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ucatboy

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To be fair - the calculator is most likely not really a factor if you are below 88%ile unless you are rural or aboriginal
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High 99s+87th percentile can still open doors at Flinders (99.80+ was it?), Melbourne (99.90+), Sydney (99.95) etc. so don't lose hope yet y'all. Don't forget about JCU either because they don't care about your UCAT and your written application factors very heavily into their interview selection process.
 

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Kezza

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81 percentile upwards will get you a medicine interview at at least one university in Australia
Not trying to be a downer - but what i said was true.

81st percentile would have probably been an interview last year based on UWS and JMP S1 criteria - to say the same this year is unlikely if there is no S1 threshold cutting out people who scored <50%ile in sec 2 or 3 which could account for hundreds/thousand of people in the top 20% percentile overall. I was one of those people.

Unless you are applying for a non UCAT uni (like JCU) or are literally on a 99.90+ ATAR it's "most likely not a factor unless you are rural or aboriginal."
 

Kta

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Not trying to be a downer - but what i said was true.

81st percentile would have probably been an interview last year based on UWS and JMP S1 criteria - to say the same this year is unlikely if there is no S1 threshold cutting out people who scored <50%ile in sec 2 or 3 which could account for hundreds/thousand of people in the top 20% percentile overall. I was one of those people.

Unless you are applying for a non UCAT uni (like JCU) or are literally on a 99.90+ ATAR it's "most likely not a factor unless you are rural or aboriginal."


