Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)

SRS applications are closed.
The information on these pages relates to 2017 applications. Use them for general reference only.
2018 applications will open in August.

Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission, using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR.

Who can apply for SRS?

To apply for SRS you must be a Year 12 applicant who is attempting:

  • an Australian Year 12 qualification in 2017, or
  • an International Baccalaureate in Australia in 2017.

You must also be:

  • a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission in 2017–18 and
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia or holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa.

What criteria do institutions use?

Participating institutions can use a range of criteria when making SRS offers, including your:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school's rating of your abilities in areas of study
  • school's rating of your aptitudes
  • Educational Access Schemes (EAS) application (if applicable).

Each institution has its own policy on determining SRS eligibility and making offers: check the details of individual institution policies.

Changes to SRS for 2017

  • Personal awards and achievements are no longer part of the SRS application or assessment process.
  • Some institutions may require applicants to upload institution-specific documents. Check the individual institution requirements.
  • SRS offers are no longer restricted to first preferences; institutions consider course preferences according to the order in which you list them. All preferences are given equal consideration. Read more about offers.

Key dates for SRS

Wed 2 Aug 2017

SRS applications open.

Midnight Fri 29 Sep 2017

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

Midnight Sun 12 Nov 2017

Applicants must have any course they would like to be considered for an SRS offer included in their list of preferences.

Thu 16 Nov 2017

SRS unconditional and conditionaI offers are released.

Thu 21 Dec 2017

Conditional offers are converted to unconditional offers for applicants who meet institution criteria

Wed 12 Jan 2018 SRS offers will also be made in this and subsequent offer rounds

Quick SRS links