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Setting up for 2018

We’ll soon be opening our 2018 services. The key dates you need to be aware of are:

  • 9 May – our new search tool goes live
  • 16 May – Apply for advisers opens
  • 23 May – Apply for applicants opens

Usernames and passwords for Apply for advisers will be sent to the primary contact at registered centres:

  • 2 May 2017 – for EU and International centres
  • 8 May 2017 – for centres in Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland
  • 11 May 2017 – for centres in England 

Due to the annual sending of logins and passwords to existing registered centres, we will be entering an embargo period from 12 April ­– 11 May. This means no registered centre forms will be processed during this time. We will resume normal service after this period.

Getting started

Information for advisers on how to support your students in making a UCAS application and moving into higher education.
Step-by-step guide for advisers
How to use Apply and where to find more information.
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Advice on writing references
Four referees tell us how they manage the process.
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Using Adviser Track
Our guide to using Adviser Track to follow the progress of your students' applications after they have been sent to UCAS.
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Helping you to help your students
We offer a range of training programmes for teacher and advisers.
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Apply for advisers

As a UCAS registered centre, you’ll get adviser access to our free online Apply service.

Your students can link their applications to a registered centre — so you can monitor, advise, and check their UCAS Undergraduate applications from the start, before adding references and submitting to us. 

Find out how to set up Apply for advisers

Adviser Track

Adviser Track is accessed through Apply for advisers, and enables you to keep up-to-date with your students’ applications once they're submitted to us. You can track university decisions and make sure your students don't miss reply deadlines.

You can subscribe to Adviser Track at any time, for just £50 (+VAT) per year.

Find out more about reports available throughout the year in our  Adviser Track and Reporting brochure (396.74 KB).

How we can support you

We’ve got lots of useful resources to help you, your students, and their parents throughout the year.

Resources for students

  • We’re online to help – find out how at – students can also interact with bloggers, and join discussions through our social media channels.
  • Use the personal statement tool for advice for students on what to include, and how to structure their personal statement.
  • Students and their parents can sign up to receive tailored information from us, as soon as they start thinking about their options.

Resources for parents 

Next steps

  • Host the UCAS widget on your website or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It links your students and their parents to key pages on
  • Look out for your monthly email – the UCAS correspondent will receive the operational update each month from us at 
  • Forward the link to the adviser form to your colleagues, so they can sign up to receive the latest news too.
  • It’s important that the UCAS correspondent keeps us up-to-date with the correct contact details for your centre. 

Training and events

We can offer training and presentations to help you with undergraduate applications.

International advisers

We offer advice and run events for advisers and agents working with international applicants.

  • International student advisers
  • International admissions officers at UK universities

You can also talk to us at international events around the world.

Our international resources

We provide a number of international guides, to give you what you need to help you make the most of our services.

 View a PDF of our international resources