UCAT UniversitiesHow do they use your UCAT score?
University of AberdeenCandidates' UCAT scores are considered in selection for interview alongside actual and predicted academic achievement. A minimum UCAT cut-off score is NOT used. A score (between 1200 - 3600) is allocated based on the applicant's overall performance compared with all other applicants. At Aberdeen for 2016 they allocated a score based on the total numerical result from the three subtests: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. The SJT will not be scored, but it may be used in offer-making when there are candidates with similar scores. For 2016 entry, the lowest score for interview invitation was 2180, and the lowest score for offer made was 2480.
Barts and The LondonThose who meet their minimum academic criteria will be ranked according to 50:50 weighting (UCAT 50% and academic ability 50%). UCAT scores sorted into deciles; candidates must score more than average UCAT score to be considered (this was around 2330 in 2016). An interview will not be offered if the total UCAT score is below the third decile. However, there is no guarantee of interview if you score above the third decile.
University of BirminghamAt Birmingham, there is no UCAT cut off score. An application will receive an overall score, which is the sum of weighted scores for each of the academic and UCAT components. GCSE and UCAT used for interview. The weightings are: academic – 70%; UCAT – 30%. Total UCAT scores of our applicants (excluding the band score for the SJT component) will be separated into deciles and scored (i.e. the top 10% of applicants’ scores will be in the top decile). The maximum score is 3.0. For example, for 2015 applicants, the 10th decile was a score of 2980 and allocated a score of 3; 9th decile was a score of 2880 and allocated a score of 2.67 - and so on.
University of BristolThe weightings of your application are as follows: GCSE 15%; A-level 15%; Personal statement 50%; UCAT 20%.
Cardiff UniversityCardiff does not have a minimum threshold score for the UCAT, however, the UCAT score may be used as part of the assessment procedure or in borderline cases.
University of DundeeAt Dundee, there is no minimum cut-off score. Your UCAT score will be factored into the pre-interview rank alongside academic ability. There is no specific cut off applied but obviously a high score is advantageous. Weighting is dependent on applicant type: school leavers - 40% UCAT, 60% academic; graduates: 60% UCAT, 40% academic.
University of East AngliaUEA do not set a minimum cut-off score for the UCAT, but consider the component scores within the academic screening processes. Whilst a high UCAT score may be advantageous, a low score in an otherwise strong application will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration. From UEA's experience, it is unusual for an applicant with a UCAT score of less than 2400 to be invited to interview.
University of EdinburghAt Edinburgh, once all the scores are received they rank them, divide the groups into octiles and allocate a score. Weighting is based on applicant: school leavers: 50% academic, 15% SJT (of UCAT), 15% personal statement, 20% UCAT (excluding SJT); graduates: 30% interview, 35% academic, 20% UCAT (excluding SJT), 15% SJT (of UCAT). The points are then added to your total score to contribute towards your final ranking. Due to the introduction of the Situational Judgement section of the test, they will be assessing this as part of their non-academic requirements and not alongside your overall UCAT score. They will consider all scores and no applicant will be excluded from selection based on the score achieved in their UCAT test. The average score to receive an offer in 2016 was 2370.
University of ExeterExeter uses the UCAT as a factor in determining which candidates are selected for interview, along with predicted or achieved grades and other information contained within an applicant’s UCAS form.
University of GlasgowGlasgow consider the UCAT with all other aspects of your application. The range of scores they consider changes each year as the performance of each admissions cohort varies. The Situational Judgement section of the UCAT test will not be taken into consideration for entry in 2017.
Hull York Medical SchoolAt Hull York, applicants with a Situational Judgement Test Band of 4 (the lowest band) will not be considered. Prior to interview, they use your total UCAT score (allocated points out of 50) alongside your GCSE results (allocated points out of 40) in order to decide who to invite to interview. Following interview, they make offers based primarily on interview performance, and they use the UCAT Situational Judgement Test as an extra interview station.
Keele UniversityKeele exclude students who scored in the bottom 20% nationally, or students who score Band 4 in Situational Judgement. Keele also uses UCAT results in borderline cases. Applicants who narrowly miss achieving the required score for their application may receive further consideration on the basis of their UCAT score. Similarly, if the number of applicants tied on a particular academic score exceeds the number of interview slots available, these applicants will be ranked on their total UCAT score. In these borderline cases, the required UCAT score will depend upon the level of performance in the test among this group of applicants. For 2015 entry, applicants who were successful in gaining an offer had total UCAT scores in the range 2,190 - 3,170.
