UAC News - May 2019

08 May 2019

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UAC has already received thousands of applications from Year 12 students for study in 2020.

To start their application students will need their Year 12 student number (issued through their school) and their UAC PIN (supplied by UAC).

Once they have applied they can use their UAC Application Number (generated once they put in their personal details) and UAC PIN to login and manage their application.

Email address reminder

Remind your students to provide their email address to NESA (preferably a personal email address rather than a school email address). NESA provides this information to UAC to send PIN information.

Choosing courses

Institutions haven’t provided all 2020 course information to UAC, but let your students know that they can select any course commencing in 2020 for now to complete their application and come back later to review and update their preferences. All courses will be available through UAC by August.

Access and scholarship programs are open

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

These programs have opened earlier this year so schools have more time to help students with their supporting documentation like records of attendance, educational impact statements and student ratings (for SRS).

It also gives students more time to fill out their applicant statement, obtain supporting documentation like medical impact statements and Centrelink information, all before the pressure of final exams.

If you have students who may be eligible for these schemes, encourage them to begin their equity application as soon as they've applied through UAC.

Steps to Uni for Year 10 Students – available now

The 2019 edition of Steps to Uni for Year 10 Students is now available.

For the first time, copies are being distributed free of charge to Year 10 students in all schools in NSW and the ACT. Copies will be arriving in schools in mid-May.

In the meantime, download a digital copy.

UAC also has a great new online tool, Subject Compass, developed specifically for Year 10 students and based on the success of Steps to Uni. Read more below.

Subject Compass for Year 10 students – coming soon

Deciding what you want to do in the future shouldn’t start in Year 12. Year 10 is a crucial year for students when it comes to selecting HSC courses and deciding on the direction they want to go in the future.

UAC Subject Compass is a new online tool to help Year 10 students choose their HSC courses based on their interests, skills and personality traits, desired career path or planned tertiary course.

Subject Compass will provide guidance to them as to the most relevant courses to study in the HSC. It will also indicate if they will be eligible for an ATAR based on the subjects they have selected.

UAC Subject Compass will be launched shortly. Stay tuned for further information.

UAC coming to a town near you

Bathurst, Wollongong, Campbelltown, Tamworth, Maitland, Penrith, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Leeton, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Mitchell: these are just some of the places UAC’s Community Engagement team will be over the next few months.

If you’re in Sydney, come along and see them at the HSC and Careers Expo at Moore Park or the Western Sydney Careers Expo at Sydney Olympic Park.

For a full list of where they’ll be and when, visit UAC’s Key Dates page (filter by ‘Event’).

Key dates for 2019–20 admissions

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 2020Applications close for semester 1, 2020
Year 12 results and ATARs released
Tue 17 DecemberHSC results released by NESA
Wed 18 DecemberATARs released by UAC (TBC)
Main offer rounds for Year 12 students
Mon 23 DecemberDecember Round 2
Fri 10 January 2020January Round 1
Educational Access Schemes
Fri 29 November Last date to apply to receive eligibility letter before December Round
Thu 19 December
EAS eligibility letters release commences
Equity Scholarships
Tue 24 December – Sat 11 January 2020 Most Year 12 applicants’ offers made
Schools Recommendation Schemes
Mon 30 September SRS applications close

University Clinical Aptitude Test – registration is closing

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) – which has replaced the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT) – closes at midnight on 17 May 2019.

If your students are interested in studying medical science next year, advise them to check the course description on UAC’s website if the course they’re interested in requires them to sit UCAT and to register as soon as possible.

Institution news

Read about events, scholarships and course updates from UAC's participating institutions.


International College of Management, Sydney ICMS

Macleay College

Macquarie University

University of Wollongong

Western Sydney University