UCAS provides a run down of its university application schedule including deadlines.
There are different dates to be aware of when making an application and waiting for decisions from your chosen universities and colleges. Below is a timetable of all the important UCAS application deadline dates you must hit if aiming to go to university in autumn 2016.
Applications for Oxford and Cambridge should arrive at UCAS by this deadline. The reference has to be completed before the application can be sent to UCAS.
Applications for the majority of courses should arrive at UCAS by this deadline (check course details for the correct deadline). The reference has to be completed before your application can be sent to UCAS.
Extra [new window] begins.
If you receive all your uni/college decisions by 31 March you must reply to any offers by this date (except for Extra) or they'll be declined.
If you applied by the January deadline and you’re still waiting, unis will decide whether they’re making an offer by now (otherwise those choices are automatically made unsuccessful).
If you receive all your uni/college decisions by 5 May you must reply to any offers by this date (unless you applied in Extra) or they’ll be declined.
If you receive all your uni/college decisions by 8 June you must reply to any offers by this date (unless you applied in Extra) or they'll be declined.
If you send your application to UCAS by this date, it will send it to your chosen unis and colleges; after this date you’re entered into Clearing [new window].
Last date to apply through Extra.
If you applied before 30 June and are waiting for decisions, unis and colleges will decide whether or not they’ll make you an offer by this date.
If you receive all uni/college decisions by 14 July - including Extra choices - you must reply to any offers by this date (or they’ll be declined).
A level, GCE and Advanced Diploma results day - and the start of the full Clearing vacancy search. Adjustment [new window] opens for registration.
The deadline for any remaining conditions to be met - otherwise the uni or college may not accept you. Adjustment ends.
The final deadline for applications to 2016 courses.
The deadline for adding Clearing choices and unis or colleges accepting Clearing applicants.