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Guide to applying

What is UCAS Extra?


UCAS Extra is a free service that lets you apply for undergraduate courses if you've already used up your original 5 choices.

If you want to join us this autumn but don't have a place or simply changed your mind about what to study, UCAS Extra is the route for you.

You can apply through UCAS Extra until 4 July 2022. Any applications after this date will need to be through UCAS Clearing.

Who can use UCAS Extra?


UCAS Extra can be used by both UK and international students.

If you’re an international student who hasn’t yet completed a UCAS application, you can contact one of our in-country representatives for support.

Applying through UCAS Extra


Step 1. Choose your course

Browse our courses with places available to find the right one for you.

Step 2. Check the entry requirements

Read the entry requirements in the ‘How to apply’ section of your chosen courses webpage to check you meet the minimum criteria. Be mindful that many practice-based courses ask for a digital portfolio as part of your application.

Step 3. Apply through UCAS Extra

Once you've chosen a course, you must apply through the UCAS Hub by adding your extra course choice.

Step 4. Check your emails

Once you’ve submitted your course choice through UCAS Hub, it will be sent to us at UAL. You'll then receive a confirmation email with your login details for the UAL Portal, followed shortly by any additional requirements we may need from you.

What happens next?


Once our admissions team have reviewed and assessed your application, they'll contact you through the UCAS Hub to let you know if you’ve been successful.

If you need to get in contact with our admissions team about your application, you can do so through the UAL Portal.

For any other information about UCAS Extra or Clearing visit our Clearing page which is updated regularly.

Find out more

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts © Alys Tomlinson
    BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts © Alys Tomlinson
    Find a course

    Explore courses with places available to find the right one for you.

  • Sketchbook with rainbow coloured lines.
    Marion Bisserier sketchbook during her internship at Pentagram, 2019, © Alys Tomlinson
    Term dates 2022/23

    View UAL's standard term dates.

  • Wall installation by Jasmin Aldridge, Wimbledon College of Art
    Wall installation by Jasmin Aldridge, Wimbledon College of Art
    UCAS Extra guidance  

    For more information about UCAS Extra, visit the UCAS website.