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How to

Complete Your
UCAS Application

2017 Entry

2 . yr. facilities and provision of the university -Subject rankings. 13) Step 4: Results (Aug. 13) Step 5: Next steps (Aug. league tables and student satisfaction -Financial implications If you are interested in more than one course then you may find it useful to: -Talk to teachers and connexions advisers -Talk to careers advisers at universities -Visit university websites and view online prospectuses -Visit impartial /student review websites -Visit UCAS fairs and university open days. 12) Step 2: Applying (Sept – Jan. 13) Step 3: Offers (Sept – May.Type of course (e.g. yr. yr.g.What is UCAS? UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) are the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. ambitions & strengths -Your career goals . They process more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year. Do as much research as possible so that you choose the right course for the right reasons. All decisions are made by individual institutions but formally transmitted via UCAS. The UCAS Process Step 1: Choosing courses (yr. When researching courses you should consider: -Your interests. location. grades/specific subjects) -Course content and assessment -Size. 13) Step 1: Choosing Courses Choosing what course to study and which university or college to attend can be a lifechanging decision. yr. vocational/academic/ joint honours) -Course requirements (e.

Teacher Training.  Certain courses require students to undertake additional entry tests/exams. etc. Register to use Apply • Add some personal details.  Apply for up to 5 courses (at up to 5 different institutions) at once  There is an application fee of £24 when applying for 5 courses. You will be notified via the UCAS website if this is the case 1. you’ll need your school’s ‘buzzword’ when registering. unless you get permission from all your universities or colleges.Please remember these details as you will need them later to access the site. -25 February UCAS Extra opens -24 March Application deadline for some art and design courses. as well as all courses at Oxford and Cambridge. e. veterinary medicine and related courses at some institutions  Some courses may invite students to attend an interview. The buzzword for Queensbury School is Bronte • You can only apply once in a cycle. Art and Design. dentistry and veterinary courses. get a username. • You can't apply in an alternative language • Everyone needs a reference. • Include the buzzword for Queensbury School: Bronte 3 .Step 2: Applying  Apply online at: http://www. e.g. except those detailed above and below. -21 October School Deadline for all completed UCAS applications (we need time to check each application and add a reference) -15 January Application deadline for all courses. BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) for entry to medicine.g. create a password and set your security questions . and if you've applied in previous cycles you'll still have to start again this  If applying through school. or £13 when applying for only 1 course (this is not recommended)  Deadlines for applications including your reference from school are: -15 October Application deadline for all medicine.

national identity. • One restriction on the combinations you can have is a maximum of four courses in any one of Medicine. 4 . but if you'll be looking for financial support UCAS will share your info with the student loans or awards organisation you apply to (if you give them permission to).2. residential status. or if you have changed your mind. • Don't worry if you can't see the page – it only shows after certain questions are answered in the 'personal details' section. Log in to fill in the rest of your personal details • Complete funding and sponsorship options. any summer schools/taster courses you attended. ready for you to log in and check. Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science. guardian or adviser nominated access if you'd like them to be able to speak on your behalf. Add your course choices • You can choose up to five courses– there's no preference order and your universities/colleges won't see where else you've applied until after you reply to any offers you get. • Nationality: UK National • National Identity: British • Dual Nationality: No (unless you have) • Summer School: Complete if attended 4. Your student finance arrangements • This isn't your actual student finance application. any special needs or disabilities and any criminal convictions – plus you can give a parent. • Exam Centre Number: 37152 • Student Support: Bradford LEA • Fee Code: 02 • Area of permanent residence: Bradford • Residential Category: A • Add your email address – UCAS will then notify you whenever your application is updated online. UCAS Extra is a way of applying to additional universities if you have either received no offers from your original five choices. 5. care and parental education and occupational background. Some additional info • Your ethnic origin. 3. Dentistry. • If you do not apply to five courses you will be unable to use UCAS Extra.