King's College LondonAt King's, GCSE scores, predicted A-Level grades, the personal statement and the reference contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UCAT score are perhaps the most important. KCL does not have a threshold UCAT score in any particular year, and UCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. Scores for the last five years have varied between 630 and 735.
University of LeicesterLeicester do not have a minimum UCAT cut-off score, but your total UCAT score (scored up to a maximum of 34 points) is used in selection for interview alongside academic ability (also scored up to a maximum of 34 points, making the maximum possible score out of 68). Applications from candidates with Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be fully scrutinised prior to interview. UCAT will be scored according to the total by dividing your score by 100 as follows: 2,400 = 24; >2250 = 22.5; >2100 = 21; >1950 = 19.5; >1800 = 18; >1650 = 16.5 and so on. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) may be used as a virtual multiple mini-interview station, should you reach that stage of the process.
University of LiverpoolAt Liverpool, the UCAT is assessed alongside academic criteria. It is expected that applicants who achieve Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test of the UCAT will not have their applications processed beyond the first stage. Of the remainder, only those applicants who meet or exceed their minimum academic criteria and who offer the most competitive overall UCAT scores will have their applications proceed to the second stage. The UCAT threshold is determined each year on a competitive basis. For Home/EU applicants a competitive score was considered to be 2500 or greater.
University of ManchesterAt Manchester, UCAT scores are ranked and the top 1000 applicants proceed to the interview stage. To help identify talented students from all backgrounds, UCAT scores from UK/EU candidates who come from similar educational and socio-demographic backgrounds are considered against each other. This is conducted using supplementary information provided by publicly available datasets. Equal proportions of top scoring applicants from each group are then selected for interview. Those applications that do not meet the UCAT threshold will not progress to the next phase.
Newcastle UniversityAt Newcastle, applications fulfilling the academic thresholds will then be assessed on their UCAT scores. The UCAT threshold may vary depending upon the competition to each programme. The threshold is based on the total UCAT score. This threshold may differ in each admission cycle, as it is dependent on the scores achieved by applicants in the current cycle.
University of NottinghamAt Nottingham, there is no UCAT threshold. Individual UCAT results are scored as follows (the weighting for each of the four components is equal). The maximum that can be achieved for 2016 when the cognitive and non-cognitive is added together is 30 points. The scoring system is as follows for the three cognitive components (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning): 801 - 900 = 9 points; 701 - 800 = 8 points; 601 - 700 = 7 points; 501 - 600 = 6 points; 401 - 500 = 5 points; 301 - 400 = 4 points. The fifth component, SJT is scored as follows: Band 1 = 3 points; Band 2 = 2 points; Band 3 = 1 point; Band 4 = applicant is not considered further. For example, if you scored VR 680 (7 points), QR 500 (5 points), AR 710 (8 points) and got SJT Band 2, you would receive 22 points out of 30. The top 50% of applicants will go forward to the next stage, which involves scoring personal statements.
Plymouth UniversityAt Plymouth, the UCAT is used alongside academic ability. You are required to meet a minimum standard in each of the subtests plus an overall target score set and reviewed annually by the Admissions Advisory Panel. For example, in 2015 for 2016 entry: The minimum scores were: Verbal Reasoning - 530; Quantitative Reasoning - 650; Abstract Reasoning - 610; Decision Analysis - 600.
Queen's University BelfastAt QUB, you are awarded points for your UCAT score and this is used at stage one of the selection process. For example: a score of 2,200+ would score 6 points; 2040 - 2190: 5 points; 1880 - 2030: 4 points; 1720 - 1870: 3 points; 1560 - 1710: 2 points; 1400 - 1550 1 point. The current scoring system is being reviewed for 2018 entry.
University of SheffieldAt Sheffield, in addition to academic entry requirements, candidates must have achieved a score of 1850/2700 or above to be given consideration. The Situational Judgement component is considered for those invites to attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).
University of SouthamptonAt Southampton, students are ranked by UCAT score and from there invited to a Selection Day, provided they also meet the academic criteria. They do not currently use the Situational Judgement test.
University of St AndrewsAt St Andrews, the UCAT is used to rank for interview (top 400). for the 2016 sitting of the test, total scores range from 900 - 2700 (instead of 1200 - 3600 as the Decision Analysis subtest was removed). The Situational Judgement score contributes to the overall interview score.
St George's University of LondonAt St. George's, the UCAT is used to rank applicants for the interview and post-interview waiting list. Candidates are required to score 500 or above in each section. The 2017 entry minimum overall UCAT score will be determined after the results have been published. In 2016, the overall UCAT score required was 2600.

