How to accept your UCAS offer and make SAE your firm choice

25 May 2021

If you applied to SAE via UCAS by 29 January, unis/colleges had until 20 May to decide whether they’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will have been made unsuccessful. 

If you received all your uni/college decisions by 20 May, you must reply to any offers by 10 June (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined. To accept a UCAS offer, all you need to do is login to UCAS track where you will see all your offers in one place. The ‘reply to offers’ button will be available in the ‘Your choices’ section of Track.  

When it comes to accepting an offer on UCAS, you can accept a maximum of two choices – one firm and one insurance. A ‘firm’ choice is your first choice – the place you most want to go to. If you accept a conditional offer and meet the conditions, you’ll have a confirmed place here. An ‘insurance’ is the choice you’d want if you didn't meet the conditions of your firm choice. If this is a conditional offer, you’d need to meet the conditions for your place to be confirmed. You can only have an insurance choice if your firm choice is a conditional offer. If you accept an unconditional offer as your firm choice then the place is guaranteed, so you cannot have an insurance choice. 

You have to reply to all your offers at the same time. But that doesn’t mean you need to rush to make a decision. As long as you reply before the deadline date of 10 June then your replies will be recorded. That said, it’s not a good idea to wait until the last minute on your reply deadline day – so do give yourself enough time to reply carefully. 

As soon as you’ve replied it’s worth double-checking the information in Track to make sure everything is as you intended. If you notice anything that doesn’t seem quite right after you’ve replied then give UCAS a call as soon as possible so they can look into it for you.

Why should you make SAE your firm choice? 

With our 2-year degrees, SAE students graduate sooner and get out into their chosen creative industry faster than their peers at other universities, as well as saving £9,000 on fees compared to a traditional 3-year degree. Our degree courses at SAE Oxford, SAE Liverpool, and SAE London are fully funded for eligible students via Student Finance England, with partial funding available for eligible Scottish students interested in SAE Glasgow from Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). Our practical, hands-on courses are taught with small class sizes, which give you plenty of contact time with our expert lecturers, who are practising creative professionals. 

Our global community of over 15,000 alumni have won BAFTAs, Emmys and Grammys and lots of our graduates go on to launch their own businesses — such as No Code studio, which won a BAFTA for their sci-fi thriller videogame, Observation

Don’t just take our word for it 

Chat to a current student to find out what they like about studying at SAE via Unibuddy on our website or via UCAS.

If you have any questions about selecting SAE as your firm choice then please get in touch with our friendly recruitment and admissions team who will be more than happy to help answer your queries: