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Prospective Students

Before you start university, or as you register in your first term, you may want to know the advice, information and support available to you if you experience any of the following: 

  • Specific learning difficulty;
  • Mental health difficulty;
  • Physical disability;
  • Sensory impairments;
  • A long term medical condition. 

To help us make appropriate and timely arrangements for you, please complete the below form and attach your supporting medical evidence. 

  1. Online prospective student form
  2. ‌‌Prospective Downloadable Form 16.08.23

We aim to respond to your Prospective Student form submission within one month, but please be aware that it may take us slightly longer to reply during busy periods. We look forward to responding to you and we thank you for your patience.

Once we receive your form we will contact you to discuss your support arrangements. Please note, we will be contacting you via the email address you provided through UCAS or on your direct application. If you need to update your email address, please do so via UCAS Hub. We will either: 

  • Create a provisional Individual Learning Plan (ILP), which informs relevant University departments of the reasonable adjustments we recommend for your learning and teaching, including any examination adjustments. 
  • Advise you to arrange an appointment with an advisor in order to discuss your support in more detail. 

If you need accommodation adaptions or have certain requirements, you will need to specify the support that would be of benefit to you on the above Prospective Student form. If you are unsure of options available to you, please read the guidance available on the Accommodation webpage.

Please also refer to the Accommodation deadline guidance that gives details of when you need to submit your requests by.

Please note, you must also fill out the separate Accommodation application form that opens in April 2024.


We look forward to meeting you in the new term, but if you have any questions in the meantime please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Below is a checklist of the main things you will need to do in order to access your support.

Fill out our Prospective Online Form and attach relevant medical evidence. 
Consider applying for funded support for disabled students such as Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) or via apprenticeship funding if you are on an apprenticeship. Please check your emails regularly following completion of the prospective student form for updates from Wellbeing Services.
If you have already applied for and been granted DSA funding, and are entitled to Non-Medical Helper support from the University of Exeter, please fill out our DSA Funded Specialist Support request form to request your support for academic year 2023/24.
Ensure your contact details are up to date; for example, if you are using your college email address it may be deactivated in the coming weeks.
 If you have not declared a disability on your UCAS application, please consider doing so at the point of online registration later in the year. You should note that the term 'disability' is used in the Equality Act 2010 to help define who is eligible for support, and declaring a disability does not disadvantage you in any way. Please read Declaring a Disability or Health Condition for further guidance.