UCAS Extra

If you have already applied and haven’t got any offers, then don’t worry. You can still apply to Backstage Academy through UCAS Extra.


What is UCAS Extra?

UCAS Extra is available to anyone who’s already applied through UCAS, has used all five choices and is not holding any offers. Extra lets you apply for another course.

Tip: If Extra is available to you, it’ll show up as a button when you log in to your UCAS Track account.

When does UCAS Extra run?

UCAS Extra runs between 25 February 2019 and 30 June 2019.

How many courses can I apply for?

You can only apply for one course at a time. There’s no insurance choices in Extra, so if you receive an offer through Extra you must either accept it as your firm choice or decline it. If you decline the offer, you’ll be able to add another Extra choice providing there’s still time and availability.

Can I change my mind?

If you change your mind and want to decline an offer, or you don’t get a decision from your choice within 21 days, you can add a different choice.

It may take universities and colleges longer than 21 days to reply – they have until mid-July to make their final decisions. It’s up to you whether to wait or replace them with a different Extra choice.

What happens next?

If you’re offered the place you want, you just need to accept it in your UCAS Track account. You’ll then be committed to that course, so you can’t apply to any more in Extra.

Make sure you reply by the date shown in Track. If you don’t do this, your offer will automatically be declined.

After you’ve applied

We’ve put together a list of the key stages in the UCAS application process. You can also book to attend one of our Open Events, learn about our range of courses and discover the support you can get with your finances.


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