There are some other forms and information which we now need from you and which you should send at your earliest convenience, and in any event by the deadline listed. Please do read this page carefully and make sure that we have all the information necessary to process your application by the dates stated.
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If you are applying for a subject with a Pre-interview Assessment (including BMAT), you will already have registered for this. These will take place on 4 and 5 November 2020.
4 November: ELAT and BMAT
5 November: ECAA, ENGAA, NSAA, CTMUA, and TSA: Section 1
For more information please see the Pre-interview Assessments page on the Undergraduate Study website.
If you wish to make us aware of any Extenuating Circumstances you will need to ask your school/college referee (or doctor/social worker) to complete an Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF) on your behalf. This will need to be submitted by 18.00 hrs (UK time) on 26 October.
If you have applied for an overseas interview by the 20 September deadline, then any ECF should usually be submitted by 26 September.
Please see the Extenuating Circumstances page for more information.
Additional Written Work
Some courses require additional school written work to be submitted as part of your application. Please check if your subject requires Additional Written Work.
If you are required to submit Additional Written Work it should be submitted to the Academic Office via the Applicant Documents Upload Form by 5 November.
Applicant Additional Information, Feedback and Confidentiality Form
Magdalene College would like to hear from you about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your studies, and we want to make sure that you are able to participate in interviews if invited. This information will enable us to consider how best to support you and assess your application during these challenging times. In addition, we also need you to read and agree to a statement on the confidentiality of our admissions process.
Please rest assured that any information you choose to share with us through this form will only be used for the purposes described above and will be treated in the strictest confidence.
In order for us to process your application, it is essential that all applicants sign and return the form via this link by 13 November.
Applicants with a Disability
If you have registered a disability (including dyslexia, dyspraxia or any unseen disability) on your application it is important that you read the Disability Letter and Form and return the form to us by 13 November via the Applicant Documents Upload Form.
Invitations to Interview
If you have applied for an interview in Cambridge then you will hear whether or not you have been selected for interview by mid-November. We will send you information then about the timings and arrangements for your interview.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, all interviews this year will be conducted remotely. The majority will take place in December, although some subjects may interview in early January.
Interviewing scheduling is a very complicated procedure and takes some time. We will endeavour to write in mid-November to those invited for an interview to confirm the details. This notification will be sent by email. If there are particular days on which you cannot attend for interview for strong reasons (e.g. hospital appointment, examination, or religious grounds) please let us know as soon as possible. Whilst we are sympathetic to applicants who may be involved in school concerts or drama activities in this period, we regret that we are unable to reschedule interviews on such grounds. Once interviews are scheduled it will not be possible to change arrangements.
If you have applied for interviews in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, or India under the overseas interview scheme, different arrangements apply. For further information please see the International Applicants page and check back regularly for updates.
Candidates not Selected for Interview
If you are not called for an interview then you will be informed of this by mid-November. You may ask for feedback on the reasons for our decision, and the means of doing so will be outlined in the letter we send you. Please note that feedback letters may not be sent out until March or April 2021.
After your interviews, you will not hear any more from us until the New Year. If we have been unable to find a place for you at Magdalene but consider your application strong enough to be placed in the Winter Pool, then it is possible that you may be invited by another College for a further interview in January.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application before the end of January 2021. If you have heard nothing about the outcome of your application by 31 January, you should contact the Academic Office.