UCAS Applications for 2020 (2021 deferred entry)

If you are a former student of Alton College and are intending to apply through UCAS for 2020 entry (2021 deferred entry), please complete the former students’ application help form.  You will then be sent information on how to apply.

Once you are ready to apply, 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 (£25 or £20 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 (£35). This should be paid via the online store.

6. We will contact academic staff and 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 for 2020 entry:

  • Fri 20-Sep-19:    UCAS Deadline 1: For competitive courses, i.e. Oxford, Cambridge, Medics, Dentists and Vets
  • Thu 03-Oct-19:   UCAS Deadline 2: Deadline for applications to be sent off by October Half Term 
  • Thu 07-Nov-19:  UCAS Deadline 3: Deadline for applications to be sent by end of November 
  • Mon 25-Nov-19: UCAS Deadline 4: FINAL deadline for ALL applications

Advice regarding resitting exams

2020 Summer resits

RESIT DEADLINE: 7th February 2020

If you are resitting a linear qualification you will be required to re-sit all components of the qualification.  In some cases it may be possible to carry forward practical/spoken language endorsements or coursework elements. Please check with the Exams Officer.

If you left College in summer 2019, please make sure you remember to pay the admin fee for recent leavers while paying for your entries. This is in addition to the Former Student UCAS Fee.  Please email help@altoncollege.ac.uk with any resit queries.


References (Non UCAS)

Any students, current or former, must always put 'Student References’ as their referee rather than an individual member of staff - email: student.references@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 student.references@altoncollege.ac.uk