Getting lost in the application process? Unsure about what you have to do next?

Please check out the flowchart below to make sure you don't miss any critical steps in your journey to College.

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  • Need help with your application? Check out our dedicated FAQs.
  • Once you've applied, check your emails*: You'll receive an acknowledgement and, later on, the outcome of your application.
    Please be patient! There will be a few weeks' delay between acknowledgment and outcome notifications.
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  • Check your emails*: you will receive your interview invitation by email. It might also ask you to bring along certificates, forms or a piece of class work.
  • Log in to 'My Application' online account to accept or ask to reschedule your interview.
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  • Come on the date, time and location specified in your invitation.
  • Remember to bring along certificates for the qualification(s) you hold.
    You might also have to bring along other documents, forms or piece of work which would have been requested in your interview invitation email.
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  • Log in to 'My Application' online account to accept the place you've been offered.
    If you have applied to more than one course, you MUST also withdraw unwanted offers.
  • If you have received a conditional offer, send in proof that you have achieved the required qualifications.
    Check your offer email* for instructions.
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You must have been offered and accepted a place to be able to apply for Funding.

  • Check your emails*: once you have accepted a place, you will receive an invitation to apply for Funding.
  • Follow the instruction to access, complete and send in your Online Funding Application
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  • West College Scotland offers a wide range of services to ease each student's journey. Once you have accepted a place on a course , make sure you contact the teams from whom you might need support.
    These include: Nurseries, Extended Learning Support; Looked After & Accommodated, Care Leavers or Care Experienced; Student Counsellor ; Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care.
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  • Check your emails* for an invitation from WCS Distance Learning Team to do a FREE ONLINE COURSE before you join the College.
    I'll be a short course you can do in your own time – and you’ll be awarded a WCS pass certificate.
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  • Check your emails* for invitations from your Faculty Administration Office. There might be some prep work to carry out, such as uniform-fitting or short courses.
  • Attend the Induction Day in August. You will get essential information about the College, your course and timetable. Check your emails* for an invitation to Induction from Student Advisory Services.
  • Check your emails*: once you have attended Induction, we will send you a link for enrolment.
    Enrol as quickly as possible, to formally accept the place on your course.
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  • Comply with the 7 Ps of a Successful Learner: be Present, Punctual, Positive, Polite, Prepared, Proud and Proactive!

    Good luck from everyone at West College Scotland!

* All correspondences will be sent to the email you have used to create your account in the Online Application system. Please regularly check this mailbox, including your spam/junk mail folders.