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Firstly, don’t panic.

If you haven’t submitted your university application before the 15th January deadline, you may be worried that you’ve missed your chance to attend university this year, but that isn’t necessarily the case. If you still want to start a course in September 2019, there are still options available as UCAS will still process applications until the end of June.  It just means that your application won’t have equal consideration to ones that were submitted before the deadline, so you may miss out more competitive courses.

When you have identified one or several university courses that will accept late entry, you can submit your application through UCAS.

Key Dates:

25th February 2019UCAS Extra starts.  If you've used all five choices on your application, and you're not holding any offers, you could still find a place using Extra.

30th June 2019 – Final application deadline before Clearing. Any applications received after this will then be entered into Clearing.

4th July 2019 – Final chance to add an Extra choice.

31st August 2019Adjustment ends and any remaining conditions must be met.

20th September 2019 – The final deadline for all applications for 2019 entry.

22nd October 2019 – The deadline for Clearing choices and for universities to accept students in Clearing.

Hints and tips for applications after the January deadline:

  • If you have not yet registered on the UCAS system, make sure you do so as soon as possible.
  • If your preferred course is full, consider the other options but don’t enrol on a course just so that you can go to university this year.  There is always the option to try again once Clearing opens, or to apply next year - you don’t want to waste a year doing something that your won’t be happy with in the long run.
  • Visit the universities you are considering as this will help you to make an informed decision.  
  • If you are sure you want to begin a course this year and it's not already full, you can still submit an application before waiting for Clearing to open. 
  • Ask your tutors and careers advisors for guidance. The UCAS website has all the key information, but talking your decisions through is always useful.
  • Speak to the admissions team at the university of your choice if you have any queries.

If you wish to apply for a course at the University of Chester, we still have a wide range of places available. With over 400 single and combined courses you're bound to find what you're looking for.

For any further questions please feel free to contact the admissions team via email: or by phone: 01244 511000

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