College students

Coming from college?

With your Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diplomas (HND) or access course underway you are probably beginning to think about your next move and perhaps considering further study at university. 

At Glasgow Caledonian University, you will find that lots of our students have taken the step from college to university with us. We have plenty of full-time and part-time undergraduate degree courses to choose from and as a college student, you can gain direct entry into a programme. Some HNCs and HNDs allow you direct entry into the 2nd or 3rd year of a university degree course at Glasgow Caledonian University. Look out for the Year 2 or Year 3 entry requirements on the individual course pages.

College Connect

Whether you have been offered a place at GCU or have yet to apply, College Connect is a dedicated service here to guide you through the process. Our programme of activities have been designed to help you connect with GCU:

  • The College Connect Transition Programme to help you make the transition from college to university
  • UCAS workshops
  • College and HN Induction Events
  • Mentoring support

College Pathways 

You may also choose to enrol to GCU as a College Pathway student. This means you'll be a GCU student studying for two years at college and then progress directly into the 3rd year of your chosen pathway course at Glasgow Caledonian University. View GCU Pathway degree courses.