UCAS Applications FAQs

What is UCAS?

UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to Higher Education courses in the UK. You can find out more on the UCAS website.

What is the latest date that can I apply via UCAS?

For your application to be considered as part of the standard admissions cycle, UCAS needs to receive your application by 6pm on 30 June.

What happens if my application is received by UCAS after 6pm on 30 June?

Your application will be entered into Clearing. More information about Clearing can be found in our Clearing FAQs and on the UCAS website.

Can I apply directly to City and Islington College for an HE course?

You must apply for Foundation Degree, BSc (Hons) top-up and HND courses through UCAS. You can apply directly to the College for Level 5 Diploma courses. When you click the 'Apply' button next to your chosen course it will lead you to the relevant application system.  

Please see our How to Apply page for more information about the application process and what happens once we have received your application form.

Can I add courses once I’ve submitted my application to UCAS?

You can add more course choices using UCAS Track later if you wish to. Once you have completed and submitted your application you will be sent a UCAS Welcome Letter will explain how to do this.

If you have only paid £12 and choose to add further choices, you will be required to pay a further £11.

The cost for applications made after 30 June 2015 is £23, and these applications will be entered into Clearing. More information about Clearing can be found in our Clearing FAQs and on the UCAS website

What's UCAS extra?

UCAS Extra allows you to make a further choice after you have submitted your initial application. In Extra, you apply for one course at a time using Track.

You can only apply through UCAS Extra for additional courses choice if you have already applied through UCAS and:

  • have used all five choices on your application
  • have received decisions for all of the choices you made
  • have not received any offers, or have declined all of your offers

UCAS Extra is open between the 25 February and the 4 July.

Who should I contact if I have a question about an existing application to study a Foundation Degree, BSc (Hons) top-up or HND course?

Please contact our Higher Education admissions team at hedegrees@candi.ac.uk

More information about the UCAS application process can be found on the UCAS website.

What happens after I've submitted my application to UCAS for a HE course?

  1. UCAS will forward your application to our Higher Education Admissions Team to be processed.
  2. We will contact you by email, phone or letter to invite you to an interview. In some cases, a decision may be made based on the information in your application and an interview will not be necessary.
  3. If your application/interview is successful, you will be offered a place on the course. The offer may be unconditional or conditional, depending on whether you already meet the course entry criteria. More information will be given to you at this point.
  4. We will update UCAS with your offer and they will notify you of this. You can then accept your offer via UCAS. You will need to respond to our offer by a specific date, which will depend on when you applied. Information about this will be displayed on UCAS Track.

What happens after I've accepted my offer of a place on a HE course?

You'll be invited to enrol at the College

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