How to Apply

Applications open now 2021 start

Applying to Exeter College is easy and can be done in five simple steps. It all starts with your application. Applications for entry in 2021 are open now. Apply online now.

Want to find out more about joining Ofsted Outstanding Exeter College? Register your interest in joining us in 2021 and we’ll send you details on interactive online seminars you can attend to ask your questions to subject leaders.

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.

We recommend you apply as soon as possible 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. Your 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 – we can help you. In most cases you’ll be asked to come in and talk to us to explore options. Look out for more information closer to the time.

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 a question?

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