Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
Watch our one-minute ATAR Essentials video that shows you how to check your ATAR, where to go for help and what to do next.
What is the ATAR?
The ATAR provides a measure of a student's overall academic achievement in relation to that of other students and helps universities rank applicants for selection into their courses.
The ATAR is a rank, not a mark.
It is a number between 0.00 and 99.95 and indicates a student’s position relative to all the students who started high school with them in Year 7. So, an ATAR of 80.00 means that you are 20% from the top of your Year 7 group, not your Year 12 group.
The average ATAR is usually around 70.00.
If everyone from Year 7 went on to achieve an ATAR, the average ATAR would be 50.00. But because some students leave early and the ones that stay on to receive an ATAR are a smaller, more academically able group, the average ATAR is higher.
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Lost your ATAR Advice Notice?
If you've lost your ATAR Advice Notice you can request a letter confirming your result by downloading and completing a request form. The confirmation letter is free for 2015 Year 12 students until Monday 29 February 2016. After this date the charge is $53. The charge for all other applicants is $53.