Tariff calculator - 2017 entry

How to use the calculator

Calculate points to use for courses starting from September 2017 onwards:

  1. Type your qualification into the box and select it from the list that appears
  2. Enter the subject you're studying (this is optional)
  3. Select your grade from the dropdown list - the Tariff points for this qualification will automatically be displayed
  4. Click 'Add' to add another qualification
  5. Click 'Calculate my points total' to view an indicative Tariff points total
  • Make sure you understand how UCAS points work

    We've changed the UCAS Tariff because the old Tariff wasn't designed for lots of different qualifications. The new Tariff is based on a different number scale which allows more qualifications to be added to the UCAS Tariff. The new numbers are much lower than the old Tariff, because of the different way they are calculated. Universities and colleges will take this into account in their entry requirements. 

    UCAS Tariff points are allocated to qualifications generally studied when learners are aged 16-18. The UCAS Tariff points are changing for entry into higher education courses from September 2017, so we've developed this Tariff calculator to show the points for different qualifications.

    Lots of qualifications aren't on the Tariff so don’t worry if you can’t find them on the calculator. This doesn't mean they aren't accepted by universities and colleges. They will accept a wide range of qualifications studied around the world so check the entry requirements in Course Search for the courses you're interested in.

    Remember the new UCAS Tariff points only apply to Level 3 / SCQF Level 6 qualifications, not Level 2 qualifications such as GCSEs.

    The main purpose of the UCAS Tariff is for universities to report data to government bodies. However some universities and colleges use UCAS points in their entry requirements so you may be interested in the points given to different qualifications.

    The UCAS Tariff calculator is an indicative guide only.

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Key facts

  • New UCAS Tariff points apply to courses starting from September 2017.
  • Not all universities and colleges use the Tariff.
  • Some qualifications with Tariff points might not be considered by particular universities and colleges.
  • Some universities or colleges limit the qualifications they accept; e.g., only Tariff points from the best three A levels.
  • The new Tariff is based on a finite scale, so it is not possible to get more than a certain number of points for a single award qualification. In some instances you may see top grades of qualifications getting the same number of points.
  • There are lots of different BTEC qualifications listed. Not all BTEC qualifications include a D* grade. Speak to your teacher or adviser if you are unclear which BTEC you are studying.
  • The AS has been repositioned at 40%, or as close to 40% as possible, of the A level at each grade. AS grade A is aligned to A level grade B, AS grade C aligned to A level grade D and AS grade E is below A level grade E.

This calculator covers qualifications managed by different regulators and government bodies worldwide.

  • It does not discount any qualifications or subjects. Some universities and colleges may exclude qualifications if content is duplicated with other qualifications. They will generally only count the highest level of achievement.
  • Not all qualifications attract UCAS Tariff points. Only one third of Level 3 qualifications are on the Tariff and very few international qualifications are included. Universities and colleges accept a range of qualifications, including those not on the Tariff.
  • New UCAS Tariff points only apply to Level 3 / SCQF Level 6 qualifications, not Level 2 qualifications such as GCSEs. 
  • Qualifications may change over time. We aim to update the Tariff calculator annually to reflect these changes and add new qualifications. 

It’s really important to check the entry requirements for the course(s) you're interested in. If you have any questions, talk to the university or college you’re applying to, or your teacher/adviser.