, they will be available one at a time on your dashboard. When you have completed the first, you will be prompted to start and complete the next one.