The deadline for most university courses for 2019 entry is the 15th January. So as the clock is ticking down towards the deadline, we look at the key steps you need to complete to get your application in on time.
If you haven’t done so already, make sure you register with UCAS to gain your username and password. This is super simple and there is lots of guidance on the site to help you.
After you’ve logged in, you’ll be asked to fill in some basic personal information. This should be relatively straight forward but don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have questions.
To register an application through your school, you’ll need their ‘buzzword’. Speak to your tutor if you’ve forgotten this.
You can select up to 5 choices in this section make sure you are confident about the course codes for each of your choices. Two other things to think about:
- your course choices need to be aligned so that your personal statement makes sense for all of your courses
- be sensible and make sure you pick a balanced range of universities that fit with your predicted grades with an aspirational and an insurance option in there.
This section requires you to complete a timeline of schools or colleges you’ve attended and qualifications gained since you were 13. It’s worth digging out your certificates in advance as they’ll contain important information such as awarding bodies and dates of the exams.
With only 47 lines and 4,000 characters, you need to make your personal statement count. Remember, it needs to reflect why you are interested in all the courses you are applying for and really sell yourself. Read our top tips for perfecting your personal statement here.
As part of your application, you’ll need a reference from a current or previous teacher. The key thing here is to make sure you give them plenty of notice!
Submit your application
When you’ve clicked ‘Submit’, UCAS will send you a Personal ID once they have processed your application. You can use this, alongside your password and username, to track the progress of your application. Good luck!