If you have used up all five choices on your UCAS application and still don’t have any offers, or have not been made offers by the places you applied to and are still looking to add more - UCAS Extra could be for you!

Am I eligible?

You will be eligible for UCAS Extra if:

  1. You have used up all five choices and have not been accepted by all five institutions
  2. You have declined the offers you’ve received

When will it be available?

UCAS Extra will be available from 25th February until the 5th July 2020. If you still do not hold any offers after 5th July, you can apply for an additional choice through UCAS Clearing.

How does it work?

Follow the steps below to find out how you can use UCAS Extra by checking eligibility with the university / college, and adding the details through UCAS Track:

Source: UCAS


What are the fees?
If you have already used up all 5 choices - the UCAS Extra service is free of charge. However, if you originally only applied for one choice and want to add more, you’ll need to pay a £5 fee. You will be able to pay this through UCAS Track.

How many extra choices can I make?
You can make as many additional choices as you like, however you can only have your application being considered by one institution at one time.

What if I’m still waiting for decisions to come through?
To be able to use UCAS Extra, you will need to wait for all decisions to come through. Remember, this service will be only open until 5th July.

Is there a deadline to accept / decline an Extra offer?
If you have received an offer through UCAS Extra, the deadline to either accept or decline this offer will have to be done before the date shown in UCAS Track. If you do not accept the offer by this date, your application will automatically get declined.

I want to apply for a different course - can I change my Personal Statement?
After submitting your UCAS application, you will not be able to change your Personal Statement. If you’re looking to study a different course, you will need to get in contact with the institution and offer to send them an updated version of your Personal Statement.

I haven't made any UCAS applications this year, what are my options?
If you're not eligible for UCAS Extra, you may be elegible to submit a UCAS Late Application (which follows a similar process as the normal application process). Pearson College London are willing to accept UCAS late applications, but not all universities do, so it's best to check beforehand. A second option is to apply for a place through UCAS Clearing, which opens on the 6th July.

For more information about UCAS Extra, take a look at the UCAS website.

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