Going to university can be very daunting, but with the help of UCAS everything was simplified and easy to complete as it gave me all the information on how and what to fill in each section. I was always curious about the whole UCAS experience because it was my first time applying to university using UCAS (as well to University in general) and was hoping that things will turn out okay.
The process started off by registering on the UCAS site which I think was so simple to do really because it didn't take a while to register on the site. Then when logged on, it gave me sections where I had to fill in my details about my personal information, education and other things that has to do with applying to university. Once that was completed, there is a button "completed" or something like that which then highlights with a green at left side of the page, this means the section has been completed and can then move to other sections.There is an option to view the whole application to make sure that everything was done. Once everything is fine, then it has to be paid for which is £24. After it has been paid for, UCAS then sends your application to your school so that they can check to make sure that everything was filled in right. After they have put your references on your application, they then send your application and it's processed through UCAS. Although it took me a while until all my references were done, I was quite happy to wait because I knew patience was going to be key.
After a couple of hours they send you some details about UCAS track where you are able to see the outcome and can change the university if you like but usually has to be done within 14 days. Whenever I had a question about anything, the first thing that I would do was to call UCAS because they have all the information and they can be able to assist you with anything.
This is when things got interesting for me, after a couple days I got 3 offers and 2 declines which was fine because my first choice university had also offered me to go for an interview. The ones which had declined were just back up just to make sure that I had put 5 options down. Now I have an unconditional offer to study for Physiotherapy which is really good because the university were very pleased with my grades. After making my mind up about which university that I wanted to go, I managed to declined my other offers as I was pleased and happy with one offer that I had received. It is quite nerve racking but there is hope because they is always Clearing, which is whereby universities take on people that had some low grades but have potential. The best thing for me is the ability of finding out my outcome online which was really easy, anyways most things that you need to know can be found out on the UCAS website. I found the whole experience educative, exciting and enjoyable. Overly my experience was really good and if I would do anything different next time maybe probably take more time doing some research.