Students preparing to start an undergraduate course at university or college this autumn have until 18:00 (UK time) on Sunday 15 January 2017 to submit their UCAS application.
The final deadline for late applications is the 30th June at 18:00 (UK time) but they will be entered into clearing, the process universities and colleges use to fill any places they still have on their courses
If you’re applying through your school or college, sometimes they give you earlier deadlines to fill in your application than ours – this is to make sure they can write your reference and send your application to us on time.
As long as an application is completed by the deadline, it’s guaranteed to be considered by the chosen universities and colleges. Around half of all applications submitted by the deadline are completed between mid-December and 15 January each year.
There are two stages to filling out an UCAS application. The first stage is completing and submitting your application, the application fee is £13 for a single choice, or £24 for more than one choice. The second stage is consisted of waiting for decisions, interviews, offers and exam results.
Applicants can make up to five choices on their application. There are over 37,000 courses on offer, including their typical entry requirements. Some art and design courses don’t require applications to be submitted until Friday 24 March 2017.
An application received after the relevant deadline will still be sent to the universities and colleges. However, it will only be considered if there are vacancies.
Article edited by Sophia Bi