Now that the UCAS application deadline has passed, many of you will want to keep track of your application. In this handy blog, we’ll explain how you can easily keep up-to-date with your progress. If you missed the deadline you can still apply for a Confetti degree. You have three options available to you.
The easiest way to check your application’s progress is by using UCAS Track – an online system developed by UCAS that allows you to check the progress of your application once you’ve submitted it. For example, you can see whether any of your chosen universities/colleges have made you an offer, or review your replies to any of your offers, etc.
You’ll be able to sign in to UCAS Track at any time with the Personal ID in your welcome email, along with the password you used when applying.
How does it work?
- There are different types of offer you could get from your university and college choices which can come through at different times.
- You might get an invitation to an interview, rather than receiving a direct offer from a uni or college. After you’ve attended the interview, they’ll decide if they’re going to make you an offer.
- Then you reply to your offers, which involves different deadlines depending on when you receive the replies.
- Adding an Extra choice might be possible if you have no offers from your initial selections.
- You might need to wait for exam results if your offer is conditional on them.
Can I change my application?
There are some things you can make changes to, and for others you either contact the universities and colleges, but there are timescales to be aware of.
Keeping contact information up-to-date in Track
This includes your home address, phone number, and email address which can be changed in the ‘Personal details’ section.
Course, year, or point of entry
If you’re happy with the university or college but you’d like to change the course details, you’ll need to get in touch with the university or college rather than UCAS.
University or college
You can swap a choice for a different one within 14 days of the date on your welcome email, but you can only swap each choice once.
Changed your mind about your replies?
If you accepted your offers in the last 14 days, contact a UCAS adviser to make any changes to your replies. If it’s been more than 14 days, you’ll need to speak to your chosen uni to see if they’ll let you change.
Adding more choices
If you didn’t use all five choices, you can add more in Track as long as it’s before 30 June and you’ve not accepted or declined your offers. If you’ve used all five choices, you may be able to use Extra, a free service available for you to apply to one course at a time between 25 February and early July.
If you’d like to know more, use the UCAS website which is full of tips and advice on UCAS Track and the application process.