The Universities Colleges and Admissions Service, also known as UCAS for short, is the British admissions service for student applying for undergraduate universities and colleges. UCAS in conjunction with the universities use a centralised admissions system which means that you can apply to 5 universities using one application. Your application is not preference based and each university is unaware of your other choices.
The UCAS application consists of the following sections: (if you are a home or EU student you may see a few more sections on finance):
- Personal Information
- Personal Statement
At University Entry Etc. we help our clients with all aspects of the application process. Most students find the choices and personal statement the most time consuming and we aim to reduce the stress you face with this aspect. We will provide sessions and help assist you complete all sections of your application. This will ensure that your application is free from errors and that you present accurate information to all of your university choices.
The deadlines set by UCAS are listed below, we require all of our client to meet our own internal deadlines set by the college. This allows us enough time to process your form and attach references. Some students may have trouble deciding on courses/institutions or correcting errors on the form.
Different types of application have different, staggered deadlines throughout the year. Suggested deadlines are as follows:
|Application Type||UCAS Deadline||Internal Deadline|
|Oxford,Cambridge, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine||15th October||30th September|
|All other applications including art & design||15th January||November/December|
At University Entry Etc. we will encourage and support you to complete your application before the deadline. Unfortunately, a late application will mean, due to the competitive nature of courses, will result in an unsuccessful application.
Should you wish to discuss your UCAS application further please contact one of our advisors today.