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    I'm currently doing a foundation degree course at a college and I'm planning on going on a top up course at a university.
    My course lecturers said that in order to do a top up I must get a merit in all core units.
    However, when I checked some university sites, they only mention a foundation degree. Nothing about merits or anything just a foundation degree.

    I'm really lost and worried here. Can anybody help me?
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    Different universities have different entry requirements. Your lecturer is wrong to say they all require merits, they don't. If you can't find specific information re what grades you need on university websites, email the admissions officer and ask.
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    Thank you I will email the universities and find out
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    (Original post by Biscuit754)
    I'm currently doing a foundation degree course at a college and I'm planning on going on a top up course at a university.
    My course lecturers said that in order to do a top up I must get a merit in all core units.
    However, when I checked some university sites, they only mention a foundation degree. Nothing about merits or anything just a foundation degree.

    I'm really lost and worried here. Can anybody help me?

    Hi,

    No this is too much of a generalisation. Just apply to where you want to go and take it from there. Most unis will take everything into consideration. I have received an offer from a very good uni and dont meet the traditional criteria. Good luck and dont listen to anyone else - just go for it!
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    (Original post by Biscuit754)
    I'm currently doing a foundation degree course at a college and I'm planning on going on a top up course at a university.
    My course lecturers said that in order to do a top up I must get a merit in all core units.
    However, when I checked some university sites, they only mention a foundation degree. Nothing about merits or anything just a foundation degree.

    I'm really lost and worried here. Can anybody help me?
    Hi. I am from Arden University and at our uni,

    To be eligible for a Top Up course you should have:
    • a relevant HND or equivalent, provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme.

    For students whose prior learning was not taught in English
    • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

    Arden Uni has both distance learning and in-classroom top-up degrees.
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    (Original post by Biscuit754)
    I'm currently doing a foundation degree course at a college and I'm planning on going on a top up course at a university.
    My course lecturers said that in order to do a top up I must get a merit in all core units.
    However, when I checked some university sites, they only mention a foundation degree. Nothing about merits or anything just a foundation degree.

    I'm really lost and worried here. Can anybody help me?


    Hi there!


    At the University of London International Programmes, we do not offer top-up courses, however a Foundation degree should meet our General Entrance requirements for a Bachelors degree.

    You may then be able to apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) once you have submitted a formal application and your eligibility is confirmed. This is a process where you may receive credit for some of our modules based on previously passed courses that equate in length and breadth to what we offer and all decisions are made by the specialist academics involved with each programme.


    Please do contact us with details of your current qualifications (including scanned copies of your transcripts from your foundation degree if possible) so that we may further assess the possibility of applying for APL.
    You can get in touch using the information here: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/contact-us


    We look forward to hearing from you!
 
 
 
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