Key dates for 2017 entry

24 May 2016 UCAS Apply open for applications
August 2016 Common Application opens
1 September 2016 Completed UCAS applications can be submitted 
15 October 2016 Deadline: applications for courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science
15 January 2017 Deadline: applications from UK and EU students to be guaranteed consideration
25 February 2017 UCAS Extra begins (UCAS will contact you automatically if you become eligible) 
31 March 2017 Universities and colleges should aim to have sent decisions on all applications received by 15 January 2015
4 May 2017 Deadline: respond to your offers, if all decisions were received by 31st March (unless you live outside the EU or applied through Extra)
5 May 2017 Outstanding decisions from universities and colleges on applications received by 15 January are rejected by default
8 June 2017 Outstanding replies from applicants declined by default where the last decision from universities and colleges was received by 8 May (except those governed by Extra)
22 June 2017 Outstanding replies declined by default where last decision received by 4 June (all applicants except Extra)
30 June 2017 Final date for non-EU applications to be guaranteed equal academic consideration. Final date for receipt of post 15 January applications.
4 July 2017 Last date for applicants to refer themselves through Extra
5 July 2017 Clearing opens/IB results 
July 2017 Outstanding decisions on applications received by 30 June and Extra referrals rejected by default
20 July 2017 Outstanding replies declined by default including Extra where last decision received from institution by 19 July 2014
9 August 2017 Publication of SQA results. Start of Scottish Clearing vacancy information service. All outstanding replies declined by default
17 August 2017 Publication of GCE (A-levels) and Advanced Diploma results. Start of English, Welsh and Northern Irish Clearing vacancy information service. Adjustment opens for registration
31 August 2017 Deadline for applicants to meet academic conditions of offers.
18 September 2017 Welcome Week
25 September 2017 Start of term (University term dates)

Key dates for 2018 entry

If you are applying for 2018 entry, please see key dates for 2018 entry.

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