1. Start research early – there are a lot of higher education options to choose from!
  2. Know the deadlines – for some courses, the application deadline is almost a year in advance of when the course starts.
  3. Browse through courses – so they can work out what they would enjoy or be interested in.
  4. Go to UCAS events and course provider open days – speak to us and higher education staff to get answers to their questions.
  5. Check entry requirements – make sure they can get the grades they need to get a place on a course.
  6. Redraft their personal statement – get plenty of feedback and refine it until they’re happy.
  7. Understand student finance – so they can make the best arrangements to fund their studies.
  8. Be prepared for results day – make sure they’re prepared for all the possible outcomes.
  9. Understand how Extra and Clearing work – different ways to apply for more courses.
  10. Follow UCAS on Facebook and Twitter and tune in regularly to get advice and ask questions.

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