This statistical release reports interim applicant totals in the 2014 UCAS application cycle at Monday 16 December 2013.
It covers applicants who have applied for any course, including courses with an October deadline (statistics for those applying to October deadline courses were published in October 2013).
Statistics are also provided for applicant totals at the third Monday in December in previous cycles. This is an interim point in the application cycle and, unlike statistics for application deadlines, no direct comparison between cycles is possible.
The increase between this point and the January deadline has varied each cycle, by between 68% and 84% over the past four cycles (see table C.4).
The proportional cycle to cycle change in applicants recorded at the January deadline is often different to that recorded at this interim point.