(Original post by mizzmegg)
So, I like many other students planned on checking track before going to collect my results in a bid to find out if I'm in my firm choice before I see them. But they are now emailing you as soon as they get a decision from your choices!!!!
Here is what UCAS sent me (just in case you haven't seen it yet)
"Here at UCAS we have been busy making sure your Confirmation and Clearing experience is as smooth as possible. By now you should have received a number of communications containing important information about your next steps with UCAS.
This email explains changes to our email policy this year.
Changes to UCAS email policy
To ensure you remain informed about the status of your application, we have changed our email policy. We had said that we would not send you emails with information about the decisions made by institutions, but we do now plan to send emails to applicants about the status of their offers. This will ensure that you get information much more quickly.
The subject line of this email will be ‘Update about your UCAS application’.
We will send you an email if:
you have been accepted by either your firm or insurance choice
you are eligible for Clearing because you have not been successful in meeting the conditions of your firm and/or insurance choices.
When will the email be sent?
These emails will be sent at regular times throughout the day from Tuesday 7 August (for Scotland only) to Friday 31 August. Track will be updated as soon as we have received decisions from your chosen universities and colleges.
Your university or college may also contact you directly to let you know its decision.
What if I don’t receive an email?
Don’t worry, not all applicants will receive an email. We will not send you an email if:
your chosen university or college has not yet made a decision regarding your application, or if they are making you an offer based on a different course or a different start date. This means that you may not receive an email at the same time as your friends.
your place has already been confirmed.
You should check your spam filters to ensure our emails are not recorded as spam.
All applicants who have attained a place as a result of meeting their offer conditions, or by obtaining a place in Clearing, are also sent a Confirmation letter. This contains decision information, together with details about anything else the university or college may need you to do. This letter will take a few days to reach you."
I'm so glad they have done this, as I was worried that wouldn't be able to log onto track with the amount of people trying to get on it!
It's such a great idea UCAS so, THANK YOU!!!!!!