Information for UCL Applicants

University College London requires Computer Sciences BSc and MEng applicants to sit STAT.

ACER has tailored STAT specifically for the applicants to UCL. The test of 40 critical reasoning and 40 quantitative reasoning questions has been designed by a team of ACER test writers expert in their subject areas to differentiate between UCL’s applicants. STAT will be administered online via remote proctor through ProctorU. Test takers can sit STAT from any suitable location.

Registrations will open in mid-March and all shortlisted applicants will be emailed a link to create an account in the registration portal. From your account you will be able to schedule your test session with ProctorU.

The test does not draw on any particular curriculum. The purpose is to assess your general abilities acquired over an extended period to reason, comprehend and form judgements. For this reason, extensive preparation or last-minute cramming for the test is not recommended.

You may find it useful to review the sample questions, so you have some familiarity with the question types typically presented in STAT. If you feel you require extra practice questions, these will be available to purchase via your ACER account only when registrations open in mid-March. 

Test structure: 80 multiple-choice questions

Test duration: 130 minutes

Test fee: £124

Important dates

Registrations open: mid-March

Registrations close: Wednesday 10 April

Test window: Tuesday 9 April to Monday 15 April

Requests for reasonable test adjustments close: Monday 8 April

Reasonable test adjustments

Applicants who have an impairment, temporary illness or circumstance which may affect their performance should apply for reasonable test adjustments. Circumstances may be physical, an illness, psychological or a learning disability.

Careful consideration is given to all requests and all reasonable efforts will be made to provide appropriate test conditions for approved applicants. Examples of reasonable adjustments include extra time, rest breaks and/or permission to consume food.

To apply for reasonable test adjustments with ACER:

  1. Complete your STAT test registration with ACER first when registrations open in mid-March.
  2. Obtain a professional evaluation of your condition (no more than one year old for a medical condition). The documentation from your health practitioner must give a clear diagnosis and information on your condition, indicate the impact of your disability in test settings and include a statement as to what adjustments your health practitioner feels are appropriate for you. All supporting documentation must be typed on the medical practitioner’s official letterhead and include the date and title, name, registration number, contact details, and signature of the health practitioner.

    For a learning disability (such as dyslexia) you must provide an Educational Psychologist's report, no more than 5 years old. For older reports, please also provide a letter from your doctor stating that the report is still an accurate assessment of your current condition.

    While some conditions/disorders such as some Mental Health Conditions and Neurodevelopmental disorders can be life-long, currency requirements must be met as functional limitation of these disorders may vary depending on various factors such as age and environmental demands.
  3. Any documentation should include recommended reasonable adjustments.


The STAT Office will email you regarding your application status and what you need to do next.

Applications for reasonable test adjustments cannot be accepted after 8 April. ACER strongly recommends requests for reasonable adjustments are submitted as soon as possible following the opening of registrations.