UCAS

Date

Details

Year 12

Sept 2019- July 2020

  • Attend extracurricular sessions, events and lectures on subjects

Collect information on:

  • The variety of courses available
  • Colleges/universities in UCAS
  • Course entry requirements
  • Location, facilities and accommodation offered

Year 12

April 2020 – 5th Sept 2020

  • Complete work experience
  • Attend summer schools
  • Attend University open days/workshops
  • Draft personal statement

Year 12

May 2020

Applications open for 2021 Entry

UCAS application process starts

Year 13

Oct 2020

Applications for Oxford, Cambridge or most courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science

Year 13

Dec 2020-Jan 2021

  • Invited for interviews
  • Contacted for more information
  • Given conditional offers if you are waiting for examination results
  • Given unconditional offers if you meet all the entry requirements - the place is yours

Year 13

Jan 2021

Closing date for all other applications except certain art and design courses

Year 13

March-June 2021

  • If you have received conditional offers, you now have to decide on your firm choice and also on an insurance choice
  • If you have received more than one conditional offer the reply date will be displayed on track and printed on the letter you receive
  • If you do not reply by the date given, the offers will be declined
  • The reply date is your individual reply date so it may be different from others

Year 13

August 2021

  • If you achieve the required grades, your firm offer will be confirmed by the institution
  • If your firm offer institution rejects you, your insurance offer will be confirmed by that institution provided you achieve the required grades
  • Either offer may still be confirmed if you nearly reach the required grades of your offer
  • If your firm and insurance offers both reject you, then your will enter the Clearing system

Year 13

Adjustment period

If you achieve better grades than you require for your firmly accepted offer, you may look for an alternative course that has places available whilst still holding your original choice. Full details of this process are available at www.ucas.com

Year 13

Clearing

  • Applicants not accepted by either choice and very late applicants, will be able to look for a course through Clearing
  • Applicants make direct contact with colleges and universities offering places in the Clearing scheme
  • The Track service will be used to tell applicants when and how they can use Clearing, and give them their Clearing Numbers
  • Higher Education courses begin in September, but Clearing continues
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