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Information for parents of students who have already applied to York College

Once your son/daughter/ward has made an application to the College there is a carefully structured process of advice and guidance that they will follow to ensure that they have as much information as possible about the course/s they are applying for. They will also have chance to meet subject tutors, ask questions and get specialist guidance on any other courses that might be more suitable. Some of our frequently asked questions are listed below.


My son/daughter/ward has accepted a conditional offer but has changed their mind about which subject/s they would like to do. What do we do?

It's not too late for students to change their mind. They can either contact the Admissions Team on 01904 770397 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know the change or they can advise us when they come to enrol at the end of August.

Depending on the change, another interview with a tutor from the new subject area may be required to establish if the course is suitable and confirm a conditional offer.


What if my son/daughter/ward does not get the GCSE grades they need?

We know that students don't always get the grades that they were predicted. The main thing is for them not to worry. They should still come along to the enrolment appointment that they have been given. Tutors will be able to discuss all options and advise them about the courses available. This may be looking at alternative courses or a lower level course in the same subject area where possible.


Can my son/daughter/ward apply to more than one college/sixth form?

Yes, students can apply to as many different places as they would like. They can then decide, through research, visits and taster days where they would like to study.

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When does my son/daughter/ward start at College?

All students with offers of places to start in September are sent a letter inviting them to come and enrol on their course or subjects. The letter specifies a date and time they should come to College.

If they have not received a letter by mid August, have misplaced the letter or are unsure of the arrangements, please call the Admissions Team on 01904 770397 and they will confirm the date and time for enrolment for your son/daughter/ward.

More info

More info can be found on the 'Information for parents of current students' page.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Schools Liaison Team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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