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Student 2018/19 - UCAS Application Number

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Student 2018/19

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UCAS Application Number


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Typefield
Short nameUCASAPPID
Description

This field is the UCAS application code/number, which is a four or nine character code issued by UCAS

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All entrants who entered this Instance via a UCAS scheme

Notes

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 For students entering from 2011/12 and onwards, the old style UCAS Application Number is no longer valid in this field, as it does not appear in UCAS transactions.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
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.
Part of
Field length9
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: UCASAPPID
Data type: UCASAPPIDType
Related fields
OwnerUCAS
Version1.1
Date modified2019-05-23
Change management notesGuidance 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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