Application checklist

Think you're ready to submit your UCAS application? Take a look over our handy checklist to make sure you've got everything covered before hitting 'send'.

1. Check your personal details are correct

Sounds simple, doesn't it? But ensure the basic personal information you're providing is spelt correctly and is accurate. That goes for everything from your name and address, to your education and employment history.

2. Re-visit your top five

You can select up to five course choices. Go back and make sure you've selected the right courses at the right institutions - some courses have similar sounding names and different content, so it's best to double check.

3. Triple check your personal statement

By this point, you should have completed a number of drafts of your personal statement, but it's worth giving it one last look over, or even giving it to a friend or family member for a final proofread. If you've been drafting it in a Word document, paste it into the UCAS personal statement form to check that it meets the character and line limits, and that nothing gets cut off.

4. Ensure your reference is complete

Whether you apply independently, or through a school, college or centre, you will need a referee to provide a reference in support of your application. You won't be able to access your reference, but UCAS will tell you if it has been completed or not.

5. Pay for your application

Once all sections of your application are marked with a red tick, you will then be able to pay for your application. For 2024 entry, the UCAS application fee is £27.50, this covers the cost of applying to all five of your university choices.

6. Hit send!

As soon as you're happy that everything is good to go, hit the button and breathe a big sigh of relief! Remember, you don't have to wait until deadline day, if your application is complete ahead of time, you can submit it early and get it out of the way.

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