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Decision, decisions… when are you likely to hear back from unis?

Sunday 22 September 2019, UCAS advice

by UCAS

Decision, decisions… when are you likely to hear back from unis?

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The wait for decisions on your application can be agonising. It’s a good idea to use this time effectively by familiarising yourself with the decisions the unis you’ve applied to could make, so you know what to expect and what to do when the time comes.

Each university and college will make their decisions at different times, meaning you might hear back before your friends do, or vice versa. However, there are deadlines by which they have to decide:
  • 6 May 2020 – if you sent your application by 15 January 2020
  • 13 July 2020 – if you sent your application by 30 June 2020
  • 20 October 2020 – this is the final deadline for unis to make decisions on applications to courses starting in 2020
If a uni you’ve applied to doesn’t make a decision by the appropriate deadline, that choice will be automatically made unsuccessful.

Good luck with your application! 

Check out our advice on what you can do while you wait for uni decisions. You can also stay up-to-date with any decisions by checking Track.

You can also get in touch with our advisers on Facebook or Twitter and they’ll be happy to help!