Selectivity for people over 25 years of age

Enrollment at Madrid University 2023 - Luis Vives Study Center
[Updated 2024] ⭐ Registration at the University in Madrid step by step

If you have to register at the university in Madrid in 2024, we will help you do the process step by step. This article is useful for you if you have applied to:

If you prefer to watch it on video, we recommend you watch our YouTube video where we explain the process step by step.

To pre-register you can click here, or search for “Madrid university pre-registration” on Google. For students +25, +40 or +45, the link is this.

Remember that this year 2024 the deadline to pre-register is from June 7 to June 28. The list of those admitted will be published on July 12, and claims will be made on July 12, 15 and 16.

Before carrying out the pre-registration process, it is best that you have on your PC the identity document (front and back) and the card with your qualifications in the Selectivity, both in PDF format.

If you access the link indicated above, you will see that the first thing you must do is create a user. It is a very simple process that you have done a thousand times on many websites.

Once the user is created you will be able to access the process. This process has three steps to complete:

  1. Personal information.
  2. Academic data.
  3. Studies to request.

Personal details necessary for enrollment in the university in Madrid in 2024

In this first tab we will have to put our information: name and others, birth information and contact information. At the bottom you will see how you can choose any of the four ways in which you are going to apply for a place at the university in Madrid: 

  • University entrance tests (EvAU, PAU).
  • Foreign educational systems (UNEDasiss accreditation).
  • Vocational training.
  • Official university degree and equivalent titles.

If your access has been by people over 25, 40 or 45, you must indicate the correct route.

Academic data

In this tab you must complete the academic data related to the access route you have chosen. You will complete fields such as:

  • Applied studies.
  • Year in which you finished your studies.
  • Center where you made them.
  • Branch of knowledge.
  • Inclusion in some of the special quotas: disability, high performance athletes, etc.

Studies to request

This is the most fun part of filling, because this is where You must indicate the 12 university degrees in order of preference which you would like to access. It is not mandatory that you indicate 12, you can choose less.

For this step, we recommend that you compare the cutting notese of the current year with your grades obtained (you can use our EvAU grade calculator or of PCE UNEDasiss) to know what options you would have to obtain a place in the different university degrees offered in Madrid. We recommend that you make a list of the 12 degrees in order of priority that you would like to access.

Safeguarding and uploading documents for registration at the university in Madrid in 2024

Once you have completed the three previous steps, they will send you an email with confirmation of your pre-registration. In addition to being able to review all the data you have included and the grades you have chosen, you will see a tab called “documentation”, where you can upload the documents they ask for: identification document and report card.

Enrollment at Madrid University 2023 - Luis Vives Study Center

All the data you have included in the pre-registration is saved in the cloud, so you can log out without fear. You can log back in with your username at any time if you want to review your pre-registration, upload new documentation or change something.

We hope to have helped you, but above all we hope that you manage to access the career you want. Happy summer!

In-person or online teaching. Choose well
💻online or 👩‍🏫in-person teaching: choose well

Yes, we know you are thinking about it: should I prepare through face-to-face teaching or online?

Our Selectivity, Access to Vocational Training and ESO Graduate students frequently ask us this same question. We are here to help you make the decision.

A good idea when choosing is to list the pros and cons of each option, and decide how much weight they have for us. 

online teaching

An online course has the following ADVANTAGES:

  • Flexibility and reconciliation of schedules: This modality allows you to personalize your study schedule, adapting it to your family, work and leisure needs.
  • global access: You can study from anywhere in the world. In addition, the best online courses offer multi-platform access: computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
  • Variety of resources: videos, PDFs, questionnaires, tasks, mock exams, activities, kahoots, podcasts... The list of digital resources for online learning is endless.
  • Accessibility: This modality increases the study possibilities of disabled people, since it offers customization options and assistance tools that facilitate learning.
  • The costs: the last but not the least. With online teaching you will save money not only on the online course, but also on travel, accommodation, meals, etc.

On the contrary, online teaching has some DISADVANTAGES:

  • Autonomy and discipline problems: Not all students are prepared to study from home. This work system requires sufficient maturity and discipline to comply with the teaching schedules, adjust to a schedule and complete all the course contents.
  • Socialization: Yeah! Socializing is essential for learning. Group classes, work groups or interaction with your teachers are essential for studying to become a wonderful project.

