UAC media releases

UAC publishes regular media releases throughout the year with information on important dates, frequently asked questions, applications and offers.

Recent media releases

  • End the ATAR myth making
    Friday 23 March 2018 – It’s time to end the ATAR myth-making according to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Extreme reporting of the ATAR is damaging to students.
  • The ATAR is alive and well
    Thursday 22 March 2018 – The ATAR continues to breathe life into university admissions, with approximately 80 per cent of Year 12 students applying through UAC being admitted solely or substantially on the basis of their ATAR.
  • Students set sail after navigating path to uni
    Thursday 22 February 2018 – Thousands of new uni students are about to embrace life as undergraduates on campuses across NSW and the ACT with the final round of Semester 1 offers completed by UAC.
  • Favourite uni courses in 2018
    Friday 2 February 2018 – The majority of Year 12 students have received their offers to uni and the stats are in – Health, Law and Business were the most favoured fields of study.
  • It's not too late to get into uni for first semester
    Wednesday 31 January 2018 – If you’re thinking about university study, get in fast; many institutions have courses that are still open and available for Semester 1.
  • Equity scholarships lighten the load
    Monday 15 January 2018 – Applications for Equity Scholarships through the Universities Admissions Centre have spiked, with an increase of 44 per cent from last year.
  • January Round 1 offers released tomorrow
    Thursday 11 January 2018 – Hopeful applicants have another chance of securing a place at university in 2018 when UAC releases a further 20,000 offers tomorrow.
  • Frequently asked questions about January Round 1 offers
    Thursday 11 January 2018 – Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions UAC receives when January Round 1 offers are released.
  • Securing a spot at uni is still within reach
    Friday 5 January 2018 – If you missed out on a uni offer in December, don’t stress – securing a spot at uni is still well within reach with the release next week of further offers in January Round 1.
  • Thousands of students rest easy with early uni offers
    Thursday 21 December 2017 – More than 42,000 hopeful university applicants can rest easy over the Christmas break with the release today of December Round 2 offers for study in 2018.
  • Thousands of students receive early uni offers
    Wednesday 20 December 2017 – More than 70,000 hopeful university applicants will find out tomorrow if they have received a December Round 2 offer for study in 2018.
  • Frequently asked questions about December Round 2 offers
    Wednesday 20 December 2017 – Some of UAC's most frequently asked questions to help applicants once the December Round 2 offers are received.
  • NSW ATARs now on the blockchain
    Friday 15 December 2017 – UAC has released official Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) documents to NSW HSC students using state-of-the-art blockchain technology.
  • Preferences for uni offers are closing
    Friday 15 December 2017 – Applicants for uni study in 2018 have until midnight this Sunday 17 December to change their course preferences for December Round 2 offers through UAC.
  • Christmas comes early for Year 12 students
    Friday 15 December 2017 – Year 12 students are set to enjoy their holidays even more with the introduction of an offer round before Christmas after ATARs were released today.
  • I've got my ATAR, what do I do now?
    Friday 15 December 2017 – ATARs have been released and many HSC students will be turning their attention to how to order their course preferences in time for the December Round 2 offers next Thursday 21 December 2017.
  • The cut-off is not the ATAR
    Friday 15 December 2017 – Now that HSC students have received their ATARs, many will be wondering whether they’ll be awarded bonus points to boost their chances of getting into their desired course.
  • ATARs released today
    Friday 15 December 2017 – NSW HSC students will today find out their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Students can view their ATAR from 9am today on the My UAC mobile app or on UAC’s website.
  • ATARs released this Friday
    11 December 2017 – NSW HSC students will find out their ATAR this Friday 15 December. The ATAR is the rank used by universities to select school leavers for entry into university courses.
  • Confidentiality of student ATARs
    11 December 2017 – ATARs are released only to individual students. Schools do not receive ATAR information and students can keep their ATAR completely confidential if they wish.
  • ATARs released in one week
    8 December 2017 – More than 55,000 NSW HSC students will be able to access their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) from 9am on Friday 15 December.
  • How to choose courses
    8 December 2017 – When ATARs are released next Friday, UAC expects about 25,000 students to change their course preferences when they have a more realistic idea of the courses they can get into.
  • Fact sheet: All about the ATAR
    8 December 2017 – Wondering what the ATAR is orhow cut-offs and bonus points work? Read this handy fact sheet and find out all you wanted to know about the ATAR.
  • University preference statistics
    7 December 2017 – UAC has released its university preference statistics for 2018 - a snapshot of applicants' preferences for study at NSW and ACT universities in 2018.
  • University applications steady
    7 December 2017 – University applications remain steady according to figures released today by UAC. At the end of November, more than 70,000 people had applied through UAC for tertiary study in 2018.
  • Equity applications surge
    16 November 2017 – There's been a spike in applications for Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) through UAC. Other equity schemes managed through UAC have also seen a surge in applications this year.
  • University applications steadily rising
    10 November 2017 – At the halfway point of the admissions period for tertiary study in 2018 – 31 October – UAC had received 66,701 applications for undergraduate study.
  • It’s not too late to follow your dreams
    24 October 2017 – As Year 12 students near the end of their HSC exams, now’s the time to apply through UAC if they haven’t already.
  • Early bird uni applications close
    11 October 2017 – More than 43,000 NSW and ACT Year 12 students have so far applied for tertiary study in 2018 through UAC.
  • Trending uni courses for study in 2018
    11 October 2017 – Health has once again taken the top spot as the favoured field of study among early bird applicants through UAC. Society and Culture is also trending.
  • Last chance for early bird applications
    22 September 2017 – Prospective students have until midnight next Friday 29 September to submit an early bird application for first semester 2018 through the Universities Admissions Centre.
  • Get ahead of the pack with early entry
    19 September 2017 – Schools Recommendation Schemes can improve your chances of gaining entry to university – even before ATARs are released.
  • Early bird applications – closing soon!
    19 September 2017 – Prospective uni students, get in quick! Early bird applications through the Universities Admissions Centre close at midnight on Friday 29 September 2017.
  • Achieve your ambitions with postgraduate study
    5 September 2017 – Wondering if postgraduate study is for you? Applications for next year are now open through the Universities Admissions Centre.
  • Exciting times for students
    2 August 2017 – Calling all prospective uni students! Applications for next year are now open through the Universities Admissions Centre.
  • Applying for uni? Here’s how
    2 August 2017 – Frequently asked questions about applying for uni through the Universities Admissions Centre.
  • Explore your options at a university open day
    2 August 2017 – Find out more about UAC’s participating institutions and their courses by visiting their 2017 open days.
  • Need help to get into uni? UAC can help
    2 August 2017 – Applications for Educational Access Schemes, Schools Recommendation Schemes and Equity Scholarships are now open through the Universities Admissions Centre.
  • Year 12 applicants set to enjoy their summer break even more
    27 July 2017 – Applications for university study through UAC open next Wednesday 2 August with exciting changes for applicants, including an extra offer round after ATAR release and before Christmas.

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