For a successful university admission, prospective students are required to meet both entry requirements and selection criteria set by the universities. Immigration requirements for Tier 4 student-visa are embedded within selection criteria. Though entry requirements vary from course to course, selection criteria are generic in nature.
Higher education transition refers to the move from one educational context to another (e.g. from school to university or one education system to another). It is mainly a process of becoming a university learner – an independent learner.
On submission of an application (undergraduate or postgraduate) to university, the admissions team conducts an assessment that includes both entry requirements and selection criteria.
Feedback refers to information or instruction relating to the performed task that fills a gap between what is understood and what is aimed to be understood.
UK universities undergraduate entry requirements are based on three areas: academic, English language and non-academic requirements. Details of these three areas of requirements are provided below.
Universities have developed foundation year programmes as a way of supporting students to transition into university and to supplement the ‘attainment gap’.