If you need additional information the UCAS Admissions Guide below describes the UCAS recruitment policy and provides detailed information about the procedures for each stage of the application process. These include application processing, decision-making and confirming applicants' places after the examination results.
The guide is intended for all higher education staff who are involved in the admissions process. If you have recently taken up post in an admissions office, it is essential reading.
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Discontinued course form (PDF)
Your UCAS Correspondent has comprehensive information about our processes and can contact us if necessary to resolve any queries.The implementation of admissions procedures varies from institution to institution, so please check with your Correspondent if you are in doubt as to the correct action to take in any particular circumstance.
Guide for UCAS Correspondents
An explanation of the role of UCAS Correspondents, including links to useful contacts.
Applications - an outline
A brief guide to the application process and the types of application available, including the Overseas Partnership Form.
Methods of communication
How we send applicant information to your institution.
Publications for students and parents
Access a selection of the publications we send to students and parents during the application year.
View examples of the letters we send to applicants.
Special considerations for applicants outside the EU.
Applicants with disabilities
Consideration for applicants with disabilities, special needs (including dyslexia) and medical conditions.
Explanations of the different decisions, including example decisions and abbreviations used in offer-making.
An outline of the Extra process.
Who is entitled to cancel an application and how.
Committments made by you and the applicant.
The Confirmation process and a list of examination results that we receive.
An outline of the Clearing process.
Awarding Body Linkage (ABL)
Technical documents regarding the transmission of results by UCAS. This page is password-protected.
Guidance notes and FAQs about how the UCAS Similarity Detection Service processes a personal statement.
Details of the four application systems for postgraduate courses: UKPASS, CUKAS, GTTR and UCAS.