What is UCAS Extra?
If you've applied through UCAS, used all your five choices and haven't received any offers (either you've been unsuccessful or declined the offers you've received), you may be able to apply for another course through UCAS Extra.
How does it work?
Extra is available from 25th February until early July. If you are eligible, in the Track section of your UCAS application 'Add Extra Choice' will become available. Click on this and enter the details of the university and course, and UCAS will send them a copy of your application.
You can only make one choice at a time, and once you commit to a course you can't apply to any more universities, however there's no limit to the number of times you can add an Extra choice to your application.
To find universities and courses which still have places you can use the UCAS search tool - those open are indicated with a grey 'X' while you can also search using the 'Applying through Extra' filter.
If you accept an offer through Extra you'll be placed with them if you meet the conditions of your offer. If you don't meet the conditions of their offer, you can use Clearing to find a place after your A-level results have come out, while if you don't initially find a place through Extra you can also use Clearing.