- Anyone that is in anyway interested in the possibility of studying in the UK must attend this talk. You do not have to commit to anything but it is important that you inform yourself of the application process.
- If you do not have Guidance at his time, sign up on the sheet on Careers noticeboard.
- Check the “UCAS” section on the right of this page for further information.
If you haven’t received any offers, you have 2 more options in regards to courses.
One is ‘Extra’, it means you can choose another course (one course at a time). Choosing a course with higher entry requirements would not be advisable. More details here …
The second option would be later in the year, ‘Clearing’.
Clearing is a service available between July and September, but for most people it is used after the exam results are published in August. It can help people without a university or college place to find suitable vacancies on higher education courses.
If you are flexible and you have reasonable exam results, there is still a good chance you will find another course through Clearing.
It’s quite a common practice to defer in the UCAS system.
Accepted applicants deferring for one year
|Year||Accepted applicants: Deferred||% of||Accepted applicants: Total|
|2010 defer to 2011||33,426||6.9% of||487,329|
|2009 defer to 2010||34,049||7.1% of||481,854|
|2008 defer to 2009||33,171||7.3% of||456,627|
|2007 defer to 2008||28,863||7.0% of||413,430|
|2006 defer to 2007||28,524||7.3% of||390,890|
|2005 defer to 2006||31,059||7.7% of||405,369|
|2004 defer to 2005||28,435||7.5% of||377,544|
How do universities and colleges view deferred entry applications?
The value of gap year activities is widely documented and most universities and colleges will allow you to apply for deferred entry, but check with them before applying. When you apply, include details of your proposed gap year in your personal statement to support your application.
Q: I’ve already applied – can I defer my choice to next year?
A: If you want to defer your place, contact the university to discuss it with them. If they agree to defer it, they will let us know and we will update your application in Track.
You can only submit one application per academic year, so if you defer your application, you can’t apply again for the same year – any additional applications will be cancelled.
|Mid -September 2011||Applications can be sent to us from mid-September.
|15 October 2011||Deadline for receipt at UCAS of applications to Oxford or Cambridge, and all with choices for courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine/science to reach UCAS.
(Students who are doing their Leaving Cert in 2013 and are interested in the courses above need to consider this date roughly 6 weeks into school year)
|15 January 2012||Deadline for receipt of applications at UCAS for all courses except those listed with a 15 October 2011 deadline and art and design courses with 24 March 2012 deadline. Go to Course Search to check application deadlines for courses.|
|24 February 2012||If you are eligible to use Extra, you can refer yourself to another choice. More about Extra|
|24 March 2012||Deadline for the receipt of applications at UCAS for art and design courses except those listed with a 15 January 2012 deadline. Go to Course Search to check application deadlines for courses.|
|31 March 2012||If we receive your application by 15 January, the universities and colleges should aim to have sent us their decisions by this date (but they can take longer).|
|9 May 2012||If we receive all decisions from your universities/colleges by 31 March, you need to reply to any offers by this date (unless you live outside the EU or you are applying through Extra). If we don’t receive your replies, we will decline your offers on your behalf.|
|10 May 2012||If you applied by 15 January and are waiting for decisions, universities and colleges need to send us their decisions by this date. If they don’t, we will make any outstanding choices unsuccessful on their behalf.|
|7 June 2012||If we receive all decisions from your universities/colleges by 10 May, you need to reply to any offers by this date (unless you are applying through Extra). If we don’t receive your replies, we will decline your offers on your behalf.|
|30 June 2012||If you send your application to us by this date, we will send it to your chosen universities and colleges. If we receive your application after this date, you’ll be entered into Clearing. More about Clearing
If we receive all decisions from your universities or colleges by 8 June 2012, you need to reply to any offers by this date (unless you are applying through Extra). If we don’t receive your replies, we will decline the offers on your behalf.
|4 July 2012||This is the last date to apply through Extra.|
|19 July 2012||If you applied by 30 June and are waiting for decisions, universities and colleges need to send us their decisions by this date. If they don’t, we will make any outstanding choices unsuccessful on their behalf.|
|26 July 2012||If we receive all decisions from your universities/colleges by 19 July, you need to reply to any offers by this date (this includes if you are applying through Extra). If we don’t receive your replies, we will decline your offers on your behalf.|
|7 August 2012||SQA results are published and the Scottish Clearing vacancy information service starts. More about Clearing|
|16 August 2012||GCE and Advanced Diploma results are published and the full Clearing vacancy information service starts. More about Clearing
Adjustment opens for registration. More about Adjustment
|31 August 2012||Adjustment closes on this date.|
|20 September 2012||This is the last date that we will accept applications for courses starting in 2012.|
|30 September 2012||The Clearing vacancy search is closed after this date. You should contact universities direct to discuss vacancies. Clearing choices can still be added in Track.|
|22 October 2012||This is the last date to add a Clearing choice and the last date a university or college can accept an application in Clearing. Any outstanding Clearing referrals will be rejected by default at 7pm|