How To Apply To University
Thinking of applying to university but wondering how it all works? Take it one step at a time with our simple guide to the application process starting with ONE – Register with UCAS If you’re applying to study on an undergraduate degree in the UK, you need to register with UCAS. If you’re at school or college, you might need to include a “Buzzword” This means your teacher will be able to find your application and add in your reference. Now make a note of your username, password, and UCAS ID number, as you’re going to need them lots over the coming months. TWO – Choose your course and universities Remember that you can only submit one application to all of your university choices, and it’s easier to write a good personal statement for subjects which have similarities. If you’re still not sure what to choose – make the most of Open Days, campus tours, research online, and ask friends and family what they think. THREE – Fill in your application The applications opens in the September of the year before you want to start university, and they close in mid-January. But if you’re applying to medicine or dentistry, the deadline is much earlier – in October. Some schools and colleges have their own deadlines, so make sure you find this out as soon as possible. The application is split into different sections, and asks you for your personal information, up-to-date exam results, details of any jobs you’ve had, and more. This is also where you enter your personal statement – a mini-essay all about you and why you want a place on your chosen course. Before you submit – make sure you’ve double checked all the sections. This is your last chance to get things right! FOUR – Make your final choices Universities will aim to get back to you as quickly as possible but it can take a few weeks or even months if they need to check portfolios or conduct interviews. You can check the progress of your application as often as you like via UCAS Track. Universities will make either a conditional offer, which means you need to get specific grades in your exams, or an unconditional offer, which means you’ve been guaranteed a place regardless of your exam results. Once you’ve got your offers, you can choose one first choice and a back-up insurance choice. Then, while you’re waiting for your results you’ll need to start sorting out where you’re going to live and things like student finance FIVE – Results Day If you have a conditional offer, when your results come in UCAS Track will show one of two things . If you’ve been accepted by your firm or insurance choice – congratulations, you’re in! But if you see ‘declined’, it means you didn’t meet the terms of your offer. Don’t worry though – you could still end up with a brilliant new opportunity through Clearing. Either way, today’s the day when you start making tomorrow happen. Good luck with your application!