Coming from school
It can be difficult to know what you want to do when you leave school. University is an option that is open to everyone no matter who you are or where you come from.
We're here to help you figure out what you want to do and the best way for you to get there.
Am I a widening access student?
If you’re at high school and one of the statements listed below applies to you then yes, you are a widening access student. Find out more:
- If you are from a priority postcode area – use our postcode checker to find out
- You are involved in the Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP) – Aspire North, Focus West, LEAPS, Lift Off
- You are a care experienced student
- You are a young or adult carer
- You are an estranged student
Widening access students may also be eligible for an adjusted offer.
Widening access students may qualify for an adjusted offer based on the minimum entry requirements for a course. So if you are studying Highers, the grades you need for the course could be up to two grades lower than the typical Highers grades listed on our course pages. See our admissions policy for more detail.
Here’s an example of how it works:
For SQA Higher Qualification, the minimum entry requirement is adjusted by up to two grades
|SQA Higher Typical Entry Requirement||SQA Higher Minimum Entry Requirement|