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1 Applying to university

2 How to Apply All applications are made on-line through UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) Via UCAS Apply at

3 Apply Online Apply online through existing college or as an individual
Colleges issue a ‘buzzword’ which is a word or phrase needed to register Register early in the summer

4 UCAS Application Form Seven Sections:
Personal Details – Additional Information Choices – Education – Employment Personal Statement – References You may choose up to five courses Apply for more than one course you will have to pay £23. If you apply for one course at one university, you pay £12. Don’t forget to send to referee to check your details and add their statement

5 When to Apply UCAS must receive applications between 1st September 15th January Art & Design Courses – institutions select preferred closing day – check with each one (often March 24th) Oxford & Cambridge – medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, science must be received by 15th October

6 Late Applications Applications received between 16 January - 30 June will be classed as late applications and will be considered by Universities and Colleges if they wish to make any additional offers only. Tip: don’t leave it until the last minute!

7 What Happens Next? UCAS applications are normally processed within one working day once submitted Welcome letter Application Number Personal ID Username List of your choices Check progress of your application through UCAS TRACK

8 What Happens Then? Applications are sent to chosen universities
You may be invited for an interview Applicants receive one of the following from their chosen universities via UCAS: Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer Withdrawn Application Unsuccessful Application

9 What Happens Then? Successful applicants accept one firm choice and one insurance choice using TRACK at Once exam results are published, your University or College will confirm your place and you can accept/reject. If they do not confirm, you follow the same route as declined/rejected applicants.

10 Unsuccessful Applicants?
Don’t Panic! UCAS Extra (until the end of June 2013 – after June applications go into Clearing) UCAS Clearing (through August 2013 & September 2013) All available places are advertised in The Independent and on the UCAS website TIP: Speak to chosen institutions first!

11 Application made through UCAS
Application sent to universities Unsuccessful Application Offer made Unconditional Offer Conditional offer Accept one firm and one insurance place Results Place not confirmed APPLICANT ACCEPTED All applications declined/rejected Place confirmed EXTRA CLEARING

12 What Now? Attend open days & discovery days
Talk to universities and college staff Careers conventions Talk to family and friends Start research early Think about expectations of university Use the Careers Service Use the information available

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