UCAS key dates - 2021 / 2022
Because of uncertainty in the way grades will be awarded in 2022 examinations, UCAS has not yet released its full calendar of key dates and deadlines. The dates shown in red in this timeline are estimates based on previous years. We’ll update this page as soon as the official dates are published.
18 May 2021 - UCAS opens
UCAS Undergraduate Apply opens for 2022 entry.
15 October 2021 - Early entry deadline
Entry deadline for the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and most dentistry, medicine or veterinary science applications.
26 January 2022 - Entry deadline
The entry deadline for all other undergraduate courses. Try to keep within the internal deadline set by your child's school or college. This will provide enough time for the application to be checked and references to be provided.
25 February 2022 - UCAS Extra opens
UCAS Extra opens for students who have not gained an offer from any of their five chosen universities. This allows the students to add an extra choice one at a time until an offer has been made.
5 May 2022 - University choice deadline
The deadline for your child to confirm their first and insurance university from the offers that have been made. A later deadline may apply if your child is still awaiting a decision from a university.
30 June 2022 - UCAS Extra closes
Final date to apply in Extra for 2022. After this date, all applications must be made through Clearing.
5 July 2022 - UCAS Clearing
Clearing opens - students can begin researching available universities and courses prior to knowing if an offer has been confirmed.
11 August 2022 - A level Results Day
A Level results are released from 8am - although some universities may have confirmed or denied their place prior to this. Try to make sure your child is present on the day in case Clearing is necessary.
11 August 2022 - Adjustment opens
Adjustment opens for students who have exceeded their predicted results. This allows the student to apply to a university with higher entry requirements.
31 August 2022 - Adjustment ends
Final date to apply through adjustment for 2021.
Make sure this is something your child wants to do as decisions are final once an offer has been made.
21 September 2022 - Final deadline
Final deadline for university submission. After this date, your child must reapply next year as an independent student.
For more information on the UCAS application process and how it works, you may be interested in reading: The Parents’ Guide to University 2021-2022 edition.