Guide to Admissions - College admissions procedures in detail

College
Typical Offer
Offers on 4 A Levels
STEP/AEA in Conditional Offers
Subject Interviews
General Academic Interview
Test
Christ's
A*A*A to A*A*AA
Sometimes
Sometimes
2x20 mins
No
No
Churchill
A*A*A or A*A*AA
Sometimes
Never
1x40 mins
No
60 mins short Maths & Physics questions
Clare
A*A*A or A*A*AA
Often
Never
2x30 mins
No
Questions to look at before one interview and TSA
Corpus Christi
A*A*A
Rarely
Rarely
2x30 mins
No
No
Downing
A*A*A
Never
Rarely
2x30 mins
No
Mathematics test at interview
Emmanuel
A*A*A or A*A*AA
Sometimes
Rarely
2x30 mins 2:1
No
TSA
Fitzwilliam
A*A*A
Never
Never
2x30 mins
No
Questions to look at before each interview
Girton
A*A*A or A*A*AB
Rarely
Never
2x30 mins
No
No
Gonville & Caius
A*A*A
Sometimes
Rarely
2x20 mins
1x20 mins
60 mins short Maths & Physics questions
Homerton
A*A*A or A*A*AA or A*A*AB
Sometimes
Rarely
2x30 mins 2:1
No
60 mins short Maths & Physics questions
Hughes Hall
A*A*A
Sometimes
Sometimes
1x45 mins 2:1
1x30 mins
Test at interview
Jesus
A*A*A to A*A*AA
Often
Not normally
1x30 mins 2:1 1x20 mins 2:1
No
Questions to look at before one interview and TSA
King's
A*A*A
Rarely
Never
1x30 mins 2:1
No
120 mins Maths & Physics test, 30 mins seminar followed by 30 mins written test
Lucy Cavendish
A*A*A to A*A*AA
Sometimes
Never
2x30 mins 2:1
No
60 mins Maths/Physics test
Magdalene
A*A*A
Sometimes
Not normally
2x30 mins 2:1
No
60 mins Maths test
Murray Edwards
A*A*A
Rarely
Never
2x30 mins
No
No
Newnham
A*A*A to A*A*AA
Sometimes
Never
2x30 mins
No
TSA and 60 mins Maths/Physics test
Pembroke
A*A*A to A*A*AA
Often
Rarely
2x25 mins
No
Questions to look at before one interview
Peterhouse
A*A*A to A*A*AA
Often
Sometimes
2x30 mins
No
Questions to look at before one interview and 60 mins multiple choice Pure & Applied Maths test
Queens'
A*A*A
Never
Rarely
1x30 mins 1x20 mins
No
TSA
Robinson
A*A*A
Sometimes
Rarely
1x30 mins 2:1
1x30 mins group discussion
60 mins short Maths & Physics questions
St Catharine's
A*A*A
Rarely
Rarely
1x30 mins 2:1
1x30 mins
Questions to look at before one interview
St Edmund's
A*A*A
Sometimes
Sometimes
1x30 mins 2:1
1x30 mins
60 mins test at interview
St John's
A*A*A
Rarely
Sometimes
2x30 mins
1x20 mins
Questions to look at before interview and short Maths test at interview
Selwyn
A*A*A
Sometimes
Never
2x30 mins 2:1
1x15 mins
TSA
Sidney Sussex
A*A*A to A*A*AA
Sometimes
Never
2x25 mins 2:1
No
TSA
Trinity
A*A*A
Rarely
Rarely
2x25 mins
No
60 mins Maths and Physics questions
Trinity Hall
A*A*A
Sometimes
Rarely
2x30 mins
No
TSA
Wolfson
A*A*A
Rarely
Rarely
1x30 mins 2:1
1x30 mins
TSA and 60 mins Maths/Physics test

The information given in this column applies to applicants who are interviewed in Cambridge. Applicants who are interviewed overseas for all Colleges may be required to take the TSA and/or other written tests as a part of their assessment.