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For full-time courses starting week commencing 26 August 2019, applications will open from 17th January 2019. 

Our admissions procedures aim to treat everyone who applies fairly so, if you meet the entry qualifications for the course, and we have places available, we'll offer you an interview. Our professional and supportive teaching staff will guide you through the interview process and selection will be based on your performance at interview and any other selection criteria where appropriate. You'll find details of selection criteria on the course information pages.

What if I'm Applying for More Than One Course?

List your choices in order of preference — we’ll start with your first choice when considering your application. If this is unsuccessful, or the course is full, we’ll move on to your second choice. This gives everyone a better chance of securing their first choice course.

What if I Can't Apply Online?

We can help you complete a paper application. Call Student Services on 0141 375 5191. Alternatively, pop in to see us at City Campus or email:

What Happens When I Apply?

As soon as you apply you'll be asked to complete a simple registration process to create your account. You'll need a current email and we'll use this to contact you throughout the admissions process. Once you’ve set this up, you can:

  • Book an interview date and time (Interviews will begin February for August start courses).
  • View your course choices.
  • Accept or decline any offers.
  • Pre-Enrol. 

So I've Booked My Interview, What Happens Now?

You’ll receive an email confirming the date, time and location, plus what you’ll you need to bring, eg a copy of your qualifications. For design courses, you might also be asked to show a portfolio or examples of your work.

If you cannot attend your interview call Student Services on 0141 375 5191 or email:applications@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

What Else Should I Know About The Interview?

We've only a limited number of places on each course and we only offer interview times if there are still places available. This means that you may need to wait for an interview date if we're still processing the outcomes of previous interviews.  Also because we make offers as we go along, the course might be full by the time you attend.  If this happens we’ll make every effort to let you know before you attend interview. 

However, more interview dates sometimes become available if people don't turn up or do not accept their offer. Please bear this in mind — we'll progress your application in date order and  as quickly as we can.

What Happens Next?

If you get a place on your first choice course, we’ll automatically cancel your second choice when you accept your offer to give others a chance. If your first choice course is full, we’ll let you know and put you on the waiting list. We’ll then progress to your second choice and let you know the decision on each choice. If both your choices are full, we may offer you an alternative course.

Sometimes if a course is full and you've had a successful interview we may offer you a reserve place. This means that you're top of the list if someone else drops out.

So What Should I Do After Receiving My Offer?

Once you receive an offer, you must accept or decline within two weeks. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll cancel the offer. If you want to cancel or withdraw your application, please contact Student Services or email:

When you accept your Definite Offer you can then Pre Enrol.  You must Pre Enrol within 4 weeks of accepting your Definite Offer.  If you don't Pre Enrol we'll cancel your offer.

Induction information will be sent to you 4-6 weeks before the course starts.  Further information can be found here

What if I Change My Mind?

If you no longer want your place, or wish to change to another course area, contact us immediately. Please don't make any more applications — this may delay your progress.

How Will I Know if I'm Not Successful?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a course, we’ll let you know. We may offer you an alternative course, or invite you for an interview to discuss your options. If you meet the entry requirements but don’t receive any offers, we’ll also put you in touch with our Careers Advisors, who’ll advise you what to do next.

What if All My Course Choices Are Full?

If one of your course choices is full, we'll put you on the waiting list and progress your second choice. If all your course choices are full and you want to be considered for something else or need advice, please contact us.

Who Should I Speak to if I’m Not Sure About Anything?

You can track the progress of your application by logging in to your MyApplications account. If you have any questions, call Student Services on 0141 375 5191 or email:

Find Out More

To find full-time courses, browse our course directory.

To get information on student funding and finance, check our Funding Finder.  SAAS and College Bursary/EMA funding applications will be available from April and we will email you when applications are open.