We understand that for some SQA Higher/Advanced Higher and A Level applicants, your school or college may give you provisional grades for your qualifications in June. Even though this is the case we will only be able to confirm places on 10 August after we receive your final grades from UCAS.
You do not need to notify us of your grades
Whether your provisional grades do or do not meet your offer, you do not need to let us know. We will let you know our decision on Results Day on 10 August.
If your provisional results meet the conditions of your offer
If you have received provisional grades that meet the conditions of your UofG offer, you do not need to tell us. We will only be able to confirm your place once we receive your final grades from UCAS in August.
We will confirm your place through UCAS Track on SQA and A Level Results Day on 10 August. You can find out more about getting your results on the UCAS website.
What you can do now
As you wait for your confirmed grades in August you can:
- Explore our new student website for all you need to know about joining TeamUofG including information on how to register and enrol for your degree
- Look at our accommodation website for details on how to apply for university residences and browse what's on offer
- Check out our clubs and societies. With over 300 available there's something for everyone!
- If you have questions, chat to our staff and students on Unibuddy. Our Unibuddies are current Glasgow students and staff who share their tips and advice about studying at Glasgow. Chat with them now or view the blogs and vlogs created by our amazing students.
If your provisional results do not meet the conditions of your offer
It is only when we get your confirmed grades from UCAS in August, that we will be able to look at what you have achieved and see whether it is possible for us to confirm your place.
We will not be able to make any decisions on your application based on your provisional grades because we need to have received everyone’s results in August before we can confirm places.
We will notify you of our decision through UCAS Track on 10 August.
What you can do now
The most important thing to do now is not to panic. We strongly recommend not withdrawing an offer as we may still be able to confirm your place on the 10th August.
Use this time to speak to teachers, careers advisors and universities to research alternative options such as Clearing and access routes to higher education such as our Access to Higher Education programme.
Plan to Appeal Your Grades
If you plan to appeal your grades, it is important that you let us know as soon as possible using our Appeal Notification Form.
If your appeal is successful and your grades improve to meet your conditions, we will do our best to confirm your place, provided we receive this information by 8 September 2021.
If we receive confirmation of increased grades after this date but before 26 January 2022, we may be able to defer your place to September 2022.
Students in Scotland
You can register your appeal directly with the SQA from 25 June.
Students in the rest of the UK
Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland can find out more about the appeals process at https://www.gov.uk/appeal-qualification-result
For information on our Clearing vacancies and how to apply visit our Clearing 2021 web page.
SDS Result Helplines
Whatever your provisional results, you have options and support over the coming weeks.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s career service and they're providing support to learners, parents and carers from mid-June until after results are confirmed on 10 August.
Help with provisional results
Call 0800 917 8000, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm until 9 August, to discuss your provisional results and what they may mean for you.
Help on Results Day
Call 0808 100 8000 from 8am on Results Day, Tuesday 10 August to speak to SDS expert advisers about college and university vacancies, result confirmation and Clearing. They can also advise on Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships, jobs, volunteering or staying on at school.