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    as you would have earned tge qualification fair and square... or can they literally say they dont accept them? I'm hoping to do a HND in computing and finish the top up at a brick uni.

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    University admission committees can do pretty much anything they want.

    Even if you have a degree from Cambridge they can still reject you without any reason ("we are sorry there are more qualified applicants").

    Would they accept it officially? Probably. Would they treat it as seriously as qualifications from somewhere else? That's anyone's guess.
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    (Original post by Waka Flocka)
    as you would have earned tge qualification fair and square... or can they literally say they dont accept them? I'm hoping to do a HND in computing and finish the top up at a brick uni.
    Wether they generally accept them or not is not relevant

    Officially universities usually accept most recognised qualifications - but they do not have to offer places to people - people with "standard" qualifications that meet the entry requirements are often rejected
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    (Original post by Waka Flocka)
    as you would have earned tge qualification fair and square... or can they literally say they dont accept them? I'm hoping to do a HND in computing and finish the top up at a brick uni.

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    Best way to find out is to email the universities you are interested in and ask, they should get back to you within a few days. Problem sorted. No one here is an admission officer or course leaser at a university so they cannot conclusively tell you, plus all universities are different so they can't tell you what they'd all accept.
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    You have to be quite careful with this. Ill use my situation as an example as I dont know all your details (where your looking to top the HND up, who the distance learning is with, funding etc).

    So I'm doing 120 credits (first year of a degree / HNC) of a comp sci degree through the open uni, I'm coming to the end of the first 60 credit module and am looking at applying to Royal Holloway to do comp sci (information security).

    The 120 credits is made up of two computing modules and a maths module, and are pretty much self funded, ie I have not used student finance.

    I e-mailed Royal holloway's admissions tutor for comp sci, explained all my circumstances above, and he said as long as i achieve over 60% I'd more than likely be given a place.

    However, this would be a place starting at the first year, even with 120 credits already done, a lot of unis will only offer a place in the second or third year if your previous studies match their own, and distance learning providers courses often don't until after the first 120 credits.

    This is especially prevalent if your going through the OU as I am, there would be very few unis allowing into the second year unless you can prove you have sufficient programming experience, either through work or some other means.

    Another point is funding, you need to check with student finance that you are entitled to x amount of years funding, for me its a dodgy one, because I will obtain what is technically a "qualification", and even though it was self funded, I think I'm only entitled to another three years - which is fine unless i decide i want to do a masters.

    If you could give me some more info I'd be happy to give a more specific response.
    (sorry for the wall of text)!
 
 
 
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