There are a number of ways you can apply to the College and your geographical location, your nationality, and the time available before your chosen course begins are all important considerations when deciding which method to use.
The College Registry is very flexible and will try to help you whatever your circumstances. Acceptance documentation is sent by email, usually within 24 hours of the Registry receiving your application.
Submitting an application form.
If you are in or near London the best method is to come into the College and apply in person and benefit from help and advice from one of our friendly course advisors. In most cases we will be able to give you an instant decision on your applcation and you will be able to leave the College with an Offer Letter. You do not need an appointment to see a Course Advisor. The College is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) and you are welcome to visit at any time during these hours.
By email, fax or post:
If you are far from London (or overseas) you may prefer to send us your completed Application Form. To do this you will need to download one of the application forms below
NOTE: If you are having difficulty viewing these application forms in your web browser please right click on the links above and select from the download/save options which appear in the pop-up menu. You should then be able to save a copy of the PDF application form to your computer. If using a Mac without right click enabled use ctrl + click. Most modern computers are already able to open PDF files but you may need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If possible you should send copies of your qualifications with your Application Form, but if you are unable to do this, perhaps because you are waiting for examination results, you can still submit the form.
All the instructions are on the Application Form.
The College has an online application process that you are welcome to use by clicking here
With an online application you will receive a Conditional Offer because the online process does not allow you to submit your qualifications, only to tell us what they are, so you need to send your qualifications to us later.
The application procedure is as follows:
The IAD gives the course start date and itemises the costs. The Enrolment Form will be needed to confirm that you accept the offer.
NB. If you require accommodation you should include a deposit of £300 with your tuition fees.
Before we send a CAS we need you to email us a copy of your bank statements. For this you will require:
- A minimum of £9000 (for courses of more than 9 months) in your bank account/parents' bank account for a minimum of 28 days.
- The account can continue to be used in that time, but must never go below this figure.
- The bank statement must be issued within 1 month of the date of application for your visa
With the CAS you will receive comprehensive written instructions on how to fill in the visa application forms. You will also receive a West London College Accommodation Booking Form for use when you have your visa and are ready to travel.