How to Identify Yourself as a LEAPS Transitions Course Student on your UCAS Application

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How to Identify Yourself as a LEAPS Transitions Course Student on your UCAS Application

What?

Please make sure you include the fact that you are a LEAPS Transitions Course student on your UCAS application.

(You should be taking the LEAPS Transitions Course and you should have had your LEAPS eligibility 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 actively developing skills for a positive transition to higher education study by taking the LEAPS Transitions Course. They will then be able to take this into consideration when looking at your application and deciding if they will make you an offer. This will vary by university, and you can find more information about this in our LEAPS Transitions Course & University Entry Requirements guide here

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 Skills and attainment raising activity
  7. In the dropdown box titled Activity provider, select LEAPS Transitions Course (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 Transitions Course 20 credits (SCQF Level 7).  www.leapsonline.org/transitions-admissions

  1. For the Start date, select 29/08/2022
  2. For the End date, select 31/12/2022
  3. Hit the Save button at the bottom of the section

Please remember to also include this wording in your UCAS Personal Statement;

I am taking the LEAPS Transitions Course, focusing on developing key academic skills and practical learning strategies to help me make a positive transition into higher education. The course is credit-rated for 20 credits (SCQF Level 7).  www.leapsonline.org/transitions-admissions

 

Queries?

Contact us at leaps@ed.ac.uk

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