Once you've sent your application and received your welcome email, you can sign in at any time to see how it's progressing.

What UCAS does

What exactly do we do once you've made an application to higher education? Join Simone as she applies through UCAS, and find out what we do.

Signing in to track your application

Applying to study in 2021?

You'll be able to sign in at any time with the Personal ID in your welcome email, along with the password you used when applying.

Whenever there's an update, we'll email the address you supplied in your application.

Sign in

Applying to study in 2022?

You'll be able to sign in to your UCAS Hub and access your application direct from the ‘Your application’ tile on your homepage.

What happens after you submit your application?

Once you’ve completed your application, we pass it on to your chosen universities and colleges. They’ll review and consider – and may invite you to an interview or audition  - before deciding whether to make you an offer.

You might get an invitation to an interview, rather than receiving an offer from a uni or college right away. It’s best to contact them directly to find out how and where you will receive information about your interview – not all course providers will send you an interview invitation via UCAS. After you've attended the interview, they'll decide if they're going to make you an offer.

There are different types of offer you could get from your university and college choices. They come through at different times too, so don't worry if you don't hear anything for a while.

Then you reply to your offers, which involves different deadlines depending on when you receive them. You might need to wait for exam results if your offer is conditional on them.

Keep your details up-to-date

It’s really important you keep your contact details up-to-date to make sure you don’t miss any notifications.

Want to add an extra choice?

Adding an Extra choice might be possible if you have no offers from your initial selections.

Prepare for the move to student life

While you’re waiting to hear from your choices you can start thinking about making the move to student life. Make your money go further with our student discounts! From offers on fashion brands to big savings on tech, we’ve got you covered.

All you need is the discount code for the offer you want to save cash on. And keep checking back – we’ll be adding more exclusive offers soon…

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