Step-by-Step — Solihull Sixth Form College

Step-By-Step: How To Apply

The deadline to apply for a place in September 2024 was 31 March 2024. Any late applications will now be held on a waiting list and if we have availability for interview we will be in touch.

If you have questions, please check our Admissions FAQ before contacting the Admissions Office, as we are receiving very high volumes of emails and the FAQ may give you a faster response.

Applying to join the College could not be easier. Here is a step-by-step guide to the application process.


Step One

Apply online. You will be asked to create a new application first and then you can log back in at any time as a registered user. If you forget your password, you can reset it – there is no need to create another form. Please ensure you check your email regularly as this is how we will communicate with you.


Step Two

We will send you confirmation that your application has been received within two weeks.


Step Three

We will contact your school for a reference.


Step Four

A member of staff will review your application and if the information you have supplied indicates you are likely to meet our entry criteria, we will send you an invitation to attend an interview. We can only do this if you have supplied sufficient information in your application, so please take care to ensure we have all predicted or achieved grades and accurate personal information. If information is missing, the Admissions Office will contact you to ask for clarification.


Step Five

Keep an eye on your email inbox to make sure you don’t miss any communications from us. Please note, we will process applications in the order we received them, so there may be a short delay if you apply during a busy period.


Step Six

You will be invited to attend Welcome to College Day in the summer, where you can get a taste of College life. If you wish to enrol at the College it is essential you attend this event and failure to attend can put your place at risk.


Step Seven

We will write to you over the summer with details about enrolment, which will take place after GCSE results are known. It is important that you attend on the date and time you have been given and bring evidence of all GCSE/level 2 results, including those qualifications taken early.


Step Eight

After enrolment, you will have an induction day and then your studies can start. Attendance at the first week of lessons and evidence of achieving our entry criteria before the end of the first full week of teaching are both required in order for your enrolment to be complete.


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