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Apply and Track availability this weekend

Apply for UCAS Undergraduate and UCAS Conservatoires, and Track will be undergoing short periods of maintenance this weekend, from Friday 30 September until Sunday 2 October. Please read on for details:

Friday 30 September 07:30 – 08:00: Apply will be available, however, if you see an error message during this time, please refresh your browser and sign in again.

Saturday 1 October 07:30 – 08:00: Apply will be available, however, if you see an error message during this time, please refresh your browser and sign in again.

Saturday 1 October 09:00 – 11:00: Track will be unavailable.

Saturday 1 October 14:00 – 15:00: Apply will be available, however, if you see an error message during this time, please refresh your browser and sign in again.

Sunday 2 October 08:00 – 23:59: UKPASS will be unavailable.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

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First we’ll show you all the different options to help you decide whether you want to go to university or college. Then if you choose to go ahead, we’ll show you how to make your application on ucas.com. 


The possibilities

University or college – gain valuable skills and a qualification to help you follow your chosen career.

Work – apply for jobs now, or start your own business, with the aim to work up to your future goals.

Training – prepare for the world of work, or learn on the job while you work.

Volunteering – gain experience to help you towards your work or study aspirations.

Travel – get cultural insights during working holidays, learning, conservation or teaching.


Research the options

  1. What to study – what the options are and how to choose between them. 
  2. Flexible and part-time study – combining education with work, training or other responsibilities.
  3. Alternatives to uni – training, volunteering and travel.
  4. UCAS' career finder tool – register for personalised alerts for apprenticeships, school leaver programmes, internships, work experience placements, graduate schemes, and more.

Preparing for the next step

There are lots of extra-curricular activities that can help you decide your future, as well as looking great on your UCAS application and your CV.

If you've decided uni is the right path for you, download PDF icon The Little Guide 2017 for a great introduction to applying and where to find more information.