Adding LEAPS to Your UCAS Application

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Adding LEAPS to Your UCAS Application

For students applying to start their course in 2023, UCAS has introduced some new sections in the application so that you can more easily share details about your widening participation activities and circumstances. This is so that the universities you apply to can take this into consideration when they are looking at your UCAS application.

Please make sure you include the fact that you are LEAPS eligible on your UCAS application after you have had your LEAPS eligibility confirmed.
(Your LEAPS eligibility is usually confirmed during your LEAPS Pre-UCAS Interview. These interviews usually take place between August and November. If you are unsure if you have been confirmed as LEAPS eligible, please email us at leaps@ed.ac.uk.)

Please follow our how-to guides below, which explain how you should complete these new sections (where relevant to you).


How to Identify Yourself as a LEAPS-eligible Student on your UCAS Application

(For all LEAPS-eligible students)

Follow our LEAPS-eligible student guide here.


How to Identify Yourself as a LEAPS Transitions Course Student on your UCAS Application

(For LEAPS-eligible students taking the LEAPS Transitions Course)

Follow our LEAPS Transitions Course student guide here.


How to Identify Yourself as Care Experienced on your UCAS Application

(For LEAPS-eligible care experienced students)

Follow our care experienced guide here.


How to Identify Yourself as a Young Carer on your UCAS Application

(For LEAPS eligible young carers)

Follow our young carer guide here.


How to Identify Yourself as Estranged on your UCAS Application

(For LEAPS-eligible estranged students)

Follow our estranged student guide here.


If you have any queries, please email us at leaps@ed.ac.uk