Anyone who wishes to go to university or college for a full-time course at degree or HND level will need to fill in a UCAS application form. It is vital that potential applicants present themselves to their best advantage as it is now a very competitive process. A new development for the 1996 entry of the fact that applicants have a maximum of six rather than eight choices of course. While some of the information applicants are asked to provide is purely factual, there are parts of the form in which they can influence the selectors. For example, guidance is given on the "Personal Statement" section ten of the form, advising the reader on how to portray himself or herself in the most positive and effective style. This book outlines the dos and don'ts and provides clear and concise advice, ultimately aiming to give candidates a headstart in the application process.