Admissions at City - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

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Presentationfrom the Admissions team at City University London about undergraduate admissions. Presentation was given as part of a programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on …

Presentationfrom the Admissions team at City University London about undergraduate admissions. Presentation was given as part of a programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on Wednesday 2nd July 2014.

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  • 1. Academic excellence for business and the professions Admissions Talk 2 July 2014
  • 2. • You may wish to sit near the front as the presentation contains screenshots of actual UCAS forms which may not be clear if you sit at the back. • We hope you enjoy the talk.
  • 3. 3 Richard Broom Undergraduate Admissions Office Admissions – A Basic Guide
  • 4. ▪ Confirmation and Clearing ▪ Statistics – Annual Cycle ▪ Three applicants ▪ Decision process ▪ Qualifications and offers ▪ Applying through UCAS1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 5. UCAS –Universities and Colleges Admissions Service National Application System – Includes GTTR and CUKAS Web-based course search and applications system Applications to all full- time courses in UK inc Year 2 and deferrals Facebook discussion groups and videos
  • 6. Apply via the web through your school or as an individual Thumbnail videos on each section Enter educational qualifications, work background, personal statement and reference Choose up to five universities Track your application See Decisions Prompts to help you through the process Make Replies
  • 7. UCAS Form • Accurate and complete • Update when details change • Read contextual help • Passport nationality • Invisibility of choices • Email address
  • 8. Qualifications •Include unit/subject grades where available •Don’t try to translate other quals into A levels •Don’t skip the section – it’s probably the most important page!
  • 9. Personal Statement Why you have chosen the course and the reasons why that subject interests you? Evidence that you understand what is required to study the course How any previous study or work experience relate to the course you have chosen? What you expect to do with your studies when you leave? Don’t use elaborate language or try too hard to impress
  • 10. Similarity Detection - Plagiarism reports
  • 11. A bit of preparation …… Scan your GCSEs Non-Standard Qualifications Get translations English tests Passports/Home Office documents
  • 12. Jan Feb Mar Apr May JuneSep Nov Dec July UCAS TIMETABLE ON-TIME, ‘LATE’ AND EXTRA 2015Jan Feb Mar Apr May JuneSep Nov Dec July September – UCAS cycle opens 15th Jan Initial closing date 31st March Institutions ‘aim’ to have decisions 8th May Applicants reply until first DBD 9th May Reject by Default 6th June Main DBD 2015Jan Feb Mar Apr May JuneSep Nov Dec July 16th January Late applications start 30th June deadline for ‘late’ applications Universities consider until 18th July RBD 25th July Last DBD
  • 13. 2015Jan Feb Mar Apr May JuneSep Nov Dec July 25th February Extra starts 3rd July Last Extra Referral Everything else is held for Clearing
  • 14. • Potential applicant finds a course • Registers online with UCAS Apply • Completes entire form and pays • Forms received by School / College & reference added • School / College sends form to UCAS • UCAS sends form out to HEIs • HEIs make decisions (offers or unsuccessful) • Applicant views decisions on Track • Applicant decides what offers to accept • HEIs confirm place when exam results known 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • 15. Qualifications and Offers
  • 16. Entry Qualifications • A/AS Levels • International Baccalaureate • BTEC National Diploma • Access Courses • International Foundation Courses • EU Qualifications • Overseas Qualifications • Other e.g. Professional Preparation and Potential Monitor progression over time Adapt offers accordingly
  • 17. UCAS Tariff, Grades and Offer Making • Points system used to report achievement in numerical format • Attempts to establish comparability across different types of qualifications and for applicants with different volumes of achievement • Grades vs Tariff Not all Universities or courses use the tariff in offers Many use a combination • Inherent flaws in tariff structure and methodology
  • 18. UCAS Tariff – Main Qualifications GCE/VCE A level A* = 140 A = 120 B = 100 C = 80 D = 60 E = 40 GCE/VCE AS Points A = 60 B = 50 C = 40 D = 30 E = 20 Example: A level Maths A = 120 A level Physics B = 100 A level Art C = 80 Total = 300
  • 19. UCAS Tariff – Main Qualifications BTEC Example: BTEC Cert in IT DD = 240 BTEC Award M = 80 Total = 320
  • 20. Framing offers? BA Taxidermy Standard offer BBB or 300 Tariff ABB BBB ABC AAD CCCC 320 Tariff 300 Tariff 300 Tariff 300 Tariff 320 Tariff !!BTEC ND 300 does not exist !! IB starts at 260 !! ILC has own points
  • 21. NARIC and International Qualifications
  • 22. Entry Qualifications
  • 23. Business Mathematics Radiography Informatics
  • 24. Decision Process
  • 25. Three Applicants
  • 26. Decisions and Replies (i) • Unconditional- No further academic requirements (but qualifications have to be proven) • Conditional – Offer based upon academic conditions to be achieved • Reject – Unsuccessful application • Withdrawal – Applicant did not attend interview/provide work etc • Interview Decision – Only used in Nursing so far
