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August Confirmation and your College Allocation

The information provided below relates to 2022 year of entry.


The undergraduate college allocation process commenced on 03 May 2022.  All initial allocations are provisional in the first instance.  We guarantee an offer of college and college-managed accommodation to all first-year undergraduate applicants.  We make every attempt for applicants to remain with their provisional allocated college where possible. 

In order to ensure we can provide an offer of college accommodation it may be necessary to reallocate some offer holders to another college after A-Level results on 18 August 2022. 

The University will prioritise keeping offer holders in their allocated college in the following order:

  1. Applicants who place Durham as their firm choice AND who meet or exceed the conditions of their offer
  2. Applicants who are accepted to Durham despite not meeting the conditions of their offer AND who place Durham as their firm choice (near miss candidates)
  3. Applicants who place Durham as their insurance choice

We will communicate with you at each stage to confirm your finalised allocation. 


As a Durham offer holder you will find important information about what happens next and some of the things you need to do to make sure the next stage of your student journey with us goes smoothly here