The UCAS tariff is the conversion of Further Education (F.E.) qualifications such as AS and A-levels, BTECs, Diplomas etc into a single points system that universities can use to evaluate applications and make conditional offers.
WHAT IS THE UCAS TARIFF?
Each qualification and grade is worth a number of points. All grades and qualifications are added together to give a total tariff point score.
The UCAS Tariff is undergoing some changes. This page will be updated to reflect these when they are confirmed, but in the meantime the UCAS website has all the current information.
DO ALL UNIVERSITIES USE TARIFF POINTS TO MAKE OFFERS?
No. Some universities use grade offers for entry (for example, ABB, or BCC) and some courses require qualifications in particular subjects. For example, a mathematics degree may require applicants to have a B grade at A-level mathematics.
You can find more information about tariff point scores on the UCAS website.