Understanding Your Offer

You’ll receive notification of your offer via UCAS Conservatoires Track in the first instance. If you’re successful in gaining a place to study with us, we’ll follow this up with a detailed email outlining the next steps.

There are two main types of offers: Guaranteed and Reserve, both of which may be presented as Conditional or Unconditional depending on whether or not you have fulfilled all of the necessary entrance requirements.

Information about each type of offer, together with details of how to accept, are outlined below, but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please note: If you’re a Direct Applicant (non-UCAS), you’ll receive notification of your offer via email.

Guaranteed Offers

Guaranteed Unconditional (GU)
You have satisfied the entry requirements, and are guaranteed a place to study at the RNCM.
Guaranteed Conditional (GU)
You are guaranteed a place to study at the RNCM if you fulfil all necessary requirements (such as achieving the relevant qualifications and/or English Language level) in advance.

Reserve Offers

Receiving a Reserve offer means that you may still secure a place once all Guaranteed acceptances and declines have been reviewed. Please note that our Admissions Team is unable to comment on the likelihood of reserve offers being converted to full offers.

Reserve Unconditional (VU)
You have met the entry requirements and are on our reserve list.
Reserve Conditional (VC)
You will have a place on our reserve list if you meet all necessary requirements.

Accepting Your Offer 

The cut off dates for accepting your offer depend on when you received all of your decisions on UCAS Conservatoires Track. If you fail to accept your offer by the stated deadline it will be automatically declined. For 2020, these are:

Decisions on UCAS Deadline
3 January 31 January
16 March 14 April
14 July 30 July
4 August 8 September

Guaranteed Unconditional (GU)
First Choice: Accepting this means you must decline (D) all other offers.
Second Choice: If your first choice (VU or VC) is unsuccessful, accepting this means you’ll have a place at the RNCM.

Guaranteed Conditional (GC)
First Choice:
Accepting this means you must decline (D) all other offers.
Second Choice: If you’ve met the conditions of your offer and your first choice (VU or VC) is unsuccessful, accepting this means you’ll have a place at the RNCM.

Reserve Unconditional (VU) and Conditional (VC)
Accepting this means you can accept any type of offer from another conservatoire as your second choice. If the offer changes to Guaranteed (GC1 or GU1), your second choice will be rejected. If your Reserve offer is not converted to Guaranteed and you’ve accepted a GU or GC (and met the conditions of your offer) as a second choice from another institution, you’ll have a place there.