It’s that time of year again, with the UCAS deadline fast approaching. While you can still apply to university after the deadline, there are some definite advantages to getting your application in by 15 January. Here are seven of them.
Universities start reviewing applications and allocating places immediately after 15 January. If you’re applying for an especially popular course, or one with a limited number of places, it makes sense to get your application in on time.
As well as increasing your chances of getting onto your preferred course, submitting a strong UCAS application by 15 January can mean you stand a greater chance of getting your first-choice uni, too.
One of the benefits of applying by the UCAS deadline is that you can go through the process with your friends, and support and encourage each other.
With your application done, you’re free to concentrate on the important stuff: studying, revising, and acing your A-level exams.
Performing arts student Dora applied by 15 January and says it made her feel organised and prepared.
If you’ve got your application in and know you’ll be joining ARU, now’s the time to explore the financial support on offer. You might be eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries. The best bit is that there's no need to apply – if you're eligible, you'll automatically receive the scholarship when you start your course.