Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Enrolment and Admissions

What happens once I confirm my offer with UCAS? 

If it's an unconditional offer - the place is yours! So we will be expecting to see you in September.  If it's conditional - the place is yours if you meet the entry requirements stipulated in the offer. Just in case you don't meet the entry requirements, you can pick a second offer as a backup – your insurance acceptance.   If you are just below the required grades, you may still be able to gain a place on your first choice programme, so please contact us if that is the case.  

How do I let the College know my grades?

We get sent most grades from UCAS, however, if you wish to check that we have them, or send them to us anyway; you can do this by emailing us.

When will the college let me know about enrolment?

We will write to you in August with details of your enrolment with NKC, and also your registration to the University of Greenwich if you are on a Foundation Degree or a BA Honours.  

Can I apply via UCAS Clearing?

Yes - visit UCAS Clearing from when it opens in June and apply for any of our courses. After A Level results, this is the best way to apply also, but we can answer any questions on 01322 629580 also.

Why do I have to register with the University of Greenwich if I am studying at NKC?

 (Foundation Degree and BA Honours programmes only)

If you are on the Foundation Degree of BA programme, you will need to enrol with the College and register with the University (this does not apply to HNDs or HNCs). Although you may be studying at the College, you are primarily studying for a University of Greenwich award and are therefore classed as a University of Greenwich student.    As your programme is quality assured by the University, you are required to register through the University of Greenwich web portal.   Registering with the University confirms your student status and allows access to many facilities and resources. These include the library, computer suites and student union.  On completion of registration, you will be given a student resource card, which ensures access to the University. 

What is the University web portal? (Foundation Degree and BA Honours programmes only)

The University of Greenwich portal is a web portal, which provides a single point of access to a range of online information and services provided by the University. Here students and staff can see their course material, read emails, access personal calendars, see their grades, participate in university groups, and much more.  You will need a username and password to access the university portal.

When will I receive my portal user name and password? (Foundation degree and BA honours only)

The University of Greenwich will email this information to you over the summer.

I am on a Higher National Certificate/Diploma programme - do I need to register with the University of Greenwich?   

No, this is only relevant for students studying a Foundation Degree or BA Honours. All other HNC/D programmes are with Edexcel as opposed to the University of Greenwich. 

What do I need to bring in when I enrol with NKC? 

  • Proof of identity - a valid passport, EU identity card or British birth certificate 
  • Original education qualifications/certificates  
  • Student Finance confirmation

I have applied for my student loan, but it has not come through?  

Don’t worry! Bring in any paperwork you have received from the Student Loan Company to enrolment.  Please note; you may not be able to fully register without financial confirmation of your loan.  

When will I meet the other students in my group? 

When you come in to enrol at NKC in September. 

My grades are not what I expected? 

Don’t worry, let us know and maybe we can still help you by offering an alternative programme. If you just miss out, we may be able to accept you anyway, just email us at

I think I might have a learning difficulty that might affect my study?  

DSAs are grants to help students with the extra course cost they might face as a result of a disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty like dyslexia.  

If you wish to apply for DSA, please follow the steps below:

  • Complete a DSA application form
  • If you are eligible for DSA you will need to arrange needs assessment for find out exactly what support/equipment you will need.  Your nearest approved centre can be found at here.
  • If you are successful in your application for DSA, you will be given instructions for ordering equipment or arranging support.  This will be as a result of the needs assessment. 
  • Order your computer software and arrange support at the college by emailing us the support notification.
  • Start your course with your DSA support in place.

I already have a recent needs assessment form?

Make sure you submit your DSA application as early as possible, as we cannot put any arrangements in place for you without documentary evidence of your specific learning difficulty. 

Who can I contact?

Admissions:  Sharon Juty 01322 629580

Foundation Degree and BA Honours students only -  who need support with their portal web registration, can contact the University of Greenwich:

Registrations helpline:  0208 331 8271
Registration Email: 
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

I am not a UK resident; can I study at North Kent College?

The college does not possess a UK Border Agency Tier 4 licence, and therefore we are unable to accept applications from overseas students.