 

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Any guesses on these types of filterings ?
Probably the most likely will be percentage ratios between atar ucat and interview and cut offs for any this year. Nothing more I would say (apart from sjt tie breaker for uq) because of the lack of data they have for the test as a whole.
 

TKAO

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UCAT UniversitiesHow do they use your UCAT score?
University of AberdeenCandidates' UCAT scores are considered in selection for interview alongside actual and predicted academic achievement. A minimum UCAT cut-off score is NOT used. A score (between 1200 - 3600) is allocated based on the applicant's overall performance compared with all other applicants. At Aberdeen for 2016 they allocated a score based on the total numerical result from the three subtests: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. The SJT will not be scored, but it may be used in offer-making when there are candidates with similar scores. For 2016 entry, the lowest score for interview invitation was 2180, and the lowest score for offer made was 2480.
Barts and The LondonThose who meet their minimum academic criteria will be ranked according to 50:50 weighting (UCAT 50% and academic ability 50%). UCAT scores sorted into deciles; candidates must score more than average UCAT score to be considered (this was around 2330 in 2016). An interview will not be offered if the total UCAT score is below the third decile. However, there is no guarantee of interview if you score above the third decile.
University of BirminghamAt Birmingham, there is no UCAT cut off score. An application will receive an overall score, which is the sum of weighted scores for each of the academic and UCAT components. GCSE and UCAT used for interview. The weightings are: academic – 70%; UCAT – 30%. Total UCAT scores of our applicants (excluding the band score for the SJT component) will be separated into deciles and scored (i.e. the top 10% of applicants’ scores will be in the top decile). The maximum score is 3.0. For example, for 2015 applicants, the 10th decile was a score of 2980 and allocated a score of 3; 9th decile was a score of 2880 and allocated a score of 2.67 - and so on.
University of BristolThe weightings of your application are as follows: GCSE 15%; A-level 15%; Personal statement 50%; UCAT 20%.
Cardiff UniversityCardiff does not have a minimum threshold score for the UCAT, however, the UCAT score may be used as part of the assessment procedure or in borderline cases.
University of DundeeAt Dundee, there is no minimum cut-off score. Your UCAT score will be factored into the pre-interview rank alongside academic ability. There is no specific cut off applied but obviously a high score is advantageous. Weighting is dependent on applicant type: school leavers - 40% UCAT, 60% academic; graduates: 60% UCAT, 40% academic.
University of East AngliaUEA do not set a minimum cut-off score for the UCAT, but consider the component scores within the academic screening processes. Whilst a high UCAT score may be advantageous, a low score in an otherwise strong application will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration. From UEA's experience, it is unusual for an applicant with a UCAT score of less than 2400 to be invited to interview.
University of EdinburghAt Edinburgh, once all the scores are received they rank them, divide the groups into octiles and allocate a score. Weighting is based on applicant: school leavers: 50% academic, 15% SJT (of UCAT), 15% personal statement, 20% UCAT (excluding SJT); graduates: 30% interview, 35% academic, 20% UCAT (excluding SJT), 15% SJT (of UCAT). The points are then added to your total score to contribute towards your final ranking. Due to the introduction of the Situational Judgement section of the test, they will be assessing this as part of their non-academic requirements and not alongside your overall UCAT score. They will consider all scores and no applicant will be excluded from selection based on the score achieved in their UCAT test. The average score to receive an offer in 2016 was 2370.
University of ExeterExeter uses the UCAT as a factor in determining which candidates are selected for interview, along with predicted or achieved grades and other information contained within an applicant’s UCAS form.
University of GlasgowGlasgow consider the UCAT with all other aspects of your application. The range of scores they consider changes each year as the performance of each admissions cohort varies. The Situational Judgement section of the UCAT test will not be taken into consideration for entry in 2017.
Hull York Medical SchoolAt Hull York, applicants with a Situational Judgement Test Band of 4 (the lowest band) will not be considered. Prior to interview, they use your total UCAT score (allocated points out of 50) alongside your GCSE results (allocated points out of 40) in order to decide who to invite to interview. Following interview, they make offers based primarily on interview performance, and they use the UCAT Situational Judgement Test as an extra interview station.
Keele UniversityKeele exclude students who scored in the bottom 20% nationally, or students who score Band 4 in Situational Judgement. Keele also uses UCAT results in borderline cases. Applicants who narrowly miss achieving the required score for their application may receive further consideration on the basis of their UCAT score. Similarly, if the number of applicants tied on a particular academic score exceeds the number of interview slots available, these applicants will be ranked on their total UCAT score. In these borderline cases, the required UCAT score will depend upon the level of performance in the test among this group of applicants. For 2015 entry, applicants who were successful in gaining an offer had total UCAT scores in the range 2,190 - 3,170.
