Latest news on UCAS Progress for teachers and advisers

We have made the decision to transition out of the post-16 market, where we currently operate UCAS Progress Search and Apply.

Now the 2018/19 cycle has closed, the following services have been decommissioned:

  • UCAS Progress Apply
  • UCAS Progress Search

This decision was not taken lightly. UCAS Progress has been operating for over eight years, and we have built up strong and valued partnerships with our customers and stakeholders.

However, when reviewing our schemes and their required investment, coupled with our business priorities, it felt wrong to take funding away from the development of our core schemes to support the development of UCAS Progress, to ensure its fitness for the future.

What this means for you

From 1 October, courses will no longer be visible, and students won’t be able to register a new account or submit applications through UCAS Progress.

Although Search and Apply will no longer be operating, the UCAS Progress website will be available to all users until 18 December 2019. This is so local authorities and providers can sign in to access data and download reports. It also gives students a chance to copy and save sections of their profiles.

Going forward, we'll continue to offer information and advice to support students with their post-16 options and their transition into further and higher education. We also have a new information and advice platform designed to help anyone exploring their future options – find out more about the new UCAS Hub.


We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If your question is not listed below, please email us at

The decision to transition out of the market

Access to data

Support for UCAS Progress users


Was this page helpful?

Yes  No