Student 2018/19 - UCAS Application Number
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UCAS Application Number
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This field is the UCAS application code/number, which is a four or nine character code issued by UCAS
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All entrants who entered this Instance via a UCAS scheme
The UCAS Application Code/Number together with the UCAS Personal identifier (Student.UCASPERID) forms the UCAS Application Identifier. The application code/number will normally be a four character code (two alpha and two numeric or one alpha and 3 numeric) or the old style UCAS Application Number of nine numeric characters. For students entering from 2011/12 and onwards, the old style UCAS Application Number is no longer valid in this field, as it does not appear in UCAS transactions. The four character UCAS Application Code should be returned instead.
This field is used by HESA to identify and validate students who entered a HEP through a UCAS scheme.
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
|Reason required||To identify students who entered their current instance via a UCAS application system and to facilitate linking between UCAS and HESA records.|
Data type: UCASAPPIDType
|Change management notes||Guidance has been updated to account for the change in application code patterns. One alpha and 3 numeric is now accepted as well as two alpha and two numeric or nine numeric.|
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