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Unlike the US where you can apply to as many universities as you like, the UK’s University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application requires students to limit their applications to five university/course choices.
So what criteria should you use to narrow down on that all-important five?
In this special booklet, Crimson UK Senior Strategist and Oxford graduate, Abbigail Colwyn, walks you through the five key areas you should consider before deciding upon your UCAS choices.
From research tips to application strategy, course comparison to cost per degree, Abbi provides her unique expert insight as to how you can build a ‘smart’ UCAS selection with high chances of admission and no regrets!
Read Abbi's tips on how to identify your match, target and reach university alternatives
Match courses should be those to which you have a reasonably good chance of admission. You should have 1 or 2 match courses in your application list.
These are courses to which your admission is achievable — but are a notch above your match choices and slightly below your reach university/course goals.
Your reach choices are aspirational and really stretch your academic goals. They represent the highest entry requirements of all your choices.
Crimson UK strategists are graduates from the very universities our students are aiming for — Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, LSE, King’s College London, Imperial and more.
At Crimson each and every student is allocated a team of tutors and mentors who support them in not only narrowing down on that all-important list of 5, but also in executing the best applications possible. From entrance exam tutors to extracurricular mentors, personal statement supporters to interview experts. At Crimson we leave no stone unturned.
Crimson students have received:
Crimson students are up to 4x more likely to gain admission to Oxford or Cambridge than the average applicant.
Meet Abbi Colwyn, Oxford Graduate and Crimson Education UK Senior Strategist
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