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We look forward to welcoming you to study here at York College in September.

You’ve probably got lots of questions about what happens when you start, especially as the last few months have been an uncertain time for you and the world. Below you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any specific questions that we haven’t covered below, please ask us! You can email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk

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When do I enrol on my course?

We will contact you via email by Monday 9th August with details of how and when you will enrol. Our main enrolment period will run from Monday 16th August.

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. If you have applied but not received an offer, you will still be invited in for an enrolment appointment.

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 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, to help you decide the best option for you.

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 get extra help or support at school, will I still get support at College?

If you have a learning difficulty and/or disability and let us know on your application that you would like support when you’re at College, our Learning Support Team will contact you to talk with you about what support you would like. If you have already applied and not told us, don’t worry, you can contact the Admissions Team (info@yorkcollege.ac.uk) and they will add the information to your form. You can also self-refer when you’re on your course at College, if you find that once you start you would like some help.

Can I still apply to York College?

Yes you can – it is not too late. We will be closing our applications on Thursday 5th August and asking you to book directly on to an enrolment appointment to discuss your course options. Please apply here on our website.

How do I get to College?

For information about the options for travelling to College you can find more information on the nearest coach pick-up point to where you live on the Travel & Transport page of our website. You can also contact our travel team at transport@yorkcollege.ac.uk. Directions on how to get here, as well as information on travelling by train, cycle and motorbike as well as general parking information can be found on our Travel & Transport page.

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.

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 Coach – they are a bit like your form tutor at school. You will be told who they are, and meet them, 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.

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 at enrolment if there is something specific that you need to bring for your course.

Is there anything I can do to be prepared for starting my course?

We’ll have information on our transition activities, designed to help you keep your mind active and help you prepare for the start of term, soon. Keep checking the website and your emails for further updates.

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Keeping up to date

As we will be sending you information via email, please remember to check your inbox regularly and don’t forget to let us know if your details have changed since you submitted your application form! You can contact the Admissions Team to update your details on info@yorkcollege.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to follow us on our social media channels too, where we’ll post general information updates and news.

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