How Do I Get Accepted into Uni?
If you’re a high-school student you will certainly know that admission to most uni courses is based on your ATAR or, in Queensland, your OP.
For most courses, you are required to have achieved a minimum ATAR – also called the cut-off or entrance rank – before you can be considered.
The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) manages the application process for those who want to get into universities in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. You can find out what the ATAR cut-off is for a particular course by checking the course description in the printed UAC Guide, on UAC’s website or on the individual university website.
Some university courses, especially creative courses such as art, music or performance studies, can have additional selection criteria. You may need to present a portfolio of your work, attend an interview or audition, or complete a questionnaire or test – and these things may be considered either instead of your ATAR or together with your ATAR.
Other Helpful Links
Find out more about ATAR and OP.
Check the ATAR for your course on the UAC website.
If you’re worried you don’t have the right marks for direct entry, there are a number of alternative pathways which you can consider.