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    Information for parents

    We're happy to provide advice to parents and guardians of prospective students, so you can support your child in their university applications.

    The application process explained

    If your child would like to apply for a full-time undergraduate course at Middlesex University, they must use the online University and Colleges Application System (UCAS).

    This is the central application service for all UK higher education institutions. UCAS forwards applications to the relevant institutions, who then decide whether or not to offer places. The UCAS website has a comprehensive advice section especially for parents.

    Completing the UCAS form

    There are several sections to fill in, including personal details, educational qualifications with predicted grades, a reference, five university and course choices and the personal statement.

    The personal statement helps your son or daughter stand out from other applicants. They need to explain why they want to do their course, why they want to attend university and why they're a good candidate. The personal statement can be up to 4,000 characters or 47 lines of text.

    This is an excellent opportunity to highlight the skills they've developed through their experiences, be that in employment, education, recreation or gap year activities and travels.

    Making an offer

    In most cases, we make offers solely based on the application forms. These can be conditional offers (subject to achieving certain exam grades) or unconditional offers (all entry criteria have already been met). However, some of our departments may ask for a portfolio, test, interview or audition in order to make their decision.

    Once your son or daughter has received all their offers, they must choose one firm and one insurance option, and, as a result, decline all other offers. It's a good idea to select an insurance choice with lower entry requirements or conditions than their firm choice.

    Application deadlines

    • September 2016 – application process begins
    • October 15 2016 – dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, Oxbridge application deadline
    • January 15 2017 – closing date for all other applications
    • March 30 2017 – Universities and colleges should aim to have sent decisions on all applications received by January 15.
    • May 5 2017 – students should have decided on their firm and insurance choices.

    Contact us

    If you, or your child, have any questions about the admissions process, our Admissions Enquiries team are available to support you. Contact us on +44 (0)20 8411 5555 (option 1).

    Please note that, due to data protection, we may not always be able to discuss the details of your child's application with you.

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