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Important Update from UCAS

UCAS are extending May’s UCAS Undergraduate decision and reply deadlines following an announcement by the UK Government, asking universities and colleges in England to hold back from making unconditional offers or amending existing offers.

We can now confirm the new dates:

Original date UCAS Undergraduate deadline New date
5 May 2020 The deadline for applicants to reply if they received decisions from all their choices by 31 March 2020. 19 May 2020
6 May 2020 The deadline for universities and colleges to make decisions and reply to applications received by 15 January 2020. 20 May 2020

These dates have been updated in Track, and UCAS has emailed applicants to let them know if their deadlines have changed.

UCAS hope this gives students and their chosen universities and colleges the extra time they need to fully consider any decisions and offers, and ensures fairness in admissions is maintained.

Since the UK Government’s announcement, the Office for Students (OfS) have shared further guidance and FAQs with universities and colleges in England to explain exactly what is covered in the two-week pause. In addition, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) has written to vice-chancellors at Welsh universities and colleges, requesting that they also undertake a two-week pause on unconditional offers.

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