Here you’ll find the key dates and times for 2020.

Dates

What you can expect (UK times provided)

18:00 on 30 June

UCAS Undergraduate applications received after 30 June are entered into Clearing.

5 July

Last day for applicants to add an Extra choice in Track.

5 July

Publication of International Baccalaureate results.

6 July onwards

  • Clearing opens and vacancies are displayed in our search tool.
  • Clearing Plus matches will be available to all unplaced applicants
  • Clearing numbers automatically show in Track for eligible applicants.
  • Applicants holding a place can release themselves into Clearing, using the ‘Decline my place’ button in Track.

7 July

UCAS provides International Baccalaureate results to universities and colleges for processing.

27 July at 18:00 – 4 August at 09:00

SQA results embargo – during this time:

  • Track for applicants will not be updated
  • Adviser portal will not be updated – universities and colleges cannot discuss any applicants’ individual status with them, or with an adviser

4 August

Publication of SQA results.

08:00:

  • UCAS Schools Team available for advisers.

08:30:

  • UCAS Customer Experience Centre opens for applicants.
  • UCAS social media support available.

09:00:

  • UCAS Undergraduate Track is available.
  • Adviser portal is available.
  • ‘Not placed’ applicant status email will be sent to advisers based in Scotland.

10:00:

  • Eligible applicants can add a Clearing choice in Track.

18:00:

  • UCAS Schools Team, Customer Experience Centre, and social media support closes.

7 August at 14:00 – 13 August at 08:00

JCQ results embargo – during this time:

  • Track for applicants will not be updated
  • Adviser portal will not be updated – universities and colleges cannot discuss any applicants’ individual status with them, or with an adviser

13 August

Publication of GCE AS and A level results.

Publication of reformed BTEC results.

  • 07:00: ‘Not placed’ applicant status email will be sent to adviser portal users – under strict embargo.
  • 07:30: UCAS Schools Team available for advisers.
  • 08:00: UCAS social media support available.
  • 08:00: Adviser portal available.
  • 08:00: UCAS Customer Experience Centre opens for applicants.
  • 08:00: UCAS Undergraduate Track available. 
  • 08:00: Adjustment opens, and runs until 31 August.
  • 15:00: Eligible applicants can add a Clearing choice in Track.
  • 19:00: UCAS Customer Experience Centre, social media support, and Schools Team closes.

20 August

Publication of GCSE results. Applicants awaiting GCSE results will need to send these directly to their chosen universities or colleges.

28 August at 18:00

Last date for receipt of 2020 entry UCAS Conservatoires applications.

1 September

Adjustment closes.

7 September

Remaining offer conditions must be met.

30 September

Clearing vacancy information closes.

19 October at 18:00  Last date for receipt of 2020 entry UCAS Undergraduate applications.

20 October

Last date to add Clearing choices in Track, and for unis/colleges to make decisions.