UAC Admission Entry Requirements 2025-2026

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UAC Admission Entry Requirements 2025-2026

UAC Admission Entry Requirements 2025-2026

The majority of courses will judge your admittance based on your academic credentials and performance. In addition to your academic credentials, some courses include extra selection criteria that may be taken into account instead of or in addition to them. These criteria may include a personal statement, questionnaire, portfolio, audition, interview, or test.

University Admission Criteria:

Every institution provides its own admission requirements and most of them offer pathway options to applicants who do not qualify for these general requirements. Make sure to read the individual institution pages for more details.

You will be chosen in a competitive process based on how well you meet the requirements for each course.

If you are not qualified or sufficiently competitive to earn an offer for the course to which you have applied, some schools may offer you a place in a lower-level programme.

All 2025 Year 12 students Completing the NSW HSC or Interstate equivalent, or a Non-standard Year 12 Program

Selection ranks

Admission to most tertiary courses is based on your selection rank. If you are eligible for an ATAR, your selection rank will be your ATAR + adjustment factors. If adjustment factors are taken into consideration (eg your achievement in an HSC course related to your preferred degree or as a result of equity considerations), these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called ‘bonus points.

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If you complete the IB you do not receive an ATAR but an equivalent rank is calculated for you. If you complete a non-standard Year 12 program you need to discuss your options with each institution.

The interaction of three factors determines the lowest selection rank required for a course each year:

the number of places available in the course
the number of applicants for the course
the quality of those applicants.

These three factors mean that the lowest selection ranks required can change from year to year and are not known before applicants are selected for a particular course in a particular year.

The lowest selection rank does not represent the average ability of the students accepted for the course and does not reflect the difficulty or quality of the course.

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Prerequisites and additional selection criteria

You may be required to have completed (or to have achieved a specified standard in) an HSC course before you can be considered for an offer – these are called prerequisites. Some courses also have additional selection criteria such as a personal statement, questionnaire, portfolio, audition, interview or test, which are considered either instead of, or together with, your selection rank. Where relevant, prerequisites and additional selection criteria will be listed in the course descriptions (which you can access via the course search).

Explore your options as a Year 12 applicant.

All those who finished school before 2025 and have not done further studies

If you completed Year 12 before 2025, most institutions will consider factors in addition to your ATAR when assessing your application for tertiary study. Institutions will usually take into account one or more of the following:

  • secondary studies
  • tertiary studies
  • other relevant factors such as employment experience.

Institution-specific admission criteria for applicants with work and life experience

Extra requirements for teaching, health and welfare courses

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