Who can be offered a place in a course?
To be offered a place in a course you must:
- be eligible to be considered by meeting the academic requirements of the institution and the specific entrance requirements of the course
- compete against other eligible applicants
- have paid the UAC processing charge.
Each institution sets its own admission requirements. Read the individual institution entries for details.
The most common course requirement is to meet a particular course cut-off. Cut-offs indicate the lowest selection rank accepted for entry into a course. For most Year 12 students, their selection rank is their ATAR. If an institution allocates bonus points to you for a particular course, your selection rank for that course will be your ATAR + bonus points.
In addition to meeting a cut-off, some courses also require you to have completed (or to have achieved a specified standard in) an HSC course before you can be considered for an offer. These are called prerequisites.
Some courses also have additional selection criteria such as a personal statement, questionnaire, portfolio, audition, interview or test, which are considered either instead of, or together with, the ATAR.
Finally, special requirements and policies apply to students in health/welfare-related and teacher education courses.
Check the course descriptions available through the course search for individual course details.
Remember that being eligible doesn't guarantee you a place in a course. You'll have to compete with other eligible applicants – read selection criteria and the selection process for more information.