Ucas offers Extra to those with no place

September 20, 2002

From next year, university hopefuls who do not have a place by mid-March will be able to enter a pre-clearing system to match them to available places.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service will run the service, called Ucas Extra, from mid-March to the end of June.

Tony Higgins, chief executive of Ucas, said: "We hope that Extra will give continued motivation to those applicants who have not yet secured any offers and who would otherwise have to wait until clearing."

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