One of the weirdest things to get your head around about applying to UNI is that it is literally never too late, this can be whether or not you are a mature student going back to education, or coming straight out of A-Levels it is never too late to apply.
Things might not be smooth sailing if you leave it till the summer to apply, but if that’s when you decide you want to get a degree then you can still go for it.
You will be told deadlines by people, both UCAS deadlines and some colleges and UNI’s have their own for various reasons, and I know that this sounds like the opposite to what I’ve just said, you really should apply as early as you can, this doesn’t mean you should rush it and not think about where you are applying too, but getting it all out of the way is always a plus.
I’d recommend trying to get it done before Christmas, then you don’t have to worry about it in the new year and can enjoy the holiday period, this also leaves you enough time after Christmas to sort out any little changes you might want, or need to make before the 15th of January deadline for most UNI’s.
The one date you should really keep track of is the 4th of May, this is when you should have replied to all of your offers, and chosen your firm and insurance choices if you don’t then they will be declined and offered to other people who are applying through EXTRA or they will come up through Clearing later in the year.
If you want to check out all of the dates that might affect you then…
UCAS Key Dates – this is a list of everything you might need to know, and it will link through to any information about EXTRA or Clearing should you want to know a little more.
It is also worth checking with your college what deadlines they have set, because you need references and your tutor to sign off and some colleges might not be willing to do this after a certain date, so bear that in mind.
But don’t fret, if you can’t make up your mind by these dates then you can always apply later in the year through Extra, or through Clearing, there are literally always options.
Until Next Time 🙂