The UCAS Timeline

Summer of Year 12

  • Choose your course and up to 5 universities
  • Write the first draft of your personal statement
  • Register with UCAS and begin your online application

1st September of Year 13

  • Applications open (aim to hand yours in as soon as possible!)
  • Your school or college will write your reference

 15th October 

  • Admissions deadline for Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science

October – November 

  • Admissions Tests

October – March

  • Interviews
  • Hear back from the universities: conditional, unconditional or unsuccessful

March

  • Deadline for some art & design courses
  • Apply for student finance

May – June

  • Exams

August

  • Results Day
  • Clearing or Adjustment

September

  • University or gap year begins