The UCAS Adjustment Period
The Adjustment Period has been introduced by UCAS to give those students who exceed the grades required for their firm choice the opportunity to reconsider their options.
To be eligible for Adjustment you must have met and exceeded the conditions of you firm choice (CF) and have paid the full £19 application fee.If you only paid the single application fee and now want to take part in ‘Adjustment’ you will need to pay UCAS the balance of £10..
The Adjustment process will open on 19 August and close on 31st August 2010. Adjustment period starts on 19 August or when your conditional firm (CF) choice changes to unconditional firm (UF), whichever is later. From this time you have a maximum of five calendar days (five 24 hour periods, including Saturdays and Sundays) to register and secure an alternative course, if you decide this is what you want to do. You must register on Trackon the UCAS website if you choose to use Adjustment.
What happens to my original choice?
If you do not find a suitable course through Adjustment, you will retain your original choice.
To use Adjustment you will be required to register through the Track Service on the UCAS website.You can then contact universities and colleges to enquire about courses.Universities and colleges will check you are eligible for Adjustment before making an offer.You will need to verbally accept any offers you want to take up.Your Track record will then be updated with the new choice on the UCAS site and you will receive a confirmation letter by post.