One of the first challenges for any of your students considering Cambridge or Oxford is figuring out exactly what needs to be done when. The UCAS deadline for Cambridge, Oxford and anyone applying for Medicine or Veterinary Medicine is October 15th, rather than in January. This is a good starting point - most students are advised to get a first draft of the personal statement done over summer as a result.
Similarly, applicants may have to sit an admissions test - something not required for most other university applications. Most of these take place in the first week of November, but the LNAT (National Aptitude Test for Law) occurs earlier.
Students applying for a bursary or choral and organ scholars also need to be aware of additional deadlines in their application process.
With so many dates to keep track of, it is difficult to make sure your students do not miss out on any important information. To simplify the process, we have put together this application calendar, with all the key dates of the application cycle.