UCAS Tariff Points

Allocation of UCAS Tariff Points to the Irish Leaving Certificate

UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) is the central applications body for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges. Its website contains all the information you need to apply to college including: how to apply, fees and information about the colleges. Applications must be made online through the UCAS website. You can apply through your school or as an individual.

New UCAS Tariff points for full-time courses starting in September 2017

UCAS Tariff points are used by some universities and colleges to set their entry requirements and to make offers. Currently, one third of courses in the UCAS search tool have a Tariff entry requirement.

Instead of asking for grades, a university might express the offer as a number of points. 

For courses starting from September 2017, a new Tariff will be in place. The new Tariff provides a fair and more transparent process of allocating Tariff points across a wider range of qualifications.

ILC Higher Grade CAO Points UCAS Tariff Points ILC Ordinary Grade CAO Points UCAS Tariff Points
H1 (90 - 100) 100 36      
H2 (80 < 90)  88 30      
H3 (70 < 80)  77 24      
H4 (60 < 70)  66 18      
H5 (50 < 60)  56 12 O1 (90 - 100)  56  12
H6 (40 < 50)  46  9 O2 (80 < 90)  46  10
H7 (30 < 40)  37  0 O3 (70 < 80)  37   8
H8 (0 < 30)   0  0 O4 (60 < 70)  28   6
      O5 (50 < 60)  20   0
      O6 (40 < 50)   12   0
      O7 (30 < 40)   0   0
       O8 (0 < 30)  0  0

These tariff points will be used for applications submitted for the 2017 admissions cycle onwards (i.e. for students making applications from September 2016 for full-time courses starting in September 2017)



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