How to apply

Find out more about what happens when you apply and what you can expect from the process.

To apply to study at either of our campuses please complete our online application form. 

Choosing the right course

It is really important to ensure that your course choice is suitable for your ambitions now and in the future, whether it is going to university or work after you have finished college.

If you are unsure on what course to take, come along to one of our Open Evenings. Alternatively, you can book a careers interview with our fully qualified Careers Advisors by emailing careers.all@uspcollege.ac.uk or calling Seevic Campus 01268 882 666 or Palmer’s Campus 01375 370 121.

Tuition fees

If you are a UK citizen and have lived in the UK for the past three years, are under 19 on 31 August 2021 at the start of your course and are taking your first ‘full width’ Level 3 qualification, you won’t have to pay tuition fees.

If you are an EU citizen please contact our Admissions team at admissions@uspcollege.ac.uk for further information regarding tuition fees.

Fees for our Adult and Higher Education provision can be found on each of the course detail pages, here you can also find additional information on funding and financial support.

Resource and course costs

If you are applying to study a course that requires resources which will be retained, you will be charged for the consumables. You will also be asked to pay for trips that form part of your course (e.g. theatre trips for Performing Arts).

All students will be asked to pay a book fee; more information will be provided when you enrol at the college.

What happens next?

1. Application

When we receive your application, we will email or write to you to let you know your application has arrived safely. Our Admissions team will then process your application.

2. Application Meeting

We will invite you for an informal chat, either in person or virtually, where you will be able to discuss your options and course choice(s); we will give you immediate feedback. You can also discuss any support you might need.

3. Offer

After your application meeting, we'll send you an offer in writing.

4. Pre-enrolment

You will be invited to come into college at the start of July to find out more about the course(s) you have chosen and explore the college facilities. This may take place virtually depending on the Covid-19 situation and government advice at the time.

5. Enrolment

If your course starts in September you will receive information advising you when you need to enrol during the summer. Enrolment starts from the day GCSE results are released, normally the third week in August – please be aware of this when planning your holidays. This may take place virtually depending on the Covid-19 situation and government advice at the time.