The whole university application process is most of the time a big headache. However, we understand how difficult it can be and we’ve got all you need to know about UCAS Track to keep you in the know and in the right position to accept or decline offers when you receive them from universities.
UCAS Track is your UCAS application once it is submitted. It turns into Track for you to be able to track your progress on your application, accept or decline offers and even defer or switch your university course details. When you log into Track you’ll have ‘status’ and ‘next steps’ information near the top of the screen where you can check what you need to do next. ‘Status’ tells you the status of your application, whether universities have or haven’t given you offers, and ‘next steps’ tells you what you need to, whether it is to wait patiently for universities to get back to you or to make decisions on your offers.
If you haven’t received any offers yet don’t panic! Universities have until 8th May to respond to all of their applications, which means it could be as late as then. However, universities won’t respond at the same time so you should check it regularly incise you have received offers!
There are lots of things you can do on UCAS Track, from viewing decisions, replying to offers, viewing your applications and updating your personal details. You can even change your mind about a university or course. After your application is submitted you have 7 days where you can switch a choice to a completely different university, college or course. If it is after this time it isn’t that simple. You will have to decline an offer from a university if you no longer want to go there. If you want to only change the course but keep to the same institution you can contact the university to check if it’s possible.
The ‘status’ and ‘next steps’ options will inform you if you have any offers and how long you have to respond to these, whether you want to accept or decline them.
If you’ve had a change of heart – it happens to us all! – There are a few options. UCAS Extra is a service from February to June 30th which allows students who haven’t received offers or have declined all of their offers a chance to pick again. However, this will only be for available vacancies. Keep your eyes open for our UCAS Extra tips and advice coming soon for more information!
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