When to look out for your sign in details
Usernames and passwords will be emailed to UCAS registered centres on the following dates:
- 30 April for UCAS correspondents in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
- 2 May for international and EU UCAS correspondents
- 8 May for UCAS correspondents in England
Additional key dates to be aware of for the 2019 cycle
- 8 May – the 2019 search tool goes live, with access to over 50,000 undergraduate, postgraduate, and conservatoire courses – find out more.
- 15 May – Apply for advisers opens.
- 22 May – UCAS Undergraduate Apply opens for applicants.
- 5 September 2018 – completed applications can be submitted to UCAS.
- Monday 15 October 2018 at 18:00 (UK time) – deadline for applications to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and for most courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine/science. The reference must be completed before the application can be sent to us.
- Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 18:00 (UK time) – deadline for applications for the majority of UCAS Undergraduate courses. The reference must be completed before the application can be sent to us.
Top tips for setting up Apply 2019
- Sign in and check your centre’s details —please email [email protected] if you need to make any changes.
- Confirm if you want to save last year’s staff and group names — unless you are a new centre, you’ll be able to save the details from Apply 2018 on the first page of Apply 2019, when you set it up. It’s important to do it now, to prevent you losing all the information – you won’t be able to retrieve these details later. Staff sign in details will be shown if you have chosen to transfer them when you set up Apply – please make a note of these, as they will not be shown again.
- Create your centre’s new buzzword — when you register your centre’s details, you’ll be asked to allocate a buzzword to give to your students – this lets them link their applications to your centre. To avoid confusion, we recommend you choose a different buzzword to the one you used in the 2018 cycle.
- Create a shortlist of qualifications — this helps students enter the correct qualifications, which is particularly important if there are similar qualifications to choose from. Click ‘Setup’ and then ‘Qualifications’ in the drop-down menu. Then select the appropriate qualifications delivered by your centre from the full list, and click ‘Add’ to transfer them to your shortlist. Finding it difficult to find the right qualifications? We’ve provided a list of all qualifications for 2019 entry in our ‘Setting up Apply’ guide for advisers.
- Keep students informed —students will be able to sign in and work on their applications from 22 May, but they can’t submit them to UCAS until 5 September 2018.
Changes for 2019
- For courses starting in 2019, the application fee is £18 for a single choice, or £24 for more than one choice.
- We’re updating the criminal convictions questions we ask students for 2019 entry applications – find out what’s changed and why.
- We're going to be making several improvement to ucas.com throughout the year, to make it easier for you to find key services, and for you and your students to find the information you need – keep an eye out for your newsletter for more details.
Our search tool goes live on 8 May for courses starting in 2019. Students will have access to high quality information and advice, as well as a more intuitive and comprehensive search. Find out more.