More students renew on time
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More students renew on time

Student registration WEBThe proportion of students renewing their GOC registration on time this year increased dramatically, thanks to the MyGOC online retention system.

In total, 87 per cent of students had applied by the 15 July deadline, up from just 78 per cent the previous year.

This mirrors the retention results for fully-qualified registrants, which also saw a significant jump in the numbers meeting the deadline.

Philip Hallam, GOC head of registration, put the improvement down to the new online retention system: “The new system makes applying for retention quick and easy and has helped a lot more students meet this important deadline.”

The number of students missing the deadline was 542, compared with 951 last year. These students must now apply by 31 August, incurring an extra £10 late application charge on top of the £20 fee. If they don’t, they face being removed from the registers in September and will then be unable to continue their studies until they have restored their registration, at a cost of £40.

Are you a student who still needs to apply for retention? You can log in and complete your renewal online.

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