Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsThis video is a step by step guide on how to complete an application to university and college. We introduce each section so you can see what's required. First you need to go to ucas.com to register your details on Apply our online application system.
Skip to 0 minutes and 24 secondsYou'll have to create a password
Skip to 0 minutes and 28 secondsand Apply will generate a username. Then you can log in and complete the different sections. The list on the left logs your progress there'll be green dots next to sections in progress or red ticks where you've marked them as complete. Read each section carefully, answer any questions and then mark it as complete. Click on the question marks or on the 'help' link to read extra advice.
Skip to 0 minutes and 59 secondsTo start we'll ask for details like your email address and what support you might need at university. Don't tick the criminal convictions box unless you have a criminal conviction that isn't spent.
Skip to 1 minute and 17 secondsIf you're from the UK, we ask for extra information about your background. In the choices section select the universities and colleges you've chosen the courses you're applying for and when you'd like to start the course.
Skip to 1 minute and 36 secondsEnter the schools you went to the qualifications you already have and those you're currently taking. The next section asks about any jobs you've had what you did and how long you spent there.
Skip to 2 minutes and 0 secondsThe personal statement section is the only part of your application where you can write in your own style. It's your chance to tell the universities and colleges why they should offer you a place on their course. The last section is your reference if you're applying through school or college this won't show up in Apply because it will be arranged for you later but if you're applying independently you need to fill in your referee's details here. Click on the link to request a reference and we'll send an email to your referee with instructions. After entering all your information click on view all details check everything is correct and tick that section as complete.
Skip to 2 minutes and 48 secondsOnce that's done, read and sign the declaration. If you're paying for your application online and not through a school or college enter your card details. Your application is then sent to us or if you're applying through school or college it'll go to your referee first so that they can add the reference. When we receive your application we process it send it online to each university and college you've chosen If you can't find the answers you're looking for in the help sections of Apply watch our other video guides to see how to complete specific sections and there's plenty more advice at ucas.com.
The UCAS application process
In this step, we will give you an overview of the UCAS application process.
Wherever you live, whether it’s in the United Kingdom, Europe, or international settings further afield, our online application system is available and easy to use.
This means that you can work on your application whenever you want, wherever you are, on your computer, your tablet, or your phone. And, for peace of mind, we use the very latest security measures to keep your personal details completely safe.
First, watch our video ‘Apply 2017’. This provides an overview of the UCAS application and the various sections you will need to complete as an applicant.
If you intend to apply but have not already done so, your next step should be to register yourself (as the video shows) on www.ucas.com.
UCAS is there to support you every step of the way
We provide lots of support and will guide you through every step of the higher education application process, from deciding which path to take, to tracking the progress of your application, getting your results, and heading off to university or college.
- A newsletter to stay on top of all the information you’ll need, and to make sure you’ll never miss a deadline! Each month, we’ll send you tips for applying, keeping track of your application, and useful advice on tricky sections, like how to write your personal statement.
Download our free news app for regular updates about the application process, alongside info about unusual careers and how to get into them, interesting features on a wide (and eclectic) range of topics, insider info on student life, and notifications of upcoming events.
- In addition, you can get in touch with UCAS advisers on Facebook or Twitter and they’ll do their best to help.
Below, you will also find a selection of useful resources which you can download and links to key information you can use when you’re ready.