Given the current situation and uncertainty around lockdown and exams, we know you will be wanting answers to many questions arising around your college application and enrolment. Here is some information to answer some of the questions you may have.
Applications and Open Days
Are you open?
Following the government guidelines our campuses are not physically open. However our website is open 24/7 so you can have a virtual look at everything Uxbridge College has to offer, so please don’t hesitate to submit your application and secure your place for next year!
Can I visit an Open Day later this year?
Can I still apply and how do I do it?
Yes, you can definitely still apply online to start a course in September. Our online application process is easy to use and it’s always open!
Visit www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk/courses to select the course you want to apply for and complete the online application form.
Do I need an interview?
All our full-time courses and some of our part-time courses require an interview. This is an opportunity for you to have a discussion with a member of staff who is able to guide and support your transition to college, so please don't be nervous.
Do I have to get a reference from school?
There is no requirement for a school reference, however if you are in your final year at school/college we ask you to have your last school report available for discussion at your interview.
Interviews and Offers
My interview has been cancelled/postponed when will I get a new date?
At the moment we are following government guidelines and we aren’t doing any interviewing in person. We have adapted our application process to ensure we can still provide you with an interview and/or an offer. Don’t worry we will be in touch with you to arrange this. Please don’t hesitate to submit your application and secure your place for next year!
Do I still need an interview or can I just come and enrol?
It’s always best to apply via our website, as soon as you can. This gives you time to think about the next steps and ask any questions you may have before enrolment. However, if you have not applied don’t worry, we will support you through the enrolment process.
I had my interview and I have been made a conditional offer but I won’t be sitting exams and my grades might not be as good as I had hoped...
Don’t worry! We want to reassure you that even if the grades you are awarded don’t quite meet the offer you were given, or they are better than you expected, we will find the right place for you.
I have an offer, what do I do now?
Great, you are in the right place! The next stage is enrolment and we will definitely be in contact to let you know what happens next. Given the current situation we will be working hard to ensure you are support through the whole process, so if you have any questions call Admissions on 01895 853333 who will be able to help.
Exams and Grades
As I am not sitting exams, can I still go to college in September?
You can definitely still go to college in September. It is important to remember that although you are not taking your GCSEs (or other exams), that does not stop you from going to college next year and moving on as planned to the next stage of your education journey.
Will I have to go back to school to do my exams?
No, you don’t need to go back to school to sit your exams. We now know that students will be awarded grades and all schools and colleges will be working with the guidance they are given by the DfE and awarding/examining bodies to confirm what these grades will be.
Can I take my GCSE exams at Uxbridge College if I don’t agree with my calculated grade?
We don’t have clear information on this at the moment. Once you have had your results in August, if you find yourself in this position please get in touch and have a chat with us. We would encourage you to talk to us and also your previous school/college to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
When can I enrol?
Enrolment usually starts from the day the GCSE results come out and this year that is on Thursday 20 August 2020. We can’t enrol everyone on that one day so we will be in touch with all applicants to confirm the enrolment dates and times. We will also update our enrolment dates and times on our website here: www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk/enrol
What do I need to bring with me to enrolment?
You need to be bring evidence of your exam grades. If you have been made an offer, your letter will also tell you about any other documents that you have been asked to bring along.
Will my course start in September?
Courses are still planned to start in September 2020.
If you have any questions about applying to college, an application you have already made or you are not sure about what you want to do, don't worry we are here to help.
Just get in touch with any questions and our friendly advisors will get back to you. Please contact our Careers team below.
Call: 01895 85 3333