What should you do after you apply?
When we receive your application, we will contact you by email to let you know the next steps.
Don’t worry if you don't know what to expect – we know that this is likely to be the first time you have applied to university so we’ll help guide you through the process. And if you have any questions at any stage of the application process, please do ask us – we’re here to help support you and we’re always happy to help.
The Applicant Portal
We will send you an e-mail confirming your username and password for the UCA Applicant Portal when we receive your application. The Applicant Portal enables you to view the status of your application online and gives you easy access to the following information:
• Advice on preparing your portfolio (if your course requires a portfolio)
• An online portfolio upload task (if your course requires a portfolio)
• Our decision on your application
• A link to apply for accommodation
• Information and advice for international applicants on how to pay your deposit and apply for your visa
• Information on how to enrol on your course
In addition to the information in the Applicant Portal, we will also email you with updates, so please check that we have the most up-to-date contact details for you.
Offer Holder Webinars
Once your application has been received, the majority of applicants who live in the UK will be invited to attend an Applicant Day.
As we are currently unable to host in-person events on campus, if you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend two Offer Holder Webinars:
Course Offer Holder Webinar
Run by the course team, this will give you the opportunity to meet the course team, hear from current students, view student work, see the course facilities and ask any questions you have.
Campus Offer Holder Webinar
This will provide information about the campus and the local area.
If your application has been successful, you will receive an offer email from us. Details of your offer can also be viewed via the Applicant Portal.
If you have applied via UCAS, you can accept your offer by logging into UCAS Track.
If you have applied directly to UCA, you can accept your offer in the UCA Applicant Portal by following the instructions in your portal inbox.