You've got your A-level results - what next? This page explains what you can do if you haven't received or accepted any university offers, or your plans have changed.
If you’ve applied through UCAS and are not holding any offers, you may be able to apply for another course through UCAS Extra from the end of February.
UCAS Extra is a way of making a further choice after you've applied. You’ll be eligible to use it if you have:
Note that your choices after 15 January may be limited due to availability of courses.
You’ll be eligible for Clearing. Clearing is an opportunity for you to apply directly to university when you already know what grades you've got. You can take part in Clearing if you meet one of the following criteria:
If you decide to take a gap year before you apply, check that your choices accept deferred entry applications. You can then choose the relevant start date when making your applications.
If you decide to take a gap year after you’ve made your application, get in contact with the universities you’ve chosen to find out if they will defer your application to the following year. If this isn’t possible you’ll need to reapply next year as applications cannot be reused.
Get in contact with the universities you've applied to as soon as possible. They’ll be able to talk you through what you need to do, depending on the stage of your application, and what happens next.