Applying for your course
Applications for full-time courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), quoting institution code S43 and the UCAS code for your chosen course.
For information about how to do this, see our guide to completing a UCAS application.
Applications for all part-time Honours Degree, Foundation Degree, Certificate of Higher Education and Diploma of Higher Education courses at South Essex College should be made directly to the College using the online application form or by submitting a paper application.
When should I apply?
For entry in September 2013 your application should be sent to UCAS as soon as possible after 1st September 2012 and no later than 15th January 2013. Applications will then be forwarded by UCAS to the College. If your application is received by UCAS after this date it will be forwarded to the universities you have listed and can be considered at their discretion. The College is usually willing to consider applications after this date but this is subject to the availability of places on the relevant course.
Applicants from outside the European Union should aim to send their application to UCAS no later than 30 June 2013.
Applying through Clearing
If you apply for your course after the end of June, you will be entered by UCAS into Clearing. You can find further information about the Clearing process on UCAS. Any courses that are oversubscribed will not be available through Clearing.
How is my application processed?
After you submit your application you may be invited to attend an interview to determine your suitability for the course. For further information about this process, please refer to course listings. Some vocational courses (such as Art & Design courses) will also require you to present a portfolio of work or attend an audition. Courses that may involve working with children or vulnerable adults, will require a Criminal Records Bureau check and/or an occupation health check.
For full-time course applications UCAS will send you an official notification of our decision. Part-time applicants will be notified by our Admissions department.
If your application is unsuccessful and you would like feedback, email admissions@SouthEssex.ac.uk.
If your offer is conditional on examination results and your results do not quite meet the conditions, we will review your application to see if you can still be given a place. Please send copies of your qualification certificates to our freepost address at:
South Essex College
Freepost SMU 110
Southend on Sea
Applicants with disabilities or learning difficulties
We consider applications from students with disabilities using the same academic criteria as other applicants. If you have a disability, mental health difficulties or a specific learning difficulty, you should indicate this on your UCAS application. We can then give early consideration for any additional support you may require, including making reasonable adjustments to your course and environment and advice on how to apply for special exam considerations, support funding (Disabled Students’ Allowance) and individual examination arrangements.
In the first instance, international applicants should apply to UCAS. You will then receive a pre-arrival information pack which provides advice on a range of issues including funding and accommodation. In addition, you should also seek guidance from the UK Council for International Student Affairs prior to your arrival in the UK as they can provide invaluable advice and support for international applicants considering studying in the UK.