In-person teaching

Let's go first with the ADVANTAGES of a face-to-face course:

  • Interaction with teachers and classmates: It's an open secret: the acquisition of knowledge is more productive when done in a group. 
  • Immersion in the culture of effort: It's like in the gym: if you see your classmates studying and preparing for their exams every day, you will feel stronger to achieve it.
  • Instant feedback: In face-to-face teaching, your teacher will be the one who, day by day, guides you to verify that you take the appropriate steps to achieve your goals.
  • Emotional experience and development of social skills: Normally, the period of study prepares people for their professional career and adult life. Unlike online teaching, experiencing in-person teaching with a classroom, teachers, and classmates will prepare you for a multitude of everyday situations that you will have to face in the future. It will be like making some real life practices 😉

DISADVANTAGES of face-to-face teaching:

  • geographical limitation: Not everyone can find a suitable academy near their place of residence to prepare.
  • Our schedules: Teachers in education and training centers also need to eat, sleep and spend time with our families and friends. For this reason, face-to-face teaching is generally carried out from Monday to Friday, in the morning or afternoon. And not all students can adapt to this pace.
  • The price: Of course, face-to-face teaching is more expensive. To the operating costs of the Center where you prepare you must add accommodation, food and other additional factors.


If you have read this far it is because you want to know the opinion of someone who is an expert in teaching. Here we go:

  • If you are a student who needs some help getting organized, and the cost of the course is within your budget, don't hesitate: choose in-person teaching. If you live in Madrid, our face-to-face courses from EvAU, PCE UNEDasiss, Access to Higher FP and ESO Graduate are the best option for you.
  • If you are far from the training center or if you need to tighten your budget, choose online teaching. But we recommend you choose the best possible option. If you are looking for the best online course at the most competitive price, you should review what can offer you.

And if you still have doubts about which modality to choose, leave us a comment, or directly write us a WhatsApp.

Weightings 2024 - Luis Vives Study Center
📚WEIGHTS [Madrid 2024] | How do they work

Hello, Vivers! Do you already know the note what you need to enter the career you want? If you are studying to access university, you also have to know how to choose the subjects that you must prepare for Selectivity, both EvAU and PCE UNEDasiss and for this it is very important that you understand what the weightings of the subjects are in the different public universities of Madrid by 2024, how they work and how they are calculated. 

Students who want to take the EvAU Selectivity | EBAU or at UNEDasiss Specific Competence Tests They must take exams in subjects that are related to the university degree they want to access.

In this way, the public universities of Madrid assign, for each degree, a value (weighting) to each subject that you can take the Selectivity exam, depending on its relationship with the degree. For example, to enter engineering, Mathematics and Physics have the highest possible weighting, because they are closely related to that career. 

At Luis Vives we have a permanently updated document with the 2023 weighting table of the universities of Madrid. We explain how to understand this table in our video about weightings of Selectivity in Madrid.

If you review it, you will see that this value can be of three types:

  • Black color: the subject does NOT weight.
  • Value 0,1: the subject has a certain relationship with the university degree.
  • Value 0,2: the subject is totally linked to the university degree and has the highest weighting value.

What does this mean? That in your Selectivity subject structure, you must include subjects that weight 0,2 for the grade or grades you want to access.

How do the weightings work in the EvAU or PCE in Madrid in 2024?

Once you have received your CAU university admission score (I think you should read our article on the court notes in Madrid), which is calculated up to a total of 10 points, you can increase up to 4 additional points using the Selectivity subjects that are weighted for the career you want. This calculation is carried out by the destination universities, and they do it by multiplying your grade in those subjects by the value of your weighting.

An example:

Let's imagine that you want to enter a career such as Psychology at the Complutense University, whose cut-off grade is approximately 10,5. After taking the Selectivity, your CAU is 8,6.

As the branch that you have prepared is Health, it is normal that in Selectivity you have taken subjects such as Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. Let's say your notes are:

  • Math: 6
  • Biology: 9
  • Chemistry: 7

These three subjects weight 0,2 (the maximum) for Psychology. The calculation that is carried out is to take the two best grades of those subjects and multiply it by 0,2 (multiply by two and put a comma).

So according to this calculation: 

  • Biology → Grade: 9 → After applying weighting: 1,8
  • Chemistry → Grade: 7 → After applying weighting: 1,4

Thus, your Admission Grade will be the sum of your CAU and the increase due to the weightings:

NA = CAU + Subjects that weigh → Admission grade = 8,6 + 1,8 + 1,4 = 11,8

With this, given that the admission grade is higher than the cut-off grade they ask for for Psychology, you will have many options to be assigned a place for that degree.

Important questions to consider about weightings

Now that you are clear about how the weightings work, we will clarify other very common questions that our students from both EvAU and PCE usually ask us.

