University applications – key dates 2011-12

The following information was originally published on the Telegraph website 
Key dates:
Year 12, spring and summer terms
• Research subject(s), courses and universities
• Visit universities
• Attend a higher education fair
Summer holiday
Think about their personal statement and suggest a first draft
• Possibly attend a university summer school or taster course
Year 13, autumn term
• Finalise up to five course choices
• Complete your application form
• Complete and check your personal statement
• Submit the application as soon as practicable
October 15
• Application deadline for medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and veterinary science, and all courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge
January 15
• Application deadline for all other courses, except some art and design courses
March 24
• Application deadline for remaining art and design courses
By May
• After receiving offers, visit universities again if undecided
• Accept one or two conditional offers
• Apply for finance
• Find out results
• Accept confirmed offer, or use Clearing to find a place
• Good luck to their university career!

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