Year 12 offers are out: what to do next

12 Jan 2023

Congratulations to the thousands of hopeful university applicants who have received an offer to study at one of UAC’s participating institutions in 2023.

Depending on your situation, here's what to do next:

Got an offer to your number 1 course That's great! Go ahead and accept it and follow the uni's instructions for enrolment.
Got an offer but it's not to your preferred course
  • Accept the offer.
  • Move the offered course to the bottom of your preference list (or remove it altogether).
  • Make sure you have your preferred course at the top of your preference list.

If you get an offer to your preferred course in the next offer round, you can:

  • accept the new offer
  • withdraw your acceptance of the first offer (this will free up your place in the course for someone else).

Changing your preferences after you receive an offer

Haven't received any offers yet
  • Reassess your preferences. Check the selection ranks required to receive an offer to each course in January Round 1 [PDF]. Make sure you include at least one course that has a lowest selection rank that matches (or is less than) your ATAR. Also check the same list to make sure that there are likely to be vacancies in your chosen courses. Don't hesitate to contact the institutions if you would like more information about your chances of being selected.
  • Consider including a diploma course in your preference list. They usually require a lower selection rank than bachelor degrees in the same subject area and, if you do well in your first year, you can often transfer to the second year of the related bachelor degree.
  • Lock in your preferences for January Round 2 offers by 11.59pm on Thursday 19 January.
  • In your application, make sure you have selected 'Yes' to the question asking you if you'd like to receive information about alternative study options. This will allow institutions to contact you about other courses.
Haven't applied for any courses yet It’s not too late; if you apply by 11.59pm on 27 January you'll be considered for offers in February Round 1 (9 February).

Check with the relevant institutions to make sure there will still be places in the courses that interest you.

Applications open on 5 April for the second half of 2023 and semester 1, 2024.

Final offer rounds for semester 1 courses

Offer round Apply and pay by 11.59pm on Upload PDF documents by midnight on Change preferences by midnight on Offers released at 7.30am on
January Round 2
Thu 5 Jan 2023 Thu 12 Jan 2023 Thu 19 Jan 2023 Wed 25 Jan 2023
February Round 1 Fri 27 Jan 2023 Thu 2 Feb 2023 Thu 2 Feb 2023 Thu 9 Feb 2023
February Round 2 Fri 3 Feb 2023* Tue 7 Feb 2023 Sat 11 Feb 2023 Thu 16 Feb 2023
March Round 1 Fri 3 Feb 2023* Thu 2 Mar 2023 Thu 23 Feb 2023 Thu 9 Mar 2023