UCAS Application Guide
Completing your UCAS application is the first step in joining Europe’s largest and most connected music college
Applying before the UCAS January deadline
The equal consideration deadline is the 31st January 2024. Applications received by this date will be given guaranteed consideration on their course courses.
On this page, you’ll find details about how the UCAS application process works, what to include in your application and what happens after you’ve applied.
What are the benefits of applying by the equal consideration deadline?
- Guaranteed consideration for your chosen course.*
- More availability when booking your audition/interview slot.
- Receive an offer sooner – the earlier you apply, the faster we can process your application.
- Be one of the first to confirm your place for September 2024.
- More time to organise your finances and accommodation.
As an offer holder, you will also gain access to exclusive content, webinars and events.
So what are you waiting for? Get your application in before 6pm on 31st January to start your life in music at Europe’s largest, most connected music college.
*subject to entry criteria being met.
When you apply to UCAS, you’ll be asked to submit up to five options for the courses you’d like to study at the institutes you’d like to join.
You’ll find all our courses listed on the UCAS website, along with our course and campus codes.
To make an application through UCAS, you’ll need to go to www.ucas.com and register before you can submit any choices.
Your UCAS application will need to include the following:
- A list of all your academic achievements, including any pending qualifications
- A Personal Statement (maximum 4,000 characters)
- A reference from either a teacher, tutor or employer
For more information about UCAS submissions, download our handy application and personal statement guides.
When we receive your UCAS application, we’ll invite you for an audition or interview. If it’s not possible for you to attend in person, other options available include a Zoom interview or a remote submission. If you meet the entry criteria for the course you’ve selected, we’ll offer you a place.
After you’ve applied via UCAS, you’ll be invited to attend an audition or interview. If it’s not possible for you to attend in person, other options available include a Zoom interview or a remote submission.
If your audition is successful, we’ll provide you with a ‘conditional offer’ (which means it’s pending until we receive your exam results and certificates) or an ‘unconditional offer’ (meaning you’ve met the entry criteria for the course and don’t need to give us any additional information).
Your offer will be announced via UCAS’s ‘Hub’ facility.
Once you have submitted and paid for your UCAS application, you will then be able to view any changes or updates made to your application via UCAS Hub. This is where you will be able to view any offers that you may have received and any conditions associated with this.
Your offer and conditions
If you are made a conditional offer on UCAS, it is important that you take the time to read the conditions of your offer carefully, as an offer from BIMM Music Institute could include any or all of the following- each of these will need to be met/evidenced before your offer can be made Unconditional:
- Academic qualifications- Level 3 (such as A Levels) and Level 2 (such as GCSE English)
- Passing an RPP Submission- this will be set for mature applicants in lieu of Level 3 qualifications or if Level 3 attainment does not meet requirements
- Passing RPL (Year 2 entry only)
- Attending an audition/interview and receiving a recommendation
- Passing a Level 2 English essay- if you do not hold GCSE English at a C or Level 2 equivalent, then we may ask you to complete a short, written task
- Copy of your UK passport
- Evidence of Immigration Status
- A reference- if you did not provide one on your UCAS application
Accepting your offer
You will only be able to accept your offer once you have received decisions from all of your choices. If you have applied to more than one institution and would like to accept an offer made by BIMM, but are unable to, then it is likely that you are waiting for a decision from another choice and it may be worth contacting them directly.
You do not have to have met the conditions of your offer before you accept it. Your offer will remain Conditional Firm (CF) until you have provided evidence that all conditions have been met. Often, this will be once you receive your exam results.
Depending on when you receive all of your offers, you will have a deadline to respond. This information will be available to view on your UCAS Hub.
There are a number of important dates to be aware of, if you are applying for an undergraduate course through UCAS. These deadlines are set by UCAS for all applicants using the service and we are unable to amend these.
You will receive correspondence from UCAS to remind you of any important dates and will also be able to view and deadlines that you might have, by logging into your UCAS Hub.
Some of the most important dates for you to be aware of for the 2023 cycle, are:
- 31st January 2024 at 18:00 GMT: UCAS Equal Consideration deadline. This is the deadline for applications to be considered ‘on-time’ and will guarantee that your application is considered before any applications received after this date.
- 6th June 2024 at 18:00 GMT: If you received replies from all of your choices by 16th May 2023, then you will need to reply to your offers by this date. If you miss this deadline then your applications will Decline by Default (DBD).
- 30th June 2024 at 18:00 GMT: UCAS main scheme closes for new 2022 applicants. All new applications received after this point will be made through Clearing.
- 5th July 2023: Clearing Opens for applicants who did not apply during the main scheme
- 24th July 2023 at 18:00 GMT: If you received replies from all of your choices by 17th July 2023, then you will need to reply to your offers by this date. If you miss this deadline then your applications will Decline by Default (DBD).
For help with your UCAS application, call our friendly Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346, making sure you’ve got your UCAS Personal ID Number to hand. Alternatively, you can email them at [email protected].