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Admissions Pledge

The LEAPS Admissions Pledge

The higher education institution members of the LEAPS partnership are committed to a policy that encourages suitably talented LEAPS eligible students to make an application to the university or college. 

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) are committed to an admissions policy which pledges admissions officers to:

  • make offers of places if at all possible to students who are identified as LEAPS eligible;
  • hold open places for LEAPS Summer School students who do not meet the conditions set until reports on their performance are available;
  • consider for admission any LEAPS Summer School Student who does not meet their conditions set on SQA results but whose Summer School report shows potential to succeed on the course for which they hold an offer – regardless of pressure on places.

The University of Edinburgh is committed to point one above (make offers of places if at all possible to students who are identified as LEAPS eligible) and encourages students to attend the LEAPS Summer School as an aid to the transition to university study.

Many other higher and further education institutions also consider and admit LEAPS applicants on the basis of the Summer School report.

Please note, the LEAPS Summer School is currently under review for 2019 and is unlikely to take place. It is likely that a new activity will run in 2020, with full details to be confirmed. The Pledge will be reviewed alongside future developments.