Attend an Applicant event
Some colleges and sixth forms offer a special, invitation-only event solely for those who have already submitted an application. These types of event are not run by all colleges or sixth forms, so if one is offered, it is highly recommended you attend. These events often include the chance to try a Taster session for your chosen course, run by your potential tutors and in the presence of other applicants, giving you the opportunity to pretend you’re already enrolled onto your course for a couple of hours! You will even meet your future classmates – maybe even your future circle of friends – giving you a chance to make some contacts before that potentially daunting first day. Barnfield College recently ran our very first Applicant only event, and it was a great success, with 100% positive feedback from applicants and parents, so if you’ve received an invitation for an event of this type, do be sure to attend!