December Round 2 offers FAQ

Here are answers to questions Year 12 students might have about December Round 2 offers.

If you have questions regarding your offer contact the institution directly. The institutions decide who they'll make offers to. UAC doesn't select applicants or have the power to persuade institutions to make a particular offer or to question decisions made by institutions.

When are most offers being made to Year 12 students?

The three biggest offer rounds for Year 12 students are:

  • December Round 2 (Thursday 21 December)
  • January Round 1 (Friday 12 January)
  • January Round 2 (Wednesday 31 January).

There will also be a large number of offers made to Schools Recommendation Scheme applicants in November Round 1 (Thursday 16 November).

For each of these offer rounds, make sure you meet the change of preference deadline and include courses that are being offered in that round.

Will offers be made to all courses in December Round 2?

No, offers will made to most, but not all, courses in December Round 2. These courses will not be offered:

Australian National University

  • B Health Science

Griffith University

  • B Nursing
  • B Physiotherapy
  • B Medical Science (MD Prov Entry)
  • B Dental Health Science
  • B Nutrition and Dietetics
  • B Paramedicine

University of Newcastle

  • B Midwifery

University of Newcastle/University of New England

  • B Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)

UNSW Sydney

  • B Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine
  • B Arts/B Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine

Western Sydney University

  • B Medicine/B Surgery (except for Rural Entry Admission Scheme offers, which will be made in December Round 2)

Offers to these courses will be made in January Round 1 (Friday 12 January) and January Round 2 (Wednesday 31 January).

What do I do if the uni isn't making offers to my preferred course in December Round 2 but it has told me to keep my preference in my preference list in order to be considered?

Follow any specific university instructions carefully.

If the uni isn't making offers to your preferred course in December Round 2, the other courses in your preference list will still be considered.

What if I don't get an offer in December Round 2?

Don’t worry. Universities will still be making a large number of offers in January Round 1. Just make sure you have your preferences finalised by midnight on Wednesday 3 January. Further offers will be made in January Round 2: preferences for that round need to be finalised by midnight on Wednesday 24 January.

How to change your preferences

Can I get more than one offer?

Yes. While you can only get one offer per offer round, you can get different offers in different rounds. Once you receive an offer and accept it, you need to remove that course from your list or move it to the end of your preference list to allow other courses to be considered in the next offer round.

How to receive multiple offers: a flowchart

How to re-order your preferences between offer rounds

What happens if my results aren’t available in time for December Round 2?

Don't worry. If your results are not available in time for December Round 2 you can be assured that you will not be disadvantaged: universities will still have places available to make a large number of offers to all courses in January Round 1 on Friday 12 January. Just make sure you have your preferences finalised by midnight on Wednesday 3 January.

Offers will also be made in January Round 2.

When will offers be made to Medicine courses?

University of Newcastle/University of New England will make offers to Medicine in January Round 1 and January Round 2.

The University of Sydney will make offers to Medicine in December Round 2 (for those who have been invited to an assessment in December) and January Round 2 (for those who have been invited to an assessment in January).

UNSW Sydney will make offers to Medicine in January Round 1 (for NSW and ACT Year 12 students) and January Round 2 (for interstate/overseas Year 12 and IB students).

Western Sydney University will be making offers to Medicine in January Round 1 and January Round 2 (offers through the Rural Entry Admission Scheme will be made in December Round 2).

For more information about special entry requirements for Medicine, download our fact sheet.

Do I always have to keep my Medicine preferences in my preference list?

Universities offering Medicine may have special instructions about your preferences that you need to follow to be eligible to receive an offer.

For example, if you are a NSW HSC student and you are applying to Medicine at UNSW Sydney, you have to have your Medicine preference in your list of preferences on ATAR release day (15 December), and then at close of preferences for January Round 1 (3 January).

If you are applying for Medicine at the University of Sydney and targeting December Round 2 offers, you have to have Medicine in your preferences by midnight on 15 December and keep it there until 19 December. If you are targeting January Round 2 offers, you have to have Medicine in your preferences by midnight on 16 January and keep it there until 24 January.

Make sure you follow any special instructions carefully and contact the institution if you’re not sure what to do.

What if I’m trying to get an offer to Medicine but I don’t want to miss out on getting an offer altogether?

For each of the offer rounds, you will need to target those courses being offered in that round, and leave a preference or two for non-Medicine courses that you have a really good chance of getting into.