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Ucas deadlines and key application dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you’ll need to put into your diary throughout the university application process. Check out our calendar for all the key dates…

Key dates: Ucas and student finance

For 2017 entry

  • 6th September 2016: Ucas applications open.
  • 15th October: Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science deadline.
  • 15th January 2017: General Ucas application deadline (Prepare for the Ucas deadline with our advice hub)
  • 25th February: Ucas Extra begins.
  • 24th March: Art and design course application deadline (note: some may have a January deadline).
  • End of March: Decisions usually back from universities for January applications.
  • 4th May: Must reply to any offers or you'll be declined (if you received decisions by 31st March).
  • 5th May: Final decisions back from universities (otherwise automatically declined).
  • 8th June: Must reply to any offers or you'll be declined (if you received decisions by 5th May).
  • 22nd June: Must reply to any offers or you’ll be declined (if you received decisions by 8th June). 
  • 30th June: Applications received after this date are entered into Clearing. 
  • 4th July: Application deadline for Ucas Extra. 
  • 5th July: International Baccalaureate results published. 
  • 5th July: Clearing begins. 
  • Mid-July: BTEC results published.  
  • 13th July: Final decisions back from universities (if you applied after 5th June but before 30th June).   
  • 20th July: Must reply to any offers (including Extra offers) or they’ll be declined.    
  • 8th August: Highers results published; Clearing vacancies published (Scotland).  
  • 17th August: A-level results published; Clearing vacancies published (England, Wales, Northern Ireland).  
  • 31st August: Adjustment closes. 
  • 20th September: Last date for applications for 2017 entry.  
  • 23rd October: The deadline for adding Clearing choices and for unis or college to accept Clearing applicants.

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