I’m waiting on my reference

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I’m waiting on my reference


Once you’ve completed your part of the UCAS application form, you’ll need to get a reference from someone who can talk about your academic and personal successes, why you and the course you’re interested in are a good match for each other and your general suitability for studying at a higher level.

If you’re still studying, then your referee is likely to be a teacher or advisor who you’ve discussed your Personal Statement and university goals with, or if you’ve been out of education for more than three years, then at Coventry University, we will accept an employer reference instead.

We know you’ll be eager to get the reference from your referee so you can submit the form, but there are a couple of things you can be getting on with in the meantime:

Pay your application fee

Don’t forget that you’ll need to pay your application fee before your completed application can be submitted. To do this, just sign into your UCAS account and follow their step-by-step instructions.

Application deadline dates

There are lots of dates to remember in the UCAS cycle, but it’s worth keeping a couple of them in mind as you complete your application:

15 January 2018 - Applications for undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) together with a complete reference.

25 February 2018 - UCAS Extra opens for eligible applicants.

See our UCAS key dates page for other key dates in the UCAS cycle

Come and see us on campus

Just as important as picking the right course is making sure you choose the university that is the right fit for you. This is about finding a university that offers a course you’re interested in, in a location you want to live, and in an environment that will help you to feel safe and happy and able to achieve your full potential.

One of the best ways to really get a feel for whether Coventry University is the right fit for you is to come and see us on campus.

Our student-led tours are a great way to get to know our campus and our facilities, whilst discussing the university with a current student. The tours last approximately 90 minutes and finish with lunch in TheHub students’ building.

Check out the dates we currently have available and book your place now.