Universities are bracing for a string of deferred places next year as learning moves online in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Students who do not wish to take up their university place have until June 18 to defer their offer for the 2020/2021 academic year.
And a recent survey found that over a fifth of university applicants have said they will defer their places if plans to put lectures online go ahead.
But if you're still set on beginning your course this September, whether virutally or in person, what does the coronavirus mean for fees, accommodation and face-to-face learning?
We try to answer some of these questions with examples of what UK universities have set out so far.
If you are due to start university this September and have a question for our writers, leave it in the comment section below.
Will I still have to pay fees next year?
A discount on university fees the next academic year is unlikely despite changes to teaching.
Michelle Donelan, the higher education minister, previously announced that current students would not be entitled to refunds or compensation for their learning moving online if it was still of high quality.
But some institutions have offered payment delays in light of the situation.
The London School of Economics has said if students have accepted a place to study at the school, but decline the offer before registering there will be “no financial penalty”. University of Exeter has said prospective students can apply for a deposit extension for the next academic year, but advised their place will not be guaranteed until it is paid.
The University of Oxford has said “it is not appropriate for course fees to be waived” for the next academic year, despite changes which will be made to the delivery of its education, because students will still have access to “world class academic teaching” and can meet the “educational objectives of each programme”.
Cambridge University has also said fees for the Easter term will not be waived as “teaching, assessment and support services” will all remain available remotely.
Will I be able to attend face to face lessons?
Manchester University was the first institution to confirm that all lectures next term will be delivered online.
Cambridge has also scrapped all face-to-face lectures for the next academic year, but said tutorials and smaller classes could take place in person provided they can "conform to social distancing requirements".
Some universities have committed to reopening campuses by September, including University of Bolton, University of Coventry and University of Sheffield.
Sheffield said they are establishing plans to have “face-to-face teaching in small groups, where social distancing may still be maintained,” but this will also be supported by digital classes.
University of Oxford and Durham University have also both said they are aiming to reopen their campuses by September, albeit with some changes to teaching. At Oxford, social distancing restrictions could remain in place for the entire academic year, the university said.
Do I still have to pay for accommodation if I decide to do distanced learning?
Universities UK has advised students to contact their private rental companies to find out the latest information on paying rent during the pandemic.
Some universities have allowed students to terminate their accommodation contracts for the Easter term and receive partial refunds, including Durham University.
The University of Edinburgh has said if a student is unable to travel to the university and take up their accommodation for the next academic year, but still wishes to enroll as a student, the university may hold the room for them, or release it and find them a new place when they arrive.
Students at the University of Kent who returned home before April 4 were not charged accommodation fees for the final term, even if they had left their belongings in their room.
And King’s College London has said students have until August 1 to cancel their university accommodation if they do not wish to take it up for the year, after which a £500 cancellation fee applies. But the university said visa issues and international travel restrictions will be taken into account after August 1.
How will universities protect students on campus?
When travelling on public transport the government has advised the public to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Some universities have implemented similar guidance to allow staff and students to return to campus from September.
The University of Bolton has said face coverings will be compulsory for the foreseeable future, and temperature scanners at building entrances and one-way walking systems will be installed on campus.
Lancaster University has said it plans to open its campus as usual from September it will prioritise small face-to-face teaching groups, such as tutorial and seminars over lectures where “social distancing will be more challenging”.