Information on how Coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect all applying students at Exeter College

Applying Students FAQs 

Can I still apply to study at Exeter College in September 2020? 

Yes! Exeter College is still accepting applications for a September 2020 start, and will continue to do so throughout the academic year. You can apply online, here. This will enable our Admissions Team to process your application accordingly and advise you on your next steps. We look forward to welcoming you to Exeter College in September.  

What is the application process for students aged 16-18? 

We will continue to process any applications that have been received via our online application system by remote working. Usually we meet all applying learners for an individual interview. However, given Public Health England’s advice that we support learners and staff to limit travel where possible, we are now offering students a conditional offer to secure your place at Exeter College. A conditional offer will be given if all relevant information has been received. If we require further information, we will contact you and place your application on hold until we receive the required details.  We know that learners choose our College because of our excellent personalised advice and guidance. We would always prefer to do this in person right from the start, but the current circumstances mean this is not possible right now. Don’t worry, you will get an opportunity later this year to discuss your offer face-to-face to ensure that you have picked the right programme for you, and your ambitions, before term starts next year. If you have any queries about the application process please contact our admissions team on info@exe-coll.ac.uk.  

I haven’t had my college interview yet. What happens next? 

All students that had a booked interview will be notified about the cancellation of our college events and given a conditional offer.  All new applicants will receive a conditional offer if we have received all of the relevant information. If we require further information, we will contact you and place your application on hold until we receive the required details.  We know that learners choose our College because of our excellent personalised advice and guidance. We would always prefer to do this in person right from the start, but the current circumstances mean this is not possible right now. Don’t worry, you will get an opportunity later this year to discuss your offer face-to-face to ensure that you have picked the right programme for you, and your ambitions, before term starts next year. The College Advice Team are still available via email on CAT@exe-coll.ac.uk. If you have any queries about the application process please contact our admissions team on info@exe-coll.ac.uk.  

I would like to change the course I have applied for, what should I do?

If you originally applied online you can change this by logging back into your online application and amending the course choice section.  Once you have amended and re-submitted your online application, you will receive an automated response confirming that we have received it. If we have all of the information we need you will also receive a conditional offer for your chosen course or courses. You will have the opportunity to discuss your course choices, and to make sure that they are right for you during a face-to-face appointment during enrolment following the release of GCSE results.    

If you originally applied via a paper application, or you cannot access your online account for any reason please email info@exe-coll.ac.uk giving your full name, date of birth and full home address, and our admissions team will be happy to help.  

What happens if I am unable to sit my GCSE exams? 

Following the latest Government advice, all students that were due to sit an exam this summer will be awarded a grade based on a range of factors, including teacher predications and previous scores. Please see here for the latest government advice about this process that students and parents may find useful.

It is therefore vital that all applicants continue their studies at home during this period. Not only will it help with evidence for your grade, it’ll help ensure you’re ready to study at Exeter College in September.

During this period of uncertainty, the college will endeavour to ensure that all applying students are treated fairly by this process and will continue to follow the guidance of the Government if the situation changes.

Offers from Exeter College require specific grade profiles from students to study on certain courses. Applicants will be accepted at Exeter College based on this new grading system for this academic year. If you aren’t awarded the grades that you were hoping for there will be an opportunity to discuss this and any alternative courses that might be suitable at your enrolment appointment. We would like to reassure you that there will still be a place for you at Exeter College. 

Can I start doing any Exeter College related work now to help me prepare for next academic year?

We want to ensure our new students are fully prepared for their studies at Exeter College. Therefore, Flying Start has been launched earlier this year. All students who have received a conditional offer to study with us in September have been sent information by email. Flying Start allows you to start thinking about the courses you are interested in studying, by completing engaging and exciting tasks, while also developing the skills you will need to study at College. 

How do I access support around the Travel Scheme?

All the information you’ll need to apply for a travel pass will be sent out via email in early July. A copy will go to you and another to your first next of kin contact.

If you require a Stagecoach bus pass, we’ll link you to an online form which will generate a discount voucher code for use on the Stagecoach site.

If you’re travelling in by train or another bus company, you’ll order through our website (we’ll provide a login for you).

The application for the scheme will start after the current academic year. If you’re applying to the college bursary fund for financial support, make sure you do so before trying to order a pass, otherwise you’ll only get the standard discount rather than the full bursary entitlement.

Can I come in for an individual visit/tour? 

At present, Exeter College is closed, therefore we are unable to offer tours or visits to any of our campuses. We are hoping to offer tours and advice and guidance appointments later in the year, when the College reopens. Please keep an eye on our website for further updates.

What’s happening with upcoming events? 

Due to the College closure, all upcoming events for this academic year have been cancelled. Please keep an eye on our website for further updates or new event dates. You can register your interest in upcoming events and we will send you details when new events are scheduled.

Will there still be support from Exeter College in schools? 

At present, all schools engagement has been cancelled until further notice. We look forward to visiting our school partners at the earliest opportunity. The College Advice Team are still available via email on CAT@exe-coll.ac.uk to support school students, staff and parents with any queries. 

How can I access support/advice and guidance about my application? 

The College Advice Team are available via email on CAT@exe-coll.ac.uk. Please get in contact if you have any queries on starting with us in September 2020. You can also request a call back from one of the team if you would like to discuss your query over the phone; please just email us with your contact details and an outline of your query.  

Information for Applying Adult Students 

Staff are working remotely to process applications to all adult courses. During this period, your application could take long to process than normal.  Please bare in mind, all paper-based applications that are posted to us may not be able to be processed until the college is reopened. For a quicker response to your application, you can email the required forms to our adult advice team by clicking here.

Our Adult Advice Team remains available to discuss all application queries either by email on AdultAdvice@exe-coll.ac.uk or by phoning 01392 400170. If you have any questions about an existing application, then contact our Admission Team on info@exe-coll.ac.uk.

Adult Leisure Courses

All summer Adult Leisure courses have been cancelled for the summer term. We will contact all students enrolled and we’re hoping to run these courses again from September.

Information for current Exeter College students wishing to apply for further study

I am a current Exeter college student and wish to apply for a different course next year.

  • To apply for a Full Time or Apprenticeship course, you will need to visit our online application page here.
  • You will need to register a new account and complete the online application form. 
  • Please register with your personal email account and not your current college email address.
  • Please also contact your tutor to let them know what you are applying for so that they can leave a reference on your student log.
  • If you need further advice and guidance about your course choices for next year, you can contact our Progression Team on progressionteam@exe-coll.ac.uk 

I am a current Exeter college student and I want to apply for a University Level course at Exeter college.

  • You can do this via the online UCAS application system.
  • When completing a UCAS application you will need a course code. 
  • These can be found on individual course pages, on our website and on the UCAS website. 
  • You will also need our Institution Code, this is E81
  • If you need further advice and guidance about applying for a university level course at Exeter college you can contact our Adult Advice Team on adultadvice@exe-coll.ac.uk