Here at Harrow College, we understand that it is a difficult time and that you may have some questions about your college application and enrolment; below you will find some information that will help to dispel current confusion around applications and exams.
We are now accepting applications for all our Full-time courses beginning in September 2020. Enrolment for these courses will commence in July/August 2020.
Open Days and Applying
- Can I visit an Open Day later this year?
Our next Open Days will be held virtually, so we’ll bring the college to you! For the list of dates and more details, head to www.harrow.ac.uk/opendays
- Are you open?
Following the government guidelines our campuses are not physically open. However our website is open 24/7 so you can have a virtual look at everything Harrow College has to offer, so please don’t hesitate to submit your application and secure your place for next year!
- Can I still apply and how do I do it?
- Do I need an interview?
All our full-time courses and some of our part-time courses require an interview. This is an opportunity for you to have a discussion with a member of staff who is able to guide and support your transition to college, so please don't be nervous.
- Do I have to get a reference from school?
There is no requirement for a school reference, however if you are in your final year at school/college we ask you to have your last school report available for discussion at your interview.
Interviews and Offers
- My interview has been cancelled/postponed when will I get a new date?
At the moment we are following government guidelines and we aren’t doing any interviewing in person. We have adapted our application process to ensure we can still provide you with an interview and/or an offer. Don’t worry we will be in touch with you to arrange this. Please don’t hesitate to submit your application and secure your place for next year!
- Do I still need an interview or can I just come and enrol?
It’s always best to apply via our website, as soon as you can. This gives you time to think about the next steps and ask any questions you may have before enrolment. However, if you have not applied don’t worry, we will support you through the enrolment process.
- I had my interview and I have been made a conditional offer but I won’t be sitting exams and my grades might not be as good as I had hoped.
Don’t worry! We want to reassure you that even if the grades you are awarded don’t quite meet the offer you were given, or they are better than you expected, we will find the right place for you.
- I have an offer, what do I do now?
Great, you are in the right place! The next stage is enrolment and we will definitely be in contact to let you know what happens next. Given the current situation we will be working hard to ensure you are support through the whole process, so if you have any questions call Admissions on 020 8909 6000 who will be able to help.
Exams and Grades
- As I am not sitting exams, can I still go to college in September?
You can definitely still go to college in September. It is important to remember that although you are not taking your GCSEs (or other exams), that does not stop you from going to college next year and moving on as planned to the next stage of your education journey.
- Will I have to go back to school to do my exams?
No, you don’t need to go back to school to sit your exams. We now know that students will be awarded grades and all schools and colleges will be working with the guidance they are given by the DfE and awarding/examining bodies to confirm what these grades will be.
- Can I take my GCSE exams at Uxbridge Harrow College if I don’t agree with my calculated grade?
We don’t have clear information on this at the moment. Once you have had your results in August, if you find yourself in this position please get in touch and have a chat with us. We would encourage you to talk to us and also your previous school/college to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
- When can I enrol?
Enrolment usually starts from the day the GCSE results come out and this year that is on Thursday 20 August 2020. We can’t enrol everyone on that one day so we will be in touch with all applicants to confirm the enrolment dates and times. We will also update our enrolment dates and times on our website here: www.harrow.ac.uk/enrol
- What do I need to bring with me to enrolment?
You need to be bring evidence of your exam grades. If you have been made an offer, your letter will also tell you about any other documents that you have been asked to bring along.
- Will my course star in September?
Courses are still planned to start in September 2020.