University Applications

All Applicants

Almost all university applications in the UK are made online through ucas apply.

Deadline for early applications: 15 October (Dentistry, Medicine, Vet Medicine, Oxford and Cambridge) - see below

Deadline for other applications: 15 January

Ucas Booklet  (Read this first)

Guide to UCAS apply
This document provides guidance to Jordanhill School pupils on how to register with UCAS apply. Only pupils and former pupils of the school can register as linked to the school. 

Former Pupils registering should also contact the school to clarify their intentions. 

Personal Statement Guidance
Advice on writing a personal statement for UCAS. 

It is the applicant's responsibility to

  • Research appropriate courses.
  • Understand the entry requirements for courses of interest including any additional tests or evidence to be completed or submitted.
  • Register, pay for and complete any additional tests by the due dates.
  • Complete all elements of their ucas application including payment by the dates set by the school and ucas. (Please note that school staff do not have access to and cannot edit a pupil's application.)
  • Advise the school if you are applying through a different channel (e.g. CUKAS or overseas) and provide all information necessary for the school to support that application including sufficient notice.

The school will provide

  • Guidance on the process of registering with ucas apply and completing the application
  • Advice on completing your personal statement.
  • A referee who will support you through the process and write your reference.
    (You will be given an opportunity to read your reference and as necessary seek clarification of any key information such as predicted grades provided by your class teachers. You will be asked to sign it as confirmation that you have read it, not that you agree with it.)

Glasgow Caledonian College Pathways
University Open Days (Scotland)
Student Awards Agency Scotland 
Student Finance Calculator (England and Wales)
The Careers page contains a wide range of relevant links.

 

Early Applications

Deadline for early applications: 15 October 

early applicants guidance note 2017
It is the responsibility of applicants to understand fully the nature of any assessments to be undertaken as part of their application(s) and to register for these. E.g. UKCAT, LNAT, BMAT etc. 

Most medical schools require applicants to undertake the UKCAT or BMAT assessment. Many dental schools also require UKCAT.

From 2017 entry onwards the University of Cambridge has introduced a system of common format written assessments tailored to each subject. Please check their web site for details. Some of these are taken pre-interview and others at interview. If applying make sure you know the requirements and register as necessary. 

Oxford colleges may require you to complete a test in advance or at the interview stage.

Useful Sites