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Everything you need to know about UCAS track

In short, UCAS track is the way you keep tabs on all your applications to university. But do you know the ins and outs? Here’s everything you need to know about UCAS track.

Everything you need to know about UCAS track
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What is UCAS track?

Once you have submitted your applications for university, you will receive a welcome email from UCAS track. There, you can see the progress of your applications.

How can you access UCAS track?

You’ll be provided with a personal ID when you receive your welcome email. Use this ID to sign in to the UCAS track hub alongside the password you used when applying.

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What happens after you submit your applications?

Once you submit your applications to your choices, depending on where you have applied you might go straight to receiving an offer, but some may invite you to interviews or auditions before securing an offer.

What are the different types of offers?

There are three different types of offers. The first is an unconditional offer, which means regardless of your results you have a place at that university. The second is a conditional offer, which means you have to get certain grades to get a place at that university. The third is a withdrawn or unsuccessful offer which means that that university will not offer you a place but you now have space to add an extra choice.

Student looking at UCAS offers

What happens if you get an offer?

Once you get an offer in UCAS Track, you can accept or decline the offer. For some, you have a deadline by which you need to reply, for others, you need to wait to receive your exam results.

What is UCAS Extra?

UCAS Extra is a new service that was introduced in February 2022 and will last until July.  It allows students who have not been given offers by their choices to apply to an extra university. It is essentially an extra shot for anyone who hasn’t get received an offer. Read our guide on UCAS Extra to find out more. 

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Key takeaways

  • UCAS Track is the centre for all your university offers.
  • There are three types of offers: conditional, unconditional, withdrawn/unsuccessful.
  • Make sure your contact details are up to date so that you will be notified when you get an offer.
  • You must make sure to reply to your offers before the deadlines run out.
  • If you don’t receive any offers, you can apply for an extra via UCAS Extra.

Also, be sure to keep these key dates handy if you are applying to university this year!

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