How do I apply?
All full-time degree programmes
For autumn 2015 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 0468.
The Foundation degrees in Supporting Learning, Theology &
Ministry and Working with Children & Young People only accept
applications direct to York St John. To find our more visit the
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 part-time programmes.
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 2015 from 1 September
The normal closing date for the
receipt of applications is 15 January 2015. 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 2015. 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 e.g. 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
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
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 deferred entry?
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’ i.e. by
27 August 2015.
If you decide to change your year of
entry after you have submitted your application, please e-mail or
write a letter to Admissions as soon as you can for further
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 on: T: 01904 876598