These notes provide a short guide to help you complete your online application.
Valuable information about email addresses
If you do not already have an email address, you will need to create one before you apply online.
You will not be able to apply online using a school email address i.e., those ending with @c2kni.net.
Parents, school staff or other professionals who wish to help students use the online admissions portal must not register to create an application on behalf of students. They must ensure the student has an email address and registers personally.
A unique email address must be provided for each applicant
Stage 1 – Search for course on the website, add to list and checkout
Explore our college website to search for the course you wish to apply for.
Add course to list and when you are happy with your selection, proceed to apply for course(s).
Upon clicking 'Apply Now' you will be redirected to the admissions portal.
*You can apply for up to three courses.
Stage 2 – Log In to the admissions portal
Before submitting your application online, you must create a user account on our admissions portal.
Click ‘Create Account’ to set up your account.
If you have already registered, enter your username and password to log in.
If you have forgotten your username, check your account creation email which contains your username.
If you have forgotten your password, click on the ‘Forgot your password?’ link and follow the instructions which will be sent to your email.
Stage 3 – Complete and submit your application
Complete the online application form by entering your personal details.
Review the information you have entered and edit if necessary before submitting your application.
On completion, you will be asked to assign a choice or course preference to each of the courses you are applying for, as well as how you heard about the course.
If interview dates have been arranged and setup you will be asked to select an interview slot.
Note: The standard entry requirement for many courses may be waived if alternative qualifications or experience can be offered.
Higher Education Courses
Most Higher Education courses such as a HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA/BSc), can be applied for directly to the college via the process mentioned previously. However, some courses require you to apply via UCAS or directly to Stranmillis. This will be mentioned in the course information.
If you are applying for most Higher Education courses, or are looking to study part-time, please use our online application system to apply – simply follow the steps in ‘Applying for courses at SWC.’
Apply via UCAS
If you are applying for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies or Queens University Belfast Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Energy, Environment and Sustainability, you should apply online through UCAS using the button on the course page. To apply through UCAS for 2022 entry, you will be required to pay £13 for one choice and £24 for more than one choice.
Apply via Stranmillis
Applications for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies from Stranmillis University College; validated by Queen’s University Belfast must be made to Stranmillis directly before 31st March on year of entry.