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Ucas application

Inside university interviews, tests and applications

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Applying for a course with higher entry requirements than predicted?

Are your predicted grades too low for your desired degree course? We look at how strict university entry requirements are and whether you should still apply.

14 September 2021

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Will submitting an early Ucas application stand in your favour?

It might seem logical that applying early gives you a better chance of getting an offer. But things are a bit more complicated than that...

04 September 2021

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Should you apply for more than one course at the same university?

Applying for different courses at one university? This can be a good, or bad, idea depending on the subject. Read our advice – including personal statement tips – before you apply.

31 August 2021

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What do I need to get into Oxford or Cambridge?

If you’re thinking about applying to Oxford or Cambridge, you’ve got to stand out against the tough competition. Our six-step plan sets out what you’ll need.

31 August 2021

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Oxford or Cambridge? How to choose

Oxford versus Cambridge: you can only put one of them on your Ucas form, so how do you choose? We share some pointers...

31 August 2021

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Oxbridge applications: five things you might not know

Planning to go to Oxford or Cambridge University? Here are five things you might not know about Oxbridge that could help boost your application.

31 August 2021

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Calculating Ucas points based on predicted grades

Do you know what Ucas points are and how to calculate them? Find out how to calculate your points based on your predicted grades with our handy calculators.

31 August 2021

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Can you get into university if you’re studying Btecs?

Don’t be put off applying to university if you’re taking Btecs rather than A-levels. Here’s what universities think of them and how you can maximise your options.

31 August 2021

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Which university admissions tests do you need to take?

Don’t know which university admissions tests you need to take? Let’s help you figure out these acronyms mean and which tests are required of you.

31 August 2021

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What are university entry requirements?

Universities set their own entry requirements, which vary depending on subject and the course. Learn more about how university entry requirements work here.

31 August 2021

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Ucas Adjustment explained

A-level results in and your grades are better than you’d expected? You could find a new university place through Ucas Adjustment.

23 July 2021

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How will coronavirus affect my university application?

Advice for students applying to university while the country is locked down as a result of coronavirus.

19 March 2021

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Ucas deadlines and key application dates

Get organised with our calendar of the key dates and deadlines in the Ucas application process for students beginning studies in September 2021.

07 March 2021

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How long does it take for universities to reply to your application?

When can you expect to get an offer (hopefully!) from a university you've applied to? As our guide explains, response times on decisions can vary.

07 March 2021

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Waiting for uni offers: how to keep your head

'I keep checking Track every few hours - even at 2am - in case there's an update...'. Sound familiar? The Student Room explains how to keep your head when waiting for university offers.

18 February 2021

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University places in 2021: Russell Group universities willing to accept more students again this year

Russell Group unis are going to accept more students again in 2021, and Cambridge announces a free foundation year

20 January 2021

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University admission reforms: could universities change when and how students apply to university?

Ucas proposals suggest unis could wait to give offers until after results day

19 November 2020

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6 steps you need to take to apply to university

Find out more about choosing a university and course, writing your application and personal statement

05 November 2020

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How to write your university application

Tips for writing your university application, including deadlines and personal statements

04 November 2020

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How coronavirus could affect your 2021 university application – and what you can do to fix it

Tips for applying to university in 2021 and how to get around any Covid-19 related issues

03 November 2020

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BMAT: when it is, what it costs and how to prepare

BMAT: when it is, what it costs and how to prepare

15 October 2020

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What to do if you miss the 26 January Ucas deadline and still want to apply to uni

What to do if you miss the 26 January Ucas deadline and still want to apply to uni

15 October 2020

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Ucas deadline countdown 2021: things to remember

We wouldn’t necessarily recommend waiting until 29 January, the day of the Ucas deadline, to submit your university application – but if things are down to the wire, here's how to ensure you're fully prepared.

01 December 2019

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Unconditional offers: should you always accept?

Unconditional offers, conditional unconditional offers... it's a lot to get your head around. Before you accept an unconditional offer, read our guide to this growing recruitment tactic by universities.

30 July 2019

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If I fail in my exams, what do I do?

What are your options if your final exams go disastrously? Whether you've got your results or you're not feeling confident about results day, this is what you can do.

06 April 2019

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How to deal with rejection when applying to uni: students’ tips

If your top-choice university rejects you, it can be a real kick in the gut – how do you bounce back? A new podcast from four student vloggers tackles just that question in their first episode. Here are some words of wisdom we learned.

12 March 2019

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How easy is it to switch courses once I’m at university?

Thinking about changing university course? Read our advice for anyone wanting to switch subject or uni.

03 March 2019

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What to do if you don’t get an offer from your first choice university

Rejected from your first choice university? Find out what your options are, namely how Ucas Clearing and Extra can give you a second stab at applying to uni this year.

21 February 2019

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What to do if you miss the Ucas deadline

Uh-oh, you've missed the Ucas deadline. What are your options? Our guide covers late applications, Ucas Extra and Clearing...

05 February 2019

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Five New Year's resolutions for university applicants

Hoping to head off to uni this year? Then you've got a big year ahead of you. So, in fitting New Year's style, here are some resolutions that could help you on your way.

04 February 2019

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