Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)

SRS applications for 2018 admissions will open in early August 2017.

The information on these pages is for 2017 admissions: use it only as a guide to the SRS process.

Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers to current Australian Year 12 students who have applied for undergraduate admission through UAC.

SRS are used by institutions to make offers of undergraduate admission using criteria other than (or in addition to) ATARs. These criteria may include school recommendations, senior secondary studies and personal awards and achievements. Each institution has its own policies on how its individual SRS scheme will work.

Key dates for SRS

Wed 3 Aug 2016

SRS applications open

Midnight Fri 30 Sep 2016

SRS applications and SRS Check & Change close. After this date, you cannot access your SRS application or modify it in any way. If you need assistance with your SRS application, email

End of Nov 2016

'Pre offer advice letters' are sent by most institutions based on the courses you have listed as preferences in your UAC undergraduate application at midnight on Mon 7 Nov 2016.

Midnight Mon 5 Dec 2016

Applicants must have their preferred SRS course as their first preference

Fri 9 Dec 2016

SRS unconditional and conditionaI offers are released

Thu 5 Jan 2017 Conditional offers are converted to unconditional offers for applicants meeting institution criteria

Wed 18 Jan 2017
(Main Round)

SRS offers will also be made in this and subsequent offer rounds

Offers only made to first preferences

SRS offers will only be made to your first course preference as at midnight on Monday 5 December 2016.

Make sure you have your preferred SRS course listed as the first preference in your UAC application for undergraduate admission at midnight on Monday 5 December 2016.

Not all courses at individual institutions will be available through SRS.

Read more about SRS offers.

Quick SRS links