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Can you apply to other schools directly after also applying for schools in Ucas?
Or does applying through Ucas mean you can't apply directly to other Universities until another Gap year?

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Original post by King005
Can you apply to other schools directly after also applying for schools in Ucas?
Or does applying through Ucas mean you can't apply directly to other Universities until another Gap year?


you can change ur uni choices within 14 days of sending it to ucas, after that, you cant and will need to wait for clearing when u get your results
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Original post by cinnamonroll100
you can change ur uni choices within 14 days of sending it to ucas, after that, you cant and will need to wait for clearing when u get your results


I actually mean like applying to other schools that you didn't include in Ucas like a separate application but now you will be applying directly or does applying through Ucas restrict you from applying to other schools directly while applying through Ucas too?
Original post by King005
I actually mean like applying to other schools that you didn't include in Ucas like a separate application but now you will be applying directly or does applying through Ucas restrict you from applying to other schools directly while applying through Ucas too?


you can only apply once through ucas, so theres no seperate applciation
Original post by King005
I actually mean like applying to other schools that you didn't include in Ucas like a separate application but now you will be applying directly or does applying through Ucas restrict you from applying to other schools directly while applying through Ucas too?

You can apply to UCLan, Brunel and Buckingham separately. They are non-UCAS unis, so you'll have to apply directly.
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So

Original post by sleep_supremacy
You can apply to UCLan, Brunel and Buckingham separately. They are non-UCAS unis, so you'll have to apply directly.


So you can apply through Ucas and directly for schools with direct application at same time?
Cuz I'm thinking maybe applying through Ucas mean you can apply directly to schools with direct application cuz of the Ucas application already
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Original post by cinnamonroll100
you can only apply once through ucas, so theres no seperate applciation


I actually mean can you apply to schools with direct application while doing your Ucas application at the same time..or does doing the Ucas application stop you from applying to any school except only through Ucas?
Original post by King005
So you can apply through Ucas and directly for schools with direct application at same time?

Yes, I believe you can. You can apply to 5 unis through UCAS, and then through these three unis separately. Details of when and how are on their respective course pages.
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Original post by sleep_supremacy
Yes, I believe you can. You can apply to 5 unis through UCAS, and then through these three unis separately. Details of when and how are on their respective course pages.


So then you can apply to your 5 unis in Ucas and directly to other schools at the same time then?
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Original post by King005
So then you can apply to your 5 unis in Ucas and directly to other schools at the same time then?

I'm thinking applying through Ucas mean u can't apply to other schools directly...
So which is it?
Original post by King005
So then you can apply to your 5 unis in Ucas and directly to other schools at the same time then?

Yes.
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Original post by sleep_supremacy
Yes.

Ok...
Thanks
@PQ - could you clarify on the above?
Original post by King005
Can you apply to other schools directly after also applying for schools in Ucas?
Or does applying through Ucas mean you can't apply directly to other Universities until another Gap year?


generally aside a few highly specialised courses you can only apply through UCAS
Original post by King005
Can you apply to other schools directly after also applying for schools in Ucas?
Or does applying through Ucas mean you can't apply directly to other Universities until another Gap year?


Some UK universities will accept direct applications.
However if you have a UCAS application then they will need you to switch your UCAS application over to them (using extra or clearing) to finalise your place. Their contract with UCAS means that all applications that are accepted/enrolled need to be processed through UCAS for the final stage.

Universities pay ucas around £20 per applicant that ends as unconditional firm. Ucas will allow direct applications as long as it isn’t used as a way for universities to avoid the ucas fee.

If you want to apply to other universities then the UCAS scheme includes both Extra and Clearing to facilitate that without using direct applications.

Original post by sleep_supremacy
You can apply to UCLan, Brunel and Buckingham separately. They are non-UCAS unis, so you'll have to apply directly.

They also have a contract with UCAS. Accepting applications directly is only a temporary process - eventually those applications are redirected through UCAS.


OP- In general universities are sceptical of applicants who apply directly in addition to a UCAS application. They know that they aren’t in your top 5 choices and are unlikely to be serious about them as a choice.
Original post by PQ
They also have a contract with UCAS. Accepting applications directly is only a temporary process - eventually those applications are redirected through UCAS.


OP- In general universities are sceptical of applicants who apply directly in addition to a UCAS application. They know that they aren’t in your top 5 choices and are unlikely to be serious about them as a choice.

Really? I was under the impression that it was outside UCAS. But I think my point still stands- you can apply to 5 unis through UCAS, and then these 3? (That's what my friends did, at least.)
Original post by sleep_supremacy
Really? I was under the impression that it was outside UCAS. But I think my point still stands- you can apply to 5 unis through UCAS, and then these 3? (That's what my friends did, at least.)

If they accept direct applications - yes. But they know that they aren’t in your top 5 choices so aren’t going to prioritise any decision. And if an application does end ip UF then they’ll need the applicant to withdraw from their 5 ucas choices and add them as a choice on ucas instead.

There are some courses that are only available to international students that are outside the ucas system but that’s specific courses not entire universities. The only UK university that completely outside ucas for undergraduate study is Open University as all of their degrees are exempt from ucas.
Original post by PQ
If they accept direct applications - yes. But they know that they aren’t in your top 5 choices so aren’t going to prioritise any decision. And if an application does end ip UF then they’ll need the applicant to withdraw from their 5 ucas choices and add them as a choice on ucas instead.

There are some courses that are only available to international students that are outside the ucas system but that’s specific courses not entire universities. The only UK university that completely outside ucas for undergraduate study is Open University as all of their degrees are exempt from ucas.

So if they choose a direct app uni as UF, they'll need to remove a UCAS choice?

I've heard of Open Uni. I'm surprised it isn't a part of UCAS, considering that you can apparently transfer degrees (from UCAS unis) into points there and continue HE (or so I've heard).
Original post by sleep_supremacy
So if they choose a direct app uni as UF, they'll need to remove a UCAS choice?

I've heard of Open Uni. I'm surprised it isn't a part of UCAS, considering that you can apparently transfer degrees (from UCAS unis) into points there and continue HE (or so I've heard).


They need to switch their UCAS application over to the direct university to become UF - usually that will be declining all offers/withdrawing all 5 choices to use UCAS extra or clearing.

OU is all distance learning which isn’t covered by the UCAS rules.
Original post by PQ
They need to switch their UCAS application over to the direct university to become UF - usually that will be declining all offers/withdrawing all 5 choices to use UCAS extra or clearing.

OU is all distance learning which isn’t covered by the UCAS rules.

Wow, I didn't realize you had to decline all offers to pick a direct uni! :eek: No wonder it isn't top preference :lol:

Interesting, I didn't know distance learning wasn't covered by UCAS. In hindsight, it was pretty obvious and I should have realized it earlier.
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