Early Entry

Competitive Courses & Institutions

  • Competitive Courses: medicine, veterinary medicine/science, and dentistry
  • Competitive Institutions: Oxford and Cambridge.

Applications to both competitive courses and institutions close in the Autumn. You can add choices with a different deadline later, but don’t forget you can only have five choices in total.

Admissions Tests
  • Many competitive courses and institutions (plus some non-competitive) require you to take an additional admissions test.
  • Most admissions tests happen between August and November the year before you’re due to start your studies – some even earlier, before you’ve sent your UCAS application!
  • Remember to check the date of your admissions test – some take place before the UCAS application deadline