The timeline you’ll need to know about:
March – September
Research and make choices about the course you’d like to do (universities offer open days and conferences).
Deadline for sending UCAS applications if you’re applying for Cambridge or Oxford, or Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science/Medicine in any university.
Deadline for sending UCAS applications for all other universities and courses. Most colleges and schools encourage students to apply before this deadline, typically November.
If you miss the January deadline, you can still apply for universities up until June but applications will be marked as ‘late’ so you may not stand the best chance.
Information sourced from the Complete University Guide website