How do I apply?
All full-time degree programmes
For autumn 2014 entry, you must apply through the Universities
and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for entry to full-time
degree schemes. Programmes in the UCAS scheme are listed on the
UCAS website at http://www.ucas.com/
The UCAS Institution Code for York St John is Y75 YSJ.
What do I need in order to apply?
For all our full-time courses, you can apply by using the
UCAS online service. Apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.com. You must register with
UCAS in order to log on to Apply and this process will generate a
username and enable you to choose a password.
The on-screen guides will help you through the application
process and you can save and amend your application as often as
necessary before submitting it. Please check your application
carefully before sending it to UCAS, making sure you have entered
the correct course and institution codes.
If you are unable to apply online, application materials can be
requested by phone via the UCAS Customer Service Unit on 0871 468
The Foundation degrees in Supporting Learning, Theology &
Ministry, Working with Children & Young People only accept
applications direct to York St John. To find out more visit
the appropriate course page.
All part-time applicants should apply
directly to York St John. For an application form T: 01904 876505
or E: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can apply online for some
When should I apply?
Whichever course you are interested
in, it’s good to apply as early as possible, once you’re sure that
you’ve picked the right degree and the right place. There are some
programmes at York St John that always fill up extremely quickly
for example Primary Education, History, Physiotherapy and
Psychology. UCAS can start receiving applications for entry in
autumn 2014 from 1 September 2013. The normal closing date for the
receipt of applications is 15 January 2014. If you can manage it,
hitting this application date is a good idea. However UCAS accepts
that this isn’t always possible and late applications are accepted
by UCAS throughout the remainder of the applications’ year, with a
deadline of 30 June 2014.
Applications received by UCAS after 15
January are considered by institutions only at their discretion,
and no guarantee can be made that they will be considered.
UCAS Extra, operates from mid-February to June. If you find
yourself without an offer, for whatever reason, and you have used
all five choices already or if you wish to change your subject
choice and decline your previous offers, UCAS Extra enables you to
have an additional choice through UCAS. This will mean that if you
do not have an offer at an early stage in the cycle, you do not
have to wait until Clearing to continue to find a place.
Universities and colleges with vacancies in Extra will list them
on the UCAS website. Applicants who are eligible will be able to
refer themselves electronically via the Applicant Enquiries Service
for courses with vacancies.
How is my application considered?
Most applications that are made to York St John are sent to us
by UCAS. We will carefully read all applications and check to
see that all general and specific entry requirements are met.
This may result in an invitation to
interview (if this is a requirement of your course), after which we
will decide whether to offer you a place. For certain courses, such
as Primary Education, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Youth
& Community Work, Fine Art and Dance we always interview
candidates. Check out our website to see whether a particular
subject requires an interview.
If we do decide to make you an offer
without interview, you will receive an offer through UCAS and an
invitation to a Visit Day at York St John, to meet staff and
students and view our facilities or alternatively a campus
If we offer you a place, the offer may
be either Conditional or Unconditional. A Conditional offer depends
on you obtaining certain qualifications or grades in your
examinations and may also include other non-academic conditions
such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check, or
medical reports. An Unconditional offer means that you have already
met the academic entry requirements for the programme and have been
accepted, though there may also be other conditions you need to
meet eg DBS, medical.
The offer you receive through UCAS,
will include information on any conditions that have to be met and
guidance on how and when you have to make a decision on any offers
you receive. If we are unable to make you an offer of a place, you
will be advised by UCAS that unfortunately your application has
been unsuccessful, along with a reason as to why.
What happens if you accept a place at
York St John?
If you accept a place at York St John
(UCAS will ask you to make a decision when you have had responses
from all of your choices and give you a date by which you need to
make a decision), you will receive further information on the
degree programme and details about accommodation, reading lists etc
in May/June of the year you start.
Conditional offers made by York St
John are made in terms of a tariff score/grade or the achievement
of a particular level of qualification. In the summer, as results
are received, we make a decision on whether to accept a candidate
or not, as quickly as we can. For some students it may be necessary
to delay a decision until the results of all students are known
after the publication of the A2 Level results, or GCSEs.
Students who have not met the terms of
their offer will be ranked according to their tariff
score/qualifications and we will decide how many of these students
we are able to accept onto a particular programme.
As soon as we are able to confirm your
place, you will receive confirmation from UCAS (AS12) and be able
to see this on UCAS Track. At the end of August/early September you
will also receive final joining instructions from us if your place
has been confirmed. Please e-mail email@example.com as
soon as possible if you no longer wish to take up your place.
Will you accept an application for
York St John values the experience
students can gain through taking a ‘year out’ or ‘gap year’ and we
are very pleased to consider applications for deferred entry.
Deferral is, however, conditional on
the availability of the programme for the following year and on
your meeting all entry requirements before your ‘year out’ ie by 27
If you decide to change your year of
entry after you have submitted your application, please e-mail or
letter to Admissions as soon as you
can for further advice.
Students with special
We are very pleased to consider
applications from students with a range of disabilities. If you are
interested in applying to York St John and have special
requirements please contact one of our advisers first. For further
details contact the Disability Advice team on T: 01904 876540,
Minicom T: 01904 876540 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
You should indicate the programme(s)
in which you may be interested and the nature of your special
requirement or disability. We will then be able to give you advice
on the suitability of accommodation and other York St John
facilities, and the availability of special learning resources.
If you are planning to attend an Open
Day or are invited to a Visit Day or an interview, please contact
us prior to the event, so that we are aware of any special
requirements you may have. Wherever possible, arrangements will be
made to meet your specific requirements.
If you require further information on
any of our programmes or guidance on entry requirements, please
contact: Admissions T: 01904 876598 or E: email@example.com