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Universities will not be updating Track during the IB results weekend Watch

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    Track will be unavailable from 6pm tonight and will not be available until after the weekend. Just a heads-up for all you folks waiting on IB results this weekend - you will not be able to check your uni applications until Monday 7 July.
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    Hi everyone,

    Hope you're doing ok - not long until your big day! I'm sure you're all suitably nervous combined with a whole lot of excitement!

    Whoever thought getting your results over a weekend would be a good idea eh?!

    I've been with the team at UCAS HQ the last couple of days and via their social media team today we learnt that Track wouldn't be updated this weekend by universities, Track will also experience some maintenance updates at this time.

    UCAS will work with universities from first thing on Monday morning to make sure your application on Track is updated is as soon as possible. This is dependant on when the universities upload this information to their side of the portal and when this has been updated you will receive an email notification as you have done for all other Track updates in the past.

    If it gets to late next week and Track still hasn't updated be sure to contact UCAS directly.

    If you have met your offer then you can relax, celebrate and look forward to that official Track update. If you haven't, there is very little you can do on Sunday - nothing has changed in the fact that the university admissions team would have not been available to take your phone call and now it is clear that they won't be updating Track so at least you know for certain where you stand

    Remember that because IB results are released so early on in the summer if you have just missed meeting your offer it is likely you will have to wait until A level Results Day on the 14th August. Universities like to take a holistic view in terms of how prospective students have performed across IB, SQA and A-level before making a decision on who they will accept. So unfortunately you may (or may not) experience a bit of a wait. Every university is different, just be prepared that this could happen.

    Finally, you have your insurance and if you've had a change of heart and decided that this isn't now for you there are lots of fantastic courses available from excellent universities across the UK via Clearing. The next month is the perfect opportunity for you to do your research and think about your options. Remember that to accept an alternate offer you will have to request to be released from your insurance choice.

    If you have any questions just give me a shout I'll be online for the majority of this evening.

    Good Luck this weekend if I don't hear from you.

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    The UCAS Track wiki has now been updated

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...Results_Day.3F
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    Just to add to what She-Ra has said - if when you get your results you see that you have met your offer, your Track will update your offer status to 'unconditional' as soon as the university sends confirmation through to UCAS. It will vary from uni to uni how long this will take, but I would give them at least the rest of the week before ringing them to find out what's happening. The weekend 'outage' won't affect the transmission of decisions from the unis to UCAS, as it will be over before anyone is ready to send them through.

    If you have not met your offer, as there won't be anyone around in the uni admissions departments at the weekend anyway, the fact that Track is down won't disadvantage you in any way. You will be able to contact the uni on Monday, and see what they say, but there is a good chance that you won't get an answer either way at this stage, as many/most unis will be waiting for the SQA and A level results to be available as well. If you are still 'in limbo' after a week or so, and would rather just know that you will be in Clearing, you can ask the uni to reject you straight away. Once done, however, this can't be reversed, so you need to be very sure that this is what you want. In any case, you might like to do the preparation we suggest in our Guide to Clearing, to give yourself a head start in the event that the uni decides against offering you a place after all.
 
 
 
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