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UCAS Extra

What is UCAS Extra?

If you haven’t received any offers or you've declined the offers you’ve received, UCAS Extra could be key in helping you find your university place. Studying one of our undergraduate courses will give you all the necessary skills to succeed in your future career and allow you to build your knowledge in one of the world's most exciting capital cities, plus we'll provide you with all the support you need along the way.

Who is UCAS Extra for?

UCAS Extra is open between the end of February and late early July, and is the next step in your application process if you've used all five of your university choices in UCAS and:

  • received decisions from all five universities but haven’t been given any offers
  • declined all of the offers you’ve received

Note, if you've not yet used all five choices you should be able to add more in UCAS Track (provided it's before the end of June and you haven't accepted or declined any offers already). Find out more from the UCAS website

If you haven't yet made any application via UCAS for September 2017, it's not to late to start. For undergraduate courses at London Met you can apply through UCAS in the normal way up until 30 June, you can still apply after then but your application will be processed through a process called Clearing. If it's before the 30 June and you haven't yet applied through UCAS you can browse our courses and complete your application process via UCAS.

How do I apply through UCAS Extra?

UCAS Extra is a free service. You can only apply to one course at a time through UCAS Extra so you should choose wisely. We have places available on a wide range of courses, from undergraduate BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) degrees to extended degrees. If you're eligible for UCAS Extra, an "Add an Extra choice" button will appear when you sign in to UCAS Track. Use this to submit your application to us.


Have you considered an extended degree?

If you can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to study your chosen subject on one of our extended degree courses.

Helpful features that could help your application

I haven’t heard back from any of my choices, is it too late to apply to university?

From 25 February, you’ll be able to enter the UCAS Extra stage of your application.

During the UCAS Extra stage, you’ll be able to apply for one more course at a time up until early July, meaning you won’t miss out on your place at university.

Are UCAS applications challenging for non-UK students?

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Applying for a degree in the UK can be an intimidating process for EU and international students, especially when you’re not familiar with the application process. But don’t worry, we’re here to support you through this crucial journey.

How much is a degree really worth?

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As you prepare to apply to university you may have been asking yourself how you’re going to afford it all. Funding arrangements can be a daunting element of university applications, but can the long term financial gain outweigh the costs?

How to get the most out of a university open day

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Why should you go to an open day when there is so much information online? Is it worth spending days wandering around various, not dissimilar, university campuses when you know what you want to study already?

I'm in Year 12, is it already too late to start thinking about university?

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Sometimes it might seem that everyone is talking about university. What’s worse, sometimes it seems like they’ve been thinking about it and forming their game plan since primary school.

Let’s get personal – time to write your UCAS personal statement

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"Research your choice of course. Forget the clichés and think about your particular love for the subject you have chosen. Above all, be honest and enthusiastic throughout your personal statement – examples really do show you are dedicated to learning within your area of interest."

My teacher was telling me to complete my UCAS application, but I didn't – what happens now?

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You’re beginning to plan and work through your UCAS application for September 2017, but did you know the process has changed? Don’t be caught out by out-of-date information that might still be floating around in the darker corners of the internet. In this article we’ll guide you so you know what’s new for 2017.

Should I be worried about living at home while I study at university?

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The traditional vision of undergraduates starting uni life is of a car that, after many shopping trips, is packed with a new microwave, bedding and food ready to be installed in new accommodation. But what if you didn’t have to leave home?

Top tips for your UCAS application from our Head of Admissions

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Jeanette Eriksson, Head of Admissions at London Met, has seen a lot of personal statements over the years. Here, she gives her top five tips to help you write that killer final draft.

What does a gap year mean for my UCAS application?

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Gap years can mean finding work, internships, travelling and other adventures around the world. However, if you’re taking time out it can be unclear how (and when!) you should go apply applying to uni, or what to do if you have already been accepted on a course.

What does being a mature student mean for my university application?

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If you are older than 21 years old you might think that it’s too late to go back to university, but the reality is very different.

What’s different about applying through UCAS to start in 2017?

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You’re beginning to plan and work through your UCAS application for September 2017, but did you know the process has changed? Don’t be caught out by out-of-date information that might still be floating around in the darker corners of the internet. In this article we’ll guide you so you know what’s new for 2017.

Will it become more difficult for EU students to apply to study in the UK?

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At London Met, we continue to work with EU students to encourage them to come and study in London, one of the greatest cities in the world. EU students are strongly welcome to our city and we hope they will continue to join us.

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