If your child’s planning to go to university, they will need to prepare a UCAS application to be considered. Unlike the stages before in their education, the application process is a little different and requires pupils to demonstrate their passion and interest for the subject they are applying to. The process has several parts which they will need to complete before their deadline. To understand and support your child with their application, here is a short guide to the UCAS application process that we’ve put together with the help of a private school in West Sussex.
The first step is to register. They will need to fill out a few questions to create an account which will give them access to their own dashboard.
Once they have their account, they will be taken to some more questions on their specific circumstances and how they intend on financing their studies.
Education and Work History
These are two separate sections and involve a lot of data entry. They will need their qualifications and employer references to hand.
Making Their Choices
This is where they can actually begin to apply. Your child will need to think carefully about what they want to study at university and make a selection. We recommend that they take their time here. They should think carefully about the practicality of each university and what each course entails.
A personal statement is a 4,000-character long document that should accompany a UCAS application. It summarises who the applicant is and why they want to enrol on a particular course. It’s a chance for your child to highlight their talents and tell their story so they should plan it carefully. We highly recommend that others read over their application as this will help to filter out any mistakes and get everything in that they need.