Documents required for standard and non-standard entry

Once you have applied, your Arden University Admissions advisor will request some documentation from you so that they can help you gain that all important offer letter.

We know everyone is different

We use both standard and non-standard entry criteria because everyone has had different experiences to this point and we always judge each application on an individual basis.

Undergraduate Documents

Typically for an undergraduate programme (a degree, degree top-up or HND etc) we would request either:

Standard entry based around your academic qualifications:

  1. Copies of your relevant certificates and/or transcripts.
  2. Proof of English language ability (IELTS), if English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English.
  3. Personal statement (350-500 words).

OR

Non-standard entry based around your work experience:

  1. Copy of your CV detailing your work history (2+ years depending on course)
  2. A reference from a manager or supervisor covering at least two years of work experience (professional references only)
  3. Personal statement of 200-300 words about why you chose to apply for this course, making reference to relevant skills, experience and long-term goals
  4. Proof of English language ability (IELTS), if English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English

Please note: For specific courses there may be additional requirements to the above so please contact our admissions team who will be able to clarify exactly what you need to supply.

Postgraduate Documents

Typically for a postgraduate programme (a Masters, MBA or other post-graduate course etc) we would request either

Standard entry based around your academic qualifications:

  1. Copies of your final Degree certificate and/or transcript (must be 2:2 or equivalent)
  2. A personal statement of approximately 300 words including; why you want to study the course, any relevant experience, skills, attributes and long term goals.
  3. An employer reference (or references) confirming professional work experience relied upon in the application.
  4. Copy of your CV detailing your work history. (Please highlight any experience which relates directly to the course you are applying for)
  5. Proof of English language ability (IELTS), if English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English

OR

Non-standard entry based around your work experience:

  1. A personal statement of approximately 300 words including; why you want to study the course, any relevant experience, skills, attributes and long term goals.
  2. An employer reference (or references) confirming your suitable professional work experience relied upon in the application.
  3. Copy of your CV detailing your 5+ years work history. (Please highlight any experience which relates directly to the course you are applying for)
  4. Proof of English language ability (IELTS), if English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English

Please note: For specific courses there may be additional requirements to the above so please contact our admissions team who will be able to clarify exactly what you need to supply.

Once you have reviewed the details above, please contact our admissions team to discuss exactly what you need to supply for your chosen course.

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