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Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:09
Body: What is ELAT? ELAT is short for English Literature Admissions Test. What is it used for? Entry to undergraduate courses in English. Which institutions use it? University of Oxford (O33) course...
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:06
Body: What is CATS? CATS is short for Classics Admissions Tests. What is it used for? Entry to any course including Classics. Which institutions use this test? University of Oxford How do I take the...
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 12:03
Body: What is the BMAT? BMAT is short for BioMedical Admissions Test. What is it used for? Entry to medicine, veterinary medicine and biomedical science courses Which institutions use this test?...
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 11:41
Body: Some universities and colleges require that you pass an admissions test as well as standard qualifications if you are applying for courses in particular subjects. The details for a majority of these...
Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:13
Body: Choosing a degree This is one of the most important decisions if you have decided to apply to university. Choosing the right course is essential in order to make the most of...
Thu, 18/08/2011 - 11:48
Body: Thinking about studying abroad? With tuition fees at UK universities rising to a whopping maximum of £9,000 a year in 2012, making the UK the third most expensive country in the world for higher...
Tue, 16/08/2011 - 17:09
Body: The first week at university is normally called 'Freshers’ Week' and will be packed through with new places, new activities and new faces. It can be a daunting time for many new students who are...
Wed, 10/08/2011 - 09:21
Body: If you’ve just received your A Level exam results and found you’ve achieved better grades than expected, then many congratulations! This means you are eligible to enter UCAS Adjustment, providing...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:36
Body: There are many things you can do to prepare for your university interview, such as look through your personal statement, go over the course content, do some mock interviews and read around on the...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:32
Body: This is also difficult to say, but generally the better regarded your university, the more likely you will be to get an interview. The same rule applies if you’re taking a particularly competitive...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:27
Body: No - they only find out later on when you have decided which offers to accept or if you have no live choices. For example you are unsuccessful at all choices, or you decline the offers you have.
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:25
Body: If you live within the UK, you should allow 14 days for the letter to arrive. If you live outside the UK, allow 21 days. If you still haven’t received your letter after these time periods, contact...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:21
Body: UCAS will process your application and if they need to query anything, they will get in touch with you for more information. Your application will then be sent to your chosen universities and...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:57
Body: Yes – if you are deferring your entry, it’s a good idea to support your application with explaining why you are taking a gap year, what you intend to do and what you hope to gain from the experience...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:55
Body: You can write up to 47 lines and use no more than 4000 characters for your UCAS personal statement. UCAS have set a limit on how much you can write so you can demonstrate to admissions tutors your...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:52
Body: You can put some European characters in to your application form that are not in the English alphabet.  UCAS provides a character substitution list for characters that cannot be used.
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:48
Body: This just means qualifications that you have completed. If you attend a school or college, your tutor can tell you if you have certificated your results and how they should be entered on your UCAS...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:45
Body: The UCAS Apply system has a good explanation on how to fill out the qualifications section of the form, as well as other advice elsewhere on the site. You should enter your qualifications as they...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:37
Body: If you are applying to UCAS through a school, college or centre, your reference will normally be written by your form tutor or a teacher who has taught you for a substantial amount of time, e.g. for...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:35
Body: You can apply for a maximum of 5 courses, although there are restrictions on the amount of courses for some choices. You can apply to a maximum of: Four courses in any one of medicine/dentistry/...

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