3. Admissions entry criteria
The admission of any student will be
determined by an assessment of the potential of the student to
contribute to and benefit from their proposed course of study and
by academic, personal, professional and other relevant
criteria. Actual and/or predicted performance in public
examinations is a key indicator of academic potential for degree
3.1. Processing of applications
3.1.1 The University
aspires to process applications as effectively and promptly as
possible. Guidance on the procedures for the processing of
applications is set out in the Admissions Procedures document.
3.1.2 The University
ensures that the appropriate briefing and training is given to all
involved in the admissions process.
3.2. Minimum Entry Qualifications
3.2.1 The University requires
all students entering the University for an Undergraduate Programme
to meet its minimum entry requirements.
3.2.2 Unless otherwise
stated, the minimum entry requirement is as follows
3.2.3. Two passes at A
level(where each A level is a 4 or 6 unit award) / pass in a 12
unit AVCE or a combination of the two qualifications, plus three
other subjects at GCSE Grade C or above, including English
A BTEC (QCF) at Diploma or Extended Diploma,
plus three other subjects at GCSE Grade C or above, including
English Language Or SCQF Level 6 National Certificate, plus three
passes at Standard level including English language
Three Scottish Highers level passes at Grade
Four Irish Higher level passes at Grade C
including English Language.
3.2.4 Although entry
requirements are quoted as UCAS tariff points in the University
prospectus and in UCAS Entry Profiles, conditional offers will be
made in the context of the qualification being studied and offered
for assessment for entry.
entry criteria have been approved for applicants who have been
out of education for a minimum of 2 years and who do not meet the
normal minimum entry requirement conventionally
3.2.6 The University
recognises a wide range of qualifications for admissions purposes.
As far as possible, details of approved qualifications are included
in the University’s online prospectus but the Admissions office is
also able to advise on the acceptability of particular
qualifications. An offer to an applicant without a recognised
qualification requires the approval of the Admissions Manager.
3.2.7 Individual programmes
of study may specify entry requirements in addition to this minimum
requirement and include subject specific elements. These are
established in accordance with any individual programme
programmes reserve the right to judge the relevance and
acceptability of any qualification or individual subject when
considering an application.
3.2.9 Typical entry
grades and subject requirements are notified annually in the
prospectus, on the web (http://w3.yorksj.ac.uk/) and in
current course literature.
3.2.10 There is no University
wide policy of discounting achievement in any specific A level or
GCSE (or equivalent) subject and the University does not therefore
maintain a list of approved and non-approved subjects.
Individual programmes may wish to discount achievement in a
specific subject such as General Studies this would be
declared on the relevant section of their webpage.
3.2.11 Entry offers
are normally made on a tariff point basis and will take
account of NQF Level 3 qualifications and key skills
level 3 qualifications within the English and Welsh post 16
curriculum unless otherwise stated. Separate credit will not be
given for AS awards converted to A levels or where A levels
have been taken and failed. The tariff offer cannot be met by AS
3.2.12 Other qualifications contained within
the UCAS Tariff may be included or excluded on a subject by subject
assessment and student support will normally take place in English,
unless otherwise stated. The University must therefore be confident
that the applicant has proficiency in the English language
necessary to succeed in their chosen programme. Therefore
applicants may be required to take an English language test as part
of the condition of an offer or to successfully complete a course
of English language study at the University before beginning their
3.2.14 All applicants
will be required to present original certification of their
qualifications upon request.
3.2.15 An applicant may
be asked to attend an interview or an
3.2.16 All students who
are not interviewed but who receive an offer of a place will be
offered the opportunity to visit the University in the context of a
visit day or campus tour.
3.2.17 The University
reserves the right to request further information in relation to an
application either directly from an applicant or from a former
place of education.
3.2.18 All applications
will be considered with due regard to currently implemented
University policies and external legislative frameworks as
3.2.19 All applicants will be expected to
meet the required level of competency to enter onto their chosen
programme at York St John University; this will be evidenced
through meeting the relevant entry criteria as indicated for each
programme. This includes academic and non-academic elements, as
well as interviews, auditions and other forms of entry assessment
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