Students applying to start university or college in 2021 have an additional two weeks to complete their applications, following announcements in the UK to close schools and colleges.
The UCAS January equal consideration deadline, the point by which the vast majority of applications are submitted, has now been moved to Friday 29th January at 18:00 (UK time), to allow students and their teachers and advisers additional time to complete applications and references.
UCAS Chief Executive, Clare Marchant, said: “We have engaged widely with school leaders and admissions colleagues in universities and colleges as well as students and whilst the feedback is that the vast majority of students are on track with their applications, there is recognition of the significant demands on teachers’ and advisers’ time as they move to online learning. This decision to extend the deadline is about relieving the pressure not only on students but also teachers and advisers.”
More information available on UCAS website.