Statistical releases produced on 8 August, then each week day between 17 August – 1 September 2017 and on 14 September (published on 18 September), providing core numbers for the current cycle, comparison data over five cycles, and graphical illustrations of key trends.

From A level results day, there are nine categories of public reports per day: overview, country, age, subject, sex, region, POLAR3, SIMD, and Tariff group.

For this cycle, we have also introduced a subset of the reports for nursing courses (in subject group 'B7'). These reports include those who are placed at a 'B7' nursing course, as well as those who have made at least one choice to a 'B7' nursing course and are not placed elsewhere.

In Scotland, there is a substantial section of provision that is not included in UCAS' figures. This is mostly full-time higher education provided in further education colleges, which represents around one third of young full-time undergraduate study in Scotland, and this proportion varies by geography and background within Scotland. Accordingly, the statistics on UCAS acceptances in these data resources reflect only that majority of full-time undergraduate study that uses UCAS.

From the 2015 cycle onwards, applications to postgraduate teacher training programmes in Scotland were included in the UCAS Undergraduate admissions scheme – previously, these were recruited through UCAS Teacher Training. The numbers for providers in Scotland from 2015 onwards recorded through the UCAS Undergraduate scheme include those which were previously part of UCAS Teacher Training. In 2015, around 120 courses at providers in Scotland moved into the UCAS Undergraduate scheme, and it is estimated to be around 2,000 acceptances, mostly aged 21 or over.

Further details of the UCAS Undergraduate data (236.43 KB) are available.

The Daily Clearing analysis 2017 technical note (329.07 KB) explains the definitions used.