Important UCAS POINTS and MILESTONES

UCAS is a registered charity and they process over 3 million university and college applications every year.

  • Covers application to 50,000 + courses in over 380 colleges and universities in England , Scotland , Wales and the North of Ireland
  • Typically courses start in September and applications should be made a year in advance, part time courses deadline dates are different
  • Application fee 1 course £12 and £23 for more than one course choice
  • Applications completed online using apply at www.ucas.com
  • Up to 5 courses can be include on your UCAS application
  • 15th October closing date for courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Medicine, Oxford and Cambridge
  • Only four from the above medical areas can be included on your UCAS application form
  • Only one course from Oxford or Cambridge may be put on the form
  • 15th January closing date for all other courses
  • 24th of March for some arts and design courses

 

  • Applications received after the 30 June are entered into the clearing system. Clearing is open till the 20th of September. So, there is still opportunity to find a course of study late September using the UCAS clearing system.

 

APPLICATION FLOWCHART

 

  • Reference added to form
  • Submit to UCAS
  • UCAS sends welcome letter to applicant
  • UCAS sends copy of application to each university
  • Each university views application and makes a decision
  • AN OFFER IS MADE OR NO OFFER IS MADE.

 

OFFERS

 

  • CAN BE EITHER UNCONDITIONAL OR CONDITIONAL
  • Decisions from all chosen universities are sent to applicant who then replies
  • Applicant can only accept two places One Firm and One Insurance
  • Exam result received
  • Grades achieved University confirms place.

 

 

For further assistance, or if you would like to make an appointment to see an impartial and qualified career guidance practitioner, who possesses expertise in the UCAS application process and system, please fill out the ‘Make and Appointment form’

 

Diarmuid Haughian

MA Career Guidance, QCG

UCAS

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