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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying to Richmon upon Thames College. To make an application to the college, please click the link below:

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What happens next?

After you've submitted your online application you will be invited to attend an interview at the College. Don't worry – we call it an interview but it's more of a chat to go through your application and make sure that the course(s) you have chosen are right for you. We will email you (and text you) to confirm the date and time of your interview (usually within two weeks of receiving your application, possibly longer during busy times). If this date and time isn't suitable, then just let us know and we'll change it (details on how to do this will be in the email and text). We'll also send you a reminder text a couple of days before your interview and another one on the morning of your interview – we don't want you to forget!

When you arrive, report at reception and a member of our interview team will come and greet you. We've had lots of really positive feedback about how friendly and knowledgable the team are – we hope you agree. You will be able to chat with the interviewer for about 30 minutes (longer if needed) to make sure you receive the best advice on your course choices and future pathways.

At the end of your interview, you'll be given the following:

  • An offer letter confirming your course
  • A welcome pack which contains lots more information about the college as well as what to expect when you get here

Remember, we are here to help you at all stages of your student journey!

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Closing date

We do not have a closing date for applications but we advise that you apply as early as possible during the academic year - usually all interviews/offers would be completed be the end of June.

The offer

If we offer you a provisional place during your interview it means that provided you meet our entry criteria, you will be able to start your course in September.


It is essential that you attend a final enrolment session prior to starting your course – details will be sent to you in early August, providing you with the date and time of your enrolment interview. 

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