King's College LondonAt King's, GCSE scores, predicted A-Level grades, the personal statement and the reference contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UCAT score are perhaps the most important. KCL does not have a threshold UCAT score in any particular year, and UCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. Scores for the last five years have varied between 630 and 735.
University of LeicesterLeicester do not have a minimum UCAT cut-off score, but your total UCAT score (scored up to a maximum of 34 points) is used in selection for interview alongside academic ability (also scored up to a maximum of 34 points, making the maximum possible score out of 68). Applications from candidates with Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be fully scrutinised prior to interview. UCAT will be scored according to the total by dividing your score by 100 as follows: 2,400 = 24; >2250 = 22.5; >2100 = 21; >1950 = 19.5; >1800 = 18; >1650 = 16.5 and so on. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) may be used as a virtual multiple mini-interview station, should you reach that stage of the process.
University of LiverpoolAt Liverpool, the UCAT is assessed alongside academic criteria. It is expected that applicants who achieve Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test of the UCAT will not have their applications processed beyond the first stage. Of the remainder, only those applicants who meet or exceed their minimum academic criteria and who offer the most competitive overall UCAT scores will have their applications proceed to the second stage. The UCAT threshold is determined each year on a competitive basis. For Home/EU applicants a competitive score was considered to be 2500 or greater.
University of ManchesterAt Manchester, UCAT scores are ranked and the top 1000 applicants proceed to the interview stage. To help identify talented students from all backgrounds, UCAT scores from UK/EU candidates who come from similar educational and socio-demographic backgrounds are considered against each other. This is conducted using supplementary information provided by publicly available datasets. Equal proportions of top scoring applicants from each group are then selected for interview. Those applications that do not meet the UCAT threshold will not progress to the next phase.
Newcastle UniversityAt Newcastle, applications fulfilling the academic thresholds will then be assessed on their UCAT scores. The UCAT threshold may vary depending upon the competition to each programme. The threshold is based on the total UCAT score. This threshold may differ in each admission cycle, as it is dependent on the scores achieved by applicants in the current cycle.
University of NottinghamAt Nottingham, there is no UCAT threshold. Individual UCAT results are scored as follows (the weighting for each of the four components is equal). The maximum that can be achieved for 2016 when the cognitive and non-cognitive is added together is 30 points. The scoring system is as follows for the three cognitive components (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning): 801 - 900 = 9 points; 701 - 800 = 8 points; 601 - 700 = 7 points; 501 - 600 = 6 points; 401 - 500 = 5 points; 301 - 400 = 4 points. The fifth component, SJT is scored as follows: Band 1 = 3 points; Band 2 = 2 points; Band 3 = 1 point; Band 4 = applicant is not considered further. For example, if you scored VR 680 (7 points), QR 500 (5 points), AR 710 (8 points) and got SJT Band 2, you would receive 22 points out of 30. The top 50% of applicants will go forward to the next stage, which involves scoring personal statements.
Plymouth UniversityAt Plymouth, the UCAT is used alongside academic ability. You are required to meet a minimum standard in each of the subtests plus an overall target score set and reviewed annually by the Admissions Advisory Panel. For example, in 2015 for 2016 entry: The minimum scores were: Verbal Reasoning - 530; Quantitative Reasoning - 650; Abstract Reasoning - 610; Decision Analysis - 600.
Queen's University BelfastAt QUB, you are awarded points for your UCAT score and this is used at stage one of the selection process. For example: a score of 2,200+ would score 6 points; 2040 - 2190: 5 points; 1880 - 2030: 4 points; 1720 - 1870: 3 points; 1560 - 1710: 2 points; 1400 - 1550 1 point. The current scoring system is being reviewed for 2018 entry.
University of SheffieldAt Sheffield, in addition to academic entry requirements, candidates must have achieved a score of 1850/2700 or above to be given consideration. The Situational Judgement component is considered for those invites to attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).
University of SouthamptonAt Southampton, students are ranked by UCAT score and from there invited to a Selection Day, provided they also meet the academic criteria. They do not currently use the Situational Judgement test.
University of St AndrewsAt St Andrews, the UCAT is used to rank for interview (top 400). for the 2016 sitting of the test, total scores range from 900 - 2700 (instead of 1200 - 3600 as the Decision Analysis subtest was removed). The Situational Judgement score contributes to the overall interview score.
St George's University of LondonAt St. George's, the UCAT is used to rank applicants for the interview and post-interview waiting list. Candidates are required to score 500 or above in each section. The 2017 entry minimum overall UCAT score will be determined after the results have been published. In 2016, the overall UCAT score required was 2600.
PSA Do not rely on UK unis as a benchmark for Australian unis. They operate on a completely different base. For starters, many of them require that you submit personal statements that consist of part of the ranking. We don't have that here. I also don't think their grading system works as a ranking like ours, and they also invite a whole bunch more people to interviews that typical Australian unis.
 

