Engineering Admissions Statistics

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Dear Imperial College London,

For the following undergraduate courses between the years 2016 and 2019,

H401
H301
H201
H604

1. What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades do not meet your grade offers?
2. What percentage of applicants who have work experience are given offers?
3. What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades did meet your grade offers?
4. What percentage of applicants who were given interviews get offers?
5. What percentage of applicants who were not given interviews get offers?

Yours faithfully,

P Chu

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear P Chu

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. The College will respond to your request by 7 February 2020.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London

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From: P Chu [mailto:[FOI #633136 email]]
Sent: 10 January 2020 15:47
To: IMPFOI <[Imperial College London request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Engineering Admissions Statistics

Dear Imperial College London,

For the following undergraduate courses between the years 2016 and 2019,

H401
H301
H201
H604

1. What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades do not meet your grade offers?
2. What percentage of applicants who have work experience are given offers?
3. What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades did meet your grade offers?
4. What percentage of applicants who were given interviews get offers?
5. What percentage of applicants who were not given interviews get offers?

Yours faithfully,

P Chu

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Dear Imperial College London,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Imperial College London's handling of my FOI request 'Engineering Admissions Statistics'.

The response to my request is long overdue, and by law, under all circumstances, should have responded by now.

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Yours faithfully,

P Chu

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear P Chu,

We apologise for the delay in responding to your request. We are working on it and hope to be able to reply within a week.

Yours,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

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IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear P Chu

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. My apologies for the delay in our response.

Please find below the College's response to your questions.

For the following undergraduate courses between the years 2016 and 2019,

H401
H301
H201
H604

1. What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades do not meet your grade offers?
Offers are not made to students whose predicted grades do not meet the minimum grade requirement.

2. What percentage of applicants who have work experience are given offers?

This information is not held by the College.

Work experience data would only be held on individual applications if it had been declared. Unsuccessful applications are deleted after 6 months in accordance with the College Retention Schedule.

In addition, information on work experience is not held in a reportable format. To provide any information on work experience for applicants whose applications have been retained, it would be necessary to manually review individual applications.

The costs of locating and extracting information would greatly exceed the "appropriate limit" under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act of £450 or 18 hours of staff time. This is because to provide the information it would be necessary to manually review applications. We estimate that this would take greatly in excess of 18 hours work. We are therefore not able to provide this information.

3. What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades did meet your grade offers?
This information is not held as data for unsuccessful applicants is deleted after 6 months. It is therefore not possible to make this calculation.

4. What percentage of applicants who were given interviews get offers?
5. What percentage of applicants who were not given interviews get offers?

The interview process is managed locally by the departments. The records the College holds about interviews are held separately from our core admissions systems. The information held on our core admissions systems will tell us the number of applicants and details of offers made.

The only way that we could provide the information that you have asked for is to cross-reference the interview data held by the four departments with the central admissions records to produce new information about our applicants. The Freedom of Information Act does not oblige public authorities to create new information in order to respond to FOI requests. Public authorities are also entitled to consider whether the request has a value or serious purpose in terms of the objective public interest in the information sought and to weigh that against the burden that would be placed on the organisation by having to produce the information requested.

Imperial College intends to publish full details of applicant admission information for each Faculty, Department and Programme (course) to include: number of applicants, number of offers made, places confirmed, A Level/IB/IMAT grades/scores achieved, how many applicants from the UK, EU or otherwise from overseas and which countries non-UK/EU applicants came from. The intention is to publish this information on our website by the end of March 2020. As this information will be published shortly, it is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act by virtue of Section 22 of the Act which states that information is exempt if "the information is held by the public authority with a view to its publication".

The S.22 exemption is a qualified exemption that requires the College to weigh the public interest in disclosing the information requested in advance of the planned publication date against the public interest in maintaining the exemption. While there is some interest from a section of the public (potential applicants to the College) in accessing detailed information about our applications, offers made and places confirmed, we are not aware of any public interest arguments that would require the College to make this information available in advance of our planned publication date. There is sufficient information already in the public domain to assist potential applicants with the decision whether to apply to Imperial College. 

If you are unhappy with the way that we have handled your request, you can ask us to conduct a review. Please make your representation in writing within 40 days of the date you received this response. If you remain dissatisfied with how Imperial College has handled your request you may then approach the Information Commissioner's Office.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London

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