Starting in September?
When do I enrol on my course?
This year we will be enrolling as many students as possible online to reduce your need to come into College and to keep you safe. We will contact you via email towards the end of July with details of how this will work. Our main enrolment period will run between Wednesday 19th August and Thursday 3rd September.
What do I need to enrol and what happens?
This is when you officially sign up to start your course. You will need to upload evidence of all of your official exam results, transcripts or certificates, as without these we may be unable to complete your enrolment. You will also need to upload a form of ID, such as a passport, driving licence or bank card.
In addition, we will need you to upload a passport style photo of yourself (except we love it when you smile!), so we can create your student ID card.
What if I don’t get the GCSE grades I need or I’ve changed my mind about my course?
We will strive to find the right course for you, even if it’s not the path you originally had in mind. You will be able to speak to someone regarding your course and grades if you would like, although at this time we are planning this to be via telephone rather than face-to-face.
Can I still apply to York College?
Yes you can – it is not too late. Please apply on our website.
How do I find out if I have a place at College?
A member of the curriculum team will review your application and make a decision on offering you a place. The Admissions team will then contact you via email to confirm an offer and to provide details of how to enrol.
Is there anything I can do to be prepared for starting my course?
Due to the Covid-19 crisis we were unable to invite students in for our usual transition days. With this in mind, our tutors have prepared some transition activities to help you keep your mind active and help you prepare for the start of term. You’ll find them all on our website, listed by subject area.
Please note: some kit may incur a small delivery charge.
When is my first day at College?
We will let you know after the enrolment process when your first day at College will be and what you need to do.
What should I bring on my first day at College?
A pen and paper to make notes, and money for transport/food if you need it.
You will have been given instructions after enrolment if there is something specific that you need to bring for your course.
How do I get to College?
Please note that changes to this information may be made in light of guidance from the government and other organisations as the College plans for the start of term in September.
Is there WiFi at College that I can use?
The College provides free WiFi, as well as a free power supply safety test service for your devices. Details about when and where you can do this will be available when you start College. All the information about our IT facilities including how to find your timetable, logging in to your College email account and more will be provided during enrolment.
What’s it like to study at York College? Will I settle in?
It’s normal to feel nervous when starting somewhere new, but just remember that it’s new for everyone. Through class time and tutorials you’ll meet new people with similar interests to you and soon settle in.
If I do have problems, where do I go?
If you have any questions or problems with your course or any issues at College, you can talk to your Progress Tutor or Student Development Manager – they are a bit like your form tutor at school. You will be told who these are when you start College. You can talk to any of your subject tutors too.
We have a strong team of advisers in College who can provide confidential information, advice and guidance on a range of issues including travel, careers, welfare, benefits, financial assistance, emotional and practical support, health and much more. Whatever you need help with, just ask.
If I get extra help or support at school, will I still get support at College?
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