UCAS

UCAS Applications for 2017 (through Clearing)

If you wish to complete a late application through Clearing and require a reference from the College, please email UCASadmin@altoncollege.ac.uk for assistance.

 

UCAS Applications for 2018

If you are a former student of Alton College and are intending to apply through UCAS for 2018 entry (2019 deferred entry), please follow the steps below.  This will help us to help you make sure everything runs smoothly.

1. Use the former students’ application help form to ask for a "UCAS Apply Checklist". (You will also receive other documents giving you advice and information on making your application).

2. Use the buzzword from the Checklist to register as an Alton College student. Please make sure you do this instead of registering as an independent candidate. Select "former student" as your application group. If you have already started an 'Independent' application please follow the instructions on the checklist to link your application to the College or email UCASadmin@altoncollege.ac.uk for advice.

3. Complete all sections of the UCAS application but do not click on Pay/Send at this point.  Please email UCASadmin@altoncollege.ac.uk and we will check through your application online and advise you to either make amendments or complete the pay/send section. Please note the College deadlines below. If you need help with your Personal Statement, please contact your former tutor/teachers or email UCASadmin@altoncollege.ac.uk.

4. Once you have completed the application including the pay/send section, please fill in the checklist and email it through to the email address shown.

5. As a former student there are two fees to pay:
a) UCAS fee (£24 or £13 if you are applying to one university for one course only). This will be paid online as you complete the pay/send section. 
b) College Administration fee (£25). This should be paid via the online store.

6. We will contact your former Tutor, Curriculum Manager and Director of Learning to request a reference. Please note this can take up to 15 College days (excluding weekends/term holidays) - please do not chase prior to the 15 day deadline. 

College deadlines:

  • Thu 21-Sep-17:  UCAS Deadline 1: For competitive courses, i.e. Oxford, Cambridge, Medics, Dentists and Vets
  • Thu 28-Sep-17:  UCAS Deadline 2: Deadline for applications to be sent off by October Half Term
  • Fri 20-Oct-17:     UCAS Interim Deadline (for applications to be sent by 17-Nov)
  • Wed 08-Nov-17: UCAS Interim Deadline (for applications to be sent by 30-Nov)
  • Mon 27-Nov-17: UCAS Deadline 3: FINAL deadline for ALL applications

Important: Any applications completed after the 27-November will be considered LATE and we cannot guarantee that they will meet the UCAS deadline of the 15-January

 

Advice regarding resitting exams

2018 Summer resits

RESIT DEADLINE: 9th February 2018 at 12 noon

Due to changes in the exams structure, the one and only exam re-sit opportunity for ex-students is the summer after they have left College. Coursework units may not be re-sat.

Ex-students may apply for re-sits for written papers via the online store, ensuring they also pay the examination administration fee for recent leavers. Re-sit deadlines must be met. 

Please email help@altoncollege.ac.uk with any resit queries.

 

References (Non UCAS)

Any students, current or former, must always put ‘The Principal’ as their referee rather than an individual member of staff - email: principal@altoncollege.ac.uk .

The reference request is then forwarded to the Student Hub where a Director of Learning will complete, using information on Insight and contact with the former tutors/teachers where necessary.

The reference is then sent direct from the College to the company concerned.

If you have a particular query regarding a reference request, please email help@altoncollege.ac.uk