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What university and college admissions are looking for

Every university and college has an admissions department with experienced teams who manage and process the applications they receive. They work to codes of practice and aim to ensure the admissions procedures are understood, transparent, and fair. They are also there to guide and support applicants through the process, so that they can be successful in their applications.

They carefully consider and assess every application and decide, with help from tutors and subject specialists, how suitable applicants are for the course. Many also have international offices which are there to offer guidance about studying and living in their location. They can also help with visa and immigration queries.

We asked some university and college admissions teams to answer some of the key questions young people have about applying to higher education. Watch the video to find out what they want to tell your students.

You can also download the Q&A with admissions teams resource at the bottom of this page, with more answers to questions you or your students may have.

Next week we will go into more detail about applying to higher education at university or college .

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