03 Oct The Complete UCAS Guide
Step 1. Pick your major
As soon as your start your undergraduate degree, you will take subjects related to your major. Pick something that’s right for you as changing majors is quite time consuming.
Step 2. Find out your predicted grades
U.K. universities will primarily give offers based on your predicted grades. Find out from your school what they are so you can choose the right courses.
Step 3. Choose your 5 courses
There are over 37,000 courses offered but you can only choose 5! Research the league tables, see which course suits you and find entry requirements matching your predicted grades.
Step 4. Draft your personal statement
Students often write at least 5 drafts to showcase their suitability to the course through their background, career interest, work experience, subject knowledge, extracurricular activities and key skills.
Step 5. Open your UCAS account
September signals the start of the UCAS cycle. Fill in your UCAS account early so you will be ready to submit.
Step 6. Pick your reference
You can only select one teacher to write your reference letter. Choose the one who can best advocate to your suitability for your chosen courses.
Step 7. Know your early deadlines
If you are applying for Oxford or Cambridge, medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, your application must be submitted before October 15.
Step 8. Take your required tests
For international students, evidence of English proficiency is needed. On top of that, applications for the early deadline institutions and courses may require additional testing.
Step 9. The interview
If you are invited for an interview, congratulations! However, the interview is no casual chat. Be ready to be drilled on your academic passion, subject knowledge and critical thinking.
Step 10. Submit your application early
The official deadline for UCAS is January 15 but did you know universities give offers on a rolling basis? Submit early and know your decision early
Step 11. Pick your firm and insurance offers
Offers will be announced by May. If you have offers on the table, a set of conditions will typically go along with them. For now, pick your firm and insurance choice.
Step 12. Meet your conditions
Study hard, meet your conditions and be officially accepted!
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