1. How much does the application cost?

University Route
(UCAS)
  • UCAS charges £20 for an application received with a single choice / course and £25 for an application with multiple choices/ courses. 
  • £25 fee is also applicable for any application submitted after the end of June, with single choice / course or multiple choices/ courses. 
  • Should you choose to withdraw your application within 14 days from receiving the UCAS welcome mail, your fees will be refunded. 
Novelwall Route
  • Free registration and processing for British or European students and a fee of  $100 for international students. 
  • Should you choose to withdraw your application within 14 days from registration, your fees will be refunded. 
  • This processing fee does not include any application fees charged by certain universities. However, our partnered institutions exempt students from these application fees. 

2. When is the best time to apply?

 

University Route
(UCAS)
  • To have more success in securing your offer, it is always best to know the UCAS deadlines.  For Oxford and Cambridge universities, including most courses in medicine, veterinary, medicine/science and dentistry, it is mid of October and for all other courses, it is mid of January.
  • For all decisions received by end of March, responses  are expected by the beginning of May and for all decisions received by beginning of May, responses are expected by beginning of June.
  • Any applications submitted after end of June, will enter the clearing process, opening in the beginning of July and decisions due by Mid July. All responses are expected before the end of the month for to secure the places for the academic year.
Novelwall Route

We process applications for both undergraduate and post graduate students across multiple intakes per year. But it is highly recommended to apply at the earliest in order to secure a placement. Any late submissions, may get an offer but if placements are limited, the offer will be differed to the next available intake.


3. How many times should I redraft my personal statement?

University Route
(UCAS)

There isn’t going to be a magic number with this could be multiple times, but the key will be getting other people to read it and have their input as part of the redrafting process. Don’t forget that your personal statement will be seen by a number of admissions staff during the application process, so it’s a good idea to get teachers, parents and friends to have a look over it and offer their thoughts on what you’ve written.

Novelwall Route

Novelwall take care of this for you with our team, we have a team of experts who work closely with the University on a daily basis so know exactly what they are looking for and execute this for you as part of our service.All included as part of the fee.


4. When is the soonest/latest I will receive an offer?

 

University Route
(UCAS)
  • Receiving your offer through UCAS depends on the type of course , institution you have applied for and the dates by which your application was submitted. 
  • For Oxford and Cambridge universities, including most courses in medicine, veterinary, medicine/science and dentistry, decision to be expected within 22 weeks
  • For all other applications, decision to be expected within 15 – 20 weeks from submission.
  • If your application is processed under clearing, decision to be expected within 6-8 weeks from submission.
  • Time frames may subject to change depending on institution or admissions process
Novelwall Route
  • Receiving your offer through Novelwall depends on the type of course , institution you have applied for and the dates by which your application was submitted. 
  • Our partnered institutions do not require a UCAS application and accepts direct applications. 
  • If you apply for one of our partnered institutions, an offer may be as quick as 2 days or can take a maximum of 2 weeks subject to submission of a completed application or portfolio. 
  • Time frames may subject to change depending on institution or admissions process

5. When will I hear from courses I applied to before the October deadline? Shouldn’t I have already heard?

 

University Route
(UCAS)

This can be up to 28 weeks, as above, a decision can be made at any time up until May, the following year. In terms of hearing back about an interview, this will vary depending on the university and course. If you’re worried that you’ve not heard back then get in touch with your university for an update on the status of the application.

Novelwall Route

The formal Yes may take a maximum of 2 weeks.


6. What are the best times/dates to check my Ucas Track for updates? (i.e. When is it most often updated – ever in the middle of the night?)

 

University Route
(UCAS)

Track will update throughout the day as and when universities process their decisions. In the majority of cases, Track will update immediately following a university decision. However, depending on the internal systems being used by some universities, the update may happen overnight.

Novelwall Route

Novelwall works closely with their partnered Universities and colleges to get live update continuously regarding a student therefore you will be given a call every step of the process


7. Many of my friends already have offers – does that mean there are fewer places left for me?

 

University Route
(UCAS)

No. Universities may make decisions at different points throughout the year, so if some friends have already had offers it doesn’t mean that an offer wouldn’t be made to you at a later date. Also, it’s important not to think that one offer being made represents one university place no longer available. Many universities will make more offers than there are places available because they know that not all offers will result in a confirmed place. This can be for various reasons such as not meeting the conditions of the offer, only being accepted as an insurance choice or the offer being declined by an applicant.

Novelwall Route

No. Students will be offered placements Subject to personal academic and work history therefore Novelwall will always work closely with yours to give you the best options on course availability and location. We will always be able to squeeze you into an intake.


8. Can I still change my choices if I’ve applied?

 

University Route
(UCAS)
  • Yes. You can substitute a choice up to 14 days from the date of submitting your application by logging into UCAS.
  • Any changes after this may require you to either contact UCAS or your institute of choice.
Novelwall Route
  • Yes. You can substitute a choice up to 14 days from the date of submitting your application to one of our partnered institutions.
  • You can do this by contacting your dedicated case worker or the admissions team. 
  • Any changes after this may be approved subject to course placements being available in a specific intake or until a decision has been made for the applications submitted

9. What if my CV needs updating?

 

University Route
(UCAS)

This would be down to you individually to update your CV to have it ready for the University

Novelwall Route

Novelwall will help you get your CV updated included as part of your fee


10. What if the course has lots of pending applicants ahead of me, and I may miss out?

 

University Route
(UCAS)

Unfortunately we have no influence over this process

Novelwall Route

Novelwall have the ability and the leverage to fast track you past applicants currently going through vetting process who have applied directly our decision could be in the worst case scenario 8 -80 times faster.This is based on a verbal yes on day 1 or having to wait the full 2 weeks for the answer from the University as opposed to the 16 week wait. This is based on a submission close date of mid Jan, and the answers from the University when you apply directly you will get an answer by the end of the first full week in May

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