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Application process


  • All students apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

  • Students can apply to five institutions and UCAS sends their application to all of them.

  • Each university will consider their application and tell UCAS their decision who will then pass it on the student. This will often be complemented by an offer letter.

  • They can check the progress of their application using ‘Track’ and respond to their offer online.

  • If they apply to Royal Holloway they will be invited to a UCAS day between November and March. This will give them a chance to meet academics and tour the facilities.

Dates and deadlines 2017-18

UCAS open the application process

                                        September 2016

UCAS 'Equal Consideration' application deadline

(applications may still be accepted after this date, so do contact us to check availability)

15 January 2017

UCAS Extra opens for applications

25 February 2017

Early deadline for making firm and insurance choices

(if decisions have been received from all your son or daughter's universities by 31 March) 

4 May 2017 

Universities' deadline for informing UCAS of their decision

5 May 2017

Deadline for making firm and insurance choices 

(if decisions have been received from all your son or daughter's universities by 5 May)

8  June 2017

Royal Holloway accommodation deadline for undergraduates


Any new applications made can only receive offers via Clearing

30 June 2017

Last date to use UCAS Extra 

4 July 2017

Clearing starts

(if your son or daughter already has their results, they can look for a place through Clearing)

5 July 2017 

A-Level results and Adjustment opens for registration

17 August 2017

Adjustment closes

31 August 2017

Clearing closes 

23 October 2017

For more information, see UCAS's key dates


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