About the entry requirements filter

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1. The courses listed in your search results may show entry requirements in different ways – some using UCAS Tariff points, others listing qualifications and grades.  

If the course entry requirements don’t list your qualifications, don’t worry. Get in touch with the university or college to find out if they will consider your qualifications – most will accept alternative equivalents. It is important to remember that universities and colleges take more than entry requirements and grades into consideration when deciding to offer a place – they consider things such as your personal statement, relevant experience, interview performance, motivation, your passion for the subject, and your commitment to study.

2. For more relevant results, you should only use your top qualifications, e.g. three A levels or five SQA highers. Not all combinations of qualifications will be listed, so if you are not getting any results that match your combination, get in touch with the university or college to find out more

International qualifications – the entry requirements filter does not currently cover all EU and international qualifications.

International Baccalaureate some providers choose to show entry requirements as an overall score in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, rather than grades from individual certificates. Please check the entry requirements carefully. If you are studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma, you may wish to enter the Tariff points for your Higher Level subjects only, to refine your search.

If your qualifications are not in the UCAS Tariff points calculator, please let us know by using the feedback button. We’ll be developing the entry requirements filter, to make it more useful for EU and international students.

You can also get a statement about how your qualifications compare to UK equivalents from UK NARIC (the UK’s National Recognition Information Centre).

3. How the entry requirements filter works – the filter selects courses based on the entry requirements in the course listings, which UCAS uses to allocate a points total. The filter then returns courses with entry requirements which match your points total. There may be additional courses outside of the range you’ve selected, which could be higher or lower than your predicted grades. To see a full range of courses, adjust your points total.

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