Educational Access Schemes (EAS)
Most of UAC’s participating institutions have Educational Access Schemes (EAS) to help students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage gain admission to tertiary study.
To be eligible for EAS consideration your educational performance must have been seriously affected, normally for a period of at least six months during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent, due to circumstances beyond your control and choosing.
Who can apply for EAS?
You can apply for EAS through UAC if you:
- are a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission
- an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia (includes a holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa)
- able to demonstrate that you have experienced long-term educational disadvantage as a result of circumstances beyond your control or choosing.
Some institutions will consider EAS applicants with a record of tertiary study.
How can EAS help me?
Institutions use EAS to make offers of admission in one of two ways. They:
- allocate bonus points or
- set aside a certain number of places for EAS applicants.
If you are allocated bonus points your selection rank for a particular course will change. Your ATAR won't change.
EAS applications close on Friday 17 July 2015.
You can only submit one EAS application for 2014–15 admissions.