Hello, #Vivers! The preparation of the PCE-UNEDasiss 2021 exams called by the UNED can leave many doubts that we will try to resolve.
1. How many PCE-UNEDasiss exams do I have to take?
You should know that depending on the autonomous community you want to take, the subjects you have to take in the test may vary.
As of today, the provinces that follow the same guidelines as Madrid are the following: Valencia, Burgos, Salamanca, Valladolid, Extremadura and León. In this blog post You can consult all the information related to the PCE-UNEDasiss exams that you must take if you want to be admitted to a university in the Community of Madrid.
On the other hand, if you want to take the exam in communities such as Andalusia, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Cantabria, the Canary Islands, La Rioja, Asturias, Aragon, Castilla la Mancha or Navarra, you must take 6 subjects taking into account the type of baccalaureate that is required of you, PCE or EvAU-EBAU.
Finally, in Galicia, you will have to present only the 2 specific subjects.
In any case, we always advise you to consult the host university about the subjects you will have to take in the exam.
2. What is the UNEDasiss accreditation process based on the origin of my Baccalaureate?
Another question that you often ask us is how many subjects you should choose when taking the PCE-UNEDasiss 2021 exams. It will always depend on where you obtained your high school degree:
- Students with an International Baccalaureate degree: if you have studied your baccalaureate in an EU country that has a reciprocity agreement (see countries), or an International Baccalaureate (IB), it is recommended that you take two to three subjects. If three subjects are presented, the universities will take only the two best grades to calculate the access grade.
- Students in possession of the Baccalaureate degree who are not members of the EU and without international agreements for the recognition of the Baccalaureate degree: in this case, you must homologate your high school degree, and take the PCE-UNEDasiss, depending on the destination university.
3. What happens if I fail any of the PCE-UNEDasiss 2021 exams or do not reach the cut-off mark for the degree I want to access?
This is the question you ask us most. If you do not reach the cut-off grade because you fail one of the PCE-UNEDasiss exams or because you have not achieved enough grade to enter the career you want, we give you different options to access that university degree:
- If in the ordinary call you have not obtained the results you needed, because you have failed all or any of the subjects, you will be able to take the exam again for the subjects you want in the extraordinary call of that same academic year. Your UNEDasiss file will be completed based on the best results obtained in both calls, combining the grades from the ordinary and extraordinary exams. You have to know that the grades you have obtained in an academic year will be valid for two years.
- In the event that you do not reach the cut-off mark with the grades of the ordinary and extraordinary call of the same academic year, you will be able to take the following academic year. If you do not reach the score to reach the cut-off grade required by the university, we recommend that you submit all the PCE again. On the other hand, if you have a tenth left to reach the cut-off mark, you will be able to take the exam only in the two (or three) subjects that count in the university admission phase.
As a last note, we remind you that, when calculating the subjects, subjects with a grade lower than 5 will never count for grading. If you want to know the grades you need to get to reach the cut-off grade you want, you can see it in our grade calculator.
4. Is the type of exam the same in all autonomous communities?
Short answer: no. The PCE-UNEDasiss exams, although they are the same in most communities, may vary. The autonomous communities in which the exam typology varies from the UNED standard exam are the communities where EBAU is required: Andalusia, Cantabria, the Basque Country and the Balearic Islands.
5. What level of Spanish is necessary to access university?
Students from a non-Spanish-speaking country must prove B1 knowledge of Spanish. We advise you to check the level of Spanish required at your destination university. For example, in the universities of Madrid, the required level is B2, but this may vary depending on the access requirements of each university.
From our Spanish department for foreign students, we will be able to advise you on everything necessary to prove your level of Spanish.