UCAS Extra

Caroline Cox

Caroline is our School and College Liaison Officer, who works with schools to help support students in their higher education choices

UCAS Extra is a great opportunity to apply for an additional course that still has vacancies, however, to be eligible for UCAS Extra you must meet the criteria below;

You have used all 5 of your choices and you are currently holding no offers because:

You have been unsuccessful in all 5 choices or
You have declined all the offers you received or
You have cancelled all your choices

What can you do?

Get in touch with the university individually and explain what’s happened. In the case of Pearson College London, give us a call on 0203 441 1303 and we’ll chat through your options.

If you’re eligible for UCAS Extra, you should act quickly as places are offered on a first come first serve basis after the 25th February, when UCAS extra opens. Equally, you should give careful thought to the following points;

If you were unsuccessful in your other choices, look into why this might be. You can request feedback at many universities, or sometimes getting another opinion on your application from a subject teacher or family member can help you spot gaps in your personal statement.  

Question "is this new choice a good match for me?" If you’re changing your course choice, what has made you change your mind? You were happy with your first 5 choices before January 15th, so what has changed? At Pearson College we interview every candidate to ensure you are right for us and also we are right for you.

Have you researched all the options available to you through UCAS Extra? You can only apply for one, if you don’t receive a response after 21 days, you can apply for another one. However, your second Extra application will cancel your first, so you have to be certain you want to cancel it. Our Admissions Manager recommends that you call the University or College first, speak to the Admissions team and if possible visit them. At Pearson College London we offer personal visits and can usually arrange for you to speak to a current student to find out what being a student here is like.

Some universities may allow you to send a new or amended personal statement. Contact the Admissions team to find out how you can submit it.