SRS information for schools

Schools Recommendation Scheme – improvements for schools

UAC is improving the way schools rate students who have applied for the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS).

This year, schools will only need to rate their students on five aptitudes. Ratings on areas of study will no longer be required. In addition, to improve efficiency, schools will be able to add a second rater to the scheme.

School rating portal closed until mid-August 2023

To allow us to make these changes, the school rating portal will not open until mid-August 2023. This means your SRS login won’t work until then.

In the interim, your school's SRS Principal will continue to receive 'New SRS application notification' emails from us when students from your school have applied for SRS. This is for your school's information and records.

SRS Principals and Raters are not required to take any action in relation to SRS until we have completed making the changes in the SRS school portal.

We will let you know when the new portal is open. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email

The Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) gives Australian Year 12 students who have applied for undergraduate admission through UAC an opportunity to be assessed on criteria other than, or in addition to, the ATAR.

Institutions use a wide range of selection criteria, including school recommendations and senior secondary studies.

Institutions have their own policies on determining SRS eligibility and making offers. Institutions can, for example, make early offers based on:

  • SRS criteria only
  • SRS criteria and ATAR (or equivalent)
  • SRS and equity criteria.

Institution-specific SRS criteria

This year, the following institutions will be participating in SRS:

  • AIE Institute
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Australian College of Physical Education
  • Charles Sturt University
  • International College of Management, Sydney
  • Macquarie University
  • National Art School
  • SAE Creative Media Institute
  • Torrens University Australia
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New England
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Notre Dame, Australia
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Western Sydney University

November Round 1: 10 November 2023

  • SRS conditional and unconditional offers emailed to applicants.
  • Conditional offers are released in November Round 1 only. Applicants can receive up to five conditional offers depending on their course preferences and the institutions' criteria.
  • Applicants can receive only one unconditional offer in each offer round. After November Round 1, institutions may make additional unconditional SRS offers in November Round 2 and December Round 1.

December Round 2: 21 December 2023

  • Conditional offers received in November Round 1 are converted to unconditional offers if the applicants meet the institutions' criteria.