👉When do the weightings come out?

Universities usually publish the weights for the new year in the month of September from the previous year. Specifically, the universities of Madrid published the weighting table for 2024 admission in September 2023. In any case, these weightings do not change much from one year to the next, so to choose your subjects you can always review the document from the previous year .

👉Do I need a minimum score to apply the weighting?

Yes! You need to approve. If you do not get a minimum of 5 out of 10 in the subject, the weighting calculation will not be applied. 

👉How do I know if I am going to achieve the grade they ask for?

Calculating your grade taking into account the weightings can be somewhat confusing, so it is best that you use our EvAU grade calculator | EBAU, or the PCE UNEDasiss grade calculator.

👉What subjects are most important for the degree I want?

It is best that you look at the weighting document for the universities of Madrid for 2023, which is valid for both EvAU and PCE but we give you some examples:

  • For engineering: Mathematics, Physics and Technical Drawing. Also Chemistry for some of them, and even Biology.
  • For Health or Health Sciences majors: Biology, Chemistry, but also Mathematics and Physics.
  • For Social Sciences majors: Business Economics, Mathematics applied to Social Sciences, Geography, but also Philosophy and Art, on some occasions.
  • For Arts and Humanities majors: Philosophy, Art, and sometimes also Geography.

We hope we have helped you. If you don't know what subjects are important for your career, leave us a comment below!👇

Cut-off marks 2023 - Luis Vives Study Center
⭐CUT NOTES (Madrid 2024) | We tell you EVERYTHING

Hello, Vivers. What are cut-off marks and how are they calculated? How many times do we hear these questions every year! It's understandable. All students preparing for university entrance tests in 2024 (EvAU, EBAU, Specific Skills Tests PCE UNEDasiss or Over 25) need guidance in relation to the cut-off marks and the grade you need to obtain in the exams to be able to access that university degree that you like. And that's what today's article is about.

The cut-off grade for a university degree is the admission grade of the last student who entered that grade, in order of grade.

Calculate the 2023 cut-off mark - Luis Vives Study Center

We have a permanently updated document where you can find updated cut notes of the public universities of the Community of Madrid. And don't forget to visit our YouTube video about what cut-off marks are and how they are calculated, in which we explain very interesting things.

👉What are cutoff marks?

Before defining what cutoff marks are, we have to differentiate three concepts:

  • Selectivity Note: It is the grade you get in the general phase of the university entrance exams.
  • University Access Qualification (CAU): is the grade resulting from the weighting of your Baccalaureate and your Selectivity (60%-40%). 
  • Admission note: is the sum of your CAU with your grade from the specific phase of the Selectivity.

The cut-off marks are published annually by the university district of Madrid, and are reference grades that students must achieve in order to enter the degree they want. 

For example, if the cut-off grade in 2023 for Medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid is 13,5, this means that in 2024 you must achieve that admission grade at least to be able to enter that career, although this has some nuances that we will see later.

👉How are cut-off marks calculated?

As we have said, the cut-off grade for a degree is the admission grade of the last student who enters that university degree.

Let's give an example:

According to the latest data, the UCM offers 320 places in the Medicine degree. In the last year, 7120 people applied for a place in that grade. The admission method is to put those 7120 people in order of grade. The first candidate to enter is the one who has obtained the best admission grade. In this way, the first 320 candidates access Medicine, once they have been placed in that order. The last candidate who enters (number 320) is the one who makes the cut... that's why they are called CUT NOTES 😀

👉The million dollar question: will I be able to enter the career I want?

This depends on several factors. First of all, from your notes baccalaureate and the results you obtain in the Selectivity. The better they are, the more options you will have to get a place in that grade you like. 

A characteristic of the cutoff notes is that they are indicative. In 2023, the cut-off mark for Medicine was 13,50; But if students obtain better grades in 2024, or there are more candidates to enter that degree, or the UCM offers fewer places, the cut-off grade may rise. Remember that the maximum admission grade is 14,00. 

According to the trend of recent years, most of the cut-off marks have been increasing, so you should try to exceed the target cut-off score by several tenths.

In case you haven't seen it yet, we have two articles where we help you calculate your admission grade if you are going to take the Selectivity EvAU EBAU, or if you are preparing the Specific Skills Tests PCE UNEDasiss.

👉What to do if I don't get the grade? I got a 13,30, can I apply for a place in Medicine?

