Admissions Policy

Mont Rose College welcomes applications from all prospective students with the motivation to learn and the potential to succeed. The College review and update the admissions policy and procedures to ensure that it continues to support the mission and strategic objectives of the College. The College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all individuals seeking a place on a programme.

Scope

Mont Rose College will ensure that all applications are dealt with on an individual basis and are considered fairly in line with the College’s Equality and Diversity Policy, Admissions Requirements and Guidelines and any relevant legislation like Data Protection, Competition and Market Authority etc. (Guiding Principle -1 Core Practice)

The policy and procedures are clear and are conducted in a professional manner by the trained staff members.

Legislation

The following legislation applies to this policy

  • Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Student Welfare Policy
  • Prevent Policy (Counterterrorism and Security Act 2015)
  • Data Protection Policy (Act -1998)
  • Recognition of Prior learning Policy
  • Equal opportunity Policy.
  • Competition and Market Authority Policy

Recruitment & Admission Aims:

  • Recruit students from a wide range of background who we believe have the potential and motivation to succeed on our challenging programmes and who can make a valuable contribution to University life
  • Foster a diverse learning community in which our students will meet people from different cultures, thereby enhancing their skills of critical reasoning, teamwork and communication, and thus preparing them for successful participation in their chosen careers and roles
  • The College is committed to providing an admissions process that ensures fairness, transparency and equal opportunities within the legal framework of the United Kingdom. The College welcome applications from candidates regardless of their background and aims to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, potential beliefs, religious beliefs or practices, disability, marital status, family circumstances, parental/ carer status, spent criminal convictions age, or any other inappropriate ground.
  • The College aims to provide accurate information and advice to prospective students concerning its opportunities for undergraduate study which will help them to make an informed choice regarding the programmes which most suit their interests and skills.
  • The College recognises that making an application for higher education is an important decision and it is committed to providing potential applicants with accurate and clear information from the outset. Such information will include, for example, entry requirements, financial costs, and the availability of financial support.

Responsibilities

Everyone has a responsibility to give full and active support to the policy by ensuring:-

  • The admission process should be conducted by trained and competent staff members in a professional manner. They should thoroughly check the applications to ensure that the prospective students meet the necessary entry criteria.
  • The admissions staff should use different ways to enable prospective students from a range of different backgrounds to demonstrate their potential to succeed in their studies. E.g case studies, diagnostic test and interviews (Guiding Principle -1 Core Practice)
  • The admission manager make sure that the information about entry requirements, study mode and teaching and learning should be available on the college website for the students to make informed decisions. (Guiding Principle -1 Core Practice)
  • The admission process should be clearly explained (Guiding Principle -3)
  • Any significant change to a programme, e.g. location of the programme, delivery, content, etc. should appear on Mont Rose College website and Facebook page.
  • The admission staff make sure that the prospective students should get all the pertinent information at the time of the orientation which enables them to make a smooth transition from prospective student to current students (Guiding Principle -4)
  • Detailed course specifications should be developed for each course offered to assist students in making an informed decision. (Guiding Principle – 3, 4)

Fair Admissions

MRC policies and procedures for admissions aim to be fair, transparent and   consistent. The admission policies and procedures are in accordance with relevant legislation affecting the admission of students and meets the expectations of the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education.

The College seeks to admit candidates with merit, potential and motivation to benefit from, contribute to and succeed in the MRC community, regardless of age, disability, race, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status or other personal circumstances. Each applicant is considered on his/her merit and in competition with the rest of the applicant cohort in a given admission cycle. Each applicant is viewed holistically; assessing the merit, potential, motivation, skills and qualities of applicants by considering all information presented on the UCAS application:

  • Academic achievements and qualifications (Achieved/ predicted)
  • Personal statement
  • Academic reference (Guiding Principle -2)

Admission Entry Requirements

The Mont Rose College recruits students of outstanding achievement from all educational backgrounds. Proven previous exam results are the main focus towards admission at Mont Rose College. International students also need to show the English competency in order to secure admissions.

The following criteria must be met in order to secure admission at Mont Rose College.

