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					   Your
  UCAS
application
                            Contents
• Introduction to UCAS         • What happens next?


• Key dates                    • Tariff information


• Application process          • Support available


• Making informed choices      • Top tips
                      What is UCAS?
• Universities and Colleges Admissions
  Service


• Centralised application processing service


• Online system and application form


• Secure site, can be worked on anywhere

• Not just used for applying to university:
- Stamford test
- Entry profiles
- UCAS Fair dates.
       UCAS key dates 2010/2011
• 1 September - form processing           • 31 March - majority of decisions
  begins                                    made by institutions


• 15 October - closing date for           • 6 May – students should have
  Oxbridge, medicine, veterinary            selected their firm and insurance
  science                                   choices. Any outstanding choices
                                            will be made unsuccessful on the
                                            students behalf
• 15 January - MAIN UCAS
  CLOSING DATE
                                          • 30 June - last day for late
                                            applications
• 26 February - UCAS Extra begins
  (for late applicants, those that have
  changed their mind or those who         • 19 August - results day
  have no offers)
             Making an application
• Over 50,000 courses to choose from


• Only have five choices available on your
  form


• UCAS processes over 2 million
  undergraduate applications a year


• Lots of competition – it is important to
  have a strong application form
         Making informed choices
• Research the 4 C’s (course, career, campus and city)


• Be realistic about your choices, for example:
- x2 ambitious entry requirements to aim for
- x1 match to your predicted grades
- x2 lower entry requirements to fall back on.


• If you can’t decide between courses try and select similar subjects eg Business
  and Accounting. This will make your personal statement more focused.
                    Applying online
• Seven key sections to complete


• Can be completed in any order


• Can return to a section to make changes if necessary


• Write down your username and password and keep them safe


•         can be found on key sections of the UCAS form and provides answers to
          FAQ’s


• UCAS will notify you of progress via email and text messages
                What happens next?
• UCAS acknowledges receipt of your form


• You can track your application process online (using UCAS track facility)


• University Admissions Tutors assess each application


• Possible invitation to an interview (not required for all courses)


• Decisions/offers made via UCAS track


• Universities send offer letters too
                        Types of offer
• Conditional offer


• Unconditional offer


• Alternative course offer


• Unsuccessful


• Offers may be expressed in either
  grades or UCAS points, for example,
  BBB or 300 UCAS points
UCAS points system A Levels

   Grade   A2     AS
    A*     140     -
    A      120     60
    B      100     50
    C      80      40
    D      60      30
    E      40      20
UCAS points system BTEC
Points   Diploma   Certificate
 360      DDD
 320      DDM
 280      DMM
 240      MMM         DD
 200      MMP         DM
 160      MPP         MP
 120      PPP         MP
         UCAS points system IB
UCAS      Diploma   UCAS     Diploma   UCAS     Diploma
points     points   points    points   points    points
 768        45       582       37       419       30
 744        44       559       36       396       29
 722        43       535       35       373       28
 698        42       512       34       350       27
 675        41       489       33       326       26
 652        40       466       32       303       25
 628        39       442       31       280       24
 605        38
                   After the offer
• Select two choices – firm and insurance


• You have now entered into an agreement with these universities, if you
  change your mind you will need to by released by the institutions


• UCAS Extra – for late applicants and those who change their mind


• Results day


• Clearing
            UCAS support available

• Big map             • Guide books


• Parents Guide       • UCAS card


• UCAS fairs          • All available through the UCAS
                        website www.ucas.com

• Jargon buster
                               Top tips
• Make informed choices – do your research


• Read all instructions carefully


• Accuracy – check your spelling and grammar


• Be aware of key dates


• Print a finished copy for future reference


• Don’t be afraid to contact universities/UCAS
 with questions

				
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