Extra choices

If you've used all five choices and you're not holding any offers, read on about our Extra service.
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If you've used all five choices and are not holding any offers, you may be able to add another choice.
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Who can add more courses in Extra?

You might be able to add another choice if you've received decisions from all five universities or colleges and weren't accepted, or if you declined the offers you received.

If you didn't use all five choices, you can add more in Track:
  • if it's before 30 June and you've not accepted or declined your offers
  • as long as you originally only applied to one choice and you pay the extra £11 in Track to add more

How do you add more courses in Extra?

Extra is a free service – available for you to apply to one course at a time between 25 February and early July. If Extra is available to you, it'll show up as a button when you sign in to track your application.
  1. Search for courses with Extra availability (and opt in to UCAS Media mailings if you'd like to get emails from unis and colleges with vacancies). In our search tool, search or browse for the subject you’re interested in and then click ‘Show courses in Extra’ on the left-hand side of the screen to view a list. Watch a demo of this in our video guide above. Click on the image to download the PDF
  2. Maybe think about related or alternative subjects.
  3. Get in touch with the university or college to check they can consider you.
  4. Then add the details in Track.

Please note you can only apply to one course at a time, meaning you'll not be able to have an insurance choice.

Download our PDF icon Extra FAQs for more details.

What happens next?

If you're offered a place you want, you just need to accept it in Track.
  • Make sure you reply by the date shown in Track.
  • Then you'll be committed to that course, so you can't apply to any more in Extra.

Or you can add another choice – if you decline the offer or you don't get a decision within 21 days, you can add a different choice. It might take universities and colleges longer than 21 days to reply – universities and colleges have until midnight on 16 July to make their decisions – but it's up to you whether to wait or replace them with a different Extra choice.

Don't worry if you don't get an offer you want in Extra – you can check out Clearing to see if there are any other vacancies.