  • 27. Decisions and Replies (ii) • A maximum of 2 offers may be held after the final decision has been received • There are three replies that can be made F = Firm Acceptance I = Insurance Acceptance D = Decline • If an Unconditional Offer is accepted firmly then no other offers may be held - applicant is then UF and considered placed
  • 28. UCAS Speak •UF Unconditional Firm •UI Unconditional Insurance •UD Unconditional Decline •U Unconditional No Response •CF Conditional Firm •CI Conditional Insurance •CD Conditional Decline •C Conditional No Response •R Reject •W Withdrawn •OD Outstanding Decision
  • 29. BRUNEL CITY LON MET UCL WARWICK Conditional ABB Conditional AAB Conditional CCC Reject Conditional BBB Decline Firm Insurance - Decline CD CF CI - CD Applicant 1 Nadia
  • 30. Applicant 2 Jennifer CITY HERTS MIDDX SUSSEX QM Conditional BTEC DDM Conditional BTEC MMM Unconditional for HND Conditional BTEC MMM Conditional BTEC DDD Firm Decline Insurance Decline Decline CF CD UI CD CD
  • 31. Applicant 3 Dave ASTON BATH ESSEX KINGS WEST Conditional BBB ex Gen Studies Reject Conditional 280 inc B in Maths ex Gen St Reject Conditional 280 inc C in Maths Firm - Decline - Insurance CF - CD CI
  • 32. Statistics 2013 - Activity timeline
  • 33. Statistics 2013 - Activity timeline 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Nov Jan March May July Sept Apps Decisions Replies Results 24478 Apps 9488 Offers 3404 Firm 1416Insurance 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Applications Decisions Replies Confirmation
  • 34. Demographic UK Applicants
  • 35. Demographic Top 100 Feeder Schools
  • 36. Global Picture
  • 37. Applicant Progress - September 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Applications Decisions Replies Confirmation 0 50 100 150 200 250 UF UI UD U CF CI CD C
  • 38. Applicant progress - December 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Applications Decisions Replies Confirmation 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 UF UI UD U CF CI CD C
  • 39. Applicant progress January 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Applications Decisions Replies Confirmation 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 UF UI UD U CF CI CD C
  • 40. Applicant progress – April 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Applications Decisions Replies Confirmation 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 UF UI UD U CF CI CD C
  • 41. Applicant progress - June 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Applications Decisions Replies Confirmation 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 UF UI UD U CF CI CD C
  • 42. Confirmation and Clearing 45
  • 43. Confirmation and Clearing • Confirmation is the point of the year when the applicant attains or not, as the case may be, the conditions set out for them by the University
  • 44. Confirmation and Clearing Clearing is the last opportunity for applicants not holding a place to match themselves with universities offering vacancies
  • 45. Application Cycle Polish Matura/French Bac – June/July All India Year 12 - May BTEC/International Bac - July A levels –mid August 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Nov Jan March May July Sept
  • 46. Confirmation – Exam Results Day Receive Exam Results Place Confirmed Adjustment Clearing Change of Course
  • 47. Applicant 1 Nadia BRUNEL CITY LON MET UCL WARWICK Conditional ABB Conditional AAB Conditional CCC Reject Conditional BBB Decline Firm Insurance - Decline CD CI - CD Nadia got AAB UF -so became UF at City CF
  • 48. Applicant 2 Jennifer CITY HERTS MIDDX SUSSEX QM Conditional BTEC DDM Conditional BTEC MMM Unconditional for HND Conditional BTEC MMM Conditional BTEC DDD Firm Decline Insurance Decline Decline CD CD CD Jennifer got MMM CFR UIUF -so was placed at her Insurance choice
  • 49. Applicant 3 Dave ASTON BATH ESSEX KINGS WEST Conditional BBB ex Gen Studies Reject Conditional 280 inc B in Maths ex Gen St Reject Conditional 280 inc C in Maths Firm - Decline - Insurance - CD Dave got CCC/ 240 Tariff CFR CIR - so was placed into Clearing
  • 50. Clearing • Clearing 2013 saw 40,000 applicants placed (9.6% of total) • City received 33,000 calls on the first day • Clearing number will be visible on Track for an eligible applicant • Vacancies published and updated throughout the period – UCAS website – HEI websites – The Telegraph
  • 51. Clearing  Applicants will not be able to add a Clearing choice until the afternoon of A level results day  Applicants must speak to the institution before adding them as a Clearing choice  This is to: – Give applicants the chance to research into suitable Clearing choices – Prevent applicants from rushing into submitting a Clearing choice through Track  Once a Clearing choice is submitted the applicant will not be able to refer themselves anywhere else
  • 52. Applicant progress - August 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Applications Decisions Replies Confirmation 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 UF UI UD U CF CI CD C
  • 53. Applicant progress – early September (cleaned version) 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Applications Decisions Replies Confirmation 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 UF UI UD U CF CI CD C
  • 54. Questions 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Applications Decisions Replies Confirmation A Level IB Access BT EC Foundati on EU Qual OSQual Other
  • 55. If you want a copy of the presentation send an email to ugadmissions@city.ac.uk