This release covers applicants who have applied for any course, including courses with an October deadline (view the statistics for those applying to October deadline courses). It also covers applicants who applied by the 15 January deadline.
It’s worth considering that interim releases are not designed for cycle-to-cycle comparisons, as there is no secure way to get a like-for-like comparison point outside of scheme deadlines. However, for context purposes only, interim releases do contain figures from previous cycles at an approximately similar reference point. This is normally taken as the third Monday in the month.