Completing Your UCAS Application

The UCAS Application Form is divided into seven sections – personal details, choices, information, educational details, employment details, the all important personal statement and references.

The first thing that you need to note is the application deadline.

The general deadline for UCAS and UK universities are in January but there are some universities which have a deadline as early as in January. You need to carefully fill up your application form.

You can save your UCAS application at different points. So you can log in again and continue from there. It is always advisable that you do not leave the longest section of the application form till the last minute.

The easiest section is the personal details section wherein you start off by putting your name and address. For any technical details you can always seek help from the FAQs or the exam center. You need to select the universities and the courses in the choices section.

A University can only see that you have applied to them and they will not know that you might have applied to some other universities. Always check that you have put in the correct course code before you submit your application.

The additional information section looks for more personal information like any disabilities and the occupation of the parents. You might some of these questions to be totally unnecessary and a bit invasive but remember that the more information you provide to the university, the better are your chances of being considered for a seat in the university.

The Educational details sections will ask you about your GCSE and AS results. Always give the correct details and do not falsify information. So take out your certificates and then put the results.

There is an option of putting in the percentage details of the modules that you have undertaken. In the employment details section, give information of any jobs that you might have undertaken.

The personal statement section is very vital and you need to demonstrate why you are applying for a particular course. Don’t just copy blindly from the internet as it can prove to be counter-productive. Be honest. Just give an answer that will reflect your true ambitions, the reasons for choosing the course and that particular university.

The reference section needs to be completed separately by your referee. You just cannot view these documents as it is highly confidential. Complete all the other sections accurately and submit the document before the referee submits his section.