Here is a countdown of the 10 most important steps on the road to joining the University of Bolton. Remember, if you are uncertain about anything we're here to help - call our Enquiry Team on 01204 903903 or email enquiries@bolton.ac.uk .

10 - Get your copy of the University of Bolton undergraduate prospectus

You can pick up a copy from our stand at  Higher Education Fairs  across the country (March to July each year). Alternatively, you can request a copy on-line or you can simply call 01204 903903 and we'll post one out to you.

If you're studying in the North West we will probably be visiting your school or college in the near future. Ask your tutor about upcoming careers events and look out for the University of Bolton banner.

If you're not sure what type of course is best for you or if you simply want to know more about the types of courses we offer please read our  Courses and Qualifications Guide .

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9 - Visit us on an Open Day

Once you have had chance to look at our portfolio of courses we strongly recommend that you visit us and take a closer look at what we have to offer. We have a number of  Open Days  during the year where you can find out more about your subject area and course as well as familiarise yourself with the campus and university facilities. You'll also be able to chat with course tutors and current students and ask any questions that you like.

Visit our  Open Days  webpages to find out more and book your place.

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8 - Submit your Application Form

If you wish to apply for a full-time undergradaute course you'll probably need to apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions System).

For part-time courses, further education and pre-degree courses you will be able to apply directly to the university.

Please read our  How to Apply pages for full details. If you are uncertain about anything please don't hesitate to ask us - call our Enquiry Team on 01204 903903 or email  enquiries@bolton.ac.uk .

For details of the application process UCAS applicants should read our  UCAS Application Process Guide  while direct applicants should read our  Direct Application Process Guide .

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7 - Accept the University of Bolton's offer of a place

Once you have received an offer from the University of Bolton you'll need to let us, or UCAS, know that you wish to accept our offer.

If you have applied through UCAS, UCAS will let you know the deadline by which you need to choose your FIRM (first choice) and INSURANCE (second choice) universities. UCAS will then let us know when you choose us and we'll reserve your place.

If you have applied directly to the university you will receive a tear-off slip in your offer pack. All you need to do is fill in and return this tear-off slip and we'll reserve your place.

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6 - Sort out your Student Finances

Most students at the University of Bolton are eligible for some form of financial assistance. Please read our  Fees, Funding and Finance  webpages for further information.

If you intend to apply for a Student Loan we recommend you do this as soon as possible to ensure that all the paperwork is completed ready for you to start university. Please request a PN1 form - you can find out more by visiting the  Student Loans Company  website.

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5 - Get your results

Most applicants are made conditional offers on the basis that they achieve a certain grade in their course or a particular number of UCAS tariff points.

If you are a UCAS applicant studying A-levels, AVCEs or BTEC Nationals then UCAS will automatically send us your results.

If you have applied directly to the university or if you are a UCAS applicant studying any other type of qualification then you will need to send us photocopies of your results as soon as possible so that we can confirm your place. Don't forget to write your name and date of birth on the photocopies so that we can match them to your application.

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4 - Confirm your place at the University of Bolton

Once we have your results we will make you an unconditional offer. We will then write to you asking you to confirm that you wish to take up your place at the University of Bolton. All you need to do is fill in and return the tear-off slip and we'll do the rest.

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3 - Get your pre-arrival guide and enrolment information

A few weeks before your course at the University of Bolton is due to start we will send you our 'Pre-Arrival Guide' for new students. This booklet will give you information about ENROLMENT (where you officially become a University of Bolton student) and INDUCTION (where you familiarise yourself with your course and new surroundings).

Please read this information carefully when you receive it. Don't forget if there is anything you are uncertain about or if you have any questions at all please call our Enquiry Team on 01204 903903 or email  enquiries@bolton.ac.uk .

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2 - Enrol at the University of Bolton

Enrolment is how you officially register as a student at the University of Bolton. When you enrol you will receive your student ID card, you can collect your keys to the halls of residence and you can join the Students' Union. Your student ID card will allow you access to the library and computing facilities, as well as allowing you to login to your university email account and Moodle - the university's on-line learning environment.

If you have applied for a student loan for maintenance the university will inform the Student Loans Company (SLC) that you have enrolled so that the loan is automatically transferred to your bank account.

Don't forget to bring identification with you to enrolment, eg your passport or birth certificate.

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1 - Attend your course induction

Your course induction involves attending the welcome lecture for your course, meeting your tutors and classmates, getting your timetable, choosing your modules, getting to know your way around the university, and finally starting to attend your lectures. This is the final step and once you have completed this you will be a fully-fledged student at the University of Bolton. Congratulations!!

Remember that the  Student Advisers  are here to help you with any questions you have or advice you need throughout your time with the university. Just pop into the Student Centre in Eagle Mall, Deane Campus, call 01204 903733 or email  studentadvisers@bolton.ac.uk  and our Student Advisers will be happy to help.