Mitigating Circumstances

The UKCAT is a compulsory entry requirement for our Consortium Universities.  Some candidates may experience mitigating circumstances which may affect their ability to take the test.


Illness or Personal Circumstances

Candidates who present themselves for the UKCAT are declaring themselves fit to take the test.  

Candidates not fit to take the test due to illness or other personal circumstances must reschedule their test to a later date, even if this means losing the test fee.  Candidates who plan to take the test in the final weeks of testing but fall ill may not be able to reschedule within the test window. This is why we recommend that candidates take the test early in the cycle.  It is probable that Universities will not consider such issues as mitigating circumstances.  

Candidates may be unable to sit the UKCAT throughout the 2017 test cycle because of a significant or unforeseen medical or personal issue.  If this is the case they should contact their chosen Universities to see whether they would consider their application without a UKCAT result. 

Universities will require recent supporting medical evidence as part of that process.

Each university will make its own decision consistent with its admission policy. If you are applying to several Consortium universities, you need to contact each separately.  UKCAT does not grant exemptions from the test.

 

Geographical Circumstances

Our Consortium Universities expect overseas applicants to take the test which may mean travelling to another country.  Candidates should use the Test Centre Locator to find their nearest centre.

Candidates may be unable to sit the UKCAT in 2017 due to war, civil unrest or natural disaster making travel to test centres unsafe.  If this is the case they should contact their chosen Universities to see whether they would consider their application without a UKCAT result.  Universities will require supporting evidence as part of that process.

Each university will make its own decision consistent with its admission policy. If you are applying to several Consortium universities, you need to contact each separately.  UKCAT does not grant exemptions from the test.

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