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UCAS key dates

Week 13

6 December 2021

The UCAS deadline for submitting your application is not far away! If you're gearing up to submit yours - or if you already have - there are a few important dates after submission that you need to be aware of. And guess what, we're here to help!

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines

The deadline for submitting most UCAS applications is not far away! There, we thought we'd get that out of the way right from the start. It sounds like it's far away but you'll be surprised how fast it will sneak up.

Scared kid

If you're applying to uni, you should be well aware that the deadline for submitting your application to UCAS is 26 January 2022

If you've not submitted your UCAS application yet then don't worry, we've got loads of information on things like choosing the right course, how to register on UCAS, and writing your personal statement to help you meet the UCAS deadline and to avoid panicking on 14 January because you've left things to the last minute.

after the UCAS deadline

Once you've submitted your application, it's the waiting game. Be aware that there are some dates you should keep in mind that relate to any offers you might receive from your chosen unis.

UCAS key dates
 Date Action
 25 February 2022  UCAS Extra opens! Find out more in our 52 Things article.
19 May 2022

If you applied by 26 January (18:00 UK time) and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, unis/colleges have until today to decide whether they’re making you an offer. 

Any choices outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful. 

9 June 2022

If you receive all your uni/college decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

These reply deadlines are based on when you get the last decision from your university or college choices. Sign in to your application to see your personal deadline.

30 June 2022

You can still apply with up to five choices until 18:00 (UK time) today. After this, your application will automically be entered into Clearing. 

Clearing is how unis and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. 

4 July 2022

Today is the last date to add an Extra choice in your application for 2022 entry.

If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing.

5 July 2021 From 5 July, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places.
5 July 2021 Clearing opens! find out more in our 52 Things ultimate guide to Clearing.

 

This week's activity

  • Make sure you jot down all your important dates so you don't forget any!