Kta

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Just curious, Unis can apply section cutoffs? Same as UMAT sections !
WSU, JMP didn't go by overall total of UMAT sections.
Ex: Plymouth Uni in the above list.

PSA Do not rely on UK unis as a benchmark for Australian unis. They operate on a completely different base. For starters, many of them require that you submit personal statements that consist of part of the ranking. We don't have that here. I also don't think their grading system works as a ranking like ours, and they also invite a whole bunch more people to interviews that typical Australian unis.
To see the various ways in setting UCAT cutoffs
 

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UCAT UniversitiesHow do they use your UCAT score?
University of AberdeenCandidates' UCAT scores are considered in selection for interview alongside actual and predicted academic achievement. A minimum UCAT cut-off score is NOT used. A score (between 1200 - 3600) is allocated based on the applicant's overall performance compared with all other applicants. At Aberdeen for 2016 they allocated a score based on the total numerical result from the three subtests: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. The SJT will not be scored, but it may be used in offer-making when there are candidates with similar scores. For 2016 entry, the lowest score for interview invitation was 2180, and the lowest score for offer made was 2480.
Barts and The LondonThose who meet their minimum academic criteria will be ranked according to 50:50 weighting (UCAT 50% and academic ability 50%). UCAT scores sorted into deciles; candidates must score more than average UCAT score to be considered (this was around 2330 in 2016). An interview will not be offered if the total UCAT score is below the third decile. However, there is no guarantee of interview if you score above the third decile.
University of BirminghamAt Birmingham, there is no UCAT cut off score. An application will receive an overall score, which is the sum of weighted scores for each of the academic and UCAT components. GCSE and UCAT used for interview. The weightings are: academic – 70%; UCAT – 30%. Total UCAT scores of our applicants (excluding the band score for the SJT component) will be separated into deciles and scored (i.e. the top 10% of applicants’ scores will be in the top decile). The maximum score is 3.0. For example, for 2015 applicants, the 10th decile was a score of 2980 and allocated a score of 3; 9th decile was a score of 2880 and allocated a score of 2.67 - and so on.
University of BristolThe weightings of your application are as follows: GCSE 15%; A-level 15%; Personal statement 50%; UCAT 20%.
Cardiff UniversityCardiff does not have a minimum threshold score for the UCAT, however, the UCAT score may be used as part of the assessment procedure or in borderline cases.
University of DundeeAt Dundee, there is no minimum cut-off score. Your UCAT score will be factored into the pre-interview rank alongside academic ability. There is no specific cut off applied but obviously a high score is advantageous. Weighting is dependent on applicant type: school leavers - 40% UCAT, 60% academic; graduates: 60% UCAT, 40% academic.
University of East AngliaUEA do not set a minimum cut-off score for the UCAT, but consider the component scores within the academic screening processes. Whilst a high UCAT score may be advantageous, a low score in an otherwise strong application will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration. From UEA's experience, it is unusual for an applicant with a UCAT score of less than 2400 to be invited to interview.
University of EdinburghAt Edinburgh, once all the scores are received they rank them, divide the groups into octiles and allocate a score. Weighting is based on applicant: school leavers: 50% academic, 15% SJT (of UCAT), 15% personal statement, 20% UCAT (excluding SJT); graduates: 30% interview, 35% academic, 20% UCAT (excluding SJT), 15% SJT (of UCAT). The points are then added to your total score to contribute towards your final ranking. Due to the introduction of the Situational Judgement section of the test, they will be assessing this as part of their non-academic requirements and not alongside your overall UCAT score. They will consider all scores and no applicant will be excluded from selection based on the score achieved in their UCAT test. The average score to receive an offer in 2016 was 2370.
University of ExeterExeter uses the UCAT as a factor in determining which candidates are selected for interview, along with predicted or achieved grades and other information contained within an applicant’s UCAS form.
University of GlasgowGlasgow consider the UCAT with all other aspects of your application. The range of scores they consider changes each year as the performance of each admissions cohort varies. The Situational Judgement section of the UCAT test will not be taken into consideration for entry in 2017.
Hull York Medical SchoolAt Hull York, applicants with a Situational Judgement Test Band of 4 (the lowest band) will not be considered. Prior to interview, they use your total UCAT score (allocated points out of 50) alongside your GCSE results (allocated points out of 40) in order to decide who to invite to interview. Following interview, they make offers based primarily on interview performance, and they use the UCAT Situational Judgement Test as an extra interview station.
Keele UniversityKeele exclude students who scored in the bottom 20% nationally, or students who score Band 4 in Situational Judgement. Keele also uses UCAT results in borderline cases. Applicants who narrowly miss achieving the required score for their application may receive further consideration on the basis of their UCAT score. Similarly, if the number of applicants tied on a particular academic score exceeds the number of interview slots available, these applicants will be ranked on their total UCAT score. In these borderline cases, the required UCAT score will depend upon the level of performance in the test among this group of applicants. For 2015 entry, applicants who were successful in gaining an offer had total UCAT scores in the range 2,190 - 3,170.
