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Planned maintenance: 17 – 19 November

We are carrying out planned maintenance on Friday 17 November until Sunday 19 November.

This means at times, you may become disconnected from Apply. Please do not make any changes to your application during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 17 November
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 18 November
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 18 November

Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 18 November.

The UCAS Teacher Training search tool will be unavailable from 18:00 on Friday 17 November until 23:59 on Sunday 19 November.

Replying to your UCAS Conservatoires offers

We'll let you know when a conservatoire makes a decision about your application. You'll then need to reply to offers online. Find out more.
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How and when to reply 

Your reply date will be displayed in Track. If you do not reply by the date given, your offers will be declined automatically. The reply date may be different to other people's as it's based on when you received your last decision.

You may only be able to accept one offer as a first choice, or you may be able to accept two offers and state your first and second choices. This depends on the type of offers you have.

  • If you accept a guaranteed unconditional (GU) offer, you cannot accept any other offer as a second choice, and must decline (D) all other offers.
  • If you accept a GU offer as your second choice and your first choice (VU or VC) is unsuccessful, you will have a place at your second choice.
  • If you accept a guaranteed conditional (GC) offer as your first choice, you'll also be expected to take up this place provided you meet the conditions. You cannot accept any other offer as a second choice. You must decline (D) all other offers.
  • If you accept a GC as your second choicebut you've met the conditions of the offer and your first choice (VU or VC) is unsuccessful, you will have a place at your second choice.
  • If you accept a reserve unconditional (VU) or a reserve conditional (VC) offer as your first choice, you may accept any type of offer as your second choice.
  • If your first choice is a reserve offer (VC1 or VU1) and the conservatoire changes it to a guaranteed offer (GC1 or GU1), then your second choice will automatically be rejected.

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Last decision received by Your reply date
6 January 2018 31 January 2018
17 March 2018 16 April 2018
16 July 2018 30 July 2018
7 August 2018 10 September 2018

 More about types of decisions


1. What happens if I accept a guaranteed offer – GC or GU?

  • Accept a GU as your first choice  you've got a place and we'll send you a letter confirming your place.
  • Accept a GC as your first choice and you meet the conditions of the offer  you've got a place.
  • Accept a GU as your second choice and your first choice (VU or VC) is unsuccessful – you've got a place at your second choice.
  • Accept a GC as your second choice, you have met the conditions of the offer and your first choice (VU or VC) is unsuccessful – you've got a place at your second choice.

2. What happens if I accept a reserve offer  VC or VU?

  • If there is a vacancy at the conservatoire and you've met the conditions of the offer (VC only), the conservatoire may make you a guaranteed offer.
  • If your first choice is a reserve offer (VC1 or VU1) and the conservatoire changes it to a guaranteed offer (GC1 or GU1), your second choice will automatically be rejected.

If you accept any type of offer other than a GU as your first choice, we'll send you a letter if this becomes a guaranteed unconditional place.

If you do not obtain a guaranteed unconditional place at your first choice, we'll send you a letter if your second choice becomes a guaranteed unconditional place.

3. When will I know if I have a place?

No later than 25 September 2018.

4. What happens if I'm also applying through UCAS Undergraduate or UCAS Teacher Training and have confirmed places in both? 

  • If you make an application through more than one of our application systems (UCAS Conservatoires, UCAS Undergraduate or UCAS Teacher Training) you cannot hold more than one confirmed place. In UCAS Undergraduate and UCAS Teacher Training this is an unconditional firm (UF) place.
  • If you do receive more than one confirmed place, we'll ask you to accept one and withdraw from any others.

5. How do I withdraw my application?

  • You can withdraw your whole application at any time.
  • No refund is given, unless you're withdrawing within 14 days of submitting your original application – then please contact our Customer Experience Centre
  • Unless you withdraw within 14 days, you will not be able to re-apply this year. You need to wait until the next admission cycle before submitting another application.