UCAS – What Is It, Why You Need to Use It, and How We Can Help

Nov 7, 2017 3:00:00 PM

If you’re an American student looking to apply to universities in Great Britain, you probably didn’t get very far in the process before you encountered a very unfamiliar acronym – UCAS.

What is UCAS and why do you need to use it?

UCAS stands for University and College Application System, and it is the application portal through which all undergraduate students apply to British universities, including British and EU students.

This mean UCAS is inescapable, and it is your only way forward. Yet, upon starting your own UCAS application, you probably got confused with anything from the lingo to the navigation to the application questions themselves. At least, this happened if you’re like the majority of students using UCAS. Don’t worry – you’re normal!

How can Across the Pond help?

The student advisors at Across the Pond have been thoroughly trained on the UCAS application, and we have completed hundreds, if not thousands, of UCAS applications over the last decade we’ve been in business.

This means we know how to accurately input your test scores. We will make sure you write a strong personal statement that fits within UCAS’s 47-line limit. We even have university contacts to whom we will send your transcripts and other important documents directly. (Even we don’t know why UCAS doesn’t let student upload these items.)

In short, we know what we’re doing and we can help you do it quickly and accurately.

We understand how quickly the excitement of studying in the UK can be thwarted by UCAS, but UCAS doesn’t have to be an impenetrable barrier to your dream. All of Across the Pond’s expert advisors have studied in the UK themselves and are eager to help you apply successfully. Let us help you!