Information surrounding post-GCSE results advice and enrolment will be regularly communicated, as well as being updated and displayed on this page where applicable. Please use the menu below to find the information you need.
What happens after I apply?
Once your application has been submitted our admissions team will complete some data checks including checking that you meet the published entry criteria for your chosen subject.
For most programmes you will then receive an email inviting you to log back into your account to book your interview. If you have applied for Music, Performing Arts or an Art related subject we will email you with a date and for an audition or portfolio review.
Please check your emails as all communication will be sent by this method.
What Happens at my interview?
You will be here between 1-2 hours depending on the programme you have chosen. (2-3 hours for performing arts) You will normally have a presentation or talk to from a member of staff, telling you more about the programme, followed by an individual interview for about 5/10 minutes.
If you are having an audition or portfolio review, more information will be given in your email.
How will I know if have been offered a place?
Offers will be subject to meeting the entry requirements of the programme, as published.
Once you have attended an interview / audition we will email you to let you know if you have an offer. Offers will be subject to you meeting the published entry requirements of the chosen programme.
If you are not offered a place on your chosen programme, we will do our best to support you in finding an appropriate alternative.
The information below is for applicants who have received an offer to study on a full-time course from September
We hope you are still excited to start (or maybe continue) your journey as a student at Colchester Institute!
Following the offer already made to you to study a full time course from September, we now are pleased to move your offer to the next stage of our application process. To do this, you now need to upload some additional information which will make your enrolment much smoother when this takes place in August.
All applicants need to do this, even if you are, or have previously been, a student with us or if you are an adult learner. If you have an offer at more than one college, and are keeping your options open, we still need you to do this now; if you later choose not to enrol at Colchester Institute the uploads will be deleted according to our privacy notice https://www.colchester.ac.uk/policies/
Welcome and Induction Days
Our Welcome and Induction Days for 2021 are scheduled to take place on the 24th, 28th and 29th of June.
Further information about these days is in the process of being finalised and will be communicated out to applicants and schools, as well as being updated on this section, in due course.
Exam results and Advice Days
One of the most exciting – and scary – days of all is when you receive your exam results. This year is slightly different as results days for GCSE, AS, and A level and some vocational qualifications will now take place earlier than in previous years, with results issued in the week of Monday 9th August 2021. This will give extra time for any appeals to be assessed.
Normally students receive their GCSE results in mid to late August, but this year pupils will receive theirs on Thursday 12th August 2021.
For learners looking to study a qualification with an A-level pre-requisite with us, the results day for AS and A2 exams is on Tuesday 10th August 2021.
Current and Returning Students
Information about collecting exam results is currently being finalised and will be communicated in due course. It is important to keep regularly checking your emails for the latest information!
What happens next?
Fingers crossed that all your hard work will have resulted in great results, but if your GCSE or A-level results do not meet the entry requirements or you are still unsure please don’t panic!
Dates for our August Advice Days are currently being finalised and the information in the Advice Day section will be regularly updated with what you need to do next. Once these are confirmed information will be accessible from this page.
Enrolment Information 2021
We have adapted the fully online enrolment process which came into effect during summer 2020 for enrolment for the upcoming academic year.
Although there will be a slightly different process from last year, this will again be reliant on you or your young person checking their emails and following instructions carefully, but also quickly, ensuring that the correct information is provided in a timely manner at each stage. The campuses will not be open for applicants to come in and enrol.
As soon as each stage of the online enrolment process for courses starting in September 2021 is finalised and confirmed, information will be communicated out to applicants and parent / guardians, as well as being accessible via this page.
If you are currently studying on a course with us and are wishing to re-enrol onto the next year or next level for September 2021) you do not need to apply again.
End of year progression boards will be taking place in the summer term and returning students successfully progressing will be automatically re-enrolled.
If you have now successfully enrolled on your new programme, or you returning to a higher level, then we are really excited to see you starting at Colchester Institute in September.
Please read the following information to help you to prepare to start the new academic year.
Thank you for reading this, please keep checking your emails for your First Day information, and we really look forward to seeing you on campus very soon.
Our term starts on Wednesday 1st September 2021.