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Customer Experience Centre closed: 28 August
Our offices will be closed on Monday 28 August 2017. We will open again as usual at 08:30 (UK time) on Tuesday 29 August.
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Availability of Apply and Track: 25 – 26 August

We are carrying out planned maintenance on Friday 25 August and Saturday 26 August. 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 25 August
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 26 August
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 26 August
Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 26 August.
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Adding a Clearing choice in Track

Only add a Clearing choice if a university or college has given you permission to add their course, and you want to accept it. If you add a Clearing choice without discussing it with the uni or college, this may delay the progress of your application – read our Clearing advice.

UCAS Undergraduate: results

If your offers are conditional on results, it's now you see if your exam results are high enough for the uni or college to confirm your place.
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Preparing for results
If you're waiting for exam results, watch this video so you can prepare for results day and get to know what happens next.
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What happens after results day?
Watch this video to get an overview of what to do after you get your results.
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When is A level results day 2017?

Exam results dates for 2017 are as follows:

  • SQA results day is 8 August 2017.
  • A level results day is 17 August 2017.

Have everything ready

Results day can be stressful, so make sure you know how it works and what to expect.


What happens

Hopefully you'll get the exam grades you need, but if you just miss out, the university or college might accept you anyway.

  • You might get a place on either your firm or insurance choice, depending how well your exams go.
  • You might be offered an alternative by the university/college – a 'changed course offer' (which you'll need to accept or decline).
  • You might not get a place, but you can search through our Clearing service to see what courses still have vacancies.

If no decisions are showing, give your universities or colleges a call to find out more.


Other options

If you do better than expected...
  • If you had a conditional firm offer you met and exceeded, you might be curious about courses with higher entry requirements.
  • If so, you can see what's available in our Adjustment service.
If things don't go to plan...
  • Find info about exam reviews and appeals – you'll need to try to arrange the review as quickly as possible, and keep in touch with your university or college to keep them up-to-date.
  • Look for course vacancies in our Clearing service, or look into other options – like a gap year, work or an apprenticeship – either instead of higher education, or just while you reapply for next year.

Then if you’ve got a place...

Congratulations! Your Confirmation letter should appear in Track five to seven days after your place is confirmed. (Your letter is not emailed or posted to you.) 

Make sure you check your Confirmation letter carefully – it will say if there's anything else you need to do, or if your university or college will be in touch with further instructions; maybe to provide proof of your qualifications or medical requirements for example.