Directions - August 2019

02 Aug 2019


All 2020 courses from UAC’s participating institutions are now available on UAC’s website.

If you’ve already applied, now is a good time to log-in to your application to review and update your preferences.

If you haven’t yet applied, now is the perfect time to do so. Apply now and get back to studying for your exams. You can then reconsider your course preferences as many times as you like when you receive your results.

Also be aware that the Early Bird period ends on Monday 30 September, at which time the processing fee increases, so even if you're not sure, apply now to keep your options open

If you're in Year 12, watch the video below for all the information you’ll need and see the quick guide Steps to Study through UAC below.

If you're a post-school applicant, this video will show you how to apply.


Applying through UAC gives you the ability to apply for more than 2,000 courses from 27 institutions. Some of those institutions also offer direct applications. Based on feedback we've received, we know many people are unsure about whether they should apply direct to the institution or through UAC. To increase their chances many are doing both. If you're considering a direct application it's important to remember the following:

  • not all institutions accept direct applications from Year 12 students
  • having a UAC application also allows you to apply for EAS, SRS and Equity Scholarships
  • having a UAC application as well as a direct application will give you more chance of securing an offer, so long as you don't enter the same preferences in both applications.


ATAR’s this year will be released at 1pm on Tuesday 17 December – the same day as HSC results.

Year 12 students will have all the information they need on the day to make their future study decisions and have more time to finalise their preferences for December Round 2 offers. This is the first major offer round for Year 12 students.

The deadline for finalising December Round 2 preferences is midnight on Thursday 19 December so be prepared.


A reminder that Schools Recommendation Schemes, Educational Access Schemes and Equity Scholarships are all open for applications.

If you’ve already applied for EAS, don’t forget your supporting documentation. Your EAS application won’t be considered until UAC has received all of your paperwork. You can check what you need to supply on UAC's website.


Uni open days are a great way for you to get a feel for a campus, explore student facilities and talk to current students and staff. Here’s why you should attend an Open Day.

Here’s a list of Open Days at all of UAC's participating institutions.


Here's a quick step-by-step guide to applying for uni through UAC. For detailed information read Applying for uni through UAC.

Steps to Study through UAC - a flow chart illustrating the process of applying for uni through UAC


For a full list of dates, including offer rounds, for 2020 admissions, visit UAC’s website.

Mon 30 SeptemberEarly bird applications close
Fri 7 February 2020 Applications close for semester 1, 2020
Year 12 results and ATARs released
Tue 17 December HSC results released by NESA and ATARs released by UAC
Main offer rounds for Year 12 students
Mon 23 DecemberDecember Round 2
Fri 10 January 2020 January Round 1
Educational Access Schemes
Fri 29 NovemberLast date to apply to receive eligibility letter before December Round 2
Thu 19 DecemberEAS eligibility letters release commences
Equity Scholarships
Tue 24 December – Sat 11 January 2020Most Year 12 applicants’ offers made
Schools Recommendation Schemes
Mon 30 SeptemberSRS applications close


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Have a more detailed query? Contact us by calling 1300 ASK UAC (1300 275 822) or (02) 9752 0200 from mobiles or by sending an email through our enquiry form.