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University Level Clearing

Clearing Advice and Notes to applicants

It is not too late to apply and our Graduate Team are here to help you.

SGS still has a few places available for a 2017 start. If you are interested in applying for one of our degrees, please do not hesitate to contact us at highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk

From the 17th August we will be available from 7.00 am, for those who want apply or discuss the options available at SGS College . Please either email highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk or call us on 0117 9092216.

Students can contact us at anytime (including evenings/weekends) on highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk . Then from the following Monday to Thursday, our lines will be open from 8.00 am until 5.00 pm. Do not panic the SGS Graduate Team are here to help you and it is not too late to start your degree this September at SGS College!

What is clearing?

Clearing is your last chance as an applicant to apply for Higher Education (HE) courses at SGS College for the academic year 2017-18.
HE courses include: Foundation Degree’s, Higher National Diploma’s, Higher National Certificates, Fast Track Degree’s and Top Ups. 

The Clearing Process

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Find out about HE courses at College

Check our website for HE courses at SGS College

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Contact the College

Please email highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk and we will respond as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can telephone 0117 9092216 or 0117 9092216.

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If you are accepted for a Full Time course, submit your Clearing Application to UCAS

You need to login into UCAS and track my application. You can then add your clearing choice.

Your application will then be forwarded to us from UCAS and we can then make an official decision. Please note that some courses will expect you to attend an interview.

If you are interested in applying for our <a href+"http:="" www.sgscol.ac.uk="" coursedetail.aspx?campus="sgs-berkeley-green&Department=Engineering-berkeley-green&Course=HNC-Mechanical-Engineering&quot;">HNC Mechanical Engineering, you do not have to apply via UCAS. Please complete an SGS Application Form or apply online.

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Be prepared to answer some questions

Questions such as:

  • Why do you want to do the course?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • What do you wish to do career wise moving forward?

Receive confirmation of start dates and submit your Student Loan application now

We will send you joining instructions once accepted. If you are applying to Student Finance, please begin your application now.

What type of HE courses do SGS College offer?

A list of HE courses and information about the course be found here:

University Level Courses

Additional information about franchised courses with The University of Gloucestershire can be found at:
www.glos.ac.uk

Do I need to apply to UCAS to be eligible for Clearing?

If you are applying for a Full Time course then you will need to apply to UCAS, assuming that you have not already done so.
You can apply to UCAS here: www.ucas.com

To be entered into clearing you must pay the full fee of £22 to UCAS. If you only paid the £12 fee to make a single application, you will need to pay an addition £11 to enter clearing.

If you are in clearing you will need to select the course you have been accepted on and then we will confirm your choice in UCAS.

Part Time applicants do not need to apply to UCAS, but they will need to complete an application form once accepted:

How do I know if my course is Full Time or Part Time?

All our courses are classed as full-time, with the exception of HNC Mechanical Engineering which is a part-time course. Please note that you may be able to follow some of our degrees on a part-time basis. For more information on studying part-time, please email us at highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk

I have applied to UCAS, but I can’t add a College/University as a choice?

You must be classed as in “Clearing” in UCAS Track in order to add choices. If you are still holding offers, you must reject these offers and be released into Clearing. To do this you must contact the institutions you currently hold offers with and request that they release you. You will need to do this for both your Firm and Insurance choices.

What will happen once I am accepted onto a course?

We will contact you with your start date and send you joining instructions.

When do I need to apply to Student Finance?

You can apply for Student Finance up to 9 months from the start of your degree. However, we strongly recommend that you apply so as possible. Please note that unless your loan is in place, your maintenance loan will not be released.

Apply for Student Finance

Can I apply for Student Finance if my course is Part Time?

Yes, but you are not entitled for the Maintenance Loan. You may only apply for the Tuition Fees Loan.

Please make sure that you select part time option method of study in Student Finance.

Clearing Hotline on 0117 9092216

If you are interested in studying at SGS College, you can apply for a course through Clearing. If you would like to make an application, please give us a ring on 0117 9092216 or email highereducation@sgscol.ac.uk