If you’ve applied for university in 2023 and have used all five of your original UCAS choices, UCAS Extra gives you another chance to gain a place.
What is UCAS Extra?
UCAS Extra is the official process for those who’ve not received any university offers, or for those who’ve declined the offers they have received. Consider it a second chance at getting a university offer.
UCAS Extra is a free service which gives you another chance to gain a place at university or college, between February 23, 2023 and July 4, 2023.
Who is eligible for UCAS Extra?
If you used all five of your choices on your original application and you’re not holding an offer, you’ll be able to add another choice using Extra. This could be because you haven’t received any offers or because you have declined offers for one reason or another – for example you have changed your mind about what subject you want to study.
Not all university courses will be available in Extra, just the ones with vacancies. You can filter your search on UCAS to see which universities are considering applications in Extra.
These are the steps you’ll need to follow to make an application through Extra:
- Find a course you’re interested in.
- Contact the university directly to make sure that it will consider you and to ask any questions you might have.
- Once you have confirmation from your university of choice that they will consider you, apply for the new course in UCAS Hub.
- Wait for the university to consider your application. After 21 days, you can choose to continue waiting for a decision or replace your choice with another through Extra.
You can choose whether or not to accept a place on a course through UCAS Extra – once you have accepted you are committed to it and cannot apply elsewhere.
If you are unsuccessful or decline the offer, you can then choose another course to apply to if you’re within the deadline.
You can only make one choice at a time. If you don’t get an offer, or if you don’t want to take up that offer, you can apply to a further choice as long as you do so by July 4.
What is UCAS Track?
UCAS Track is the online tool on the UCAS website that lets you keep up to date with the progress of your application online.
If you become eligible for Extra, a button will appear on your Track screen which you can use to apply for a course.
You can apply for our BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism degree now – here’s a link to our UCAS page.
If you have any questions you can email us on [email protected] or call us on 0203 026 3781.
To apply for The School of Journalism you will need the UCAS details below:
Course code: MUJO
Institution code: P63
Campus: London (L)
You can also apply for deferred entry at this point, if you’re looking to study with us next year in 2024.
Want to find out more? Read our guide to why you should apply to The School of Journalism here.