UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Not only do they process more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year, but they help students to find the right course. They try to make things run as smoothly as possible by providing innovative online tools which make it easier for students and higher education institutions (HEIs) to manage applications and offers.
Three simples steps for EAB students to follow when applying to any UK university:
1) Ask for a letter of recommendation.
Preferably from a teacher that knows you well and can speak on behalf of your academic potential and specific subject area. An area that is aligned with your major or Course. Ask for this letter at least 3 weeks in advanced.
2) Ask for the IB Predicted Scores from the Counseling office. You need to give this to your teachers. I need to input that information on your application.
3) Write your personal statement. In their words:
The personal statement is your opportunity to tell universities and colleges about your suitability for the course(s) that you hope to study. You need to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment, and above all, ensure that you stand out from the crowd. Personal Statement: We will have a workshop on Personal Statement writing.
4) Complete the application using APPLY. Make sure you ask me for the buzzword in order to have your application linked to our school.
5) You send the application to me, our UCAS center, then we review it together before we submit it to UCAS.
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