How to apply

& what happens next

Applying to Chichester College couldn't be simpler. Just follow these 4 steps and get yourself involved in an OFSTED Outstanding college.

Step 1 - Application Form

You can apply online by searching for your course and clicking on the 'apply now' button found on each course page, or you can request a prospectus and complete the paper application form found inside - you will then need to send this back to us.

We'll let you know when we've safely received your application with an acknowledgement letter, usually within 2 weeks.

Step 2 - Your Interview

We'll need to arrange a meeting with you before we can formally accept you onto the course. We'll write to you within 4 weeks of your acknowledgment letter to invite you into an interview, along with the time and the date.

Don't worry - the interview is there to give you advice and guidance on any additional help you might need and to make sure that the course is right for you. It will usually be with your course tutor and there may be a short aptitude test involved, but nothing too scary!

We aim to arrange your interview within 9 weeks of your acknowledgment letter.

Step 3 - Accepting A Place

Within 2 weeks of your interview, we'll send you a letter to confirm that you've been offered a place. The offer will either be unconditional (you don't have to do anything) or conditional (you'll be told in your interview what the conditions are, e.g. the GCSE grades you need).

You will need to complete the acceptance slip found in your letter ASAP and return it to us.

Don't forget to return this slip - it's very important that we know you're coming!

Step 4 - Starting College

A few weeks before the start of your course we'll write to you and let you know where and what time to come on your first day and what you'll need to bring.

If you need any help, pop in and talk to our admissions team or call them on 01243 786321