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University and Colleges Admission Service 2015 entry
Over 360 institutions on UCAS site, some of which are private. If you apply to these (there are 41) fees and finance alters and it may leave gaps in student loans! Over 35,000 courses are available – the largest degree sector in the world! Over 700,000 students applied through UCAS last academic year
Register through UCAS apply Complete form and payment Academic reference added/independent referee UCAS process form and forward to HEI’s HEI’s submit decision (offer or unsuccessful) E-mail updates sent to applicants HEI’s confirm places when results are released
LNAT – National admissions test for Law UKCAT - The UK Clinical Aptitude Test BMAT - BioMedical Admissions Test HAT – History Aptitude Test Oxbridge have aptitude/admissions test for most subjects
March – September 2014 Research courses and universities Write personal statement & complete Progression Module 15 th October 2014 Deadline for Oxford and Cambridge applications Deadline for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses
Wed 19th November 2014 College deadline for UCAS applications. After this date we can not guarantee that tutor references will be attached in time to meet the final deadline 15 th January 2015 UCAS application deadline
December – April Offers start to come in 13 th August 2015 (expected date) AS/A2 Results Day
Sources of Information Tutors Internet – www.ucas.com or www.unistats.direct.gov.ukwww.ucas.com www.unistats.direct.gov.uk UCAS Fairs & Open Days University prospectuses Contact the universities You can apply for up to 5 courses (exceptions Medicine/Dentistry where you can only apply to 4)
Which subjects interest me? What are my talents? What job would I like to do after attending university or college?
Available from University website, Unistats website and in prospectuses. They give a clear statement of the grades and other requirements the university is looking for It is the student’s responsibility to provide their tutor, who writes their reference, with a copy of the entry profile
Students are to complete the application form via the internet. Student must attach their personal statement. Sixth Form Office will attach their tutor reference.
Always put relevant work experience in at the start If you apply to a University that interviews students, the questions will be based on your personal statement Use paragraphs “Apply” doesn’t have spell check Bold, italics and underlines are removed by UCAS Universities are wary of parents writing personal statements!!
Conditional – 85% are these and this links to A2 grades, tariff points and certain criteria Unconditional – You are guaranteed a place no matter what (be aware that these are sometimes conditional on the students putting that University as a first choice) Unsuccessful – You will not have a place at that University or on that course
Students must be well organised Courses and universities must be thoroughly researched We advise to have applications ready before the October Half Term Ask for advice – your tutor is there to help you
Talk to them about the choices they are making – check entry profiles Be aware of the deadlines and encourage students to meet these Discuss the financial implications and encourage them to start saving now Ensure students are aware of what courses lead to what sort of employability
Careers advisor/tutor at school/college Careers library Connexions staff University admissions teams www.ucas.com (lots of information about everything) www.ucas.com unistats.direct.gov.uk unistats.direct.gov.uk UCAS schools team contact 0845 123 8001 Open Mon-Fri 8.30 to 17.30 They have 150 advisers on results day dealing with around 20,000 calls
If you require any further information contact the Sixth Form Office on 01484 868769 or e- mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com@shelleycollege.org firstname.lastname@example.org UCAS also have a special website designed for parents with advice and financial information – www.ucas.com and search for “Parents” or scroll to bottom of home page to find parent linkwww.ucas.com