UCAS Deadlines 2024 Entry

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

5 September 2024 - University applications can be submitted through UCAS.

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16th October 2023 - Deadline for applications for Oxbridge and Medical, Veterinary Medicine/Science and Dentistry applications (including non UK/EU applicants).

31st January 2024 - Deadline for receipt at UCAS of all applications, including the UCAS reference, for all courses except those with a 16 October deadline.

28th February 2024 - UCAS Extra opens. If you are eligible to use Extra, you can refer yourself to another choice. Find out more about UCAS Extra.

16th May 2024 - Date universities will usually have made a decision about your application if you sent it before the 15th January deadline.

6th June 2024 - The date you need to make a decision on your firm and insurance choice if all your universities responded by the 18th May deadline. If UCAS do not receive your responses, they will decline offers on your behalf.

30th June 2024 - Applications received after 30 June are entered in to Clearing.

4th July 2024 - UCAS Extra closes.

5th July 2024 - UCAS Clearing Opens.

6th July 2024 - International Baccalaureate results are published.

24th July 2024 - If UCAS receive all decisions from your universities/colleges by 17th July 2024, 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.

6th August 2024 - SQA Results Day. Start of Scottish Clearing vacancy information service.

15th August 2024 - A Level Results Day; full Clearing vacancy information becomes available.

25th September 2024 - The last date UCAS will accept applications for courses starting in 2024.

28th September 2024 - 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.

21st October 2024 -- This is the last date to add a Clearing choice.

15th October 2024 - 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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