It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about Higher Education applications. Will UCAS prove a complicated nightmare? And where on earth do I even start!?
First things first: just chill out. There is no reason to be stressing out about anything at this point in time. It’s only September after all – plenty of time for that later in the year!
A good thing to do at this point is to head to the UCAS website, and make a note of all deadlines in the application process. That way you can get an idea of your timescale for applying, and (hopefully) there will be no last minute panic that comes with realising you should have done something yesterday!
While you’re online, it’s a good idea to thoroughly browse the UCAS website. The whole application process is now online, and UCAS have answered lots of common questions you might ask – they even have a simple video (at www.ucas.tv/?id=45) which guides you through the ins and outs of the application process!
The best part of the whole process is that you don’t have to do everything all at once – you can save the application and go back to it at any time. So, if you’re feeling a bit daunted by the whole thing, why not get started with the details you already know, an then save it and fill in the rest after a bit of thought?
That’s it then; simples! The most important thing to remember is to make a note early on of application deadlines. And, don’t stress! The earliest deadline is 15th October, but this is only for applicants choosing medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and veterinary science courses, or courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. All other applications don’t need to be in until January 2012, so you’ve got plenty of time to make your application as desirable as possible!