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Admission Process

If you are thinking about gaining admission to South London Academy you will need to make an application to study your intended programme. This document outlines in detail the application process and the steps involved for you to be admitted for study at the Academy. We have a dedicated admissions team who are on hand to provide advice and guidance if you are unsure about any aspect of the admissions process.


Step 1: Submit an application form

Once you have decided on the programme you would like to study, you should first check that you meet all of the entry criteria (these can be found by visiting the webpage for your programme); your application will be assessed against these criteria when making a decision on your application. You should then complete the application form and submit it to the academy by one of the following methods:

1. On-line
Click on the ‘Admissions tab’ on the website homepage and then click on ‘Apply Now’ – this is usually the quickest way for us to receive your application and we advise all prospective students to complete the form on-line.

2. In person
If you are already in the UK, you can come directly to the Academy to speak to one of our Admissions team and fill in an application form.

3. By Post
Click on the ‘Admissions tab’ on the website homepage. Then either click on ‘Apply Now’ followed by the application form link, or click on the ‘Application Form Download’. After downloading and completing the application form you must post it to:


Admissions Department

South London Academy
2nd Floor, 115-123 Powis Street
10 Woolwich New Road
London, SE18 6JE
United Kingdom


Before you apply, please make sure you read and follow the instructions carefully and that you complete all the relevant sections. There are no official closing dates but check the relevant programme page for the different entry points during the academic year. Students are enrolled on a rolling basis; you can seek enrolment at any time but we recommend that you submit your application form well in advance of the intake you wish to join so there is time to process your application. South London Academy does not charge an application fee but please read the academy terms and conditions for information on refunds.


Step 2: Receive an offer 

Once your application has been received by the admissions team, it will be assessed by one of our Admissions Officers. When reviewing your application we will check that you meet the programme entry criteria and English Language ability – these are the criteria listed on the online programme page. We aim to provide a decision on your application within two working days from the date of receipt, provided the application form is complete. However, there may be certain circumstances in which we are unable to provide a response within this time period. If this is the case, we will keep you updated as to why there has been a delay in responding to your application, and when you are likely to be informed of the outcome. If your application is successful the college will issue you with a conditional offer letter (by e-mail). If your application is unsuccessful the college will send you an e-mail along with an explanation of the outcome.


Step 3: Accept the offer

Before accepting your offer, please make sure you read the conditional offer letter carefully and that you can meet all of the conditions outlined. In particular, the conditional offer letter will contain important information about the programme fee and when fees must be paid. You need to respond back to us (preferably by e-mail) letting us know that you would like to accept the offer along with any documents requested in the conditional offer letter.


Step 4: Enrol at the College

You will be required to pay a minimum deposit towards your programme fee before the academy can enrol you for the course. The required amount can be found in the programme fee document and will be clearly stated in your conditional offer letter. Accepted methods of payment include a bank transfer or cash or cheque payment at the academy. Once we have received all the necessary documents and the payment has cleared we will enrol you at the academy - please visit the ‘How to find us’ section under the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the website homepage. Please visit our Admissions department to enrol and complete your registration process.


You will need to bring with you the following documents:

1. Your passport/ ID and proof of address
2. Your original educational certificates (as per your application form)
3. Your contact details – address where you are staying in the UK, contact phone number and email address.

At the time of enrolment you are also required to sign an instalment plan – this is an agreement between you and the Academy outlining how you will pay the remainder of your programme fee.


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