No. BMAT results are only accepted by universities in the year candidates apply for university. So, for example, a candidate applying to start university in 2014 or for a deferred place in 2015 needs to sit the BMAT in November 2013 – regardless of whether they have sat the BMAT before. Likewise, a candidate's score from one year will not affect their chances if re-applying in later years, as each application is considered afresh.
Yes, you can submit a Results Enquiry or an Appeal:
Submit a Results Enquiry if you think that there has been an error in the processing or reporting of your BMAT results and therefore the results do not reflect your performance on the day of the test.
Submit an Appeal:
1. Immediately upon results release, if you are not satisfied with an aspect of the administration of the test. This must be an issue not covered by a request for Special Consideration or by a Results Enquiry
2. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your initial Results Enquiry.
To complete your submission, you must fill out the relevant form - either an Application for a Results Enquiry or Application for an Appeal.
Results Enquiry form
Send the completed Results Enquiry form either as a scanned email attachment, fax or by post (Special Delivery or equivalent), to the email/fax/postal address on the form. Emailed forms are preferred.
Your submission must arrive by 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 4 December 2013.
Send the completed Appeal form either as a scanned email attachment, fax or by post (Special Delivery or equivalent), to the email/fax/postal address on the form. Emailed forms are preferred.
The form should arrive:
either when appealing an aspect of the test administration which is not covered by a Special Consideration or Results Enquiry - no later than five working days following the release of results, by 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 4 December 2013.
or when appealing a results enquiry decision, within 5 working days of being informed of the outcome of the Results Enquiry.
The Results Enquiry or Appeal CANNOT go ahead without the candidate’s written consent, given on the form.
BMAT Special Considerations, Results Enquiries and Appeals Policy
Candidates who took the test at their school or college: ask your Exams Officer to send your completed form to the Admissions Testing Service, with a covering letter on headed notepaper.
Candidates who took the test at an open centre: send your completed form directly to the Admissions Testing Service without an accompanying covering letter.
Please note: Candidates should be aware that their results can go down as well as up, and that this could affect their university application.
The Admissions Testing Service will respond within five working days of receiving the Results Enquiry form. We will also notify the institution(s) to which you have applied within the same time frame.
- If you sat the test at your school/college,
you will be notified
via your centre of the outcome of the Results Enquiry.
- If you sat the test at an open centre, you will be notified directly of the outcome of the Results Enquiry.
Candidates will receive notification of their results enquiry by Wednesday 11 December 2013.
If you are not happy with the outcome of the Results Enquiry, you can submit an Appeal using the Application for an Appeal form.
Please send your completed form as a scanned email attachment, or by fax or post (Special Delivery or equivalent) to the email address, fax number or address given on the form. Emailed forms are preferred.
Your application must arrive within 5 working days following notification of the outcome of your Results Enquiry.
Exactly how long any specific Appeal takes depends on the individual case. But the panel that looks at Appeals will always try to make a decision in time for it to be taken into account during the current university admissions round.
The panel is largely made up of representatives from the institutions that use the BMAT.
No. The Admissions Testing Service is responsible for informing the relevant institution(s) that a Results Enquiry or Appeal is taking place. The Admissions Testing Service is also responsible for informing them of the outcome of the Results Enquiry or Appeal.
For the current fees for a BMAT Results Enquiry or Appeal, see BMAT dates and costs. Any fees charged will be refunded if your results are revised.
If you sat the test at your school or college: your school or college will be invoiced for the fee, following the outcome of the Results Enquiry or Appeal. Please check with your school or college if this fee will be passed on to you.
If you sat the test at an open centre: you will need to pay the Admissions Testing Service directly by credit card when you submit your Results Enquiry or Appeal.
Applicants can apply to have the fee reimbursed based on ability to pay:
students can apply for the BMAT standard entry fee to be reimbursed if they receive:
- the full Adult Learning Grant (ALG)
- the full Maintenance Grant
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or
- income Support.
- EU candidates who receive equivalent allowances or grants in their home country may also be eligible.