When do I apply for university?

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    Hi,
    I've just started year 12 and I'm still confused about the next step and going to university, etc.
    My school are sending emails out about university open days etc, so I'm wondering...
    As a year 12 student, when would I apply for uni (in year 12 or year13 and, roughly, what month in the year)?
    Also, when should I start going to open days,
    Finally, what is UCAS all about? And how do you get more UCAS points?

    I generally need a lot of info about uni and the key stuff you need to know, so I would really appreciate all the help I could get

    Thanks SOOOOOO much
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    (Original post by Amanii25)
    Hi,
    I've just started year 12 and I'm still confused about the next step and going to university, etc.
    My school are sending emails out about university open days etc, so I'm wondering...
    As a year 12 student, when would I apply for uni (in year 12 or year13 and, roughly, what month in the year)?
    Also, when should I start going to open days,
    Finally, what is UCAS all about? And how do you get more UCAS points?

    I generally need a lot of info about uni and the key stuff you need to know, so I would really appreciate all the help I could get

    Thanks SOOOOOO much
    During year 12, I would highly recommend going to as many university open days as you can. They give you the chance to see the university for yourself, ask questions to your lecturers, other members of staff and current students, and generally get a feel for what each one is like.

    Assuming you do plan on applying for university, you'll generally do it near the beginning of year 13, sometime between September and the deadline, which is 15th January. Some courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine, plus applications to Oxford and Cambridge, have an earlier deadline of 15th October. Some art and design courses have a later deadline in March, so check what the deadline is for the subjects and universities you're applying to will be.

    I hope that helps
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
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    year 12, I would highly recommend going to as many university open days as you can. They give you the chance to see the university for yourself, ask questions to your lecturers, other members of staff and current students, and generally get a feel for what each one is like.

    Assuming you do plan on applying for university, you'll generally do it near the beginning of year 13, sometime between September and the deadline, which is 15th January. Some courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine, plus applications to Oxford and Cambridge, have an earlier deadline of 15th October. Some art and design courses have a later deadline in March, so check what the deadline is for the subjects and universities you're applying to will be.

    I hope that helps
    Thanks SOOO much
    You really helped me out, I was getting quite stressed out, thinking that I'd have to apply in December or something
    So, You've realllllly reassured me,
    Thanks again
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    (Original post by Amanii25)
    Thanks SOOO much
    You really helped me out, I was getting quite stressed out, thinking that I'd have to apply in December or something
    So, You've realllllly reassured me,
    Thanks again
    No problem! You've still got quite some time to go yet before you need to actually apply, but I'd definitely start looking into courses and universities which interest you early on (it saves a lot of hassle later!)
 
 
 
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