After you apply

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.

To receive an offer through SRS, you must have the course for which you'd like to be made an SRS offer listed as your first preference at midnight on Monday 5 December 2016. If you need to change your preferences, log in to undergraduate Check & Change.

You will be unable to edit or delete any Year 11 studies or awards and achievements once you have added them to your SRS application, but documents can be replaced up to three times.

Viewing correspondence from UAC

UAC will send you an email message when you have correspondence about your SRS application. When you receive an alert email from UAC, go to undergraduate Check & Change to view the correspondence, and take appropriate action. We also recommend that you go to undergraduate Check & Change regularly to check for new correspondence.

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 is your responsibility to check your emails regularly (including your junk emails) for any messages from UAC.

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, it will be available to your school to provide their professional assessment of your ability in two categories: areas of study and aptitude.

Areas of study

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

Performance in Year 12

Schools will rate you according to their assessment of your performance in the subjects below.

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

Suitability for tertiary study

Schools will rate you according to their assessment of your ability to undertake tertiary study in one of the fields below.

  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Health.


Schools will rate you according to their assessment of the following 5 aptitudes:

  • 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.

Pre-offer advice letters

The following institutions will contact you directly via a ‘Pre-offer advice letter’ to notify you of the status of your SRS application based on the courses you have listed as preferences in your UAC undergraduate application at midnight on Monday 7 November 2016:

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Australian National University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Macquarie University
  • National Art School
  • SAE Creative Media Institute
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New England
  • Univeristy of Newcastle
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Western Sydney University.

However, these institutions may not issue Pre-offer advice letters for all their courses. Therefore, whether or not you will receive a Pre-offer advice letter depends on the institutions you have applied to and the courses you have listed as preferences at midnight on Monday 7 November 2016. You may wish to review your preferences before this date.

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