Import UCAS data into BridgeU

Import your UCAS applications data into your school's BridgeU account so you can:

  • Organise your student data and easily keep track of your student offers, acceptances and matriculations
  • Report on applications across all university destinations within one system
  • Store your school's UCAS data over multiple application cycles
  • Uncover year-over-year trends and outcomes with BridgeU Analytics

Quick overview & step-by-step guide



Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Log into your UCAS Advisor account (if your school is not a registered UCAS Centre, click here for details of how to become one) and on your dashboard, click Go to tracking offers and decisions.


Step 2: Click to Download your Applicant Status Report (ASR)



Please DO NOT make any changes or edits to the file downloaded from UCAS Centre, as this may interfere with the import process.

Step 3: Go to Analytics and click on the Applications tab on the top of the page. You will view a blue button Upload UCAS file.

Step 4: Click the Upload UCAS file, and a new page in BridgeU will open where you can drag and drop the ASR report into the marked rectangular area.

If you file is successfully recognised, your UCAS report will start processing. It will take a few minutes.

Exiting this page will not affect the file processing and can resume your work on BridgeU.

Step 5:  Once the file has been processed, a top banner will appear with a summary of the file upload, including the no. of applications, total no. of students, matched students, and students who were not found to match.


Students not found during the upload are marked with an exclamation mark icon and can be reviewed.

Step 6: If there are any students who did not match, you can review them before confirming the upload. Select a student account manually before confirming the upload. 

Step 7: Once you have completed reviewing the upload, and if you wish to proceed, click Confirm Upload.

If, for any reason, you need to restart the upload process, click the grey button Discard Upload at the bottom and you can restart the upload afresh. 

Step 8: Pressing the Confirm Upload button, a popup message will appear to confirm finalising the upload to update the application details of those matched students. A summary of your successfully uploaded data will be displayed.

For any students who don’t have a matchable BridgeU student account, there will be newly created student records on BridgeU so you can review them at a later time. No access to BridgeU will be created for those new students and records but you can still view these in the Analytics page.

Interested in learning about other ways to keep your students' application data up to date? Click here for an overview.


If you have any questions, need further assistance or have some general feedback for us - we’d love to hear from you! Contact our Support team via Live Chat and by emailing

You can also ask our BridgeU Community, a space exclusively for our BridgeU counsellors to ask questions, share insights, provide feedback and get help not just from BridgeU, but directly from other BridgeU counsellors.

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