Schools Recommendation Schemes

Schools Recommendation Schemes

SRS applications closed at midnight on Sunday 20 September 2020.

You can no longer access your application or log in to SRS Check & Change.

Finalise your SRS course preferences in your UAC application by midnight on Sunday 8 November 2020. Some institutions may specify an earlier date.
Institution-specific SRS requirements

The first round of SRS offers will be released on Thursday 12 November. If you receive an offer, we will notify you via email.

Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission to Year 12 students. They do this by using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR.

Who can apply?

To apply for SRS you must be a Year 12 applicant who is attempting:

  • an Australian Year 12 qualification in 2020, or
  • an International Baccalaureate in Australia in 2020.

You must also be a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission in 2020–21 and:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or 
  • a permanent resident of Australia or holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa.

Institution criteria

Participating institutions may use one or more of the following criteria listed when considering your application:

  • your Year 11 studies
  • your school’s rating of your abilities in different areas of study
  • your school’s rating of your aptitudes
  • your Educational Access Schemes (EAS) application (if applicable)
  • institution-specific documents (if applicable).

Institutions will then make offers based:

  • solely on SRS criteria
  • on both SRS criteria and ATAR/selection rank
  • on SRS criteria and ATAR and equity criteria.

Each institution has its own policy for determining SRS eligibility and making offers. For example, you may also have to submit an EAS application by institution-defined date/s, or attend a school in a particular region.

SRS is not available for all courses. The institution-specific SRS criteria detail any exceptions. 

Institution-specific SRS criteria

Find out which institutions are taking part in SRS and the criteria they set for applicants.

How your school rates you

Your school rates you on your aptitude in five areas.

Application dates


Sep 2020

30 Sep 2020

SRS: School ratings close for 2020

SRS school ratings close at midnight.


Nov 2020

08 Nov 2020

SRS: Applicants finalise courses to be considered for an SRS offer

Applicants must have any courses they would like to be considered for an SRS offer included in their list of preferences by midnight.


Nov 2020

12 Nov 2020

SRS: First offers released

SRS unconditional and conditional offers released via email.


Dec 2020

23 Dec 2020

SRS: Conditional offers converted to unconditional offers

Conditional offers are converted to unconditional offers for applicants who meet institution criteria. (Originally 21 December.) Click the 'Apply or log in' button and select 'Undergraduate offers'.

View all SRS dates