If your child is interesting in going to university they will usually apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
UCAS opens for applications in early September. The deadline for most applications is 15 January. They should check if their school or college has an earlier deadline.Apply via UCAS
15 October is the deadline for medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science applications.
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If they receive an offer from Kent and/or we invite them for an interview, they’ll be invited to an Applicant Day. These run from November until end of March/beginning of April.Kent's Applicant Days
They should submit their application by 15 January.
They should apply for accommodation as soon as they receive a conditional or unconditional offer from Kent via UCAS. They do not need to wait until they have replied to their offer as we will simply cancel their application if they decide to decline the offer. The deadline for applying for accommodation is 31 July.
They will start to receive offers. Kent makes the majority of decisions in the spring term, but please reassure them to be patient if they've not heard from us. They can contact us via KentVision if they have concerns.
UCAS Extra is open from 25 February – 4 July . If they have used all five of their choices on their original application and they’re not holding an offer, they’ll be able to add another choice using Extra.
UCAS conventions run from February to June. Their school/college may arrange a trip
Kent’s Applicant Days usually finish in April, so make sure you check the available dates in KentVision and book your visit.
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Kent's deadline for accommodation applications is 31 July. Apply for accommodation
If they have received their exam results, they can apply direct to Kent if they've not already made a UCAS application. If they are studying for a BTEC or International Baccalaureate (IB) qualification, they may get their results in July.Make a direct application to Kent
Results for A levels, Scottish Highers and the Irish Leaving Certificate are published.
If they haven't met the conditions of their offer, they can still apply to university via Clearing.
Adjustment opens from A-level results day until 31 August. If they have met and exceeded the conditions of their their conditional firm offer and have been accepted on that course, they are eligible to enter Adjustment. This means they can look for a different course while still holding their confirmed place.
They should meet any remaining conditions by 31 August otherwise they may not be accepted. Adjustment closes on 31 August.
If they have met the conditions of their offer, their place will be confirmed and they can begin to start preparing for university!
If they are coming to Kent, we will be in regular contact with them via email. They will need to complete some essential processes before they arrive, but you can find out all about these via our Getting Started website.Go to Getting Started