When Are The UCAS Deadline Dates?

Navigating the UCAS application key dates can seem daunting. Here is a full list of UCAS deadline dates. Find out all the dates for your university application and what they require.

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Navigating the UCAS application key dates can seem daunting.

We’re here to help you meet a number of deadlines set by UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). This guide highlights those key dates, making sure you are clear on what is coming up for the 2023 admissions cycle.

UCAS Key Dates 2023 Entry

Year 1 (2022)

UCAS Entry Registration

2023 entry applicants can register and begin their applications.

Although 2023 applicants can register, they cannot pay and submit their applications until the 6th of September 2022.

UCAS Conservatoire Registration

If you applying to study at a Conservatoire in 2023, your application opens today.

UCAS Application Submission

UCAS applications for 2023 entry can be submitted.

Universities can also begin to make decisions on the applications they have received.

Closing Date For Music Applications

Closing date for music applications.

Applications received after this date at 18:00 UK time will be classed as ‘late’ and are not guaranteed to be considered by the conservatoires.

UCAS Deadline for Oxbridge & Medicine

Applications for Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine/ Sciences and Dentistry for 2023 entry. All must be submitted by 18:00 GMT to be considered equally against other candidates.

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Year 2 (2023)

UCAS Application Deadline

This is the 2023 UCAS entry deadline for the majority of undergraduate courses without the October 15th deadline.

Applications must be submitted by 18:00 GMT to be considered equally against other candidates. Universities can, but do not have to, consider applications received after this deadline if they still have spaces they would like to fill.

UCAS Extra Opens

UCAS Extra is available for candidates who are not holding any offers and have used all five of their choices. 

If eligible for UCAS Extra, you can apply to more universities one at a time.

University Decisions Are Made

Most universities will have made decisions about your application if sent before the January 25th 2023 deadline. There may still be some outstanding applications that haven’t heard back yet.

Universities To Respond Deadline

All universities and colleges must respond to applications made on or before the 25th of January 2023. If they do not respond, UCAS will mark the application as unsuccessful on their behalf.

University Clearing Opens

You can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places, or you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in your application.

A-Level Results Day & Adjustment

If you’ve done better than you expected with your A-levels, you can use Adjustment to consider an alternative course. You can use adjustment if you’ve had a conditional choice accepted into an unconditional firm choice. As some students may have missed their conditions, there are sometimes open spaces on previously full courses.

Final UCAS Deadline For Course Entry

Final UCAS deadline for 2023 course entry.

This is the final deadline for students wanting to start university in the 2023 entry cycle. The hard deadline is 18:00 GMT.

Final UCAS Clearing Deadline Date

Final UCAS Clearing deadline date and university decision deadline.

This is the final date you can apply for Clearing through UCAS Track and the final date universities can accept applicants in Clearing.

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