Answered By: Ross Forsythe
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2022 Views: 1

Once you have received an offer from the University of Northampton for a Full-Time Undergraduate programme, you will have the opportunity to provide an offer response via UCAS Track ( or by Logging into your Application Portal.  

How to make your replies

When your last decision comes in, UCAS will send an email to say there's an update.

  • Sign in to your UCAS application to make your replies.
  • You'll see the deadline you need to reply by.

Types of reply

These are the types of reply you can make:

Firm acceptance – this is your first choice.

  • If it's an unconditional offer, the place is yours! Please note this will normally negate an option to provide an Insurance choice offer response. 
  • Or if it's conditional, the place is yours if you meet the offer conditions. So just in case you don't, you can pick a second offer as a backup – your insurance acceptance.

Insurance acceptance – the back-up choice to a conditional firm acceptance.

  • Remember, you'll only attend your insurance choice course if you don't meet the conditions of your firm choice, but you do meet the conditions of your insurance. You can't choose between your firm and insurance when you get your results, so make sure you're happy with which is your firm and which is your insurance before you reply.

Decline – you'll need to decline any other offers you get.

However, if you decide you don't want to accept any of the offers, you can decline them all and add more courses in the UCAS Extra service. 

You can only accept one firm choice and one insurance choice (if you choose to have one).

Offer and reply combinations

  • Unconditional firm (UF) – You're in!
  • Conditional firm (CF) – You're in if you meet the conditions.
  • Conditional firm (CF) and conditional insurance (CI) – You've made a first and second choice – you'll be in at the first if you meet the conditions. If not, you might have met the conditions of the second – if so you'll be on that course instead.
  • Conditional firm (CF) and unconditional insurance (UI) – You've made a first and second choice – if you meet the conditions of the first you'll be on that course. If not, you'll definitely be on the second.

If you wish to change your offer response, further information can be found here

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