The UCAS application: Tips on responding to offers

Here are a few tips to help guide you through the decision process. Decisions will arrive in a random order, possibly beginning a few weeks after you apply, so you should log in to Track periodically to check the status of your application. There are three main categories of decision: 1. Unconditional offer: no further… Read more »


The UCAS application: How to shine at interview

Many universities and colleges (especially the popular ones, running competitive courses) want to meet applicants and find out whether they would cope with the demands of the course before making an offer. What will you be asked? Interviews can take different forms – you could find yourself on your own in front of just one… Read more »


The UCAS application: Meeting the deadline

There are three deadlines for applications to courses through UCAS. They are 18.00 hours (UK time) on each of these dates: 15 October, 15 January and 24 March. The deadline for application to most courses is 18.00 hours (UK time), 15 January. (Remember, however, that you will have to submit your application to your referee… Read more »


Maximising your chances of getting offered a university place

Choose your course and institution carefully In the choices section of Apply (the UCAS application website) all your university/college choices (a maximum of five) are to be listed, but remember that you should not mix your subjects. For example, in popular subject areas such as English, History or Physiotherapy, it is safer to show total… Read more »


Submitted your UCAS application? Here’s what happens next

UCAS will send you a welcome email acknowledging receipt of your application and confirming your personal details and the courses you have applied for. You must check that this information is correct, and contact the UCAS Customer Contact Centre immediately if it is not (0371 486 0468, between 8.30a.m. and 6p.m., Monday to Friday, or… Read more »