Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

If you are studying for American qualifications, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for the United States of America.

UK requirement (A-level)

Advanced Placement (AP) equivalent

A*AA

555

AAA

555

AAB

554

ABB

544

BBB

444

 

UK requirement (A-level)

SAT equivalent

SAT/AP combined equivalent

A*AA

1350 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 700 in three SAT Subject Tests (each)

700 in two SAT Subject Tests (each) and 55 in two AP subjects

AAA

1350 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 700 in three SAT Subject Tests (each)

700 in two SAT Subject Tests (each) and 55 in two AP subjects

AAB

1320 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 700 in three SAT Subject Tests (each)

700 in two SAT Subject Tests (each) and 54 in two AP subjects

ABB

1290 in SAT Reasoning (combined) and 650 in three SAT Subject Tests (each)

650 in two SAT Subject Tests (each) and 54 in two AP subjects

 

UK requirement (A-level)

American College Testing (ACT) equivalent

A*AA

29

AAA

29

AAB

29

ABB

28

BBB

28

 

UK requirement (A-level)

Associate degree equivalent

A*AA

3.3

AAA

3.3

AAB

3.3

ABB

3.2

BBB

3.2

Subject requirements

For courses that have specific subject requirements at A-level:

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Advanced Placement (AP) equivalent

Grade A

5

Grade B

4

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.

English: Grade 12 High School Diploma, English C.

Mathematics: Grade 12 High School Diploma, Mathematics C.

Alternatively, an overall SAT score of 1800/2400 (critical reading, writing and mathematics) with a minimum of 600 in each component.

Some courses may require higher grades in English and mathematics and/or additional subjects, so please check the requirements provided on individual course pages.

Postgraduate

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve a GPA of 3.6 overall out of 4.0.

English language requirements

All our students need a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us. See our accepted list of English language qualifications, visit our undergraduatepostgraduate taught and postgraduate research listings pages, and find your chosen course to view our specific requirements.

If you don’t meet our requirements, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies. We are also a British Council accredited IELTS test centre. ​​​​​​