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UCAS Deadlines - 2020 entry

Mid-September 2019 - University applications can be submitted through UCAS.


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15th October 2020 - Deadline for applications for Oxbridge and Medical, Veterinary Medicine/Science and Dentistry applications (including non UK/EU applicants).


15th January 2020 - Deadline for receipt at UCAS of all applications, including the UCAS reference, for all courses except those with a 15 October deadline.


25th February 2020 - UCAS Extra opens. If you are eligible to use Extra, you can refer yourself to another choice. Find out more about UCAS Extra.


31st March 2020 - Date universities will usually have made a decision about your application if you sent it before the 15th January deadline (although this may take longer in some cases.)


5th May 2020 - The date you need to make a decision on your firm and insurance choice if all your universities responded by the 31st March deadline. If UCAS do not receive your responses, they will decline offers on your behalf.


6th May 2020 - If you applied by 15th January, universities and colleges need to send their decisions by this date. If they don't, UCAS will make any outstanding choices unsuccessful on their behalf.


4th June 2020 - The date you need to make a decision on your firm and insurance choice if all your decisions are received by 6th May 2020.


18th June 2020 - If UCAS receive all decisions from your universities or colleges by 4th June, you need to reply to any offers by this date (unless you are applying through Extra). If UCAS don't receive your replies, they will decline the offers on your behalf.


30th June 2020 - Applications received after 30 June are entered in to Clearing.


5th July 2020 - UCAS Extra closes.

 

6th July 2020 - UCAS Clearing Opens.

 

6th July 2020 - International Baccalaureate results are published.


13th July 2020 - If you applied by 30th June and are waiting for decisions, universities and colleges need to send UCAS their decisions by this date. If they don't, UCAS will make any outstanding choices unsuccessful on their behalf.

 

16th July 2020 -  If you're applying to study at a conservatoire in 2021, applications open today.


20th July 2020 - If UCAS receive all decisions from your universities/colleges by 13th July 2020, you need to reply to any offers by this date (this includes if you are applying through Extra).  If UCAS don't receive your replies, they will decline your offers on your behalf.


4th August 2020 - SQA Results Day. Start of Scottish Clearing vacancy information service.


13th August 2020 - A Level Results Day; full Clearing vacancy information available. Adjustment opens.


31st August 2020 - Adjustment closes. Deadline for any conditions of a conditional offer to be met.


21st September 2020 - The last date UCAS will accept applications for courses starting in 2020.


30th September 2020 - The Clearing vacancy search is closed after this date. You should contact universities direct to discuss vacancies. Clearing choices can still be added in UCAS Track.


20th October 2020 - This is the last date to add a Clearing choice. This is also the last date a university or college can accept an applicant in Clearing.

If you've got the place you hoped for it's a good time to sort out your accommodation, finances and other things you might want to take to university.