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It’s a 10 digit ref number which you are given when you first registered with ucas
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what is it?

It's a 10 digit number given to you by UCAS (they give you one when you apply but that can change once your application gets submitted). It becomes your login for UCAS Track.
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It's a 10 digit number given to you by UCAS (they give you one when you apply but that can change once your application gets submitted). It becomes your login for UCAS Track.
Oh, so essentially my Track login, as in my Personal ID?

So frustrating how they have different terms for the same thing. Saving me again and again, PQ. Thank you xx
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Oh, so essentially my Track login, as in my Personal ID?

So frustrating how they have different terms for the same thing. Saving me again and again, PQ. Thank you xx
Yes

UCAS changed their applicant ID numbering system about 10 years ago so they "renamed" UCAS number as "Personal ID" so that they could send through both numbers to universities at the same time while everyone brought their databases into line. I'm sure that they'll decide to call it something else again when they finally get round to sorting out the shabby Apply system but universities and students will always end up calling it "UCAS number" because that's the name that makes the most sense!
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UCAS changed their applicant ID numbering system about 10 years ago so they "renamed" UCAS number as "Personal ID" so that they could send through both numbers to universities at the same time while everyone brought their databases into line. I'm sure that they'll decide to call it something else again when they finally get round to sorting out the shabby Apply system but universities and students will always end up calling it "UCAS number" because that's the name that makes the most sense!
Oh right! I am filling in an extenuating circumstances form for one of my choices (reatking so explaining why, any advice on this, feel free to give, my application is made though) and they asked for my UCAS number, either the form is very old or they just like to be confusing.

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UCAS changed their applicant ID numbering system about 10 years ago so they "renamed" UCAS number as "Personal ID" so that they could send through both numbers to universities at the same time while everyone brought their databases into line. I'm sure that they'll decide to call it something else again when they finally get round to sorting out the shabby Apply system but universities and students will always end up calling it "UCAS number" because that's the name that makes the most sense!
For further clarification, UCAS number and UCAS application number are the same, right? Thank
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UCAS changed their applicant ID numbering system about 10 years ago so they "renamed" UCAS number as "Personal ID" so that they could send through both numbers to universities at the same time while everyone brought their databases into line. I'm sure that they'll decide to call it something else again when they finally get round to sorting out the shabby Apply system but universities and students will always end up calling it "UCAS number" because that's the name that makes the most sense!
The form I need to fill with the UCAS application number is digital and I can make edits, so in the box next to 'UCAS application number', I am just going to put "personal ID: --------". Do you think this is correct? Sorry for the bother xx
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For further clarification, UCAS number and UCAS application number are the same, right? Thank
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Now there's only one number associated with your UCAS application and it's your Track login.
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