Deferring Your Application
It is great to see so many photographers applying for distinctions and as you know from our announcement last month, the demand has been so high for Licentiate and Associate assessments that we had to add in a fourth session in 2016 to accommodate these. Already, this extra session for March 2016 is full with a standby list in place.
For various reasons, we have see an increasing amount of applicants drop out at the last minute – some even on the day itself! Given how late these deferrals are occurring, it has not been possible to offer the vacancy to someone on the waiting list as we feel that
no one should be asked to rush the final preparation of a panel.
Therefore, we must now advise applicants that deferrals must be made six weeks before the sitting date. For the November 21st session only, we will accept deferrals up to five weeks before the date, i.e. by October 17th.
After closing date for deferral has been reached, a deferral will no longer be allowed. The application fee will be forfeit and a new application must be made, putting you back to the end of the queue.
While we try to make the application process as easy as possible, we must be fair to those who are waiting on vacancies.
To check current status of any session, please go to our ‘Distinctions Dates & Availability Page‘. This page has also been updated to reflect the closing date for deferrals for each session.