How do Universities receive my results?
Once you have submitted your UCAS application you need to tell us your 10-digit UCAS Personal Identification Number (PID) and both the University name and UCAS course code (e.g. A100) of all your choices that require the UKCAT. We will use this information to help deliver your results to your chosen Universities.
We will email you in mid-September asking you to provide this information. Please ensure you have your log-in details to your Pearson VUE UKCAT account as you will need these to complete the process.
After this date, when you next log into your Pearson Vue UKCAT account, you will see a new section relating to your UCAS application and choices. This section will ask for your UCAS PID and university choices. It is mandatory that you complete this section as we need this information to deliver your UKCAT result to your chosen universities.
Even if you have decided not to apply to medicine or dentistry this year, or have decided to apply to non-UKCAT universities, please log-in and tell us this so that we know we do not need to communicate your result.
If you have not yet completed your UCAS application, please wait until you have done this before logging back in and completing this section.
However, once you have submitted your UCAS application, you must log back in and provide this information. It is your responsibility to provide us with this information by midnight UK time (11pm GMT) on 21 October 2016. If you fail to supply this information correctly it may delay the processing of your application to your chosen UKCAT Universities.
Please see our FAQs for more information on how to inform us of your UCAS choices and UCAS PID.
When do Universities receive my results?
Once we have details of your chosen Universities we communicate your test result directly to them, usually during the first week of November. We do not specify the date as each university may access the data at different stages during their admissions process.
Due to the number of candidates sitting the test each year we cannot check / confirm that individual results have been sent.
We follow robust processes to match all candidates with their university choices. If there are instances where candidate's details have changed, such as their university choices or their UCAS PID, we will then attempt to match these candidates manually.
Candidates will be contacted directly if there are any issues with matching their data.
For clarity, we do not and cannot pass your mark onto any Universities outside the Consortium.
FAQs on telling us your UCAS Choices
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How do I let you know my UCAS choices?
After the 23 September 2016 when you log back into your Pearson VUE account you will see a new section relating to your UCAS application and chosen universities.
This section will ask you for your UCAS Personal Identification Number (PID) and your UCAS choices (your chosen universities and relevant courses). You must complete all sections for each UKCAT university you have applied to.
You do not need to inform us of any non-UKCAT university options you have chosen or any other course options that do not relate to medicine or dentistry.
When do I need to let you know my UCAS choices?
We will contact you by email in mid-September 2016 requesting that you update this information using your online Pearson VUE account. The final deadline for completing this is midnight UK time (11pm GMT) on 21 October 2016.
Why do you need to know my UCAS choices?
We need this information to be able to deliver your UKCAT result to your chosen universities.
Will I receive an email to confirm the choices I have entered?
I am sorry but currently our system cannot send an email confirmation. You can log back into your account to check that your choices have been saved (see below).
How do I check if my UCAS PID and UCAS choices have been saved?
Please log in to your account, and select the 'additional information' section on the right hand side. You will be able to scroll down the page and see your choices.
What if I haven’t submitted my UCAS application yet?
If you have not yet completed your UCAS application, you may not know your UCAS PID and may be unsure of your University choices. If this is the case please wait until you have submitted your UCAS application before logging back into your Pearson VUE account and completing this section.
I have logged into the system but I don’t know my PID/University choices yet
If this is the case, you can select 'No' to the question 'Do you know your course choices and (if applicable) your UCAS PID?'. You will need to go back at a later date to fully complete your choices.
I have been given two different UCAS PID numbers, which one should I use?
Please use the Personal ID (PID) you use to log into Track. If you have previously applied through UCAS it will be the same as the original PID you were given when you made your first application. You need to ensure you enter the PID included in your welcome email from Track.
I don't have a UCAS PID because I am a direct applicant, what should I do?
Candidates not applying through UCAS should enter 0000000000 (ten zeros).
I have decided not to apply to medicine / dentistry this year
Even if you have decided not to apply to medicine or dentistry this year, please log in and tell us this so that we know we do not need to communicate your result to Universities.
What if I’ve chosen to apply to non-UKCAT universities instead?
Even if you have decided to apply to non-UKCAT universities, please log in and tell us this so that we know we do not need to communicate your result to UKCAT Universities.
I have told you my UCAS choices and PID but these have now changed
At any point, up until the deadline of 21 October, you can log back into your account and amend your UCAS PID or university choices. On logging back into your account, select the 'Additional Information' tab on the right hand side to access your UCAS choice data and make any necessary amendments. We will not use this data until after the deadline has closed.