After you apply

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.

After you apply, download and check your SRS confirmation package carefully. It contains a full record of your application and instructions on uploading any outstanding supporting documents through SRS Check & Change.

SRS offers are no longer restricted to first preferences; institutions consider course preferences according to the order in which they are listed. All preferences are given equal consideration.

Viewing correspondence from UAC

You’ll need to provide a current email address when you apply so UAC can let you know when you’ve got correspondence about your application. To access your correspondence, log in to your undergraduate application. It’s a good idea to log in regularly to check for messages.

Some email accounts might send emails from UAC to your junk folder. Add the domain to your list of safe email contacts to stop this from happening. It's your responsibility to check your emails regularly (including your junk emails) for any messages from UAC.

To update or change your contact details, log in to your undergraduate application or write to UAC quoting your UAC application number. If you’re a 2017 NSW HSC student, you must change your details with both UAC and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Withdrawing your application

You can withdraw your SRS application by writing to UAC, Locked Bag 112, Silverwater NSW 2128, Australia.

School ratings

Once you’ve submitted your application, your school can use an online rating process to provide a professional assessment of your ability and potential in two categories: areas of study and aptitudes.

After your school has completed your ratings, your application will be processed by UAC and considered by participating institutions. While UAC invites all secondary schools in Australia with SRS applicants to submit ratings, participation is optional and UAC cannot guarantee that your school will provide ratings for your application.

Areas of study

Your school will rate you in 10 areas of study, which are split into two sub-groups:

Performance in Year 12

Your school will rate you according to its assessment of your performance in the subjects below:

  • Agriculture
  • Creative Arts
  • English/Humanities/Social Sciences
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology.

Suitability for tertiary study

Your school will rate you according to its assessment of your ability to undertake tertiary study in the fields below:

  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Health.


Your school will rate you according to its assessment of your:

  • capacity for abstract thought and analysis
  • ability to organise ideas and articulate a position orally and in written form
  • ability to work and learn independently
  • motivation to achieve long-term goals
  • capacity for tertiary study.

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