What Is UCAS
Almost all students who desire to pursue an undergraduate degree in the United Kingdom must submit an application to UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.
Students can apply to up to five universities and must also submit a personal statement. Universities will evaluate your offer once you have submitted your UCAS application before telling you of their decision.
Depending on the degree and level you want to study, there are a variety of UCAS application dates. All applications for EU students applying to the majority of courses must be submitted by the 15th of January. Non-EU students have till June 30th to submit their application.
If none of your five UCAS options have made you an offer, or if you have changed your mind about the courses and institutions you want to apply to, UCAS Extra allows you to add another choice to your application.
UCAS Extra begins in February and runs through July. If you haven’t received an offer by the July deadline, you can apply to UCAS Clearing.
UCAS Clearing is for students who have been unsuccessful in obtaining an offer from a UK institution for one of three reasons.
- The exam results were insufficient to meet the conditions of the conditional offer.
- They submitted their application after the June 30th deadline.
- There were no offers made, or none were accepted.
Tracking UCAS application
To get a username and password, go to the UCAS website and register.
Verify your email address and make sure all of your information is valid when asked.
Check the email you received from UCAS for a code and enter it. Select ‘Verify email’ from the drop-down menu.
Begin filling out your application once it has been verified.