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University Early Entry

Early Entry Opportunities

While the ATAR is still the main selection tool used by most unis, there are other ways for you to show that you’re ready to succeed at tertiary study.

Many institutions have one or more early offer schemes for Year 12 students. Through these schemes, the institutions will assess you using criteria other than (or in addition to) your ATAR. Always check the institution websites to make sure the courses you are applying for are covered by the schemes.

To explore the offerings provided by the institution,  below, please click on  the institution

Charles Darwin University

Australian Catholic University

Notre Dame Australia

University Admissions Centre (UAC)

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

Australian National University

Charles Sturt University

International College of Management Sydney

La Trobe University

Macquarie University

Southern Cross University

Torrens University Australian

University of Canberra

University of New England

University of Newcastle

University of Technology

University of Wollongong

UNSW Sydney

Western Sydney University


Educational Access Scheme (EAS): Institutions use this to take into account the educational disadvantages many applicants experience (eg financial hardship, illness, severe family disruption). If you think this might apply to you, make sure you complete an EAS application and claim all the disadvantages that have affected your studies. How to apply for EAS.


Pathway courses: If you successfully complete a non-degree course, such as foundation studies, a preparatory course, or a certificate or diploma, a university may guarantee you entry into a degree. Otherwise, you can use your non-degree studies to apply and compete for admission to other degree courses. You may also be awarded credit for studies undertaken in your non-degree course. Some unis offer an even larger range of prep courses to help you move into your degree. Contact the individual institutions to get the most up-to-date information. Other pathways to uni.