  • A level pass or equivalent
  • A BTEC level 3 qualifications in business (the foreign qualification has to be translated in English by a recognised translator)
  • Other related level 3 qualifications
  • An access to a higher education certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • The international students must have a proof of English competency, therefore need to have an English test approved by UKBA. They should have CEFR B2 level and above in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  1. The non-native English speakers must have a proof of English competency, therefore need to have CEFR B2 level or equivalent in English language proficiency.
  • Applicants whose educational qualifications do not meet the entry requirement of Mont Rose College will be considered for admissions if they have got two years or more full time work experience.
  • Mature Learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and / or unpaid) and / or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.
  • The EU students applying for tuition and maintenance loan from Student Finance please check the terms and conditions of the Student Loan Company.
  • Admission interviews will be taken by the academic staff and applications can be refused on the basis of an interview.

Procedure

Once the college has received all the above information from the student than the candidates require to take the initial diagnostic test. The candidate needs to achieve more than 50 % marks to be forwarded to the next stage which is to be interviewed. After the interview the final decision is made.

An unconditional offer letter will be issued to the accepted candidates

A conditional letter will be issued to the students in case they have to meet a certain criteria. (Guiding Principle -1 Core Practice)

For International Student the criteria of admission are almost same but before issuing the CAS letter college has to check student English level, which should confirm that student has achieved a CEFR level B2 in English.

Once an International student arrives at college on enrolment day, then it is the responsibility of appointed person to check their academic documents along with Visa and scan them. Once student documents are completed, then He/she requires to do the initial diagnostic test.

Right to Refuse an Application

(Core Practice)

The College reserves the right to refuse an application if the applicant fails to fulfil the mentioned criteria.

Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements for a particular course may be given a place subject to specified conditions. These conditions will be made explicit to the applicant. A decision to admit an applicant under these circumstances will be at the discretion of the Principal or his nominee(s), usually the Admissions manager.

Colleges require below mentioned documents from student’s admission and if they can’t provide any of these requested information then they must inform college and get extra time to complete their application.

  • Complete Application form
  • Passport / I.D/ Birth Certificate
  • Educational Documents minimum Level 3 (English translation if its foreign language)
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V
  • Work Experience Letter
  • CEFR B2 Level (Non U.K & E.U only)
  • 2 Passport size pictures

7. The student has a right to appeal against the admission decision and can request a review of a decision concerning the selection or admission. The appeal policy is available on the college website.

The college does not allow appeals based on academic judgement, appeal can be filed with regards to procedural grounds within 2 weeks of the decision. (Guiding Principle -3 Core Practice)

8. The College will inform the prospective students of any significant changes in the programme they have applied and will advise promptly of the other choices available.

9. The admission staff and other relevant administrative staff will continuously receive training appropriate to their role. This training will cover the relevant legislation and internal policies, procedures and guidance. (Guiding Principle -5)

Widening Participation:

Mont Rose College has long been committed to widening access to higher education     and seek to attract the most capable students from a wide range of backgrounds.

The College is committed to provide equal opportunities to disable students, students form low socio-economic background, young people and care leavers etc.

MRC Strategy 2019 – 24 maintains the commitment to diversifying the College’s intake from underrepresented groups by enhancing Widening Participation programmes. MRC’s Access & Participations outlines the College’s commitment to widening participation for 2019 entry. (Guiding Principle – 6)

Applicants with Disabilities/ Specific Learning Needs:

The College welcomes applicants from students with disabilities or specific learning   needs. Applicants who declare a disability are given equal consideration and are assessed according to the same principles as other applicants.

The College encourages applicants to declare specific learning needs or disability on the UCAS form in order to identify support needs should the applicant be made an offer. The College may ask them to discuss their likely requirements with Welfare Officer of the College.

Applicants declaring criminal convictions:

To reduce the risk of harm and injury to our students and staff we must know about   the relevant criminal convictions that an applicant may have. If an applicant has a criminal conviction then he/she must let the College know.

Relevant criminal convictions are only those convictions for:

  • Offences against the person, whether of a violet or sexual nature
  • Offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substance where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking

Conviction that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be relevant and the applicant should not reveal them.

If an applicant declare an unspent criminal conviction, he/she will not be automatically excluded from the application process, however the College can ask for more information. If the applicant fails to declare any relevant criminal conviction on the application form, then this may affect his/her registration at a later date. If an applicant is convicted of a relevant criminal offence after applying for admission then he/she must inform the College. He/she should only inform the College about the relevant criminal conviction. The College may ask him/her for more details.

Monitoring & Evaluation

The College’s Senior Management Team will monitor the operation of the policy by receiving an annual report on admissions. This policy is reviewed annually. This policy takes note of best practices within the higher education sector, the Quality Assurance Agency’s UK Quality Code for Higher Education, and the good practices and resources developed by UCAS.