Applying late for college? October applications for students at Grantham College in Lincolnshire
Are you late applying for a full time course at college?
At Grantham College, you can still join up until October half term and you can even change streams early on if you quickly discover that the course you’ve enrolled in is in fact not for you.
Course selection is a fundamental part of college or university life because it helps students focus and hone their interests in fields they're interested in studying.
If a student discovers that a course is not for them it is imperative that they do not continue regardless. Those first six or seven weeks of college or university are therefore a great opportunity to take stock of what they are studying and direction they are going.
That window of opportunity can also be used for students who miss out enrolling in colleges during September.
“While it is true that students will miss out on a month’s worth of classes and coursework, this amount of work is actually doable to catch up with just as long as they are dedicated,” explained said Jaz Abeysekera who is Marketing Manager at Grantham College.
“It’s a great way for students to be on the right course without needing to wait another year and stick to something that they’re not enjoying.
“Those wanting to swap courses or join the college at this time only need to get in touch and they will be pointed in the right direction as quickly as possible, with regards to the enrolment process so as to avoid any further delay.”
That help comes in the form of a dedicated team of Student Mentors as well as a Student Information Team, which will be the first port of call.
Applicants will be called in for an interview with a Student Mentor - and possibly the tutor - to ensure that they are applying for the right course.
Grantham College will then ensure that those late students are introduced at the right level.
“Depending on the number of GCSEs and the grades obtained, applicants are entered into their respective level,” she added.
This will ensure that the course level won’t be too high or low for them. It will also ensure that they are on a par with their fellow students during class.”
Grantham College has an array of courses that commence throughout the year, both full and part time.
Those courses may vary when it comes to fees while some are completely free.
“We offer a range of subjects, course lengths and levels so there really is something for everyone,” continued Jasmine.
“Grantham College welcomes students of all ages and backgrounds and always looks forward to welcoming new people.
“So whether somebody is seeking to discover a new hobby in the evenings or even looking to do a University Level course, we will definitely have a suitable match for them!”
Those interested in learning more can visit Grantham College’s Open Evening on Thursday, September 19 between 5pm and 8pm.
Visitors can tour the college and check out the facilities, speak to tutors and current students as well as submit applications on the spot.
For more information about courses at Grantham College, visit their official website.