UCAS deadline 2019 countdown

UCAS deadline 2019 countdown

Ian McCartney, Perth College UHI Careers Advisor, shares the important things you need to remember in relation to putting the final parts of your UCAS application jigsaw together.

Tuesday 15 January 2019 is the deadline for the vast majority of undergraduate courses, and with this in mind, you should endeavor to ensure that UCAS receives your application by 6pm (UK time) - as by doing this, it’s guaranteed to be considered by your university of choice.

If you haven’t yet started the application process, then the following tips on how to apply might be of benefit to you: 


  1. All applications must be completed online at www.ucas.com.

  2. College Buzzword

    If you want a reference from Perth College UHI, you must register "Through my school/college" using the Buzzword PERCOL2019 or, if you are a SWAP applicant, swapeast2019. This is so your referee can access your application and provide a reference. If you have applied as an individual, but want a reference from the Perth College UHI - you must speak to Ian McCartney, Careers Adviser in Campus, who will arrange with UCAS to move your application to the correct area of the site.

  3. Selecting a Group

    On registering, you will be asked to select a group.  Please select your curriculum area and the name of the lecturer you would like to be your referee. Contact Student Services if the name of your chosen referee doesn't appear.

  4. Getting a Reference

    When you start your UCAS application, you must check with your chosen referee that they are able to provide a reference.

    If you are already a student at Perth College UHI, your Personal Academic Tutor is often the person who knows you best, so they can be a good choice to provide you with a reference. College generally recommends that all of the applications are completed by Friday 7 December in order that your referee has time to look at your course choices and personal statement so as to help them write you a comprehensive reference.

  5. Course Choices

    You may apply for up to 5 courses (with a few exceptions). You don't need to apply for all 5 courses at once, and can add choices later. There's no preference order, and your universities/colleges won't see where else you've applied to until after you reply to any offers you get.  UCAS will contact you with details of how to accept or decline a place.

  6.  Cost of Applying

    You will need to pay UCAS directly using a credit or debit card.  You pay £18 if you're applying to just one course, or £24 for multiple courses or applications sent after 30 June 2019

If you have any questions or need any help, please speak to your PAT or contact Ian McCartney, Careers Adviser on 01738 877373 or at ian.mccartney.perth@uhi.ac.uk.

Ian can be located in the Careers and Employability Centre in the Library and is regularly on hand to offer a personal statement checking service

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