If your son or daughter would like to apply to university, they can do this online through the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Scheme) website. They can apply for up to five different universities. Once the universities have received the application they will either make a ‘conditional offer' (dependant on achieving certain qualifications), an ‘unconditional offer' (guaranteed) or reject the application.
Applications through UCAS must be submitted before the deadline, which can be found on the UCAS website.
Offers are usually made based on the grades your son or daughter achieves at A Level or equivalent. Offers are sometimes made based on UCAS points, which relate to the grades achieved at A Level or equivalent, e.g. an offer of 300 points from three A Level subjects is equivalent to A Level grades BBB.
Students can track their application online to see whether they have been made an offer from any of the universities they have applied to. Once they have received all five decisions they will need to select one university to be their ‘firm' (preferred) choice and one to be their ‘insurance' (backup). For more information on how to support your son or daughter with their choices and application, please visit the parents section of the UCAS website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.