Guide to Applying Directly to University
Find out everything you need to know about applying directly to university in our guide – from what your application should include to how to apply to university without UCAS.
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There are a number of reasons why students may need to consider making a direct university application to an institution – from being late in applying to university to not receiving any offers. So how does this process work? And can you apply to university without UCAS? Learn more in our handy guide to applying directly to university.
Making a Direct University Application at Salford
If you haven’t applied to university yet and you’re considering a course at Salford, you can apply to us directly during Clearing without having to go through UCAS first – as long as you already have the grades you need for the degree programme you’re interested in.
When to Apply for University Directly
If you’re thinking about applying directly to university, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. Clearing opens on Monday 5 July and, from this point, our friendly Clearing team will be ready to take your call. When you contact us, we will ask you a few questions to find out more about you. We will then advise on whether we can make you an offer to study on your chosen course.
So, what is the deadline to apply to university directly? Deadlines will differ according to each institution, but the most common advice is to apply as early as possible. As remaining offers start to be made, course availability will lessen towards September – so it’s a good idea to secure your ideal course place in good time.
How to Apply to University Without UCAS
Before you apply, make sure you have all of the information you’ll need for the call. This includes details of your grades (including GCSEs) and the name of the course you are interested in. Bear in mind that for some courses, we might need to arrange for a course tutor to speak with you, for you to attend an interview, or for you to send us a personal statement or portfolio of your work. This is nothing to worry about – it’s just a standard part of our direct university application process. It helps us make sure that you’re ready to study the course you’re applying to.
Once you’ve contacted us to discuss your university application, we will send you a form that you should submit back to us along with copies of any relevant certificates. Once we have this, we will assess your application and update you on the outcome within five working days. When applying directly to university, please ensure you provide the correct email address on your application, as we’ll be sending you the outcome via email following your submission.
Contact Us Today
If you want to get advice, guidance or support on making a direct university application to Salford, contact our team on 0300 555 5030 today. Calling us is the fastest way to explore your options in Clearing and get an offer on your chosen course, but if you need to arrange a more convenient time to speak to us, you can also request a call back.
While we'd always recommend calling us in the first instance, if you're not able to contact us in this way, you can also apply online. Message @salforduni on Facebook or Twitter with the word ‘Clearing’. Once we've received your message, we'll take you through the next steps.