UCAS Tariff 2022

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In 2017 UCAS made some big changes to its Tariff system in response to a review in 2012 and feedback made by schools, colleges, and universities.

The key points of the changes are as follows:

  • The Tariff is based on a different methodology to the current Tariff. The numbers will look very different as they’re based on a lower number scale.
  • The main aim is to ensure consistency and as little disruption to students as possible.
  • All of the qualifications that currently earn UCAS Tariff points will continue under the new system.
  • The AS level is now 40% of the overall A level after feedback from the qualification regulators.

But what does that mean for you?

What is the UCAS Tariff?

In case you’re not sure, the UCAS “Tariff” is: “the UCAS Tariff is the system for allocating points to the different qualifications you can use to get into undergraduate higher education. Not all qualifications will be included on the Tariff. It is for use in admissions only and is not transferable to the job market."

Will the new Tariff change entry requirements for universities?

No. Although the number of points you’ll get may seem a lot lower the new system means you’ll still need to achieve the same grades to meet the entry requirements of the universities you’ve applied to.

Do all universities use the Tariff system?

Again, no, all UK universities set their own entry requirements and aren’t obliged to use the UCAS Tariff system during the application process.

Where can I get more information about the new Tariff system?

You can get further information about the new Tariff system on the UCAS website in the dedicated UCAS Tariff page.

There you’ll be able to get your questions answered, download the new Tariff tables, and work out the number of points you’ll earn from your qualifications using the Tariff Calculator.