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Not all new students on undergraduate degree programmes begin in Year 1. Each year a large proportion of successful applicants are offered a place in Years 2 or 3 of the 4-year honours degree programmes offered at the GSA.

The following are the most common routes to advanced entry at the GSA:

Foundation Diplomas in Art and Design
The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or Diploma in Art & Design: Foundation Studies (awarded by UAL, BTEC, WJEC, ABC, and others) is one of the most common entry routes to the GSA for UK applicants studying in England, Northern Ireland or Wales. The UAL qualification is also offered in Scotland at Edinburgh College. Many applicants from a Foundation are considered for Year 2 entry although some may be offered Year 1.

To find out more and see examples of efolios by successful applicants go here.

HNC or HND qualifications (usually) at a Scottish college of Further & Higher Education
Due to the way students studying in Scotland are funded, there is a lot of work to support and encourage advanced entry for this route to higher education.

To find out more, go here. If you're studying a BTEC or UAL qualification at a Scottish college, you may also find this section useful.

Level 3 Diplomas in Art and Design at a UK institution outside of Scotland
In some cases, applicants with a BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Art and Design are also considered for advanced entry, although Year 1 may also be offered.

To find out more and see examples of efolios by successful applicants go here.

Other qualifications
Applicants with previous qualifications at SCQF Level 7/EQF Level 4 may also be considered for advanced entry. In most cases these qualifications will be in a relevant subject area. Refer to the pages linked above to find out more and see examples of successful efolios.

The Admissions Process is the same for applicants for advanced entry as for Year 1. Each programme has slightly different criteria and processes, so make sure you fully understand them by reading through the information available on the relevant pages which can be found here.