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I'd like to apply to study at St George's - is that still possible?

We are continuing to accept and assess all applications from around the world as we would normally using the entry requirements published on our website. Just check on our individual course pages to see if the course is still open, or if the deadline has already passed. 

Will my Multiple Mini Interview session be going ahead?

During this uncertain time, we have decided to cancel all face-to-face interviews to ensure the safety of our applicants.

We will now be holding all interviews remotely, over Skype or via video. Our priority remains providing a fair admissions process to all of our applicants, so we guarantee that all interviews will be assessed in the same way regardless of format, and attending a remove interview will not disadvantage your chance of being offered a place.

The remote interview day will mirror the MMIs as much as possible, however, there will be necessary changes to facilitate the remote nature of interviews. We have kept the nature of the interview questions consistent with our MMIs, but some questions have had to be edited due to interactive elements we are not able to offer remotely.

Your answers will be recorded and viewed by up to 8 trained assessors after the interview which will allow you to be assessed in the same way as those who have attended an in-person MMI.

Outcomes from the interviews may be delayed whilst assessors watch and mark their required questions, but we will endeavour to provide you with a decision within 2 weeks of your interview.

This applies to all courses managed by the central Admissions team, and will be regularly reviewed in line with Government advice. Information on any changes and/or accompanying guidance should the situation alter will be published on this website.

What will happen now that schools have been closed, and exams cancelled?

We are aware that UK schools have closed, and summer exams have been cancelled, and that many schools around the world are also closing. We will continue to respond to further information as it’s released which will inform how we proceed. We are in contact with UCAS, as well as the Medical Schools Council and our aptitude test providers to ensure our processes are in-line with the latest information provided. You can read more about the different arrangements on the UCAS website.

If you have applied to us and not heard back

If you are waiting to hear the outcome of your application, please note we are continuing to assess and make offers to eligible applicants using the entry requirements published on our website. We aim to have communicated a decision to all applicants within two weeks of submission or interview.

If you have been invited to an interview

We will now be holding all interviews remotely, over Skype or via video. Our priority remains providing a fair admissions process to all of our applicants, so we guarantee that all interviews will be assessed in the same way regardless of format, and attending a remove interview will not disadvantage your chance of being offered a place.

If you have received an offer from us

If you are an offer holder, we will wait until we have received your final results before proceeding. While the way you attain your final results may have changed, we will continue to follow our standard practice of matching your results to your offer conditions. We understand that these are exceptional circumstances and so if you are not able to meet the conditions outlined in your offer then we will consider other elements of your application or performance during the admissions process. We may review your interview scores (where applicable), personal statement and reference to inform the outcome of your application.

We encourage you to check this website regularly, but please be assured that we will be in touch when we have an update.

Can I defer my entry to 2021/22 academic year if I have been affected by Covid-19?
We would like to accept any request to defer in relation to Covid-19. We’re currently waiting for sector guidance on if this will be possible, and will update this website once we have further information.
Will I need a health check before I enrol on my course in September?
In line with our standard requirements, most applicants are required to complete an occupational health check prior to enrolment. This will also be required by all applicants affected by Covid-19, regardless of if it is a standard course requirement.
Will my course still be running in September?
The University is currently planning for scheduled teaching and course provision to continue as usual. Given that events are developing quickly, any changes to this position, and implications for applicants and current students, will be posted to this website.
Do I still need to complete an aptitude test if I want to apply for Medicine next year?

During this uncertain time, we are in discussions about how we will proceed with the aptitude test requirements for our medicine programmes. Our applicants are the priority for St George's Admissions team, and they will keep the extenuating circumstances faced by our prospective applicants at the forefront of all of their decision making.

UCAT 

UCAT has released a statement to confirm that they fully anticipate testing to go ahead in 2020, however, are unable to predict at this time when the test centres will be operating as normal. It is likely that timelines for testing will shift later than the usual July start and it’s anticipated that registration and bookings will open later than normal. Please see the UCAT website which will be updated as soon as new information regarding delivery of the UCAT in 2020 is available. 

GAMSAT

GAMSAT usually have two periods of testing each year, in March and September. The March sitting has been cancelled but we are in contact with GAMSAT to agree a way forward for our prospective applicants. For the most recent information, please see the GAMSAT website.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact the admissions team on admissions@sgul.ac.uk if you have any queries. Email response times are likely to be slower than usual, so we thank you for your patience in awaiting our response.

 

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