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How to Apply

Please select the course you wish to apply for from the drop-down list below. Adult and Apprenticeship courses are not available to apply for online at present, so please download an application form following the instructions below.

If you are applying using our online system, you will be asked to register your details, so please make sure you have a valid email address. You will need to complete the following on your application: Contact details; Qualifications already completed and ones you are studying towards; Personal Statement telling us why you are interested in the course you are applying for and what you might do when you finish. You will have the opportunity to save your application and come back to it if you need to.

If you have started an application and then need to access it again once you have started, you can get access to your account here.

If you are applying for a course not listed above, you can download our editable application form and then send it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when it is complete. Please make sure you save it first and open it in Adobe Reader before completing it as otherwise your changes may not be saved. Alternatively, you can print the form out and post a completed version to Admissions, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB. Application forms can also be picked up at the York College InfoZone, at one of our open events or in schools (via Heads of Careers).

When to Apply

As soon as you have decided on your choice of course or subjects you can apply to York College. For a course which starts in September, we would advise that you apply no later than the Easter holidays to have the best chance of securing a place on the course/s you have chosen.


Please don't worry if you are still a little unsure about your course choice. The courses you put on your application form are just a starting point and we are aware you may want to make some changes over the coming months. If you are interested in a Careers Appointment, you can select that option from the drop down menu and our Careers team will be in contact with you.

Need to finish an application you've already started?

If you need to complete an application you have already started, you can log back into your online account here.

Already applied?

If you have already applied, you can log back into your online account here to see the status of your application and any interview dates (please note that this function will only be available 48 hours after your application has been submitted).

If you change your mind about the course you have applied for or would like to apply for something else, please contact the Admissions Team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01904 770397.