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Are you ready to apply?

Applying to Exeter College is easy in five simple steps, and it all starts with your application!

Already applied but worried you haven't picked the right course? Don't panic! It's easy to change your course choice and there's no need to apply again. Speak to our College Advice Team for more information.

  • 1 Complete your Application Form

    Click here to apply online - it's really easy and you will get an immediate acknowledgement. Alternatively, click here to download an application form or pick one up from the college.

    We recommend you apply by the end of January to guarantee an early interview. Some courses are very popular so we suggest an early application. But remember there will always be something for you at Exeter College.

    If you're keen on apprenticeships and do not have an employer, apply for a full time course as a backup plan. If you have any queries phone us on 01392 400444 to confirm we have received your application.

  • 2 Come to an interview

    We will invite you for an interview where you will discuss your chosen course(s) or Apprenticeship with tutors and any extra support you may require. We will then offer you a conditional place at college. This may depend on your GCSE or other exam results, or whether you find an employer if you are applying for an Apprenticeship.

    After your interview you will receive information about our college Freshers’ webpages where you can go to find out more information about what happens next, our current students’ experiences and a handy college survival guide.

  • 3 We'll invite you to enrolment

    If you are on a full-time course, we will invite you in early July/early August to your enrolment appointment which will be between the end of August and beginning of September.

    All apprentices will be seen and enrolled in the workplace by their skills officer.

  • 4 August GCSE results day

    Congratulations - if your grades are what you expected - see you at enrolment!

    Grades not quite what you expected? Don't panic - ring our dedicated Results Helpline (01392 400555) to find out if you're on the right course or what other course might suit you.

  • 5 Enrolment

    For full time courses, you will meet your tutor and find out about finance, travel and getting your NUS card.

    Term starts at the beginning of September.

    You will take part in induction which includes Freshers’ Fair, your first lectures, meeting new friends, plus all the help you need to settle in. Apprentices will be seen and enrolled in the workplace by your skills officer and you will also have a college induction where you will meet your skills trainer and other apprentices.

    A Level and BTEC Level 3 students will also find out about our Flying Start assignments at enrolment. These are short pieces of introductory work to help you get a feel for your new subjects and the type of work expected in your first year.

Still have questions?

Our dedicated College Advice Team are trained to give you advice and guidance about the college and help you make sense of all the choices. They can talk to you about the subject area you are interested in, your long term career goals, what exam grades you expect to get and all things college related. College advisers visit schools regularly and also have drop in sessions at college – check with your school tutor or get in touch by calling: 01392 400 600 (8.30am-4.30) or email cat@exe-coll.ac.uk

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