Adjusted Entry Requirements: Information for Pupils, Parents and Guardians

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We may make adjusted offers of entry to pupils who successfully complete one of our accredited University of Glasgow pre-entry programmes, which run in school and/or on the University campus:

Applicants who are GUARANTEED an adjusted offer are those who meet the adjusted entry requirements in S5 or S6 and:

For clarification of any terminology please consult our glossary of terms.


Q: What do I need to apply for the degree programme I want to study?

A: You’ll need academic qualifications, a personal statement and a reference – we call these our Entry Requirements. For some specific degrees you may also need to:

  • Come to an interview or audition
  • Sit an admissions test
  • Provide evidence of relevant work or voluntary experience

You must also complete these by the UCAS deadline.

Q: What SQA Higher and Advanced Higher results do I need?

A: The qualifications and grades you need vary by degree programme and can be found on the specific degree programme pages. If you meet any of the criteria stated above you may be eligible for an adjusted offer of entry.

We accept Higher and Advanced Highers in all SQA subjects and count a Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject as two separate qualifications, e.g Advanced Higher History at Grade B and Higher History at Grade A will be regarded as two A Grades at Higher. Please note however, that you must have a minimum of four different subjects included within your Higher/Advanced Higher qualifications.

Q: Do you accept HNCs and HNDs?

A: Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) may allow you to enter either Year 1 or Year 2 of a degree at Glasgow, depending upon the HNC/HND programme and degree programme. For more information please see our page for College applicants.

Q: How soon will I receive a decision?

A: We respond to all applications as soon as possible. For UK/EU students we will normally respond no later than 31 March.

Q: Is deferred entry possible?

A: Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine are unable to consider deferred entry. In other cases, it may be possible but is not granted automatically. Please contact our Admissions Team for more information.