What are UCAS points?

How can we help? Please type your question below, or view all top rated FAQs.

If you want to progress with your studies when you have completed your further education course the UCAS Tariff points system is a means of allocating points to post-16 qualifications used for entry to higher education.

Remember, not all qualifications attract UCAS points for various reasons. The university or college you’re interested in may accept your qualifications as an appropriate entry route even if they don’t attract UCAS points.

Not all universities and colleges use the UCAS Tariff system although the majority do. Some prefer to express their entry requirements and make offers in terms of qualifications and grades rather than in UCAS points. Around one third of course entry requirements make reference to the Tariff.

For more information regarding UCAS points and the Tariff system please see the UCAS website

Alternatively you can ask our career advisers by emailing: careers@southessex.ac.uk or by telephoning: 0845 52 12345

See also...

Where can I get more advice about university and applying to UCAS?