Academic Language Support Service

Pre-sessional Programmes

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do the pre-sessional programme this year and then defer my entry to September 2022?

If you take the online pre-sessional course this year but defer to September 2022, we will ask you to re-take the pre-sessional course in Loughborough next year, or obtain another acceptable English language qualification.

If I am a postgraduate taught student, do I have to pay a CAS deposit to book onto the pre-sessional programme?

No, the CAS deposit is only required when you wish the University to issue you with a CAS for a Tier 4 visa.  If you have already paid a CAS deposit and will be doing the online pre-sessional programme, we will put the deposit against the tuition fees for your degree programme, and will issue you with a CAS when you have successfully completed the pre-sessional programme.

If you have not yet paid a CAS deposit, you will be asked to pay a deposit towards the end of the pre-sessional programme so we can issue you with a CAS for your Tier 4 visa.

You will be asked to pay your pre-sessional programmes fees in full before you are able to register for the pre-sessional programme.  This is to ensure that students are not given access to course materials until they have paid their fees.  The pre-sessional programmes fees are separate to the CAS deposit.

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Updated: 28 January 2021