Video transcript: Applying through UCAS — University of Leeds

Transcript for the video Applying through UCAS - University of Leeds embedded on the Your guide to applying page.

[A voiceover says:] The application process for undergraduate courses involves a number of steps. 

To help you understand them, this video provides a simple overview of each stage. 

[A list appears on the screen:  

  1. Application deadlines. 
  2. Completing your application.
  3. Receiving your offers. 
  4. Accepting your offers. 
  5. Confirming your place. 
  6. Arriving at University. 

Step one, application deadlines, is highlighted.] 

[A voiceover says:] Applications for most undergraduate courses are submitted online through UCAS. 

You can submit your application from September for courses starting the following year. 

You'll also be able to apply to defer to a later year. 

Each course has an application deadline. 

The 15th of October for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. 

The deadline for the majority of other courses is in late January. 

If you are applying through a teacher, school counsellor or agent they may have internal deadlines which are earlier than those of UCAS. 

[The list of steps is shown on screen again, step two, completing your application, is highlighted.] 

[A voiceover says:] There are three main elements to a UCAS application. 

Your personal details, including subjects and qualifications you're studying and the courses you wish you apply for. 

Your personal statement is your chance to describe your ambitions, skills, experience and motivations for applying. 

And your reference, which is written by your referee, usually a teacher. The referee will list your predicted grades if you are waiting for your exam results. 

[Text appears on the screen: Tip, start your application early.] 

[A voiceover says:] Allow enough time to create and check your application. Your personal statement will take time to get right. 

[The list of steps is shown on screen again. Step three, receiving your offers, is highlighted.] 

[A voiceover says:] Once you have submitted your application, admissions tutors will determine if you can have an offer of study. 

If you are given an offer, it will be either conditional - this may rely on you achieving specific grades in your exams. 

Or, unconditional - if you have already met the entry requirements for the course. 

Some courses may invite you to an interview or ask you to submit a portfolio. 

[The list of steps is shown on screen again. Step four, accepting your offers, is highlighted.] 

[A voiceover says:] You'll then need to decide which offers to accept. Your firm choice is your first choice of course. 

If you have a conditional offer and meet the requirements, or already have an unconditional offer, you will have a place confirmed on that course. 

Your insurance course is your second choice of course which you will study if you don't meet the requirements of your firm choice. 

Your insurance choice should have lower entry requirements than your firm choice as you will be placed into Clearing if you miss the requirements for both courses. 

If you apply by the January deadline, you'll usually have until June to make your choices. 

[The list of steps is shown on screen again. Step five, confirming your place, is highlighted.] 

[A voiceover says:] If you've been given conditional offers, you'll need to sit the exams required to meet the offer. 

Once you have your exam results, your place will be confirmed on either your firm or insurance course, depending on the results you've achieved. 

If you don't meet the requirements for either your firm or insurance choice, or you want to change your study options, you can apply to courses available in Clearing. 

[The list of steps is shown on screen again. Step six, arriving at university, is highlighted.] 

[A voiceover says:] Now all that's left is for you to start your course. Most courses begin in September. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.