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Eligibility Criteria

A summary of the eligibility criteria for APP City and APP Residential is outlined below. APP Reach has separate criteria which you can read here.

England & Wales

• Currently in Year 12
• Achieved 4 or 5 7s at GCSE as outlined in the regional list
• Predicted ABB at A Level or equivalent
• Eligible for free school meals OR first generation to attend university if outlined in the region list


Scotland

• Currently in S5
• Achieved 4 or 5 A/Bs at National 5 as outlined in the region list
• Predicted ABBB at Higher or equivalent
• Eligible for free school meals OR first generation to attend university if outlined in the region list

Northern Ireland

• Currently in Year 13
• Achieved 4 or 5 As or 7s at GCSE as outlined in the regional list
• Predicted ABB at A Level or equivalent
• Eligible for free school meals OR first generation to attend university if outlined in the region list

Please check the relevant region list to see the specific Academic and Social criteria for your school or college:

Applicants should check the relevant region list above for the specific criteria for applicants from their school or college. Students interested in Accountancy, Architecture, Biology & Chemistry, Engineering & Physics, Medicine or the APP J.P. Morgan Residential, should also make note of additional requirements which you can read here. Please note we can only accept applications from young people who have not attended a fee-paying school at any point in their education, and we have additional guidance on the age of applicants here.

Exceptions to the above criteria are made for care-experienced young people, and all applications, including applications from those with extenuating circumstances, are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Our eligibility criteria is based on a number of factors and is reviewed annually, further information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Application Process:
1. Apply online

Complete the online application form before 12pm, 16th December 2020. You can save and return to your answers.

Apply here

2. Eligibility Form

Download and complete a paper eligibility form. Send this back to us before 15th January 2021.

Download here

3. Teacher Reference

Your nominated teacher will receive an email request when you submit your application. Please enter their email carefully to avoid delays.

4. Outcome

You’ll find out by email from February 2021. APP City outcomes are normally shared first, with APP Residential and APP Reach shared by April.