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College to GSA: Advice for Applicants
Admission to GSA is very competitive whether you're applying for Year 1 or advanced entry (Year 2 or Year 3). We typically receive over 4000 applications through UCAS each year and accept fewer than 400 students across all undergraduate courses. (UCAS Data available here

For advice on applying to Year 1 see the Widening Participation and general admissions pages.

To view a PDF of the Direct-Entry to GSA from College talk from the 2016 Open Day, click here.

Advice to Applicants with College Qualifications
Click on the links below to learn more. These pages focus on applications to Year 2 and Year 3.

Admissions Process & Expectations
As with most art schools, the Admissions Process at GSA includes several stages and begins with your UCAS application.

What level should I apply to?
Do I have to start over from first year? Will I receive credit for my time at college? Will my application be rejected if I apply for Year 3?

Portfolio Examples from Successful Applicants
Images taken from successful e-folios and portfolios. All applicants were ultimately offered places in Year 2 or 3.