How to Identify Yourself as a LEAPS-eligible Student on your UCAS Application

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How to Identify Yourself as a LEAPS-eligible Student on your UCAS Application

What?

Please make sure you include the fact that you are LEAPS eligible on your UCAS application after you have had your LEAPS eligibility confirmed.

(Your LEAPS eligibility is usually confirmed during your LEAPS Pre-UCAS Interview. These interviews usually take place between August and November. If you are unsure if you have been confirmed as LEAPS eligible, please email us at leaps@ed.ac.uk.)

Why?

This is so that the universities you apply to will know that you are a widening participation student when they are looking at your application, and can take this into consideration when deciding if they will make you an offer. This will vary by university, but it might mean that you receive an offer based on minimum entry requirements (rather than typical) or somewhere in between the minimum and typical entry requirements, or you might be prioritised in the application process, or you might be offered additional support – financial or otherwise.

How?

Watch our how-to video to follow the steps outlined below on screen.

 

 

 

  1. Log in to your UCAS HUB and click Continue application
  2. Scroll down to the Profile section
  3. Click on the More about you box
    (Note! For the More about you box to appear, you may first need to complete the Personal details and Contact and residency details sections.)
  4. In the left hand menu, click on the Extra activities link
  5. Click on the Add activity box
  6. In the dropdown box titled Type of activity, select Information Advice and Guidance
  7. In the dropdown box titled Activity provider, select LEAPS (it’s near the bottom of the list which isn’t in alphabetical order)
  8. In the Name of the activity/programme box, copy and paste this text;

LEAPS: I am a widening participation LEAPS student. Please see www.leapsonline.org for more info.

  1. For the Start date, select 16/08/2021
  2. For the End date, select 31/12/2022
  3. Hit the Save button at the bottom of the section

 

Queries?

Contact us at leaps@ed.ac.uk

(LEAPS Link Teachers are also advised to add a specific LEAPS tagline to LEAPS-eligible students' UCAS references.)