Here you’ll find useful resources to help with questions you might have when using the agent portal.

Guide to getting started

Our Agent Portal Guide to Getting Started (1.75 MB) is a detailed step-by-step reference guide to help you start using the agent portal.

Before you can start sending applications, you need to:

  • register other users at your agency, and set their permissions
  • set your agency code word

Remember to share the code word with students who you want to link to your agency. They will need to enter this to give consent for you to manage their applications.

Online training: ‘How to use the agent portal’

We have developed an online training module on how to use the agent portal. This module is hosted on our Professional Development Platform, and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To access UCAS’ Professional Development Platform you will be asked to sign in. If you have already registered for UCAS’ new agent or adviser portals, please use these details. If you have not yet registered, you can register here.

Short video guides

We have also put together several short webinar clips to help you when you initially start using the agent portal.

Your agent dashboard

Setting up your agency and adding users

Managing and creating applications 

Student tags

Need to contact us? 

If you are an agent or adviser and need to contact us, our Schools Team is here to help.

Normal opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00 (UK time).

  • Phone from UK – 0345 123 8001*
  • Phone from outside the UK – +44 330 333 0239 (international call rates apply)
  • Email –

*Calls will be charged at your standard network rate.