How to apply via UCAS - four simple steps

The prospect of beginning a new life at university is exciting, but actually applying can be a bit of a head-scratcher. To help you out, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to make the UCAS application process simple, so that you can begin your journey to success here at Birmingham City University.

Samuel Lovesey
Web and Content Assistant (student placement)

The UCAS search tool is a fantastic way to narrow down your options and discover the right course for you. Filter by location, entry requirements, and subject areas - or just enter a few keywords and let the website do the work for you.

It’s important to study something you are good at, but most importantly something you will enjoy. University is a huge commitment that will play a big part in shaping your future, so make sure you give it plenty of thought. Once you have made your decision, it is time to apply. The deadline for applications at BCU is 15th January.

Once you have received offers back from your chosen universities, you will have to reply by a specific deadline. You can select a firm choice, which is your first-choice university, and an insurance choice, which is a back-up in case you don’t meet the conditions for your firm choice. All other offers will be declined.

After you have made your choices, there is nothing left to do but work hard to achieve the highest grades you can. UCAS Track will be updated by the university once they have your exam results or any other evidence that you’ve met the conditions of your offer. If you meet the conditions, congratulations! You’ve made it into university! If you are unsuccessful, don’t worry – you can use Clearing to apply for more courses in the same academic year.

Good luck!

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