If you’ve applied for university in 2021 and have used all five of your original UCAS choices, UCAS Extra gives you another chance to gain a place.
If you included five choices on your application and have received decisions from all five but weren’t accepted or you declined your offers because you’ve changed your mind, you will be able to use Extra.
UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – it is the service which processes university applications and provides the information you need to secure a final place of study.
UCAS Extra is a free service which gives you another chance to gain a place at university or college, between 25 February and 5 July. 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.
Used all five choices but don’t hold any offers? You can use UCAS Extra to add an additional choice! https://t.co/WY2BGNqmse
— UCAS (@ucas_online) March 26, 2021
Here’s how to add another course to your choices through UCAS Extra in three simple steps:
- Search for courses with vacancies using our search tool.
- Get in touch with the university or college to check they are able to consider you.
- Add the details in Track – you can only add one course at a time.
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.
Here are the details you’ll need:
- Course code: P500
- Institution code: P63
- Campus: London (L) or Manchester (M)
You can also apply for deferred entry at this point, if you’re looking to study with us next year in 2022.
Want to find out more? Read our guide to why you should apply to The School of Journalism here.