Frequently asked questions

FAQs about the Schools Recommendation Scheme

SRS is for current domestic Year 12 applicants only. International applicants cannot apply.

Conditional SRS offers require you to meet other conditions before the institution will make you an unconditional offer in December Round 2. Examples of these conditions are a minimum ATAR, course prerequisites, or a personal statement. Conditional SRS offers will only be made in November Round 1 and can be made to any preference.

If you receive more than one conditional offer, once your ATAR is released you can determine if you meet the criteria for those offers. You will then need to decide which course preference you would most like to convert into an unconditional offer. You can only receive one unconditional offer in December Round 2.

Unconditional SRS offers don't have any conditions attached to them. You can only receive one in each round.

If you’re not selected for an unconditional offer for your first preference, you’ll be considered equally with all other eligible applicants for your second preference and so on.

In November Round 1, you can receive one unconditional offer and one or more conditional offers.

In the subsequent November, December and January offer rounds, you can receive one unconditional offer only in each offer round.

Unconditional offers

If you receive an unconditional offer, you can’t be made an unconditional offer to any lower course preferences in the next round unless you change your preferences.

So, to receive further offers in subsequent rounds, you first need to accept the course you’ve already been offered, then move that course down to the bottom of your list of course preferences or remove it entirely. (As long as you have accepted an offer, removing it from your list of preferences will not affect your existing offer.)

Alternatively, if you receive an unconditional offer to a lower preference, you will automatically be considered for higher preferences in the next round.

Conditional offers

Conditional offers will only be made in November Round 1 and can be made to any preference.

If you receive conditional offers, you'll need to meet additional condition/s, such as a minimum ATAR, submitting a portfolio or attending an audition. Details will be outlined in the offer letter.

First of all, accept the offer. Then move the course to the bottom of your preference list or remove it entirely. As long as you've accepted it you can't lose it.

Order your new course preferences as follows: place your dream course at number 1, then your second preferred course at number 2, and so on.

If you receive an offer to another course in a later offer round, you can then decide to accept it, and withdraw your acceptance for the first course, or reject the new offer and stick with the first one.

Changing preferences after you receive an offer

If you’re undertaking the NSW HSC or ACT Senior Secondary Certificate, you do not need to upload your Year 11 results. UAC can obtain the results from NESA and ACTBSSS on your behalf.

If you’re an interstate or IB applicant, you need to upload a copy of your Year 11 reports. Details are included on the How to apply for the Schools Recommendation Scheme page.

No, we are unable to give you an update on your SRS application during the admissions period.

We are also unable to preview documents before they are uploaded to your application.