2 How to ApplyAll 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 registerRegister early in the summer
4 UCAS Application Form Seven Sections: Personal Details – Additional InformationChoices – Education – EmploymentPersonal Statement – ReferencesYou may choose up to five coursesApply 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 ApplyUCAS must receive applications between 1st September 15th JanuaryArt & 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 ApplicationsApplications 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 submittedWelcome letterApplication NumberPersonal IDUsernameList of your choicesCheck progress of your application through UCAS TRACK
8 What Happens Then? Applications are sent to chosen universities You may be invited for an interviewApplicants receive one of the following from their chosen universities via UCAS:Conditional OfferUnconditional OfferWithdrawn ApplicationUnsuccessful Application
9 What Happens Then?Successful applicants accept one firm choice and one insurance choice using TRACK atOnce 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 websiteTIP: Speak to chosen institutions first!
11 Application made through UCAS Application sent to universitiesUnsuccessful ApplicationOffer madeUnconditional OfferConditional offerAccept one firm and one insurance placeResultsPlace not confirmedAPPLICANT ACCEPTEDAll applications declined/rejectedPlace confirmedEXTRACLEARING
12 What Now? Attend open days & discovery days Talk to universities and college staffCareers conventionsTalk to family and friendsStart research earlyThink about expectations of universityUse the Careers ServiceUse the information available