UCAS 2011 Briefing for students UCAS application system • Register at http://www.ucas.com/students/apply/ • Set up account through the school with buzzword: • Rafflesjc2011 How To Apply - registration Registration • The website should state ‘Raffles Junior College’. Click ‘yes’ to register under the school. • For ex-students whose classes are not listed in the drop-down menu, click on ‘don’t know’. Personal details Choices • Accepts up to 5 choices • You should not apply to more than four courses in any one of these areas: 1) medicine 2)dentistry 3)veterinary medicine/veterinary science • You should also not apply to more than one course at either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge Education and Employment • Click on ‘add new school/college centre’ and enter ‘Raffles Junior College’. Education and Employment Entering qualifications • Under ‘Raffles Junior College’, click on ‘add qualifications’ Education and Employment Click on ‘Other qualifications type not in this list’ Entering qualifications • Everyone should choose ‘Singapore Integrated Programme Cambridge Advanced Level’ from the list • Choose ‘Singapore Integrated Programme English qualification’ (only for RP) • Enter your subjects and choose ‘Other’ if the subject is not listed. Entering Qualifications • Enter your H1, H2, H3 subjects into the boxes. There should be drop-down menus for you to choose from. • Choose ‘CIE’ (Cambridge International Examinations) as awarding body for subjects administered by Cambridge and ‘SEAB’ for subjects such as Mother Tongue and Project Work. • Enter ‘pending’ for your grades (for current students) • For non-RP students, click on ‘add new school/ college/centre’ to add your secondary school • Fill in the name of your secondary school under ‘Other’ if it is not in the UCAS database. • Give details of your ‘O’ level results (under “Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level”) Personal statement Personal statement • 4000 characters/47 lines • Explains why you want to study the course(s) you are applying for • Why you are interested in it/Ideas and things you find interesting about the subject • http://ucas.com/students/applying/howtoapp ly/personalstatement/ Reference Current students: Batch of 2010 • UCAS requires ONE reference which you will obtain from your CT. • Submit your request early so that your CT can write a reference and complete the application. Reference Ex-students: • You will need to contact your CT for the reference and he/she will enter it into UCAS. Approach your Co-CT if the original CT is no longer in RI. • If you are unable to locate your CT or Co-CT, please approach Ms. Wong May Ee at the Student Services Centre. Payment • more than one course, university or college = £21. • one course at one university or college = £11. • You make the payment yourself with credit card. Additional tests • Some universities require additional tests to be taken for specific courses. • Check the requirements for your course. BMAT • Biomedical Admissions Test – for Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College, University of Oxford, Royal Veterinary College, UCL • http://www.admissionstests.cambridgeassess ment.org.uk/adt/bmat Standard Entry Fees closing date 30th September 2010 UKCAT • UK Clinical Test (for entry into medical and dentistry degrees at selected universities) • http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/ • Registration deadline: 27 September 2010 • Last testing date: 8 October 2010 LNAT • National Admissions Test for Law • Applicable for Law degrees in : • University of Birmingham University of Bristol Durham University University of Glasgow King's College London University of Nottingham University of Oxford University College London LNAT • http://www.lnat.ac.uk/2010/ • LNAT registration begins 2 August 2010 LNAT test sittings from 1 September 2010 Recognised courses for practice in Singapore • University courses for medicine: http://www.smc.gov.sg/html/1153709442948 .html • For law: http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/ble/n_first_sch edule.htm Additional records • For RP students, please email a scanned copy of your Record Of Achievements (ROA) to UCAS: email@example.com Your ROA refers to your IP summary results which you get at the end of Year 4. • Use this template: Please find attached my RoA for the Singapore Integrated Programme. My name is ___________ UCAS Identification Number/Application Number ________________ I agree to the information contained in this RoA attachment being shared with the institutions detailed in my (year) UCAS application. (Student type out full name and date) Indicate in the subject line of your email that you are applying for UCAS. • You must send in scanned copies of the original form of any examination certificate in these formats: jpeg or GIF. Additional Records • All additional records (i.e. RoA) should be emailed to UCAS AFTER you have submitted your part of the UCAS application. UCAS can then match your application to your email, process your RoA/records and forward it to the schools you have applied to. • Any further supplementary information not contained in the application should be put in a Word document. • Please send all documents in a Windows zipped file format that can be easily accessed by the schools. Cambridge applications • For Cambridge applications, please obtain a Cambridge application form (COAF) either from the Student Services Centre, or download from website: http://www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/apply/ • Please register your details at the SSC if you have obtained a COAF/wish to apply for Cambridge so we can track your application. • Note that all COAF forms need to be returned to the school via your CT for submission by the stated deadline(this includes ex-students). • Note that the Cambridge application needs to be submitted earlier than the Oxford/med/vet science/dentistry applications. • Cambridge applicants would also need to attend an interview in Singapore. • Last date for submission of Cambridge application to CT is 23 August 2010. Oxford Applications • For those applying to Oxford, there will be no additional forms to fill in. • There will be NO face-to-face interviews this year held in Singapore. • Oxford University interviews will be held over Skype. Things to note: • The UK universities practice a rolling admissions policy, so it is best to apply as early as possible to ensure you have the best chance of getting in. Do not wait until the 15 January deadline to submit your application. • For medicine applications, bear in mind that universities will require you to fly to the UK for interviews. Dates to remember • 1 September 2010 UCAS open to receiving applications • 23 Aug 2010 Last day for students to request references from CTs for Cambridge application and for students to submit COAF • 13 September 2010 Students applying to Cambridge need to complete UCAS application • 20 September 2010 Closing date for Cambridge applications to arrive at Cambridge (for interviews held in S’pore) • 20 September 2010 last day for students applying to Oxford, Medicine, Dentistry or veterinary medicine to request for references from CT • 15 October 2010 Closing date for Oxford, Medicine, Dentistry or veterinary medicine or veterinary science applications • 2 Jan 2011 Deadline for students to request for teachers’ recommendations and submit UCAS application for 15 Jan deadline • 15 January 2011 Applications after this deadline are not guaranteed to be considered • 24 March 2011 Deadline for arts and design courses • 30 June 2011 Final deadline for UCAS applications Student Services Centre • Ms Wong May Ee – book for consultations at http://www.mayeewong.clickbook.net • Mr. Kevin Sim- http://www.kevinsim.clickbook.net • Personal essays – drop off in box • Updates on raffles connect and outside SSC For students who have graduated • Please call the Student Services Centre for any queries: 64199741 • Ask for Ms Wong May Ee or Mr Kevin Sim • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FAQs 1. Will the UK universities defer my place while I do NS? UK universities award deferments on a case by case basis so there is no guarantee of a deferment. You should apply to enter the UK universities during your first year in NS.* 2. But what if my CT is not around by the time I decide to apply? Indicate to your CT your intention to apply for UK university NOW, so that your CT is prepared to be contacted. Do contact your CT nearer the date of your application and he/ she will be obliged to submit a reference for you. 3. Can you add other courses besides Oxbridge/Medicine on or after the 15 October deadline? If you have existing choices not used up in your application, you can do so. 4. Do I register for the additional tests (e.g. UKCAT) through the school? No, you will have to register for these tests on an individual basis. Please visit the British Council website for updates and test dates.