You will need to include a result – Pass if completed all 4 units. Your employment history • If you've had any paid jobs – full-time or part-time – here's where you can enter details for up to five of them. (Choose ‘new subject’ and find unit title) but this time choose ‘pending’ and select the appropriate date This will inform the admission tutors and form tutor of your intentions to re-sit. Music. 5 . can be included in this section (they can be put in manually). • ‘AS’ Subjects (Advanced Subsidiary): You must include Unit Information . for all ‘AS’ subjects • ‘AS’ Re-Sits: If you are re-sitting any ‘AS’ Unit(s) this must also be included with the other ‘AS’ information and recorded separately. then select other qualifications (UK) and type in Progression Module as free text is given to type this qualification in. There are exceptions though! 6. • Mention any unpaid or voluntary work in your personal statement • Further guidance on writing a personal statement is available in the Post-16 study area 9. date of completion July 2016. Include company names. Dance. • Additional Qualifications: e. • Progression Module – Go in other qualifications. you should record the unit title information and grades for the ‘cashed-in’ ‘AS’ physics (as mentioned above) and also put the physics unit(s) that you intend to re-sit in again. addresses. Click on ‘O’. Drama. For example. then mark it as complete. if you are re-sitting unit(s) in physics.g. as well as any you're currently studying or waiting for results. 7.• Another restriction is that you can only apply to one course at either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. Write a personal statement • This is your chance to show course providers why you want to study the course and why you'd make a great student. you should only list those subjects and only the A2 unit information with the grade as ‘pending’ and the date as August 2017. save it and agree to the declaration (which allows us to process your info and send it to your universities/colleges). 8. Your education so far • All your qualifications that have been certified by an awarding organisation. job descriptions and start/finish dates. ALAN tests. The awarding body is LBU.Unit titles and grades and overall grade. Double check the view all details page • See if you need to make any alterations. • A2 (GCE Advanced Level) 2nd Year: For subjects you are continuing onto A2.

Get a reference. including offers and invitations for interview. Miss Whale will write predicted grades (taken from the UCAS feedback forms each subject tutor completes for you) for all subjects that are being studied at A2. or if you decline all received offers. staple and hand to Miss Whale who will check your application and add you reference.  You then have until early May (2017) to reply to your offers. you will receive a welcome letter from UCAS including details to access UCAS Track: http://www. or £13 for just one • Once you have paid for your application please print.  Universities will read and consider your application against course entry requirements. you may receive one of two different types of offer from the university: -Conditional Offer -Unconditional Offer  Assuming that you sent in your application on time. pay and send your application • Please make sure you check each section carefully and tick as complete then tick the ‘pay’ section and enter your payment details. This should match the entry requirements for your chosen universities.10. will be communicated via UCAS Track. predictions for ‘AS’ re-sits are required. universities will aim to respond to you by 31 March.ucas. Step 3: Offers  After submitting your application. In addition. you may be eligible to apply to additional courses via UCAS Extra.  You can only accept two offers: -1 x Firm Acceptance -1 x Insurance Acceptance  All other offers must be declined  If you don’t receive any offers. If you have made any mistakes your application will be returned for you to correct. Once you have paid for your application it will automatically go to your referee (Miss Whale) • Pay either £24 if you're applying to multiple courses. • Once Miss Whale has checked you application and you have read your reference your application will be approved and the form will be sent. UCAS Extra runs from end of 6 .  If your application is successful. • Your referee. UCAS will recognise you have paid once so they won’t request payment again when you  All responses from universities.

If your exam results are reasonable and you're flexible on subject/location. Check online with UCAS Track to find out. it'll show up as a button when you log in to track your application. If your Track doesn't say either of these yet. the university or college may lower its offer and still accept you. Extra is available form 25 February and closes on 4 July. Using the search tool you can search and apply for courses that still have vacancies Step 4: Results In some cases UCAS will automatically receive your results and pass them on to universities.Feb to early July and allows students to apply for courses with vacancies via UCAS Track UCAS Extra If you applied for the full five courses and have received decisions from all five of your choices OR you have declined any offer you have received you can add an additional choice using UCAS Extra. It's available July–September each year. it might just be waiting for your results to update – get in touch with the universities/ colleges– they might still be considering you. If you haven’t quite met the requirements. you will be accepted by the university. or The Telegraph newspaper and contact the course providers directly to see if they will offer you a place. and you didn't meet the conditions of your offers. (There may be a slight delay while the university reviews the situation) Step 5: Next Steps If you miss both of your choices. If you meet all the conditions of your offer. How Clearing works  You'll know you're in Clearing if your Track status says 'You are in Clearing' or 'Clearing has started'. there's still the chance to obtain a place using the Clearing service Clearing Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. If Extra is available to you. you can use Clearing from results day. 7 . even if your results are a bit lower than required. if: you applied after 30 June. in other cases you will have to send them yourself. It's an ideal way for you to find another course. you didn't receive any offers or none you wanted to accept. or your exam results weren't as expected. Check Track to see their decisions.  You identify the courses that interest you from the official vacancy list online. there's still a good chance you'll find another course. If you had no offers you can use it from July (as long as you're not waiting for exam results) or if you had conditional offers but your exam results didn't go to plan.

