University of Wolverhampton Admissions Unit

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University of Wolverhampton Admissions Unit

University of Wolverhampton Admissions Unit



Offering an excellent level of customer services, Admissions are often the first contact applicants have with the University.   Alongside general responsibilities including: evaluating, processing and making decision on applications; liaising with applicants, academic staff, UCAS and other admissions services, Admissions ensures integrity and quality is maintained in all aspects their responsibilities.

Admissions – What do we do?

Admissions are responsible for processing your application once it has been submitted to the University and will guide you through the process from point of application to enrolment.

We are also often the first point of contact applicants have with the University before they apply offering excellent levels of customer service and advice regarding the application process, including both Full Time Undergraduate UCAS applications and direct applications for part-time and postgraduate study.

We have extensive experience dealing with a broad range of qualifications to ensure applicants meet the published entry requirements for their chosen courses. We can offer beneficial advice before you apply to ensure your qualifications meet our requirements.

Once you have applied admissions will shortlist your application against the set entry criteria for the course you have applied for and if successful make you an offer. Some courses require additional pre-requisite requirements such as tests, interviews, auditions and portfolio reviews. Admissions will contact you regarding these if relevant to your application.

Admissions will clearly state in your offer what is required in order to meet your offer conditions, it is then up to you to provide admissions with the required documents in order to secure your Unconditional offer at the University of Wolverhampton.


1. Find the right course for you

The University has many courses for you to choose from. Once you have an idea of the subject area you wish to study, you can then start to look at the various courses that might interest you.

Choosing the right course for you is an important and you may want to consider the following points:

  1. Does the course content interest you?
  2. What career opportunities would be open to you?
  3. Do you have the right qualifications/skills for the course? (see the course entry requirements)
  4. Which campus will the course be taught on? Wolverhampton? Walsall?
  5. Will you have to take any tests?

You may find it useful to seek advice from other people. Talk to your friends or family to get their opinion about your choices, or speak to a teacher or a careers advisor for professional advice.

Still unsure?

Come along to one of our open days and talk to course tutors to get an insight of what you can expect from the course.

2. Check the entry requirements

There are various ways you can show us that you have the right experience and background to take on a Higher Education course.

To be eligible to apply for a place at the University, you will need to meet the general requirements and any additional requirements that some courses ask for, such as interviews or tests.

Apart from academic achievements, we look at a wide range of experience and qualifications when we consider your application.  We also take into account your personal/work experience and achievements, references, and any interviews or assessments.

The UCAS tariff

Most undergraduate courses ask for a certain number of UCAS tariff points. These points are worked out according to grades achieved at particular qualifications; A-levels and BTECs are worth a certain number of points.

Find out more in the UCAS tariff explained, or visit the UCAS website for further information.

Qualifications we consider

  • GCSEs or equivalent such as Key Skills
  • GCE AS/A Levels
  • Access to Higher Education qualifications
  • BTEC qualifications

We also cover a wide range of other qualifications. Contact the Gateway if you want to discuss your experience.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)

The high work-based content of an NVQ means that they are not normally considered for entry onto a degree course on their own.