Surely you are wondering what happens if you don't reach the cut-off mark they ask for in your career. Of course you can apply for a place in the grade you want, although that does not guarantee you entry. But in case you stay close to the note they ask for, also You MUST ask for it. Although the official cut-off mark is 13,50, they may call you in case there is a vacancy to study that degree. Note that There are people who, once admitted to a degree, decide not to confirm their enrollment.. That is why Universities make several calls (first call, second call, etc.) until the places are filled.

Remember that during the admission process to the university in Madrid (in June or July) You can indicate up to a total of 12 university degrees of interest, in order of priority. The unique university district of Madrid, made up of the six public universities, will assign you a place in the university degree that your admission grade allows.

👉I have not taken the “normal” Selectivity (EvAU, EBAU, PCE UNEDasiss), is my cut-off grade the same as that of those routes?

If you want to access university through the access route for over 25s, over 40s, over 45s or through your university degree, your cut-off marks are different. On some occasions, universities make them public through their websites, and on other occasions you must consult directly with them what grade you must achieve to obtain your place.

We hope we have helped you. We always tell you the same thing: don't think too much about the cut-off grade, dedicate yourself to doing your best, so that you can have a greater number of options to enter many different university degrees. 

What is the cut-off mark for the career you want to enter? Leave us a comment! Much encouragement.

The 5 best careers for access to university selectivity 2021. Luis Vives Study Center
👩‍🎓The 5 degrees with the highest employability rate in Spain

Hello, #Vivers! Study what you like, or study a career with opportunities? Maybe you have always been a person who has been clear about what he wants to be when he grows up. Or maybe not. If you are not clear about your vocation and are preparing for the selectivity exam to enter university, keep reading, because perhaps you had not considered choosing your university major and determining your professional development based on the ease of obtaining a position. work, and the remuneration offered by some business sectors.

Before reaching the job market, many of you find yourself having to choose which university degree to pursue without having finished defining your vocation. So, to help you, we present the university degrees with the greatest employability in Spain:

University access. The 5 races with the best start.

1 Medicine

  • Itinerary: Health Sciences
  • Cut-off score 2024 in Madrid: 13,31 (UCM)

One of the careers with the most difficult access is also the one with the highest employability rate. 92,1% of medical graduates get a job before the age of 30. Medicine is one of the careers that requires students to have a vocation for study and be willing to continue training throughout their professional career. Likewise, most health sciences degrees have a very high job placement rate.

2. Electrical Engineering

  • Itinerary: Engineering and Architecture
  • Cut-off score 2024 in Madrid: 10,49 (UPM)

If words like magnetic flux, power, electrical tension and intensity seem interesting to you, you should know that 85,6% of graduates of this university degree get a job before the age of 30. Its graduates, in addition to creating and signing projects, design and analyze physical systems of varying complexity, facilities, equipment and products, in the field of Electrical Engineering.

3. Computer Engineering

  • Itinerary: Engineering and Architecture
  • Cut-off score 2024 in Madrid: 10,68 (UPM)

We can no longer conceive a world without computers, mobile phones and household appliances connected to the internet. So companies are increasingly demanding workers capable of navigating information and communication technologies (ICT) naturally. If your passion is computers, do not doubt that it can be a good choice for the selectivity exam: almost 85% of computer science graduates find a job when they leave their degree.

4. Statistics

  • Itinerary: Social and Legal Sciences
  • Cut-off score 2024 in Madrid: 11,78 (UC3M)

Data, data and more data. Companies need to collect a lot of data to properly guide their activity. But, more importantly, they also need people who know how to analyze and interpret that data. Opinion studies, market studies, audiences, biomedical research. 83% of statistics graduates are managing data in a company before they turn 30.

5. Business Administration and Management (ADE)

  • Itinerary: Social and Legal Sciences
  • Cut-off score 2024 in Madrid: 10,39 (UCM)

Microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, banking, insurance, labor management... companies are one of the engines of society. If you specialize in ADE, you will access the labor market with some ease to find a job. 

Bonus: Art History

  • Itinerary: Arts
  • Cut-off score 2024 in Madrid: 5,00 (UCM)

We did not want to finish this ranking without getting a university degree in the Arts branch. More than half of Art History graduates find a job of their own before the age of 30. We hope that if this is your vocation, this information encourages you to study this career.

This article has been prepared based on the job placement report most recent (2018) published by the Ministry of Sciences, Innovation and Universities. And you, what career are you thinking of entering? If you leave us a comment indicating the career you would like to pursue, we will tell you the percentage of graduates who find a job after completing that degree. And if you have any other questions regarding selectivity, do not hesitate to contact contact with us and we will try to resolve it.