Your application timeline

Get ready. Your ambitions are about to get real. Make sure you don’t miss a step – check out our month-by-month guide to your application journey.

January 2024

  • Wednesday 31 January 2024 – The final date for completed applications to be submitted to UCAS by those wishing ‘equal consideration’ for 2024 entry.  Applications can be submitted after this date for courses where vacancies still exist but would be considered ‘late’, and therefore there is no guarantee they can be considered.

February 2024

  • Wednesday 28 February 2024 – UCAS Extra opens.  Extra is for use if you have not been successful in receiving any offers from your original five choices.

May 2024

  • Thursday 16 May 2024  – If you applied for 2024 entry by 31 January 2024 and you are still waiting, universities will decide whether they are making an offer by today (otherwise UCAS will reject the application on their behalf).  You will then be given a deadline by UCAS to make your decision. Check this in UCAS Hub.

June 2024

  • Thursday 6 June 2024 – If you receive all your university or college decisions by 16 May 2024, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

  • Firm offer holders will be invited to make a formal application for UWE Bristol accommodation.

  • Sunday 30 June 2024 – This is the last day you can apply to university for 2024 entry before Clearing begins. If you send your first application (not UCAS Extra) to UCAS by 18:00, they'll send it to your chosen university. After this date, you enter Clearing.

July 2024

  • Thursday 4 July 2024 – Last date to apply in UCAS Extra.
  • Friday 5 July 2024 Clearing opens for applications if you already have your results.
  • Wednesday 17 July 2024 – If you applied by 30 June 2024 and you’re still awaiting a decision from any of your choices, universities have until 17 July 2024 to decide whether they’re making you an offer (including Extra choices).
  • Wednesday 24 July 2024 – If you receive all your university or college decisions by 17 July 2024, you must reply to any offers by today, otherwise they’ll be declined.

August 2024

  • Thursday 15 August 2024 – A-level results day. Fingers crossed you got the grades you’re hoping for. If not, don’t panic – there are options including Clearing. We will confirm our decision by email.
  • Clearing – If you haven't met your first or insurance choice grades you can enter Clearing and contact universities for vacancies.
  • Once your place is confirmed and you have completed all admissions requirements you'll receive your username so you can register online.

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