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UCAS Timeline

  • Don't forget you can include up to five choices on your UCAS Application form.
  • Make sure your personal statement is finished and checked by a member of staff by 31st October.
  • The internal deadline to send your application is 18th November
  • Remember to attach your application to Alsop High School using the buzzword!
  • Remember to attach yourself to your form group eg 13ADO
  • Are you unsure whether to apply or not? Register anyway!
  • Do you need more guidance? Talk to your form tutor of the sixth form team!


15 October 
Applications for Oxford, Cambridge or most courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time). The reference has to be completed before the application can be sent to us.

18 November
Internal deadline for completed applications to be sent. You will have to press pay and send. Student contribution reference form should be handed in to your allocated referee. Failure to do this could delay your UCAS application being sent off on time. Any applications submitted after this date are at risk of not being sent to UCAS on time for official deadline.

15 January
Applications for the majority of courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) (check course details for the correct deadline). The reference has to be completed before your application can be sent to UCAS.

25 February
UCAS Extra begins.

24 March
Applications for some art and design courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time). (Others have a 15 January deadline – check course details to confirm the correct deadline.) The reference has to be completed before your application can be sent to us.

3 May
If you receive all your university/college decisions by 31 March, you must reply to any offers by this date (except for Extra) or they will be declined.

3 May
If you applied by the January deadline and you are still waiting, universities will decide whether they are making an offer by now (otherwise those choices are automatically made unsuccessful).

7 June
If you receive all your university/college decisions by 3 May, you must reply to any offers by this date (except for Extra) or they will be declined.

21 June
If you receive all your university/college decisions by 7 June you must reply to any offers by this date (unless you applied in Extra) or they will be declined.

30 June
If you send your application to UCAS by 18:00 (UK time), they will send it to your chosen universities and colleges; after this date you enter Clearing.

4 July
Last date to apply through Extra.

12 July
If you applied by 30 June and are waiting for decisions, universities and colleges will decide whether or not they will make you an offer by this date.

19 July
If you receive all university/college decisions by 12 July – including Extra choices – you must reply to any offers by this date (or they will be declined).

16 August 
GCE and Advanced Diploma results day – and the start of the full Clearing vacancy search. Adjustment opens for registration.

31 August
The deadline for any remaining conditions to be met – otherwise the university or college might not accept you – plus Adjustment ends.

20 September
The final deadline for applications to this years courses. Applications must arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time).

30 September
The Clearing vacancy search closes; you can still add Clearing choices in Track, but contact universities/colleges to discuss vacancies first

23 October
The deadline for adding Clearing choices and universities or colleges accepting Clearing applicants.



Further information to support the UCAS application process

Click on the following link to access a Personal Statement writing tool:

Personal Statement tool

Click on the following link to access a Finance quick start guide

Finance Quick Start guide

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – EU Funding
The government has confirmed funding support for EU applicants. European Union students applying for university places in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic years will still have full access to student funding support, even if their course finishes after the UK's exit from the EU.

Brief guide to the UCAS process

UCAS  Application flowchart

UCAS Applying to University handout

UCAS Parent guide 2018

Student Loan Company - Finance Lab