Q. How much does it cost to apply via UCAS?
A. £13 to apply to one university and £24 to apply to more than one (to a maximum of 5).
Q. Can you apply to different courses?
A. You can, but it makes writing your personal statement difficult. It's hard to show commitment if you're undecided over which career path to follow. Although different universities won't know where else you have applied, if you apply for two courses at the same university it could be the same admissions tutor looking at both applications.
Q. What's the difference between applying via AOLL and applying independently?
A. If you apply via AOLL you have the benefit of your form being checked prior to being sent and will also receive an academic reference.
Q. What is an academic reference?
A. In simple terms, a reference from your AOLL tutor which will pass on information regarding your academic performance. Some students prefer to use an employer reference and if this is the case, you'll need to apply independently in order to be able to add your own referee details.
Q. When should I apply?
A. This largely depends on when you want to start university. The cycles open in September each year and carry on accepting applications through to June, although anything submitted after the deadline in January is classed as a late application. If you are unsure when is best to apply, call up prospectove unis to see what they prefer.