It's not too late to apply

We understand that not all students will be ready to complete their UCAS application by the 15 January deadline. With this in mind, we have created some resources for you to share with those students, to help support with encouraging them to make the right choices and to help them understand that it's not too late to apply even after the deadline.

It's not too late to apply!

Even though the UCAS deadline was on the 15 January, you haven't missed your chance to apply to university. Universities will still accept applications and make offers as long as the course has places available. As this is the case, you still have time to apply and make an informed decision about attending university.

Why should I go to university?

It is totally normal to have doubts or concerns about attending university, but there are many different benefits to going. Some of the key reasons why students attend university include:

What should I think about when deciding?

There are many considerations when thinking about university and choosing a course. Take a look at the topics that you should consider below. Each of these areas is important to different people so it is worth considering which areas are important to you, as this will help narrow down your search when looking into courses and universities.

Course content Placements Support/Wellbeing
Structure of course Library Sports/Societies
Assessments Location Part-time work
Entry requirements The campus Social scene
Academic staff Accommodation Travel

It's also really important to remember that no two courses are the same! Look beyond the title at the content of the course. The topics you cover are called modules, and these modules will be different depending on the university. This will be the case even if the course title is identical, so it's really important that you look closely at what the course includes.

Do your research

There are lots of ways you can research the different courses and universities available, here are just a few ideas to get you started: