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UCAS Process 

Online UCAS applications to UK Universities for 2017

UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, provides the centralized system for entry to undergraduate courses at UK universities. The system is called apply. Students wishing to be considered for at least some of the universities that UKESC represents can use the apply system through UKESC. If you wish to use apply, firstly fill in the registration form at www.ukesc.co.uk, submit it, and then e-mail charlotte@ukesc.co.uk to discuss your application.

Then:

1.      Choose your referee; (s)he should be the principal of your school or college, or somebody who has taught you and knows your work well. Check that your referee is willing to supply a reference in Word, to be emailed to charlotte@ukesc.co.uk . I can provide a guidance sheet to give to your referee that provides information about what should be included. NB It will be important to include predicted grades for your final mark if you will be taking exams next summer.

2.      When you have completed your application, you will need to give a credit card number to pay for your application, which costs £24 GB pounds. NB I do not see your credit card number; it is confidential between you and UCAS.

3.      To register for the first time:

·        Go to web site http://www.ucas.com/students/apply/# and click on the student link for 2017 entry

·        Click on Register then next

·        Follow the instructions, filling in all your personal information and click next for each page

·        Choose a password, security questions and answers, click next.

You will be given a username. KEEP YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE USE; maybe email these to yourself. It is particularly important to keep a note of your username, as that can’t be changed. If you lose one or both of them, email me for help. Start a UCAS file & keep all application information in it.

·        Click on Log in now, you will be asked how you are applying. Click through another organisation, then next

·        You will then be asked for your buzzword, which is ukesc2017, so type this in, then click next

·        Yes then next

·        Make a note of your personal ID number and click verify email address

·        Enter the code that will have been emailed to you when you clicked verify. Then click verify email.

Next time you will be able to log in just using your username and password.

When you have finished, you must click logout: if you just close the browser at the top of the page you will be locked out and have to email charlotte@ukesc.co.uk and ask me to unlock for you.

I can help you with all the different sections of the application, such as entering exam results, and advice about your personal statement. The personal statement should be done LAST, after you have chosen your courses and universities. In the personal details section, under nominated access, I strongly suggest you write my name, and put advisor under the heading relationship to you. Then, if you need, I can phone UCAS for you at any stage of the application (e.g. when results come out), when you need to query anything. If you don’t put my name, UCAS won’t let me do this.

If you have any problems using the service, e-mail for guidance. The web site can be slow at peak times. If you don’t see an option you want to choose, WAIT – it may come up.

   Charlotte Furse-Roberts   August 2016