How to apply

The College can only accept online applications. Here you will find guidelines on how to apply for a course using our online application system.

If you require help completing the form, or are unable to apply online, please contact our Student Advisory Service who will be able to assist you.

Browse the website for your chosen course

If you know what course you would like to apply for, enter the course title or subject keyword in the 'search’ box. This will take you to the course information page. If you are not sure what course you would like to apply for visit the courses page which contains details of our faculties and the subjects which they offer. Select the subject area that interests you and then select the course you are interested in. Please note that some courses will be available at more than one campus. Make sure you select the course at your campus of choice by selecting it on the right hand side, then select Apply.

Register – this must be done before you complete your application

Once you have chosen the course you would like to apply for, you must register for our online application service. You will be asked to supply a valid email address. An email from the College will be sent to you and you must respond to this to verify your email address. Please remember your login details as you will need them to track the status of your application. If you forget your password contact Admissions on 0141 272 3186. You will now be able to complete the online application form.

Complete the application form

You are now ready to apply for your chosen course. When you complete the application form you will be asked to provide your contact information, qualifications and to complete a personal statement. 

Please provide full details of all your qualification and in the personal statement, please provide as much information as possible as to why you are applying for the course and what would make you a good choice for a place on the course. You may also be asked to provide references or additional information. Please ensure that you complete all the information requested to ensure your application is processed correctly.

Please make sure you are aware of any entry requirements for your choice of course. If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements for the course, you are unlikely to be interviewed.

If at any time during your application, you have any questions or require any form of assistance, please contact the Student Advisory Service

Before applying, watch the video below for 5 steps to maximise your chances of getting an interview at Glasgow Clyde College:

What happens next?

Once we have received your application, you will receive an acknowledgement email from the college. Please retain this acknowledgement email as it will contain a link which will enable you to track the status of your application, confirm interview attendance and accept any offer made. Some common application status phrases are explained here

Full-time applicants who meet the academic entry criteria may be invited for an interview and, where appropriate, part-time and day-release applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

Please note that all correspondence from the college will be via email.


Most courses involve attending a form of interview, which may be as an individual or with a group. The interview, gives you a further opportunity to find out if this is the right choice of course for you and to tell us more about your skills, aptitudes and relevant experience. This also allows the course leader to assess your suitability for the course and make sure you will be able to cope with the demands of study.

You will confirm that you can attend your interview online. If you cannot attend at that date or time you should reply as soon as possible and you will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

Offer of a place

Following your interview, you will be contacted by email with one of the following offers:

Unconditional offer: this means you have definitely been accepted onto the course and all you need to do now is login to your account and accept the offer as soon as you can. There is a possibility that offers which are not accepted within a reasonable time will be withdrawn.

Conditional offer: this will specify any further requirements you need to fulfil be accepted onto this course, for example, references or details of exam results. Once you have met these conditions, for example, you have received your exam results, please contact Admissions.

Rejection: this means that you have been unsuccessful with your application. Please contact the Student Advisory Service who will help you choose another learning opportunity.

Once you are offered a place, it is essential that you contact the Student Funding Section as soon as possible to discuss the funding of your studies.


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