UCAS Extra

If you have used all five UCAS choices but were either unsuccessful in all cases or have declined any offers you did receive, then UCAS Extra can help.

What is UCAS Extra?

It is a free UCAS service that allows students without offers to apply for different courses, one choice at a time – this being the important difference between your initial application and Extra. If the University of Bedfordshire isn’t one of your choices currently and you choose us in Extra, think of us as your sixth choice.

I’ve decided I’m not interested in one of my five original choices. Can I use Extra?

You can’t enter Extra if you are holding offers or waiting on decisions from any of your five choices. To use Extra in these cases, you would have to decline any offers and/or cancel the unwanted choice on your UCAS Hub

How do I apply through Extra?

Find out if you are eligible for UCAS Extra by signing into your Hub on UCAS. If you are eligible, you will see an ‘Add an extra choice’ option on your dashboard – just click on it to apply for another course. Because you will be applying later in the application cycle, search for a course using the filter ‘Show courses with vacancies’. If you apply to a university and don’t hear back within 21 days, you can wait or go back to Extra and add a new course choice.

What do I do if I receive an offer?

You respond to it just the same as in the main UCAS cycle by accepting or declining by the deadline given. Once you have accepted an offer, you can’t continue using Extra.

What if I don’t receive any offers?

Don't worry! If you don't get the offer you want in Extra, you can use Clearing to find your place. UCAS Extra closes in early July in any case; any applications after that go into Clearing.

What happens if I hit a problem in Extra?

Please contact UCAS directly if you have any problems when making your UCAS application.

If you are holding an offer with the University of Bedfordshire and want to make a change to your course, you do not need to go through Extra. Please contact our Admissions Team:


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Key Bedfordshire information for UCAS

Institution code: B22

Campus codes

Luton: D
Bedford: H
Milton Keynes: M


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