University of York Admissions Changes - 26 November 2020

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University of York Admissions Changes

26 November 2020

The University of York has recently made changes to their admissions requirements and process, outlined below.

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Changes to US undergraduate entry requirements: 

York will no longer use the ACT or SAT-R when reviewing US high school applicants or other applicants studying in a US system. They recognise how difficult it has been to take these tests due to the pandemic, and instead will look for either 3 APs or 3 SAT subject tests or a combination of these. Additionally, one of the above APs or SAT subject tests can be replaced with an honours class or a college-level class at B+ or higher. For example, 2 APs and an honours class is acceptable. 

Guidance here

Changes to PGT reference requirements: 

York will no longer need a reference for PGT applicants as a default. Most students will be able to receive an offer without providing a reference and won't need a reference to go unconditional. However, they still request the referee information in case they do need a reference (For example, if a student has had a long gap from education or is switching fields). 

Changes to the admissions process for Law LLB and LLBS:

These programmes no longer have a skype interview. Instead, before receiving an offer applicants will be asked to complete a short self-assessment to make sure they are comfortable with the problem based learning (PBL) teaching style on both programmes. 

Details here

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