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    (Original post by Blueberry.89)
    Great news....UCAS have confirmed my application is on-time.

    I was on the Pay/Send page before the 18:00 deadline and my app was received by UCAS at 18:01 who processed it at 18:03.

    They said that Oxford (tutors) will see the processed time but will go on what we (UCAS) tell them is on-time or late.

    They did not confirm the information you provided about last year.

    From what Oxbridge tutors have said:

    1. Colleges receive applications in batches each day from the central team who received all those applications the previous day. Colleges are informed when the last batch of on-time applications has been delivered (this would seem in-line with what you said happened last year). Further batches received after this are rejected as invalid by the college.

    2. Tutors do not see submission time (again agrees with what you say about processed time)
    Whilst all this might be true, I think the point is that most of us don't leave our Oxbridge application with 1 minute to spare to the deadline...
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    (Original post by Blueberry.89)
    Great news....UCAS have confirmed my application is on-time.

    I was on the Pay/Send page before the 18:00 deadline and my app was received by UCAS at 18:01 who processed it at 18:03.

    They said that Oxford (tutors) will see the processed time but will go on what we (UCAS) tell them is on-time or late.

    They did not confirm the information you provided about last year.

    From what Oxbridge tutors have said:

    1. Colleges receive applications in batches each day from the central team who received all those applications the previous day. Colleges are informed when the last batch of on-time applications has been delivered (this would seem in-line with what you said happened last year). Further batches received after this are rejected as invalid by the college.

    2. Tutors do not see submission time (again agrees with what you say about processed time)
    Congrats

    Overses have you had an answer from UCAS?
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    Same here, I rang UCAS saying my application was submitted on time.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Whilst all this might be true, I think the point is that most of us don't leave our Oxbridge application with 1 minute to spare to the deadline...
    I think it would be reasonable to assume that the people following this thread would want to know what happened to me in my case.

    When you send your application does not increase/decrease your chances of getting an offer as long as it is on time.
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    (Original post by Blueberry.89)
    I think it would be reasonable to assume that the people following this thread would want to know what happened to me in my case.

    When you send your application does not increase/decrease your chances of getting an offer as long as it is on time.
    Good luck with your application, Blueberry. Do let us know how you get on, won't you.
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    (Original post by Blueberry.89)
    Great news....UCAS have confirmed my application is on-time.

    I was on the Pay/Send page before the 18:00 deadline and my app was received by UCAS at 18:01 who processed it at 18:03.

    They said that Oxford (tutors) will see the processed time but will go on what we (UCAS) tell them is on-time or late.

    They did not confirm the information you provided about last year.

    From what Oxbridge tutors have said:

    1. Colleges receive applications in batches each day from the central team who received all those applications the previous day. Colleges are informed when the last batch of on-time applications has been delivered (this would seem in-line with what you said happened last year). Further batches received after this are rejected as invalid by the college.

    2. Tutors do not see submission time (again agrees with what you say about processed time)
    Congrats first of all and hope you get an interview !

    So, tutors do not see submission time but sees processed time? So, they will see the 18:03 on your application?

    But UCAS calculates it as on time if you reached the Pay/Send before 18:00?

    Is my questions above correct?

    Congrats again.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Congrats

    Overses have you had an answer from UCAS?
    Yes, on time.
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    (Original post by Overses)
    Congrats first of all and hope you get an interview !

    So, tutors do not see submission time but sees processed time? So, they will still see the 18:03 on yours?

    But UCAS calculates it as on time if you reached the Pay/Send before 18:00?

    Is my questions above correct?

    Congrats again.
    Thank you.

    Yes, they will see the time UCAS processed the app and sent it to them.

    I don't know how they decide if an app is on time, that was just for my specific case.

    You simply need to find out from them if your specific app is on time/valid; if it is you have nothing to worry about.
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    (Original post by Overses)
    But UCAS calculates it as on time if you reached the Pay/Send before 18:00?
    I'd suggest it's the time you actually click Send.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    I'd suggest it's the time you actually click Send.

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    He needs to find out directly from them rather than speculating.

    I was on the Pay/Send page by 18:00 but eventually clicked send at 18:01.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I'd suggest it's the time you actually click Send.

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    There's a bit of leeway - if UCAS know that page loads can take up to x minutes at peak times then they have to allow applications received that long after the deadline to be classed as "on time" - otherwise it's possible for applicants to claim that it's UCAS software/network that caused the delay.
 
 
 
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