UCAS is an acronym for the Universities and Colleges Application System. It is the online system for applying to universities in the United Kingdom (UK). At the start of A1, each student is assigned to a UCAS tutor who will guide them through the process of research and choosing courses and universities. The culmination of the whole process is the submission of the online application in the early part of the first semester of A2. A student can apply for five university courses in the UK and offers are based on predictions given by SCIE.