Non-Year 12 applicants

You are a non-Year 12 applicant if you:

  • have never attempted an Australian Year 12 qualification
  • attempted an Australian Year 12 qualification in 2015 or earlier or an International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia in 2015 or earlier
  • are a non-standard Year 12 student (eg you are completing Year 12 programs of study through Australian Christian Education, Rudolph Steiner Education and home schooling)
  • are attempting a Queensland Year 12 in 2016 as an external student
  • are attempting a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 in 2016.

Apply online and fill in all the details that relate to you. When you begin your application, select ‘No’ when you are asked if you are undertaking an Australian Year 12 in 2016.

How you'll be assessed

Each institution sets its own admission requirements for non-Year 12 applicants, so it's important to read the relevant institution details and to check your eligibility with their admissions office.

If you're not completing Year 12 in 2016, the ATAR or equivalent alone is generally not applicable. Most institutions take into account one or more of the following when considering your application:

Institutions may also accept Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) results, or apply regional bonus points if you live in a designated region.

If you've completed a non-standard Year 12, to be assessable by UAC you must provide proof of completion of an accredited Year 12 program of study and have sat the American Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), results from which will be assessed by UAC. Also, ask the admissions offices of the institutions you are applying to if they will take your non-standard Year 12 studies into consideration.

Some courses have additional selection criteria such as a portfolio, interview, audition, questionnaire or test. You can find details of any additional selection criteria in the individual course descriptions available through the course search.

Note that students completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia in 2016 apply as Year 12 students through UAC.

Got a question? Read our applying as a non-Year 12 applicant FAQ.