Ask for advice • Talk to an adviser at your school they can talk you through alternative courses and subjects available. 2. and your Personal ID number which will let them see your application online. 4. Clearing Step by Step: 1. so keep checking back.ucas. so if they confirm it'll show as an acceptance on the choices page of Track and we'll send you a confirmation letter. Add a Clearing course in Track • Click Add clearing choice and fill in the course details by the date the university/college gave you on the phone. 3. but if the university/college doesn't confirm your place you'll be able to add another • Applicants who do not have access to Track can phone UCAS on 0871 468 0 468. and The Telegraph newspaper shows them too. 8 . If you originally only applied for one course (for the reduced fee of £13) you'll have to pay an additional £11 to enable you to apply for multiple courses. but some might get vacancies later on. Talk to any institutions that you're interested in • Give them your Clearing number (located on the welcome and choices pages in Track). • Take a look around – if you have time it's the best way to see what a university/college is like – most will be happy to meet you and show you around. See what courses are available • The official vacancy list is online ww. • The online list is updated continually – you might not find the exact university/colleges/courses you're looking for – some might be • Ask if they'd accept you – they might reconsider you (maybe even for the same course) even if you applied to them earlier in the year • Get informal offers over the phone – maybe from a variety of universities and colleges – then decide which you want to accept. Please only add a Clearing choice once you've had confirmation from the university that they're happy to consider you. • You can only add one choice at a time. • Consider different subjects – you don't have to stick with your original ideas. • This counts as you definitely accepting the

Meeting and exceeding an offer Offer Meeting and exceeding your offer Not meeting and exceeding your offer A level BBB 240 Tariff points including C in French A level ABB 240 Tariff points including B in French A level BBC or A level BBBB 280 Tariff points including D in French SQA Higher BCC SQA Higher ABC SQA Higher ACD 9 . You might be happy where you are. You only have five 24 hour periods (including weekends) within this time to use it. so it could be worth seeing what's available Adjustment Step by Step 1. they can help you decide if Adjustment is a good idea for you. or on A Level publication day – whichever is the latter. Your original UF choice will be safe while you're looking for another – you'll only lose it if you confirm you'd like to go elsewhere and the new university/college adds themselves to your application. but with the Adjustment service it's possible for you to swap your chosen course for one with higher entry requirements! There's no vacancy list for Adjustment – you'll need to check course details using the search tool and contact admissions offices at universities and colleges to talk about any possible vacancies. • Adjustment is entirely optional. Talk to an adviser • Talk to an adviser at your school. starting from when your conditional firm (CF) offer changes to unconditional firm (UF). you might be thinking about looking for an alternative course. • If you try Adjustment but you don't find anything you'll still keep the course you gained on results day. If your offer goes UF less than five days before 31 August you'll only have whatever time is left between then and 31 August.Adjustment If you've met and exceeded the conditions for your firm choice. Register • Click Register for Adjustment on the choices screen in Track –You need to have met and exceeded the conditions of your firm offer (See example). but other applicants might have missed their conditions or swapped a course too. A lot of competitive courses will be full. 2. • You'll see the option to register in Track. • Adjustment is available 13–31 August. If originally you only applied for one course for the reduced fee of £13 you'll have to pay the additional £11 to be able to apply to multiple courses.

but be careful to confirm that you're just gathering information at this stage – only verbally agree an offer with a university or college if you're absolutely sure you want it. • Only verbally accept one offer. and it's the university or college that will add themselves to your application. • If not then you can keep on looking.) • They'll check you've met and exceeded your conditions (remember if you contact them on results day there could be a short delay while your application is updated). Talk to the institution you're interested in • Tell them you're applying through Adjustment and give them your Personal ID number.3. 4. and make sure it's the right one! • If they're happy to accept you your Track screen will be updated with the new choice and we'll send you a confirmation letter. 10 . • Talk to them about course vacancies. or once your Adjustment time limit is up you'll just keep your original place. Remember you can only have one Adjustment offer. See if there's an offer you want to accept • If a university or college offers you a place on the phone you just need to let them know if you'd like to accept it. (Though they won't be able to see your application unless you've registered.