Universities and Colleges Admissions Service in the UK

  • getting started advice – UCAS GETTING STARTED
  • search for courses – doing research
  • you lust login in to UCAS and enter personal information
  • you must choose 5 courses
  • one of the 5 courses should be a backup (where you already have the entry requirements)
  • you must write a personal statement
  • your school will write a school reference to send along with your application
  • when you submit your application you are sending it to the school – your school sends your application once you have checked it and paid the UCAS fee.
  • you should only apply to courses and universities which you are willing to accept if offered a place (don’t waste a choice or risk having to turn down a place you don’t want due to location etc)

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