We aim to make the application process as easy to navigate as possible. From initial contact to enrolment, our aim is to make each stage of the process clear and to provide you with all the help, support and advice needed to successfully enrol on our courses.
5 key steps when making your application
Please note: The whole application process can take up to eight weeks for approval.
Step 1: Information, Advice and Guidance Consultation (IAG)
From choosing your course, to applying and writing your personal statement, you can count on our friendly team of ARWA (Admission, Recruitment and Widening Access) officers for help and guidance every step of the way.
As the first point of contact for the College, a member of the ARWA team will meet with you to discuss the courses we offer, tell you all about the College and our facilities, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Having an initial IAG Consultation with this team is the first step in our recruitment and admissions process and will involve a 20-30 minute one to one online appointment.
Preparing for your IAG Consultation
- Do some research to help you decide which course you want to apply for and why
- Prepare a list of questions you want to ask so you don’t forget them when you have your appointment
- Think about how your work experience is relevant to the course (if applying via the non-standard route)
- Make sure that you understand the full admissions process and if you don’t, please ask us about it
- Organise your documents and send us copies of the originals via email (see checklist)
- Proof of ID (Passport)
- Proof of your status in the UK (for all non-UK applicants)
- Recent proof of Address (Bank Statement/Utility Bill)
- Academic /English Language Certificates (Originals and Translations, if applicable)
- Personal Statement (500 words minimum)
- CV, Employer Reference and any other supporting documents (If applying via the non-standard route)
Step 2: Making your Application
All prospective students are required to fill out the online application form and submit relevant documents. There are two application routes for entry for study at Regent College London: the standard entry (via academic achievement) and the non-standard entry (via relevant work experience).
Step 3: English Language Requirement and/or Intention to Study Meeting (ISM)
If applicants don’t have a qualification that demonstrates the required level of English proficiency (as detailed on our English Language Requirements webpage), they will need to take our Click English test (CET). In addition, a candidate may be required to attend an Intention to Study meeting either with the ARWA officer or the academic depending on the type of application. The ISM generally lasts around 30 minutes and are used to assess the following:
- Your academic and/or professional background
- Your understanding of and suitability for the course
- Your understanding of the subject area, related industry and relevant careers
Step 4: Issue Offer Letter
If all the above criteria are met, you will be issued their Conditional Offer/Offer in Principle letter and, therefore, your application will be handed to our enrolment team.
Working with partners
All students who apply for a programme offered by one of our partner universities will receive an Offer in Principle; the final decision stays with the partner institution that will issue the official offer letter as a result of the following process:
- Where the prospective student has met all entry criteria, a file is created with the relevant documents.
- The folder is shared with the relevant team members from the partner institution; this is usually done on a weekly basis and the partner takes up to five working days to process the files.
- A list including the outcome of each application is sent back to the Admission Manager from Regent College London.
- If there are any outstanding conditions, the Admission Manager will re-assess the file and gather the missing documents as instructed by the university partner. The reviewed file is shared in the next batch.
- If no outstanding conditions, the applicant receives an Unconditional offer letter from the university partner.
Step 5: Applying for Student Finance
Whilst we list applying for your student finance as step five of our process, you can apply at any stage using your preferred course/provider choice details.
In fact, the earlier you do this the better in many ways as it can take up to six weeks for Student Finance England (SfE) to process your application.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for funding is via the online application form, depending on your circumstances, the application process should only take around 30 minutes to complete. The ARWA officer or a member of the finance team can help you apply.
You will need the following documents to complete your application:
- A valid passport
- Your National Insurance (NI) number
- Details of your Bank Account (this account must be in your name). If you do not currently hold a bank account in your name, you will need to open one BEFORE you can apply for student funding. Most high street banks can help you with this process and many have special offers and accounts especially for students.
Please note: There is also a paper version of the SfE application form available. The version that you use – whether paper or online – is dependent on your circumstances and could require further evidence for your application to be approved.
Tips on student finance and bursaries
Hear from our Finance team in our short video covering everything that you need to know about the process of applying for student finance and bursaries.
If you are successful in applying to the College, as part of the admissions process you may be made several different types of offer. For clarity, these offer types are explained below:
- In Principle: You are eligible for the course but must complete the admission process
- Conditional: You have been accepted on the course but must meet certain conditions
- Unconditional: You have been accepted onto the course and have no conditions to meet
If you have any questions about the admissions process or need more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3870 6666.