University and Study Application Dates for 2017

When is the deadline for the majority of undergraduate courses?

The deadline for most applications is the 15th of January 2017. You can check your course details at  Your reference must be completed before your application is sent.

What is Extra and when does it open and close?

If you have received decisions from all five universities or colleges and weren't accepted, or if you declined the offers you received, you can apply for Extra which allows you to apply to one university for a course.  There is a charge of £11. It opens on the 25th of February 2017. The last day to apply for Extra is the 4th of July 2017.

When is the deadline for art and design courses?

The deadline for some art and design courses is the 24th of March 2017 but they may vary from course to course. Make sure you check your specific course details.

When do you receive university/college decisions if you submitted your applications by the 15th of January?

If you applied by the 15th of January, universities and colleges should get back to you by the 5th of May 2017, otherwise those choices are automatically made unsuccessful.

When do you reply to your university offers?

If you receive all your university/college decisions by the 5th of May, you must reply to any offers by the 8th of June or they will be declined. If you receive all decisions by the 8th of June, reply by the 22nd of June. If you receive all university/college decisions by the 13th of July – including Extra choices – you must reply to any offers by the 20th of July 2017. This applies to applicants outside of the EU as well but not for applicants using Extra to find a place.

What is clearing and when does clearing open?

Clearing is a way for universities to fill any spaces they have left for the new academic year. It gives applicants who do not hold an offer another chance of finding a university place. Clearing opens on the 5th of July 2017.

When is International Baccalaureate results published?

5th of July 2017.

When is SQA results day?

SQA examination results are published on the 8th of August 2017.

What is Adjustment and when does it open and close?

If you exceed the grade requirements of your firm offer, you can use Adjustment to swap your existing university place for one at another university. Adjustment registration opens on the 17th of August 2017 and closes on the 31st of August 2017.

When is A-level results day?

A level, GCE and Advanced Diploma results day is on the 17th of August 2017.

When is the final deadline for 2017 entry applications?

The last date you can submit applications to 2017 entry courses is the 20th of September. Applications must arrive at UCAS by 18:00 UK time.

When is the last date to add clearing choices and for universities/colleges to make decisions?

The deadline for adding clearing choices and for universities and colleges to accept clearing applicants is the 23rd of October 2017.

When are university open days?
Each university has a different open date according to their schedule throughout the academic year. Open days run throughout the year. You can look at 

When is the deadline for Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science?

The deadline for Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science applications for students looking to study in September 2018 is the 15th of October 2017.  

By Aisha Khatun

Tue 06 Dec 2016