The following timeline should be used as a guide and applies to those choosing to begin their studies in September 2024.
31 January Closing date for most undergraduate courses
You can still apply until 30 June but admissions tutors will only consider your application at their discretion.
28 February UCAS Extra opens
If you are interested in studying a full-time undergraduate degree at Cardiff University, but have already declined or have been rejected by your five choices or are applying after the UCAS equal consideration deadline (31 January), you might be eligible for UCAS Extra.
Universities must make a decision on remaining applications that were submitted by 31 January, otherwise those choices are automatically made unsuccessful.
If you receive all university decisions by 18 May, you must reply to any offers by this date, or they'll be declined (except if you are using Extra to find a place).
30 June Closing date for late applications
These are applications received after the deadline of 31 January. It is possible to submit a late application to courses and programmes that are still open for application.
Last date to add an Extra Choice in UCAS Track.
Clearing opens, vacancies will be displayed.
International Baccalaureate (IB) results day.
University decisions due on applications submitted by 30 June, otherwise those choices are automatically made unsuccessful.
If you receive all university decisions by 12 July, reply to any offers by this date, including Extra, otherwise they'll be declined and your application will be entered into Clearing if you're eligible.
SQA results are published.
GCE A level results are published.
Last day students can apply directly into Clearing.
Closing date for applications for Medicine and Dentistry for September 2025 entry.
Clearing and the 2024 cycle closes.
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