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It’s that time of year again when students are scrambling to get their UCAT and Bursary applications in on time.

But what happens if you miss the deadline? Is it the end of the world? Absolutely not! In this blog post, we’ll be discussing how to reschedule your UCAT and Bursary applications if you need to.

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Rescheduling UCAT and Bursary Application

The process of rescheduling UCAT

If you’re looking to reschedule your UCAT, the process is actually quite simple.

All you need to do is log into your UCAT account and amend your upcoming test centre appointment.

From there, you’ll be able to select a new date and time that works better for you.

It’s important to note that you’ll need to reschedule at least 24 hours in advance, so be sure to plan ahead!

There is a booking deadline to be aware of – usually the 22nd of september.

If this has passed, you will need to phone person VUE directly.

How to go about bursary applications

There are a few things to keep in mind when applying for a bursary. First, make sure you are eligible.

If you collect free school meals you are likely to be already eligible, however, there are some other criteria that may prove eligibility.

Second, gather all the required documentation.

Third, fill out the application form completely and accurately. Finally, submit your application before the deadline.

More information on the Bursary Scheme is available on the UCAT site.

The importance of time management

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever to manage your time wisely.

With so many demands on our time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed.

But by learning to manage your time effectively, you can reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve your overall quality of life.

Make sure to put in all requests to either reschedule, cancel or get a bursary for the UCAT in a timely manner.

Applications for bursaries must be received by the end of September in the application year or they will not be processed.

Applications to book the UCAT should be done between June 20th and 22nd September.

Applications to cancel the UCAT – should be done before 22nd September, or else after that, it must be done via contacting person VUE directly. you may lose your money if you don’t cancel with sufficient time.

If you miss your test appointment, you will lose your money.

If you cancel your test within the deadline, it may take up to a week or two to receive a refund.

The pros and cons of rescheduling UCAT

There are pros and cons to rescheduling UCAT.

On the one hand, it may be necessary in order to accommodate your personal or academic schedule.

On the other, it may put you at a disadvantage compared to other students who have already taken the test.

It is also likely to cost more If you are pushing your test to later on in the application cycle.

Ultimately, the decision to reschedule UCAT is up to you and should be based on your individual circumstances.

How to make the most of your UCAT score

If you’re aiming to study medicine, you’ll need to take the UCAT – and do well in it. Here’s how to make the most of your score.

1. Don’t leave your preparation to the last minute. The UCAT is a challenging exam, so you’ll need to give yourself plenty of time to prepare.

2. Use practice tests to familiarise yourself with the format and question types.

3. Relax the day before your test and eat well. This will ensure your brain works optimally during the test.

4. Remember little tips and frameworks like SCANS, etc. Don’t do questions in order, triage, and do the easy ones first. No need to flag the ones you missed if they are incomplete anyways.


UCAT is a popular test for university admissions in the UK.

Time management is important and often it is a good idea to book your test once applications open in June.

Reschedule when needed, but make sure if you do so, you are able to find another slot before giving up your current one.

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