King's College LondonAt King's, GCSE scores, predicted A-Level grades, the personal statement and the reference contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UCAT score are perhaps the most important. KCL does not have a threshold UCAT score in any particular year, and UCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. Scores for the last five years have varied between 630 and 735.
University of LeicesterLeicester do not have a minimum UCAT cut-off score, but your total UCAT score (scored up to a maximum of 34 points) is used in selection for interview alongside academic ability (also scored up to a maximum of 34 points, making the maximum possible score out of 68). Applications from candidates with Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be fully scrutinised prior to interview. UCAT will be scored according to the total by dividing your score by 100 as follows: 2,400 = 24; >2250 = 22.5; >2100 = 21; >1950 = 19.5; >1800 = 18; >1650 = 16.5 and so on. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) may be used as a virtual multiple mini-interview station, should you reach that stage of the process.
University of LiverpoolAt Liverpool, the UCAT is assessed alongside academic criteria. It is expected that applicants who achieve Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test of the UCAT will not have their applications processed beyond the first stage. Of the remainder, only those applicants who meet or exceed their minimum academic criteria and who offer the most competitive overall UCAT scores will have their applications proceed to the second stage. The UCAT threshold is determined each year on a competitive basis. For Home/EU applicants a competitive score was considered to be 2500 or greater.
University of ManchesterAt Manchester, UCAT scores are ranked and the top 1000 applicants proceed to the interview stage. To help identify talented students from all backgrounds, UCAT scores from UK/EU candidates who come from similar educational and socio-demographic backgrounds are considered against each other. This is conducted using supplementary information provided by publicly available datasets. Equal proportions of top scoring applicants from each group are then selected for interview. Those applications that do not meet the UCAT threshold will not progress to the next phase.
Newcastle UniversityAt Newcastle, applications fulfilling the academic thresholds will then be assessed on their UCAT scores. The UCAT threshold may vary depending upon the competition to each programme. The threshold is based on the total UCAT score. This threshold may differ in each admission cycle, as it is dependent on the scores achieved by applicants in the current cycle.
University of NottinghamAt Nottingham, there is no UCAT threshold. Individual UCAT results are scored as follows (the weighting for each of the four components is equal). The maximum that can be achieved for 2016 when the cognitive and non-cognitive is added together is 30 points. The scoring system is as follows for the three cognitive components (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning): 801 - 900 = 9 points; 701 - 800 = 8 points; 601 - 700 = 7 points; 501 - 600 = 6 points; 401 - 500 = 5 points; 301 - 400 = 4 points. The fifth component, SJT is scored as follows: Band 1 = 3 points; Band 2 = 2 points; Band 3 = 1 point; Band 4 = applicant is not considered further. For example, if you scored VR 680 (7 points), QR 500 (5 points), AR 710 (8 points) and got SJT Band 2, you would receive 22 points out of 30. The top 50% of applicants will go forward to the next stage, which involves scoring personal statements.
Plymouth UniversityAt Plymouth, the UCAT is used alongside academic ability. You are required to meet a minimum standard in each of the subtests plus an overall target score set and reviewed annually by the Admissions Advisory Panel. For example, in 2015 for 2016 entry: The minimum scores were: Verbal Reasoning - 530; Quantitative Reasoning - 650; Abstract Reasoning - 610; Decision Analysis - 600.
Queen's University BelfastAt QUB, you are awarded points for your UCAT score and this is used at stage one of the selection process. For example: a score of 2,200+ would score 6 points; 2040 - 2190: 5 points; 1880 - 2030: 4 points; 1720 - 1870: 3 points; 1560 - 1710: 2 points; 1400 - 1550 1 point. The current scoring system is being reviewed for 2018 entry.
University of SheffieldAt Sheffield, in addition to academic entry requirements, candidates must have achieved a score of 1850/2700 or above to be given consideration. The Situational Judgement component is considered for those invites to attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).
University of SouthamptonAt Southampton, students are ranked by UCAT score and from there invited to a Selection Day, provided they also meet the academic criteria. They do not currently use the Situational Judgement test.
University of St AndrewsAt St Andrews, the UCAT is used to rank for interview (top 400). for the 2016 sitting of the test, total scores range from 900 - 2700 (instead of 1200 - 3600 as the Decision Analysis subtest was removed). The Situational Judgement score contributes to the overall interview score.
St George's University of LondonAt St. George's, the UCAT is used to rank applicants for the interview and post-interview waiting list. Candidates are required to score 500 or above in each section. The 2017 entry minimum overall UCAT score will be determined after the results have been published. In 2016, the overall UCAT score required was 2600.
Data from a different test set, for a different country, with double the number of universities and nearly double/triple the number of interview positions per med school.

