We have a further update on GTTR Apply 2013, outlined below. We are very grateful for your patience over the last few days and hope that this update will be good news.
We have identified and fixed what we believe were the underlying causes of the performance issues experienced on Tuesday with GTTR Apply 2013.
We have started testing and this will continue throughout the night until tomorrow, but early indications are positive.
If testing is completed successfully, we expect to be able to reopen GTTR Apply 2013 tomorrow afternoon (Friday 19 October). This is earlier than we anticipated.
We mentioned in our previous updates that we expected GTTR Apply 2013 to be offline until after the weekend at the very earliest. Therefore, if we are able to open it earlier, we will not be processing any applications until the morning of Tuesday 23 October. This is to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to register and submit their application.
This means that if you have already submitted a 2013 application, or you submit a 2013 application tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, Sunday or on Monday, it will be held in our system, until all applications are released to institutions at the same time on the morning of Tuesday 23 October.
When testing has been completed tomorrow we will be able to give a firmer indication of the expected reopening time, but we wanted to give you as much information as we can now to provide reassurance and enable you to prepare.
Ian Leitch, Head of Information Technology
Philip Blaker, Head of Admissions