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
- Exciting changes ahead for prospective tertiary students
8 June 2017 – University applications for 2018 admissions through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will open on Wednesday 2 August 2017, with some important changes taking effect.
- Want to study? There’s still time to apply for uni!
4 May 2017 – Potential students still have an opportunity to secure a place at uni this year with
applications open for study in semester 2.
- Students set sail after navigating path to uni
28 February 2017 – UAC has processed more than 80,000 applications in preparation for the start of semester 1 courses. Preference and offer statistics are now available.
- February Round 1 offers released tomorrow
31 January 2017 – UAC’s participating institutions will be making 8,432 offers tomorrow, giving hopeful applicants another chance of securing a place at university in 2017.
- FAQ about February Round 1 offers
31 January 2017 – The most frequently asked questions about February Round 1 offers.
- Main Round offers released
18 January 2017 – UAC’s participating institutions have made 44,190 Main Round offers to university applicants.
- Main Round offers next week
12 January 2017 – More than 50,000 applicants will find out next week if they have received a Main Round offer to undergraduate study at university in 2017.
- Main Round change of preferences close this week
4 January 2017 – Applicants for undergraduate study in 2017 have until midnight this Friday 6 January to change their course preferences for the Main Round of offers through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
- UAC welcomes Minister Birmingham’s response on transparency
16 December 2016 – The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) welcomes the response of Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham to the recommendations of the Higher Education Standards Panel on the transparency of university admissions.
- ATARs released today
16 December 2016 – NSW HSC students will be able to access their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) from 9am today.
- ATAR: What to do now
16 December 2016 – HSC students will be turning their attention to how to order their course preferences in time for the Main Round of offers on Wednesday 18 January 2017.
- The cut-off is not the ATAR
16 December 2016 – Students should keep in mind that course cut-offs are not the ATAR they need. Cut-offs also include bonus points, so they do not necessarily represent the minimum ATAR required for entry into a course.
- ATARs released this week
12 December 2016 – NSW HSC students will be able to access their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) from 9am this Friday 16 December 2016.
- Confidentiality of student ATARs
12 December 2016 – ATAR are released only to individual students. Schools do not receive ATAR information.
- How to choose your courses
9 December 2016 – The Universities Admissions Centre is providing students with advice on how to choose their courses once they receive their ATAR on Friday 16 December.
- What is the ATAR and how do cut-offs and bonus points work?
9 December 2016 – With only one week left until NSW HSC students receive their ATAR, the Universities Admissions Centre has released a fact sheet to demystify the ATAR, cut-offs and bonus points.
- ATARs released in one week
9 December 2016 – More than 55,000 NSW HSC students will be able to access their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) from 9am on Friday 16 December 2016.
- University preference statistics for 2017 admissions
5 December 2016 – The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) has released preference statistics for courses offered through UAC for NSW and ACT universities in 2017.
- Applications for uni in 2017
5 December 2016 – Undergraduate applications from Year 12 students remain steady according to figures released today by the Universities Admissions Centre.
- University applications steadily rising
3 November 2016 – At the halfway point of the admissions period for tertiary study in 2017 the Universities Admissions Centre had received 72,650 applications for undergraduate study.
- It's not too late to apply for tertiary study
2 November 2016 – As Year 12 students near the end of their HSC exams, now’s the time to apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) if they haven’t already. UAC is encouraging all Year 12 students to apply.
- On-time university applications close
7 October 2016 – The Universities Admissions Centre has had a drop in the number of on-time applications for undergraduate study at university in 2016–17.
- Last chance for on-time uni applications
23 September 2016 – The Universities Admissions Centre is encouraging applicants to not wait until the last minute to apply for undergraduate study.
- On-time uni applications close next week
19 September 2016 – Potential undergraduate students have until midnight on Friday 30 September 2016 to complete an on-time application for university study through the Universities Admissions Centre.
- Postgraduate applications are open
6 September 2016 – Applications are now open for postgraduate coursework study through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). UAC handles postgraduate applications for 14 tertiary institutions offering more than 850 courses.
- Explore your options at a university open day
3 August 2016 – Find out more about UAC’s participating institutions and the courses they offer by visiting their 2016 open days.
- FAQ about applying for tertiary study through UAC
3 August 2016 – The most frequently asked questions about applying for tertiary study through UAC.
- Educational Access Schemes applications are open
3 August 2016 – Applications for Educational Access Schemes (EAS) for study in 2016–17 are now open. EAS aim to redress the statistical under-representation of particular groups in tertiary study.
- Equity Scholarship applications are open
3 August 2016 – Applications for Equity Scholarships for study in 2016–17 are now open. Equity Scholarships assist disadvantaged students with the general costs associated with tertiary study.
- Schools Recommendation Schemes are open
3 August 2016 – Applications for Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) for study in 2016–17 are now open. The aim of SRS is to help more Year 12 students gain access to higher education.
- University applications are now open
3 August 2016 – University applications for 2016-17 are now open through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). UAC handles applications for 33 participating institutions, offering more than 2,000 courses.