Firstly, Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had a fun Christmas break and are feeling ready to take on 2017. Even though it might not seem so now, September will be here before we know it and there’s lots of things to consider before that point.
Over the following months, you’ll have a number of important decisions to make, so it’ll help if you know exactly what to do… and when to do it.
Here’s a brief guide on what’s coming up in 2017.
1. Time to apply for your course
If you haven’t already applied yet, now is the time to do so.
Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on January 15th. All our applications go through the University of Chester, so take a look at their application checklist for more information.
If you don’t think you’ll have your application in on time, don’t panic. Many universities accept applications after this date (but it’s best to double-check with a particular university, just to make sure).
Once you’ve submitted your application, you should start to hear back from your choices regarding their decision.
2. Visit us
If you’re offered a place to study at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS), you’ll be invited to attend one of our Visit Days.
If you’d like to experience for yourself the personal and supportive environment we have here at UCS, our Visit Days are the perfect chance to find out more about your course, your lecturers and what it’s really like to be a Shrewsbury student.
You can book your place on to one of our Visit Days now.
3. Responding to your offers
Once you hear back from all of your choices, you’ll need to start thinking about responding to them. To do so, just head to UCAS Track before the specified deadline.
4. Sort out your funding
If you think you’ll need student finance whilst at university, make sure you apply to your relevant student finance company even at this early stage. You can always cancel your application if you decide not to go to university… and it’s better than rocking up on campus with no financial support in place.
In February, our Student Finance blog will guide you through the application process. In the meantime, keep an eye on your local student finance website (depending on where you live) for announcements on when to start applying.
5. Apply for accommodation
If you’re thinking about living in student accommodation, keep an eye out for information from us on when to apply. Whilst applications are not processed on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis, it’s important you submit all of the necessary information before the deadline.
Keep in touch
In the meantime, if you need any advice on your next steps, simply get in touch. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01743 297185. For queries about your application speak to our admissions team at email@example.com or call 01244 511000.