About Fast Track Admissions
Fast Track Admissions is a service that the university offers to students who are currently studying at our Partner Colleges so that they can progress onto their next programme without the need to complete an application form.
Some programmes have a 'natural progression' from the programme currently being studied into another programme taught at this university. In some cases there may be a number of different programmes that may be progressed on to, for example students currently studying FdA Venues, Events and Hospitality Management at Greenwich Community College may progress onto year 3 of either BA Hons Events Management or BA Hons Business Management or BA Hons Tourism Management taught by the Faculty of Business at the university.
Where there is a natural progression in study we offer a 'Fast Track' service which will give eligible students an offer of a university place in September 2014 without having to complete an application form.
The links at the bottom of the page will take you to a list of the programmes that eligible students may progress on to.
Eligible students will be sent a letter inviting them to use this service so please remember that only students who are currently studying on a Foundation Degree, HNC or HND at a university campus or Partner College, where the progression route is shown on the list may use the Fast Track Admissions service.
How to tell us that you want to use Fast Track
If you wish to accept an offer to progress using the Fast Track route, please use the link at the bottom of the page to identify the degree programme(s) that you are eligible to progress on to.
Please remember that you can only use Fast Track if you are progressing through a route shown on the list.
To tell us that you wish to use Fast Track you must e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You must tell us:
- your Fast Track Reference number
- the Title and 'P' number of the programme, the mode (Full Time or Part Time)
The deadline for applying through Fast Track is Friday 28 March 2014.
If you do not wish to use Fast Track please notify us by sending an e-mail to the above address (quoting your Fast Track Reference number). This will ensure that you do not receive further communication on this subject.
Advice about programmes available at this university
For advice about the programmes that you are eligible to progress on to, university open days, and other programmes available at this university, please look on the university's website or phone the Enquiry Unit on 020 8331 9000.
Advice about fees
You will be aware that from 1 September 2012 students commencing programmes of study may be charged a higher rate of fee.
Students that began their current programme of study before the 1 September 2012 who are progressing to an honours degree programme at level 5 or 6, often referred to as ‘Top-up’ or ‘End-on’, may not be effected by this increase but continue to be treated as an ‘Old’ Regime student and continue to receive the same student support package they received on the previous programme.
If you are currently studying on a HNC/D or a foundation degree which you started before 1 September 2012 and will be registering on a degree with honours in the same mode of study, immediately after successful completion of the previous programme you will be treated as ‘End-on’. It is important to note that the mode of study must remain the same and so if you are currently studying full-time on a HNC/D or foundation degree, you must study full-time on the honours degree programme and similarly if you are part-time on the HNC/D or foundation degree, you must study part-time on the honours degree programme. If you change your mode of study or choose to take a year out or defer your entry for any reason, you will be treated as ‘new’ and will therefore be charged the increased fee and receive the new student support package.
Students who commenced their HNC/D or foundation degree on or after the 1 September 2012 will be treated as a ‘New’ regime student for student support and fees regardless of whether the mode of study changes. You will however be charged the appropriate rate of fee for your year of Entry.
Further information can be found on our End-on course information
Equivalent or Lower level Qualifications (ELQ)
Students studying in higher education are assessed to see whether they are looking to study at the same level to a qualification they already hold or at a lower level to a qualification they already hold when they enter university. If, for example, you already hold an honours degree and are entering university to study another honours degree, you will be assessed as having an ELQ which may mean you are not entitled to student support and may have to pay your own tuition fees.
If you are currently studying on a foundation degree and hold a degree you would have been exempt from the ELQ assessment as foundation degrees are ELQ exempt, however, if you are intending to ‘Top-up’ your foundation degree to an honours degree, you will be classed as having an ELQ and therefore may have to pay a higher fee and may not be entitled to student support to continue with your programme. Exemptions to the ELQ policy and further information can be found on our ELQ pages
If you are unclear about the student support you may be entitled to or the tuition fee you will have to pay, please contact us on 020 8331 9000.
If you are looking to start a programme with us in September 2013, you may be categorised as a ‘Top-up’ or ‘End-on’ applicant if you have successfully completed one of the following:
- Higher National Certificate (HNC)
- Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
- Higher National Diploma (HND)
- Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
- Foundation degree
- First degree without honours (i.e. ordinary degree or pass degree).
And where you will be studying the first degree with honours with us in the same mode (that is, either both are full-time or both are part-time) as the programmes you studied above, having had not breaks in attendance other than the intervening summer vacation.
Please contact admissions for further information, as you may be able to continue to pay fees at a lower rate.
Please note, if you are a ‘Fast Track’ applicant you do not need to contact us.