What Is UCAS?
UCAS actually means Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It is based in UK and it is responsible for the admission of students who want to pursue a full time degree in different universities and colleges in UK. It is actually a charitable organization in nature. There are certain processes involved in order to quality for their program. One has to go through these processes in order to pass and be eligible for it.
Basically, almost all British higher education institutions are a part of this UCAS. Thus, everyone has to really go through the hands of UCAS if they want to study in these schools. This is also applicable for both British students and students overseas. During application, the applicant is given the chance to choose for up to 5 different courses. The application must be done once only. The said choices are not listed in order of preference. At the initial application stage, these 5 choices can be considered.
For those who wanted to enroll and start on time, the applications must already be finished in the middle of January. The moment the applicant has received responses in the institutions where they have decided to apply, they need to give their response for up to two different choices. There are actually four choices available. First is the UF or the Unconditional Firm, no Insurance offer. The second one is the CF, or the conditional firm and no insurance offer. The third one is the CF + UI or the conditional firm + unconditional insurance. Finally, we have the CF + CI or the conditional firm + conditional insurance. More than that, there are institutions that are still considering applications of students who narrowly missed the offer as long as they still have enough space for admission.
Well, if you are already on your way to applying, good luck and enjoy your college life!