UCAS Deadlines 2021

Make sure you submit your UCAS application on time with our list of deadlines below:

Mid-September 2020 - 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).

29th January 2021 - Deadline for receipt at UCAS of all applications, including the UCAS reference, for all courses except those with a 15 October deadline.

25th February 2021 - UCAS Extra opens. If you are eligible to use Extra, you can refer yourself to another choice. Find out more about UCAS Extra.

20th May 2021 - Date universities will usually have made a decision about your application if you sent it before the 29th January deadline.

10th June 2021 - The date you need to make a decision on your firm and insurance choice if all your universities responded by the 20th May deadline. If UCAS do not receive your responses, they will decline offers on your behalf.

30th June 2021 - Applications received after 30 June are entered in to Clearing.

4th July 2021 - UCAS Extra closes.

5th July 2021 - UCAS Clearing Opens.

5th July 2021 - International Baccalaureate results are published.

13th July 2021 - 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.

14th July 2021 - If UCAS receive all decisions from your universities/colleges by 13th July 2021, 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.

10th August 2021 - SQA Results Day. Start of Scottish Clearing vacancy information service.

10th August 2021 - A Level Results Day; full Clearing vacancy information available.

19th August 2021 - Adjustment opens.

31st August 2021 - Adjustment closes. Deadline for any conditions of a conditional offer to be met.

21st September 2021 - The last date UCAS will accept applications for courses starting in 2021.

30th September 2021 - 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.

19th October 2021 - This is the last date to add a Clearing choice.

20th October 2021 - This is 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.

Further information

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