I guess i could pull some data from the GAMSAT too - would be just as irrelevant as this unfortunately.

I'm not sure what score you got or if it was below 88%ile - insulting or demeaning you was not my intention. I was just trying to be as factual as possible. I'm hoping that people can get interviews as low down as possible as i don't think a 2 hr test on 1 day a year is a good method for determining a good doctor, but i understand they cant do 18k + interviews.
 

Catelyn R.

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For schools like UQ, UTAS and JMP who dont consider the atar at all, what would be considered a competitive/safe-ish UCAT score for an offer?
 

ucatboy

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For schools like UQ, UTAS and JMP who dont consider the atar at all, what would be considered a competitive/safe-ish UCAT score for an offer?
The aforementioned schools don't consider ATAR at all? Are you sure? I thought it was less "don't consider an ATAR at all" and more "only once your ATAR reaches a certain threshold will we stop considering it then".
 

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CookieBey

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For schools like UQ, UTAS and JMP who dont consider the atar at all, what would be considered a competitive/safe-ish UCAT score for an offer?
On their website, UTAS says they're looking at everybody over 50 percentile, then they'll rank based off atar. So atar is v important for UTAS. Unsure about UQ and JMP
 

A1

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For schools like UQ, UTAS and JMP who dont consider the atar at all, what would be considered a competitive/safe-ish UCAT score for an offer?
JMP has a rather low ATAR hurdle of 94.3 which doesn't bother many med applicants. Its interview selection has been 80ish Section 1 %ile UMAT (overall UMAT percentile is not a good reflection of the requirement), however this is expected to rise this year due to the 50/50/50 exclusion rule no longer in place.

Otoh UQ has a pretty challenging ATAR hurdle of Rank 99, which is OP1/99.0+ or 97.0/95.0 plus 2 or 4 bonus rank points from rural/Maths C/LOTE. It then doesn't count into place ranking. For the last few years UMAT cutoffs for bonded offers have been between 89 - 92%ile, unbonded between 92 - 96%ile.

UTas in recent years has changed its selection formula couple of times, I have not been able to keep up with them.
 

Catelyn R.

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The aforementioned schools don't consider ATAR at all? Are you sure? I thought it was less "don't consider an ATAR at all" and more "only once your ATAR reaches a certain threshold will we stop considering it then".
oof sorry. Yeah you're right. Clarifying: I meant schools which don't weight the ATAR in your final offer, but of course have a cut-off. Also, thanks everybody for the quick replies
 

lottodo

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Otoh UQ has a pretty challenging ATAR hurdle of Rank 99, which is OP1/99.0+ or 97.0/95.0 plus 2 or 4 bonus rank points from rural/Maths C/LOTE. It then doesn't count into place ranking. For the last few years UMAT cutoffs for bonded offers have been between 89 - 92%ile, unbonded between 92 - 96%ile.
Hi A1,
1.Can you please further explain "97.0/95.0 plus 2 or 4 bonus rank points from rural/Maths C/LOTE":
Is this mean if you are rural and got OP4 (95 ATAR) you can bump up your ATAR to 99: LOTE 1 point, Maths C 1 Point, Rural: 2 points.
Non rural and got OP3 (97 ATAR) you can bump up your ATAR to 99: LOTE 1 point, Maths C
Is this the only Medical school giving bonus points to rural, LOTE & Maths C.

2. When did unbonded cut off was 96%? What was last year? They have taken all data out.

Thanks
 

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