As long as an application is completed by the deadline, it’s guaranteed to be considered by the chosen universities and colleges.
Applicants can make up to five choices on their application and the UCAS website has details on the 37,000 courses on offer, including their typical entry requirements.
Louise Evans, UCAS’ Head of Adviser Experience said: “Now’s the time to put the final touches to your application. Make sure your personal statement expresses your desire, excitement and commitment to your chosen courses and proofread it several times.
“Double check all of your choices carefully and remember that it’s not a big risk to pick one or two courses which ask for grades which may be a stretch, alongside others which match your teacher’s predictions more closely. This could give you more options when it comes to making your decisions later in the year.
“If you’re sure everything, including the reference section, is completed, I recommend submitting your application now. That way you’ll know we’ve received it and you can then relax.”
Around half of all applications submitted by the deadline are completed between mid-December and 15 January each year.
Some art and design courses don’t require applications to be submitted until Thursday 24 March 2016.
An application received after the relevant deadline will still be sent to the universities and colleges. However, it will only be considered if there are vacancies.
Help is also available on the telephone from one of UCAS’ trained advisers on 0371 468 0 468. Opening hours are being extended ahead of the deadline.