Advice for parents and carers
Read our guidance on how to support the young person in your care with their application.
Choosing which university to study at is a big moment for anyone.
As a parent or carer, you will want to help the young person in your care to make the best decision for them.
This page offers some practical advice around how you can support them as an applicant while also helping them prepare for the independence of university.
How the application process works
The UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website contains lots of helpful information about how the university application process works, including key dates and a jargon buster.
You can also encourage an applicant to read about the York St John application process on our dedicated page. This contains information specific to us, including the application codes they'll need and details of our offer schemes.
Parents of Megan Journalism graduate
York St John has had an enormous impact on our daughter’s life, she could not have had a better time at university. As parents it can be daunting sending off your child to university no matter how far away, but with York St John we felt at ease. After attending an Open Day with Megan we immediately felt this was the place for her. From the supportive staff, stunning grounds, and welcoming atmosphere we knew we would feel comfortable sending her there.
Grandparents of Lydia History graduate
Our granddaughter has felt at home throughout her time at York St John University and she has loved every minute. She has excelled in her undergraduate degree, receiving the dissertation prize for her subject. Not only this, Lydia’s confidence, and independence since attending university has shone through. Graduation was an extremely rewarding day for us all. As grandparents, it was an emotional day seeing her in her graduation robes, we were very proud. York St John will always be home for Lydia.