You can request a CAS as soon as you have accepted an unconditional offer. How long it takes to receive your CAS number depends on your level of study and the time of year.
When to request a CAS
You can request a CAS as soon as you have accepted an unconditional offer. You cannot request a CAS if you only have a conditional offer.
There will be a waiting period after you request your CAS. Usually, we will not issue your CAS number until:
6 months before your programme start date if applying outside the UK
3 months before your programme start date if applying inside the UK
However, if you applied through UCAS, your CAS number won't be issued until July at the earliest.
How to get a CAS number
Undergraduates: how to get a CAS number
Postgraduates: how to get a CAS number
Have you read our Guidance on CAS issuance?
By requesting a CAS you confirm that you have read and understand the University's principles for issuing a CAS
Issues with receiving or with the details on your final CAS?
What to do: