We write to applicants in early January to let them know the outcome of their application, whether successful or not. Remember that Robinson College receives around four applications for every place, so inevitably many applicants, even with good grade predictions, will be unsuccessful. If you are offered a place, it will normally be conditional on achieving certain grades in your examinations unless you have already taken them.

In some cases an applicant only fails to receive an offer by a narrow margin. They may have performed well at interview or have a particularly strong set of examination results to date. In such instances, their application may be put in to the ‘Winter Pool’ for consideration by other colleges. The applicant may be invited for a further interview by another college or made an offer outright. The ‘Winter Pool’ interviews will usually take place at the beginning of January. Approximately a quarter of those applicants put into the ‘pool’ will be made an offer. Applicants in the pool will know the outcome of their applications usually by the end of January.

Updated May 2022