It’s deadline day for UCAS applications. The majority of students up and down the country wishing to head to University this Autumn will have to have their submissions in by tonight’s 11:59pm deadline.
For Apprentice players making applications here are five things to remember:
1. Know your login details for Apply
Make sure you know your login details, as you’ll need to log in to Apply to send your application. (The login reminder service on the Apply page will help you if you’re not sure what they are.)
2. Send it earlier if you can
If you can, send it before the deadline tonight to avoid the risk of last minute problems. It is recommended that applications should be submitted by 18:00 to ensure that full support is available from UCAS if needed.
3. Be prepared for any payment issues
You must pay for your application before it can be sent to UCAS. If you enter invalid payment details five times, you will be locked out from making any more payment attempts – if this happens, you’ll need to call UCAS so send your application early just in case.
4. If you’re applying through a school or college, they’ll need time to review your application
Your tutor needs time to complete the reference section and check and approve your application before they send it to UCAS. If they spot any errors, they’ll send your application back to you to amend. If this happens, you need to change it and send it back to them, so that they can send it to UCAS.
It may not happen, but it’s good to allow time for this just in case. Simply sending it to your school or college before the deadline won’t count as sending it on time; it has to be received by UCAS.
5. You need a reference before you can send your application to UCAS
However you request a reference (whether you’re applying independently or through a school or college), you still need to have a reference attached to your application before it can be sent to UCAS.
If you’re applying independently, make sure your referee completes the reference and confirms it has been completed. A red tick will appear next to the ‘reference’ link in Apply once it’s complete. This means you can complete the rest of the application and send it to UCAS.